Baseball: Decatur, Sanger to settle score

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a victory to close out the District 9-4A schedule pulled them into a tie with Sanger for second place, Decatur players wanted a chance to settle the league's seeding on the field.

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Baseball: Northwest reaches region quarters

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans are in rare territory. After sweeping away Birdville Friday, the Texans reached the Class 5A Region I quarterfinal.

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Baseball: Texans sweep away Birdville in two games

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

After scoring a come-from-behind win in the opening game of the series, the Northwest Texans' offense made sure they would not have a stressful evening Friday night.

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Baseball: Sam Rayburn stops Alvord

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

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.

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Elder’s save clinches series for Eagles

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the top of the sixth inning Saturday, Decatur coach Brian Tickell walked down to check on Bryce Elder warming in the bullpen. Coming off back-to-back no-hitters, the senior ace told his coach to put him into the one-run game. Tickell complied, and Elder mowed down the only Melissa hitter he faced in the sixth on three pitches. Featuring an electric fastball, Elder struck out the first two batters in the seventh before getting a weak groundball to second to end Decatur’s 4-3 victory in the 4A Region II area-round, series-clinching third game at Argyle.

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Baseball: Elder’s arm leads Eagles to playoff victories

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

Through two playoff starts, Decatur ace Bryce Elder has truly been unhittable.

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Baseball: Texans win first in area series

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

Doger Gilliland held Birdville to two runs on six hits over six innings, leading the Northwest Texans to a 3-2 victory in game one of the 5A area series Thursday.

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Melissa forces game three against Decatur

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Messenger staff

Melissa held off a seventh-inning rally by Decatur Friday night for a 4-2 victory to even the Class 4A Region II area series at a game apiece.

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Eagles take game one on Elder’s second straight no-hitter

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

Through two playoff starts, Decatur ace Bryce Elder has truly been unhittable. The senior hurler followed up his five-inning no-hitter to start last week’s 4A bi-district series by holding Melissa hitless over six innings Thursday night in Decatur’s 10-0 victory in game one of the area round series at Argyle.

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Baseball: Eagles soar to bi-district title – Decatur bats come alive in series

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur's dynamic pitching put the Eagles into the postseason with its sterling 1.87 ERA.

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

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

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

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Baseball: Texans knock off Denison

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Taylor Treadway's two-run single capped a four-run bottom of the sixth inning that sent the Northwest Texans to the second round of the playoffs.

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Baseball: Brock holds off Paradise for sweep

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Will Reeves' two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning brought the Paradise Panthers within a run of the Brock Eagles Friday night.

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Baseball: Peaster pitchers shut down Boyd

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Peaster's Matthew Grimes and Evan Hafly silenced the Boyd Yellowjackets' bats over 13 innings Friday night.

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Decatur bats lead way to sweep of Pinkston

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

Starting with Tyler Ticknor’s leadoff double, the Eagles sent 17 batters to plate in the bottom of the first, scoring 12 runs on five hits, five walks and three errors. Decatur went on for the 15-0 win in five innings to finish off the 4A Region II bi-district series.

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Baseball: Eagles eye more success on Saturday

Baseball: Eagles eye more success on Saturday

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

Twice during a tough District 9-4A schedule, the Decatur Eagles followed a Friday night game with a Saturday afternoon affair.

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Baseball: Alvord makes third straight playoff appearance

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

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

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Elder tosses no-hitter in 14-0 Decatur win

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Decatur ace Bryce Elder needed only 47 pitches to get through five no-hit innings Friday in the opening game of the 4A Region II bi-district series against Dallas Pinkston. The Eagles provided Elder with plenty of run support in a 14-0 victory.

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Brock holds off Paradise to finish sweep

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Messenger staff

Will Reeves’ two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning brought the Paradise Panthers within a run of the Brock Eagles Friday night. But the Panthers couldn’t get Reeves home to extend the game or their season in the 6-5 game two loss at Weatherford College. The victory followed Brock’s 6-2 win in game […]

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Peaster pitchers lead way in sweep of Boyd

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

Peaster’s Matthew Grimes and Evan Hafly silenced the Boyd Yellowjackets’ bats over 13 innings Friday night. The Peaster hurlers allowed one run on just five hits, pacing the Greyhounds to the quick sweep of the Yellowjackets in the 3A Region I bi-district series. Peaster won game one 10-1 behind Grimes. Hafley closed the series in the 11-0 victory in game two at Boswell High School.

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