Alvord sweeps Chico

Ace Edgett threw a complete game to propel Alvord past Chico 7-1 Friday night.

Edgett gave up one run, scattering 10 hits. He struck out six and issued two walks.

Hunter Richey was a perfect 3-for-3, tallying four RBIs.

The Bulldogs swept the season series from the Dragons and improved to 5-3 in District 10-2A. Chico fell to 4-6 in 10-2A.

Alvord will travel to Lindsay Thursday. The Dragons headed to Muenster Tuesday.

BURKBURNETT 9, BRIDGEPORT 4

Bridgeport fell in non-district action to Burkburnett 9-4 Friday night.

Corbin Bailey, Daniel Delgadillo and Michael Marschall each drove in a run.

Kyler Holley took the loss for the Bulls. He scattered nine runs on 12 hits over four innings.

Bridgeport was back in District 8-4A action Tuesday against Krum.

BOYD 5, PEASTER 1

Boston McIntire struck out eight over four innings, leading Boyd to a 5-1 win over Peaster Friday night.

The Yellowjackets’ ace gave up two hits and no runs. Whitt Hill entered in relief and scattered one run on two hits.

Brian Couture went 1-for-3, collecting three RBIs. Boyd moved to 15-7-1 and 7-3 in District 7-3A.

The Yellowjackets welcomed in first-place Brock Tuesday.

PARADISE 6, MILLSAP 1

Trey Valentine drove in three runs in Paradise’s 6-1 win over Millsap Friday night.

Valentine went 2-for-3. Cade Goodman finished 2-for-4.

On the mound, Valentine allowed two hits in three scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Parker Cook pitched two hitless innings.

The Panthers improved to 13-8-2 and 7-3 in District 7-3A. Paradise hosted Peaster Tuesday

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Read leads Decatur past Bridgeport

Triston Read drove in three runs Friday night, leading Decatur to an 8-0 win over Bridgeport.

Read went 2-for-3 at the dish and scored a run. Bodi Rascon was also 2-for-3, collecting two RBIs and a walk.

Wilson Hicks and Chase Oberle combined for six scoreless innings and 10 strikeouts.

The Eagles improved to 21-3 and 2-1 in District 8-4A. Decatur took on Springtown Tuesday at home.

The Bulls dropped to 0-4 in 8-4A. Bridgeport welcomed in Burkburnett Tuesday in non-district action.

POOLVILLE 4, ALVORD 1

Alvord could not catch up to Poolville in a 4-1 loss Friday night.

Ace Edgett took the loss for the Bulldogs. He surrendered four runs on 12 hits, striking out eight.

William Martin drove in Alvord’s only run of the game.

The Bulldogs fell to 3-3 in District 10-2A and played host to Saint Jo Tuesday.

SAINT JO 11, CHICO 8

Chico gave up a late lead Friday night as Saint Jo came away with an 11-8 victory.

The Panthers tallied nine runs in the final two innings. The Dragons led 6-2 through the four frames.

TJ Milam gave up four runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning in relief. Chico starter Austin Lacy struck out seven over five innings, scattering two runs on four hits.

The loss dropped the Dragons to 3-5 in District 10-2A. Chico headed to Perrin-Whitt Tuesday.

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Rascon fans 17, no-hits Stephenville

Stephenville was unable to solve Bodi Rason Friday night, as the Decatur senior no-hit the Yellowjackets in a 4-0 victory.

Rascon struck out 17 and walked three over seven innings.

Chase Oberle went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs.

The Eagles improved to 17-2 and opened District 8-4A play at home Tuesday against Krum.

BROCK 2, BOYD 0

No. 1 Brock squeaked by Boyd 2-0 Friday night.

The Eagles scored a run in the first and second inning, chasing starter Lane Wilson.

Ethan Wilson entered in relief and did not surrender a run in four and one-thirds innings. He struck out six.

It was the Yellowjackets’ first loss in District 7-3A play. Boyd is now 11-5-1 and 3-1 in league play.

The Yellowjackets traveled to Breckenridge Tuesday.

PARADISE 8, PEASTER 1

Parker Cook threw a complete-game as Paradise downed Peaster 8-1 Friday night.

Cook gave up one run on two hits, striking out eight. At the plate, he was 1-for-2 with a walk, driving in two.

Jace Essig went 2-for-3 at the dish with a walk and two RBIs.

The Panthers improved to 9-6-2 and 3-1 in District 7-3A. Paradise went to Tolar Tuesday.

ALVORD 4, HEALDTON, OKLA. 0

Gabe Potter and Kaleb Crable combined for a shutout Friday as Alvord blanked Healdton 4-0 in four innings.

The Bulldogs were back in District 10-2A action Tuesday in Lindsay.

MUENSTER 13, CHICO 4

Muenster ran away from Chico 13-4 Friday night.

The Dragons fell to 2-3 in District 10-2A. Chico headed to Poolville Tuesday.

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Baseball: Hicks throws gem in win over Sanger

Wilson Hicks threw five hitless and scoreless innings Friday as Decatur beat Sanger 10-6.

The southpaw struck out 10 in five innings of work.

Roman Fuller entered in relief in the sixth inning. He allowed six runs on five hits, walking five.

Dayne Chapman and Eddie Fernandez went 2-for-3 at the plate, driving in two runs apiece.

The Eagles improved to 15-12 overall and 4-4 in District 9-4A. Decatur will travel to Argyle Tuesday.

GAINESVILLE 7, BRIDGEPORT 3

Bridgeport fell to Gainesville 7-3 Friday. The Bulls dropped to 8-16 overall and 2-6 in District 9-4A.

