Posted on 25 April 2015.
Boyd’s late surge couldn’t bring them back from the 12-3 deficit they accrued in the first six innings.
The four Boyd runs in the top of the seventh cut the Jacksboro lead to five, but that’s all it would accomplish, on the Yellowjackets’ eight-error, three-hit night.
Boyd scored three runs in the top of the third to erase a one-run deficit and take a two-run lead.
Then, Jacksboro erupted for five runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and another five in the bottom of the sixth for a total of 11 runs in a three-innings span.
Jacksboro’s Chase Thompson pitched six innings, striking out 10 and allowing just two hits in his time on the mound.
The 12-7 loss puts Boyd’s 9-3A record at 5-6, a game back from Henrietta and Paradise who are tied at 6-5 in the third playoff spot.
Bowie leads 9-3A with a perfect 11-0 record and Holliday is sitting in second at 8-3.
District 9 will play District 10 in the bidistrict round of the playoffs.
CASTLEBERRY 3, BRIDGEPORT 0
Castleberry scored a run in each of the first three innings and Bridgeport never found a way to respond.
Bridgeport managed just three hits and struck out 13 times in their scoreless night.
Lane Morrow’s lone hit was the team’s only extra-base hit of the night, a one-out ground ball double to left field.
The loss gives Bridgeport a 3-4 district record, fourth in 8-4A behind Decatur, Springtown and Castleberry, and ahead of Lake Worth.
CHICO 27, GRAFORD 0
There wasn’t much the Dragons could do wrong Tuesday night against Graford.
Chico had 20 hits, 27 runs, were awarded with nine Graford errors, while Dragons’ pitcher Brady North struck out 10 batters in five innings and allowed just one hit.
Jaston McBee’s opening triple led off an eight-run first inning for Chico.
The massive inning was later dwarfed by the Dragons’ 11-run fourth.
McBee led the team with five RBIs, five hits and five runs in six at-bats.
Tyler Melton hit the only home run of the game, a three-run shot over the center field wall that scored McBee and Kolton Forbus in the top of the fifth.
The Dragons remain the top team in 10-2A with a 9-1 record while Alvord and Olney are currently tied for second at 6-3.
DECATUR 7, SPRINGTOWN 1
Bryce Elder was superb on the mound Tuesday night against Springtown.
Elder pitched all seven innings for Decatur and allowed just four hits and one run.
He walked only one batter and struck out seven, but perhaps the most impressive stat is that he threw only 72 pitches in the process.
Simple math says that Elder needed just under 3.5 pitches for each of the 21 outs in the seven-inning game.
The solid performance of the Decatur defense allowed Elder to put the ball in the strike zone without major repercussions.
Decatur opened the game by turning a Springtown error into a Clayton Egle run in the first inning.
They added to their lead in the third inning when Michael Hicks singled to center field, scoring Tyler Ticknor who reached on a line drive single to center.
AJ Johnson then singled to center, scoring Hicks to give the Eagles a 3-0 lead.
Johnson did it again in the top of the seventh, hitting a ground ball to right field that scored two.
Mason Baur followed suit, hitting a shot to right field that brought in Hicks, and though Trey Penny grounded out to second base, he allowed Johnson to score Decatur’s seventh and final run.
Johnson was Decatur’s usual offensive leader, responsible for driving in four of Decatur’s seven runs.
With the win, the 5-2 Eagles take a lead in the standings over 4-2 Springtown, and the win avenges Decatur’s first district loss to the Porcupines on April 3.
Decatur’s overall record moves to 12-8-1.
DENTON RYAN 10, NORTHWEST 4
Cayde Ward got two of his team’s four hits in the Northwest loss to Denton Ryan.
A four-man pitching crew of Bailey Dovel, Garret Moltzan, Grant Krug and Cameron Rhodes gave up 12 hits and struck out only four in seven innings on the hill.
Bryson Wrobel and Preston Palmer each had tough nights at the plate, striking out three times each, and Austin Whitelock committed three errors.
The Texans’ district record moves to 3-8, tied with their victorious opponent at the bottom of 5-6A.
Keller’s 11-0 record leads the district, Byron Nelson sits in second at 7-4 and a four-way tie of teams with 5-6 records sit between Northwest and a playoff spot.