PARADISE 4, HENRIETTA 3

Trailing Henrietta 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh, Colby Cox came through in the clutch for Paradise.

Cox cleared the bases on a 2-2 count, lacing a triple to send the Panthers home with a 4-3 walk-off win.

Paradise improved to 7-5 in District 8-3A with the victory.

Mikey Passariello started the game on the mound for the Panthers. He gave up three runs on two hits, striking out six over five innings.

Paradise will travel to Jacksboro Tuesday.

BOYD 24, CITY VIEW 0

Boyd clinched a playoff berth Friday with a 24-0 romp of Wichita Falls City View in five innings.

The Yellowjackets scored 11 runs in the third inning. Rustyn Ellis led the charge offensively, tallying seven RBIs. Dylan Couture was 3-for-3 at the dish. He plated two runs.

Creighton Witt and Payton Brown combined to throw a no-hitter for Boyd.

The Yellowjackets moved to 9-3 in District 8-3A. Boyd will travel to Henrietta Tuesday.

COLLINSVILLE 6, ALVORD 0

Collinsville shut out Alvord 6-0 last Friday. The Bulldogs managed seven hits in the game but were unable to scratch across a run.

Clayton Machal took the loss for Alvord. He scattered three runs on six hits, striking out three.

The Bulldogs dropped to 5-8 in District 11-2A.

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Baseball: Krum sweeps Eagles

Decatur fell behind 7-0 after two innings and could not catch up to Krum, losing 7-4 Tuesday.

The Bobcats took both games from the Eagles this season.

Beau Bedford got the start for Decatur. He surrendered seven runs on six hits in four innings. Bryson Oates and Bodi Rascon each threw scoreless innings of relief out of the bullpen.

Triston Read continued his hot streak at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Dayne Chapman went 1-for-3 and also drove in a run.

The Eagles dropped to 14-12 overall and 3-4 in District 9-4A.

ARGYLE 12, BRIDGEPORT 0

No. 1 Argyle rolled Bridgeport 12-0 as two pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter.

Conner Holzer took the loss for the Bulls. He gave up nine runs on 10 hits in three innings of work. Michael Young threw two innings of relief, scattering three runs on two hits.

Bridgeport fell to 8-15 and 2-5 in District 9-4A.

BOYD 13, NOCONA 3

Boston McIntire threw a complete-game and Boyd pummeled Nocona 13-3.

The sophomore scattered three runs on nine hits in seven innings. He struck out six.

The Yellowjackets scored five runs in the fifth inning. Rustyn Ellis and Lane Wilson each collected RBIs in the frame. Ellis drove in two runs and Wilson tallied three RBIs.

Dylan Couture went 2-for-3 and plated three runs.

Boyd improved to 8-3 in District 9-4A.

PARADISE 21, CITY VIEW 1

Trevor Helton drove in six runs and Paradise thumped City View 21-1 in five innings.

The Panthers scored 10 runs in the fifth inning to seal the victory. Mitchell Sellars went 3-for-5 at the plate and collected three RBIs. Jace Essig went 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

Mikey Passariello earned the win for Paradise, allowing one hit in two scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

Paradise moved to 6-5 in District 9-4A.

ALVORD 15, ERA 4

Alvord used a seven-run first inning to rout Era 15-4.

Wright Clint led the Bulldogs at the dish. He went 2-for-2 with a walk and drove in two runs.

Ace Edgett picked up the win for Alvord. He gave up four runs on four hits over four innings. He struck out five and walked five.

The Bulldogs moved to 5-7 in District 11-2A.

COLLINSVILLE 6, CHICO 5

Chico fell to Collinsville 6-5. The Dragons dropped to 6-5 in District 11-2A.

Chico has lost four of its last five games.

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Baseball: Read’s big day fuels Decatur

Triston Read drove in seven runs as Decatur thumped Gainesville 13-1 in five innings. Read went 2-for-3 at the plate and hit a grand slam in the third inning.

Chase Oberle got the nod for the Eagles on the mound. He allowed one run on two hits in four innings, striking out five.

Decatur tallied 12 hits. Read, Eddie Fernandez, Bodi Rascon and Dayne Chapman all had multi-hit games.

The Eagles improved to 14-10 overall and 3-3 in District 9-4A. Decatur will travel to Krum Tuesday.

KRUM 9, BRIDGEPORT 1

Krum used a six-run second inning to run away from Bridgeport 9-1.

Corbin Bailey suffered the loss, giving up eight runs on six hits in four innings. He struck out four and walked four.

Daniel Delgadillo had the Bulls’ only hit of the game.

Bridgeport fell to 8-14 overall and 2-4 in District 9-4A. The Bulls will host No. 1 Argyle Tuesday.

PARADISE 4, BOYD 3

Paradise stayed in the thick of the District 8-3A playoff race with a 4-3 walk-off victory over rival Boyd.

The Panthers trailed 3-2 entering the bottom of the seventh, but got two runs in the frame to come away with the win. Colby Cox knocked in the deciding run for Paradise on a double.

Parker Cook went the distance for the Panthers on the hill, scattering three runs on two hits over seven innings. He struck out five.

Creighton Witt got the start for the Yellowjackets and surrendered two runs on four hits over five innings. He struck out eight.

Paradise improved to 5-5 in district. Boyd dropped to 7-3 in league play and has lost two straight.

The Panthers will travel to City View Tuesday. The Yellowjackets will travel to Nocona.

CHICO 9, ALVORD 6

Chico snapped a three-game losing skid with a 9-6 victory over rival Alvord.

Jerod Blanks went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Dragons with a walk. He also started the game for Chico, scattering four runs on six hits. He struck out nine.

Clayton Machal took the loss for the Bulldogs. He surrendered nine runs on 12 hits over five and two-thirds innings.

The Dragons scored a run in every inning except the fifth. All but one Chico player tallied a hit.

Alvord dropped to 4-7 in District 11-2A. The Dragons improved to 6-4 in league play.

The Bulldogs will host Era Tuesday. Chico will play Collinsville.

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Baseball: Boyd drops pivotal game to Holliday

Making the Play

MAKING THE PLAY – Yellowjacket third baseman Whitt Hill throws to first to retire a batter. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

With first place in District 8-3A on the line, Boyd could not hold on to a slim lead, falling to Holliday 3-1.

The Yellowjackets managed just one hit, but took an early lead on an error by the Eagles.

Boston McIntire got the start for Boyd and went five and two-thirds innings, scattering two runs on three hits. He struck out five.

Creighton Witt pitched one and one-thirds innings of relief.

Payton Brown had the Yellowjackets’ only hit of the game.

The loss snapped Boyd’s six-game winning steak and dropped the Yellowjackets to 13-11-1 overall and 7-2 in district play. Boyd traveled to Paradise Friday.

PARADISE 10, NOCONA 0

Mikey Passariello threw a complete-game shutout as Paradise blanked Nocona 10-0.

Passariello surrendered one hit in six innings of work. He struck out 11.

Cade Goodman led the Panthers at the plate, going 3-for-3 with four RBIs.

Paradise put up six runs in the sixth inning with Goodman, Mitchell Sellers, Will Reeves and Colby Cox driving in runs.

The Panthers improved to 4-5 in District 8-3A. Paradise hosted Nocona Friday.

MUENSTER 10, ALVORD 0

Muenster jumped out to a 10-run lead and never looked back, routing Alvord 10-0.

The Bulldogs surrendered 15 hits in five innings. Alvord was held to just one hit.

Tanner Petree got the start for the Bulldogs and scattered seven runs on seven hits.

Alvord fell to 4-6 in District 11-2A. The Bulldogs traveled to Chico Friday.

SAINT JO 8, CHICO 4

Chico’s was unable to snap its losing streak against Saint Jo, falling 8-4.

The Dragons have lost three games in a row. Chico dropped to 5-4 in District 11-2A. The Dragons hosted rival Alvord Friday.

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Baseball: Bridgeport upsets Sanger

Bridgeport exploded for 10 runs in the sixth inning Friday to upset Sanger 10-7 at home.

Corbin Bailey plated the winning run for the Bulls, singling on a 1-0 count. Daniel Delgadillo went 2-for-4 at the plate and collected two RBIs. Jadon Maddux was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks.

Bailey also earned the win on the mound. He surrendered seven runs on nine hits in six innings. He struck out three. Michael Young closed the game out, pitching a scoreless seventh inning to slam the door.

Bridgeport improved to 8-12 overall and 2-2 in District 9-4A. The Bulls hosted rival Decatur Tuesday.

On the Mound

ON THE MOUND – Decatur’s Bodi Rascon pitches against Argyle. Rascon allowed two runs in three hitless innings. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

ARGYLE 8, DECATUR 2

Decatur dropped its third straight game Friday, falling to No. 1 Argyle 10-2.

Bodi Rascon started for Decatur. He allowed two runs in three hitless innings. He struck out seven and walked five.

Chase Oberle threw four innings of relief, scattering six runs on 10 hits.

Argyle did most of its damage in the late innings, scoring one run in the fifth, two in the sixth and three in the seventh. Decatur held Argyle scoreless through the first two frames.

Wilson Hicks led Decatur at the dish, going 2-for-3. Triton Read went 1-for-3 in the leadoff spot, driving in one run.

Decatur fell to 12-10 overall and 1-3 in District 9-4A. They traveled to Bridgeport Tuesday.

BOYD 11, BOWIE 2

Boyd extended its winning streak to six games Friday, routing Bowie 11-2.

The Yellowjackets scored nine runs in the second inning to build a quick lead. Creighton Witt, Rustyn Ellis and Dylan Couture all singled in the frame. Alex Booth walked.

Witt ended the night 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Couture went 2-for-5 and also drove in two runs.

Witt also earned the win on the mound. He went four and two-thirds innings, surrendering two runs on four hits. He struck out seven and walked one. Jacob Faust pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

Boyd improved to 13-10-1 overall and 7-1 in District 8-3A. The Yellowjackets hosted Holliday Tuesday with a chance to move into a tie for first place with a win.

HOLLIDAY 5, PARADISE 3

With the game tied at three in the bottom of the fourth, Holliday’s Ethan Greer tripled on a 1-1 count to score the winning run in a 5-3 win over Paradise Friday.

The Panthers scored two runs in the first inning and added a run in the third. Mitchell Sellars led Paradise at the plate, going 1-for-2 with a walk. He tallied two RBIs.

Parker Cook took the loss for the Panthers. He gave up five runs on five hits in four innings of work. Cook struck out two.

Paradise dropped to 3-5 in District 8-3A. The Panthers hosted Nocona Tuesday.

VALLEY VIEW 14, ALVORD 2

Valley View ran away from Alvord 14-2 Friday in five innings.

The Eagles scored a run in every inning and blew the game open in the fourth, plating seven runs.

Daidrain Locklear took the loss for the Bulldogs. He gave up five runs on 10 hits in two innings. Tanner Petree and Clayton Machal threw innings of relief out of the bullpen.

Petree went one and two-thirds innings, allowing eight runs on nine hits. Machal gave up a run on four hits.

The Bulldogs fell to 4-5 in District 11-2A. Alvord hosted Tioga Tuesday.

LINDSAY 3, CHICO 1

Chico was unable to string together timely hits Friday against Lindsay, falling to the Knights 3-1. The Dragons dropped to 5-3 in District 11-2A.

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Baseball: Northwest shuts out Boswell

Brendan Parker threw a complete game one-hitter to lead Northwest past Boswell 1-0 Tuesday.

Parker struck out five in seven innings of work, needing only 78 pitches.

Hunter Adkins drove in the only run of the game in the first inning on a single. Jayden Smith went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Texans.

Northwest improved to 8-14 overall and 5-3 in District 6-5A. The Texans hosted Boswell Friday.

BRIDGEPORT 15, GAINESVILLE 5

Bridgeport rolled Gainesville 15-5 Tuesday. The Bulls used an offensive explosion to quickly mount a 10-1 lead by the third inning.

Bridgeport scored five runs in both the first and second frames.

Daniel Delgadillo got the scoring started on an RBI-double. He led the Bulls at the dish, going a perfect 3-for-3.

Connor Holzer earned the win. He went five innings, allowing five runs on five hits. He struck out eight and walked one.

The Bulls moved to 7-12 overall and 1-2 in District 9-4A with the victory. Bridgeport played Sanger Friday.

PARADISE 7, BOWIE 2

Mikey Passariello tied a school record Tuesday, striking out 17 in Paradise’s 7-2 win over Bowie.

Passariello quickly settled down after giving up a leadoff triple and home run to the first two batters of the game. The Jackrabbits never recorded a hit after that.

Paradise took the lead in the third inning when Jace Essig and Mitchell Sellars collected RBIs. Essig doubled home two runs and Sellars singled to put the Panthers up for good.

Paradise improved to 3-4 in District 8-3A with the win. The Panthers traveled to Holliday on Friday.

BOYD 14, JACKSBORO 1

The Yellowjackets extended their winning streak to five games Tuesday, routing Jacksboro 14-1.

Brian Couture drove in five runs for Boyd in the win. He singled in the third, tripled in the fifth and singled in the seventh. Couture went 3-for-5 at the plate with a walk.

The Yellowjackets scored a run in every inning except the second. Creighton Witt and Boston McIntire combined to limit the Tigers to just one run.

Witt got the start, allowing five hits in three and two-thirds scoreless innings. He struck out four.

McIntire entered in relief and threw three and one-thirds innings, giving up one run on three hits. He struck out five.

Boyd moved to 12-10-1 overall and 6-1 in District 8-3A. The Yellowjackets went to Bowie Friday.

KEY VICTORY – Alvord’s Ace Edgett pitches in a game against Saint Jo Tuesday. The Bulldogs came away with a 10-7 win. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

ALVORD 10, SAINT JO 7

Alvord survived a six-run third inning by Saint Jo Tuesday, beating the Panthers 10-7.

Ace Edgett got the start for the Bulldogs but only lasted two and two-thirds innings. He gave up six runs on eight hits.

Clayton Machal threw three innings of relief, giving up one run on four hits. He struck out six. Tanner Petree closed the game out, giving up one hit over the final one and one-thirds innings.

Petree led Alvord at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a walk and three RBIs.

The Bulldogs improved to 8-8 overall and 4-4 in District 11-2A. Alvord hosted Valley View Friday.

VALLEY VIEW 9, CHICO 7

Chico could not overcome an early four-run deficit in Tuesday’s 9-7 loss to Valley View.

The Eagles put four runs on the board in the first inning. Jerod Blanks got the start for Chico and went five innings, scattering five runs on six hits. He struck out 10.

Logan Ellis, Bailey Umphress and Kooper Martin had multi-hit days for the Dragons. Umphress went 2-for-3 with a walk.

The loss dropped Chico to 10-4 on the season and 5-2 in District 11-2A.

BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF FRIDAY, APRIL 6

DISTRICT 6-5A

1. Eaton … 7-0
2. Azle … 5-1
3. Northwest … 5-3
4. Aledo … 4-4
5. Brewer … 2-4
6. Boswell … 2-5
7. Chisholm Trail … 1-5
8. Saginaw … 1-6

DISTRICT 9-4A

1. Argyle … 3-0
2. Sanger … 2-1
2. Krum … 2-1
4. Decatur … 1-2
4. Bridgeport … 1-2
6. Gainesville … 0-3

DISTRICT 8-3A

1. Holliday … 7-0
2. Boyd … 6-1
3 Jacksboro … 5-2
4. Paradise … 3-4
4. Bowie … 3-4
4. Henrietta … 3-4
7. Nocona … 1-6
8. City View … 0-7

DISTRICT 11-2A

1. Muenster … 7-0
2. Chico … 5-2
3. Lindsay … 5-3
4. Valley View … 4-3
5. Alvord … 4-4
6. Collinsville … 3-5
7. Era … 2-6
8. Saint Jo … 1-4
9. Tioga … 0-4

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Baseball: Texans squeak past Saginaw

Northwest scored two runs in the sixth inning to edge Saginaw Thursday 7-5.

Max Lankford started the game on the mound for the Texans. He gave up four runs on six hits in three innings.

Josh Baker entered the game in relief and earned the win. He surrendered one run on three hits in four innings of work. He struck out three.

John Roa led the Texans at the plate, going 2-for-3. He drove in two runs.

Northwest moved to 7-14 overall and 4-3 in District 6-5A. The Texans traveled to Boswell Tuesday.

ARGYLE 10, BRIDGEPORT 0

Argyle surrendered just one hit in a 10-0 rout of Bridgeport Friday.

The Eagles used a six-run fourth inning to pull away. The Bulls committed four errors on the night.

Corbin Bailey suffered the loss for Bridgeport. He scattered five runs on seven hits in three innings. He struck out one and walked two. Michael Young threw one inning of relief, giving up five runs on three hits.

Daniel Delgadillo went 1-for-2 at the plate.

The Bulls fell to 6-12 overall and 0-2 in District 9-4A. Bridgeport hosted Gainesville Tuesday.

JACKSBORO 8, PARADISE 5

Jacksboro beat Paradise 8-5 Friday after scoring six runs in the last two innings.

With the game tied in the top of the sixth, the Tigers doubled on a 1-0 count, plating a run. Jacksboro added two more runs in the frame and three in the seventh.

Parker Cook took the loss for the Panthers. He allowed five runs on six hits over five and one-thirds innings. He struck out one.

Trevor Helton went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a walk. He drove in a run. Jace Essig went 2-for-3.

Paradise fell to 4-11 overall. The Panthers traveled to Bowie Tuesday.

LINDSAY 14, ALVORD 1

Lindsay ran past Alvord 14-1 in five innings last Friday.

The Knights racked up 19 hits in the win.

Clayton Machal started the game for the Bulldogs. He went one inning, giving up six runs on seven hits. He struck out one and walked one.

Daidrain Locklear and Tanner Petree both threw innings of relief out of the bullpen. They combined to surrender eight runs on 12 hits.

Lindsay did most of its damage early, scoring nine runs in the second inning.

William Martin had two hits for Alvord in the loss.

The Bulldogs hosted Saint Jo Tuesday.

CHICO 11, ERA 0

Jerod Blanks struck out seven as Chico shut out Era 11-0. Blanks pitched four innings and surrendered just one hit.

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Baseball: Decatur wins district opener

Three pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter Monday as Decatur blanked Gainesville 6-0 to win its District 9-4A opener.

Southpaw Wilson Hicks got the start for the Eagles. He struck out 13 in five innings of work. Nick Birmingham and Chase Oberle entered in relief to seal the deal.

Decatur scored its first run in the second inning on a wild pitch. The Eagles scattered six hits throughout the game. Hicks went 2-for-4 at the plate. Halen Fletcher went 2-for-3.

Decatur moved to 12-7 on the season with the win. The Eagles host Krum Friday.

CASTLEBERRY 14, BRIDGEPORT 3

Michael Young gave up eight runs on five hits as Bridgeport was routed by Castleberry 14-3 last Saturday.

The Bulls managed just one hit in the game, scoring all three of their runs in the fourth inning. Jadon Maddox had Bridgeport’s only hit of the afternoon.

Corbin Bailey threw two and one-thirds innings of relief. He scattered five runs on six hits. The Bulls dropped to 6-10 overall on the season.

Bridgeport’s district opener against Krum on Tuesday was rained out.

PARADISE 10, CITY VIEW 1

Parker Cook and Trace Tyler combined to throw a no-hitter last Saturday as Paradise ran away from City View 10-1.

Cook pitched six innings and struck out five. He walked two.

The Panthers scored five runs in the second inning, using doubles by Cade Goodman, Mitchell Sellers, Bridger Skogberg and Cook to mount a lead.

Paradise improved to 4-9 overall with the win. The Panthers traveled to Henrietta Tuesday.

ALVORD 4, COLLINSVILLE 3

Tanner Petree delivered the game-winning single in the top of the seventh as Alvord topped Collinsville 4-3 on Monday.

Petree plated the winning run on a 2-0 count. He went 2-for-4 on the night. He also threw one and two-thirds innings of relief out of the bullpen. He gave up no hits and struck out four.

Ace Edgett got the start for the Bulldogs. He surrendered three runs on three hits in five and one-thirds innings. He fanned 10 batters.

The win moved Alvord to 7-7 on the year. The Bulldogs host Lindsay Friday.

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Baseball: Blanks shuts down Alvord

Untouchable

UNTOUCHABLE – Chico’s Jerod Blanks struck out 15 in the Dragon’s 4-1 win over Alvord. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

Jerod Blanks struck out 15 as Chico beat rival Alvord 4-1 Tuesday.

Blanks scattered six hits and one run over six and two-thirds innings. He walked one.

Clayton Machal got the start for the Bulldogs. He gave up five hits and no runs in five innings.

Ace Edgett entered in relief for Alvord, surrendering four runs on five hits in two innings. The Dragons scored three of their runs in the seventh inning to pull away.

ENNIS 10, BRIDGEPORT 0

Ennis blanked Bridgeport 10-0 Tuesday.

Connor Holzer suffered the loss for the Bulls. He lasted five innings, giving up 10 runs on 12 hits. He struck out three.

Corbin Bailey had Bridgeport’s only hit of the game in the fourth inning.

The Bulls host Castleberry today (Saturday).

BOYD 4, PARADISE 0

Boston McIntire threw a complete game shutout Tuesday, leading Boyd to a 4-0 victory over rival Paradise.

McIntire struck out 10 in seven innings of work, surrendering just three hits.

Dylan Couture went 2-for-2 at the plate for Boyd. Rustyn Ellis plated a run on a sacrifice bunt in the second inning. The Yellowjackets scored three runs in the frame.

Mikey Passariello took the loss for Paradise.

Boyd hosted Nocona on Friday. The Panthers hosted City View.

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Baseball: Kaufman blanks Decatur

Hit Parade

HIT PARADE – Chico players take batting practice on Monday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

The Decatur Eagles could not scratch across a run against Kaufman Saturday, falling 2-0.

Bodi Rascon started the game for Decatur, surrendering one run on one hit. He struck out four.

Rascon was relieved by Nick Birmingham in the fourth winning. He pitched four innings, giving up one run on three hits.

Triston Read, Wilson Hicks, Cole Davis and Dayne Chapman collected hits for Decatur. The Eagles took on Denton Braswell in their home opener Tuesday.

BRIDGEPORT 5, AUBREY 2

Daniel Delgadillo pitched six innings as Bridgeport beat Aubrey 5-2.

Delgadillo scattered three hits, giving up two runs and striking out four.

Michael Young relieved Delgadillo in the seventh inning, allowing no runs on one hit.

Jadon Maddux led the Bulls at the dish, going 2-for-4.

BOYD 3, BOWIE 2

The Boyd Yellowjackets won their District 8-3A opener Tuesday, defeating Bowie 3-2.

Boyd rallied in the sixth inning to get the win when Rustyn Ellis hit a two-RBI double.

Boston McIntire pitched a complete game for the Yellowjackets, surrendered two runs on two hits. He struck out seven.

ALVORD 10, ERA 0

Clayton Machal and Ace Edgett combined for a no-hitter Saturday as Alvord beat Era 10-0 in District 10-2A.

Machal started the game for the Bulldogs. He pitched three innings, surrendering no runs on no hits. He struck out six.

Edgett came in from the bullpen and struck out one in an inning of work.

Alvord used a six-run second inning to put the game away. Tanner Petree, Wright Clint, Hunter Richey and Machal had RBIs in the frame.

Chico goes undefeated in Poolville Tournament

The Chico Dragons went undefeated in the Poolville Tournament last weekend, beating Millsap, Bluff Dale, Tom Bean and Poolville.

Chico beat Bluff Dale 22-3 as Hank Bailey, Jerod Blanks, Bailey Umphress, Austin Lacy and Joseph Williams each had RBIs.

The Dragons had 18 hits in the victory.

Chico is now 6-1 overall on the season and 1-0 in District 10-2A.

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Baseball: Decatur finishes Bowie Tournament 5-0

The Decatur Eagles never allowed a run in the Bowie Tournament over the weekend, finishing a perfect 5-0. Decatur outscored its opponents 36-0.

The Eagles blanked Mineral Wells 3-0 on Friday night behind six shutout innings from Beau Bedford. He scattered four hits, walked two and struck out six.

Cole Davis led Decatur at the plate with two hits. The Eagles scored their first run in the second inning on a stolen base during Bryson Oates’ at bat. Oates then doubled.

Bodi Rascon and Brayden Quinten combined for a shutout as Decatur routed Jacksboro 10-0.

Rascon started the game, pitching two innings while giving up one hit. Quinten finished the game, getting six quick outs. He struck out one.

Bedford singled home a run in the first inning to get the scoring started for Decatur. In the third inning, Jaxsyn Fletcher, Wilson Hicks and Bedford each recorded RBIs in the four-run inning.

Decatur will play in the Melissa Tournament this weekend. They take on Levelland and Saginaw Thursday.

HENRIETTA 8, BRIDGEPORT 4

The Bridgeport Bulls went 1-2 in a tournament in Henrietta over the weekend.

A four-run sixth inning doomed Bridgeport last Thursday against Henrietta, as the Bulls fell 8-4.

Connor Holzer went the distance for Bridgeport, surrendering eight runs over six innings. Holzer allowed 10 hits and struck out four.

Jadon Maddux, Salvador Garcia and Corbin Bailey each had two hits in the loss.

The Bulls could not complete the comeback last Friday against Iowa Park in a 5-3 defeat.

Bridgeport used a three-run sixth inning to try and get back in the game. A walk by Daniel Delgadillo and a single by Yobany Roman in the sixth scratched across two runs.

Bailey surrendered five runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out three.

Michael Young pitched a complete game as the Bulls knocked off Windthorst 3-1. Young allowed only one run through seven innings, scattering four hits and striking out five.

Bridgeport scored on a stolen base in the first inning during Delgadillo’s at bat. Roman and Michael Marschall also had RBIs for the Bulls.

Bridgeport will compete in the Denison Tournament this weekend.

AUBREY 8, BOYD 2

Aubrey scored early and often in last Friday’s 8-2 rout of Boyd to start the Pilot Point/Gunter Tournament.

Creighton Witt was on the hill for the Yellowjackets. He pitched four innings, giving up eight runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out two.

Boyd’s Chris Karcher singled home a run in the first inning on a 2-2 count.

Karcher, Witt, Payton Brown, Jacob Faust and Rustyn Ellis each had a hit in the loss.

Boyd scored five runs in the fifth inning to stun Sanger 6-5.

With the game tied at five, Koby Miller singled home the winning run on an 0-1 count. Nick Taylor started the game for the Yellowjackts, pitching three and two-thirds innings. He gave up five runs on seven hits.

Alex Booth allowed one run over four innings, striking out seven in an 11-1 Boyd victory over Pilot Point. Booth gave up only two hits.

The Yellowjackets’ bats came to life in the fourth inning, as Lane Wilson and Boston McIntire each plated runners with base hits.

Denton Braswell cruised to a 13-0 victory over Boyd last Saturday.

Dylan Couture only lasted one-third of an inning, allowing four runs on two hits. Payton Brown and Whitt Hill entered the game in relief, surrendering two and three runs, respectively.

The Yellowjackets’ lone hit came from Nick Taylor in the second inning.

PEASTER 8, PARADISE 0

Peaster blanked Paradise 8-0 last Friday in the opening game of the American Cancer Society Tournament.

The Panthers managed just three hits in the loss. Will Reeves and Tre Valentine each had hits.

Parker Cook started the game for Paradise, going four and two-thirds innings. He gave up six runs on seven hits, striking out two and walking one.

Peaster had 10 hits in the victory.

Paradise could not overcome an eight-run first inning in an 11-8 loss to Vernon last Friday.

The Panthers made five errors in the loss and walked eight. Marshall Payton started the game for Paradise, but he was unable to get out of the first inning. He surrendered eight runs on two hits.

Trevor Helton threw four innings in relief, allowing three runs on four hits.

The Panthers attempted to make a late rally with seven runs in the third inning.

Muenster’s high-powered offense jumped on Paradise early last Saturday in a 13-2 victory. The Panthers surrendered eight runs in the first two innings.

Jace Essig took the loss for Paradise, pitching two innings and giving up eight runs on three hits. Colby Cox threw three innings in relief.

Mitchell Sellers went 2-for-3 at the dish for the Panthers in the loss.

NOCONA 7, ALVORD 6

Alvord nearly erased a four-run deficit in a 7-6 loss to Nocona last Friday.

The Bulldogs scored two runs in the top of the fourth but the Indians answered with two runs of their own in the bottom half.

Clayton Michael started the game for Alvord, giving up five runs on five hits over two and two-thirds innings. Ace Edgett threw one and one-third innings out of the bullpen.

Nocona had seven hits in the victory.

KEENE 5, CHICO 4

Keene beat Chico last Saturday on a walk-off single in the bottom of the fourth.

Willie Payne suffered the loss for the Dragons, allowing three runs on one hit over one and one-third innings.

Hank Bailey started the game on the hill for Chico, going two innings and allowing two runs. He allowed three hits and struck out one.

Logan Ellis went 2-for-2 at the plate for the Dragons in the loss.

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Baseball: Sam Rayburn stops Alvord

Holden Reaves’ two-run double in the top of the fifth put Sam Rayburn up for good Saturday on the way to clinching the 2A Region II area series against the Alvord Bulldogs.

Sam Rayburn beat Alvord 7-3 in game two.

The loss ended Alvord’s season at 18-11.

Trying to keep its season alive, Alvord jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the second inning Saturday on a single by Crese Redman.

The Bulldogs lead held up until Sam Rayburn put up four runs in the fifth. Sam Rayburn added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh to go up 7-2.

Alvord’s Tyler Machal reached on an error and scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning.

The Bulldogs dropped the opening game of the series 1-0 in a pitcher’s duel.

Sam Rayburn’s Riley Hall struck out six and limited Alvord to four hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings.

Ryan Bartholomew had two of the Bulldogs’ four hits, going 2-for-3 with a double.

Clay Baker limited Sam Rayburn to an unearned run on three hits and a walk. He struck out four.

Sam Rayburn took advantage of a pair of Alvord errors in the bottom of the first for the game’s only run.

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Baseball: Alvord sweeps Petrolia – Bulldogs finish series with extra-inning victory

Standing on third base with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Kaleb Krejcarek waited for any opening to race home.

With Connor Patterson at the plate, the opportunity presented itself. Williams uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Krejcarek to cross home plate with the winning run in the 11-10 extra-innings and 2A Region II bi-district series victory.

“It was very exciting when I saw the ball went by the catcher and I knew I was going to score,” Krejcarek said.

Alvord won its first playoff series since 2015 and will start an area-round series against Sam Rayburn at 7 p.m. Friday at Denton Braswell. Game two is slated for 2 p.m. Saturday at the same site with game three, if necessary, following.

Krejcarek’s run capped a big weekend for the Bulldogs’ offense. In two games, Alvord piled up 28 runs on 22 hits.

“This team is very good offensively, especially when our six through nine hitters come to hit,” said Alvord coach Aaron Ciaburri. “Crese Redman and Alan Campbell had a great series. Once Campbell gets on base, he may be one of the fastest in the area.”

Campbell stole six bases, including five in Friday’s 17-4 game one win.

Campbell’s line drive was misplayed in the fourth, allowing two runs to score to put Alvord up 12-2.

Connor Patterson had an RBI-single, and Clay Baker drove in two with a double in a five-run sixth for the Bulldogs.

Baker went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and knocked in three runs. He had five RBIs in the series.

Ryan Bartholomew and Patterson added three RBIs apiece in game one.

“It was electric Friday,” Ciaburri said. “It was a great team effort.”

Baker earned the win, allowing three runs on two hits over four innings with five strikeouts.

In game two, Alvord fell behind 6-3 in the top of the fourth. The Bulldogs then rallied with four runs in the bottom of the frame, taking a 7-6 lead with Baker scoring on an error.

Alvord took an 8-6 lead into the top of the seventh before Petrolia scored four to jump back in front.

Krejcarek led a quick response in the bottom of the seventh with a leadoff single. He and Campbell came around to score to tie the game and send it to extra innings.

“I got on first, and it started the rally,” Krejcarek said. “The team got excited.”

The excitement only escalated an inning later.

Krejcarek finished 2-for-3 and scored three runs in the deciding game.

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Baseball: Alvord makes third straight playoff appearance

For most of the Alvord Bulldogs’ 12 seniors, the playoffs is familiar territory.

Alvord (16-9) began its third straight trip to the postseason Friday with game one of the Class 2A Region II bi-district series against Petrolia in Graham. Game two is set for 4 p.m. Saturday at Graham. A third game, if necessary, will follow.

Alvord made the third round of the playoffs in 2015 before falling to Lindsay in three games. Last year, the Bulldogs fell in the first round to Windthorst.

“Being in the playoffs is nothing new to these seniors,” said Alvord coach Aaron Ciaburri. “They are approaching it as unfinished business. They are on a mission to do something special in the playoffs.”

Alvord won three of its last four heading into the playoffs. The lone loss was a 5-0 setback to Lindsay April 25.

Petrolia was the runner-up in District 9-2A to Windthorst. The Pirates are 17-5 and went 11-3 in district.

Petrolia enters the postseason on a four-game winning streak. The Pirates beat Archer City 6-2 Friday to clinch second place in 9-2A. In 22 games, Petrolia has scored double-digit runs 10 times.

“Petrolia has had a great season,” Ciaburri said. “It’ll be a great test.”

Alvord planned to throw ace Clay Baker in the opener and come back with Connor Patterson in the second game.

The Bulldogs have been off since April 25.

“We’re anxious to get out there and play,” Ciaburri said.

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Baseball: Boyd walks off winner against Henrietta

Creighton Witt worked a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday to give the Boyd Yellowjackets a 3-2 walkoff win over Henrietta.

The victory put the Yellowjackets into a showdown Friday with Jacksboro for the 8-3A title. The two teams entered the game at 10-3 in district.

Witt drove in a pair of runs for Yellowjackets.

Spencer Pellegrini went 2-for-3 with a double.

Pellegrini earned the win in relief, throwing two shutout innings and striking out three.

LINDSAY 5, ALVORD 0

The Alvord Bulldogs managed only two hits against Lindsay in a 5-0 loss Tuesday.

Conner Parker tripled but was stranded at third.

Alvord will be District 10-2A’s third place team in the playoffs.

JACKSBORO 4, PARADISE 2

The Paradise Panthers went into Friday’s game with Bowie in a three-way tie for the fourth and final playoff spot in 8-3A.

Paradise was tied with Henrietta and Bowie at 7-6.

The Panthers lost to league co-leader Jacksboro 4-2 Tuesday after the Tigers scored three runs in the sixth inning.

Brad Young went 2-for-3 with a double for the Panthers.

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Baseball: Boyd stays atop District 8-3A

Spencer Pellegrini’s one-hit gem kept the Boyd Yellowjackets in a tie with Jacksboro for the District 8-3A lead.

Pellegrini struck out 10 in five innings of Boyd’s 14-0 win over City View Friday.

Pellegrini also drove in three runs and tripled, going 2-for-5.

Boyd (14-15, 9-3) took on Henrietta Tuesday and will go to Jacksboro Friday.

PARADISE 14, HENRIETTA 0

Brysen Meyers struck out 10 and held Henrietta to just five hits over seven innings as the Paradise Panthers beat Henrietta 14-0.

Paradise (13-11, 7-5) pulled into a tie with Henrietta for fourth place in 8-3A.

Meyers doubled and drove in two runs. Brad Young, Blaine Gibson and Bridger Skogberg had a pair of RBIs each.

ALVORD 7, COLLINSVILLE 1

Connor Patterson and Clay Baker combined to hold Collinsville to a run on six hits in the Alvord Bulldogs’ 7-1 win Friday.

Alvord wrapped up the third seed out of District 10-2A with the victory.

Baker struck out six and allowed only one hit in four scoreless innings of relieve.

Patterson went 3-for-3 at the plate.

Tyler Machal doubled in a run during the Bulldogs’ four-run seventh inning.

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Baseball: Paradise stays close in 8-3A playoff race

Making a Strong Pitch

MAKING A STRONG PITCH – Paradise’s Marshall Payton hurls the ball toward the plate during the Panthers’ win over City View Tuesday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Will Reeves drove in three runs and Jace Essig added a pair of RBIs for the Paradise Panthers Tuesday in a 13-6 win over City View.

Bridger Skogberg went 2-for-4, doubling and scoring twice.

Paradise (12-11) stayed a game back of fourth place in District 8-3A, moving to 6-5 in the league.

BOYD 3, NOCONA 0

The Boyd Yellowjackets stayed in a tie atop District 8-3A Tuesday with a 3-0 victory over Nocona.

Creighton Witt struck out 12 and allowed only four hits in seven scoreless innings.

Baylor Manire went 2-for-3 and knocked in a run.

Boyd (13-15) entered Friday’s game at City View at 8-3 in district and in a three-way tie with Jacksboro and Holliday.

ALVORD 11, ERA 0

Tanner Petree struck out six and allowed three hits over five shutout innings Thursday in the Alvord Bulldogs’ 11-0 win over Era.

Tyler Machal drove in three runs for the Bulldogs.

Alvord (15-8) wrapped up third place in District 10-2A with the victory, improving to 8-4.

NORTHWEST 6, ALEDO 5

The Northwest Texans moved within a game of clinching the District 6-5A title with a 6-5 victory over Aledo Tuesday.

Cayde Ward’s sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh put the Texans in front. That followed Jack Schoeppey scoring on a passed ball to tie the score.

Northwest (21-8) went into Friday’s game with Azle with a chance to clinch the league title.

ARGYLE 11, BRIDGEPORT 2

Argyle plated four runs in the first and added seven in the third on the way to an 11-2 win over Bridgeport Tuesday.

The loss eliminated the Bulls from the 9-4A playoff race as they dropped to 2-7 in the district.

Jadon Maddux went 2-for-3.

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