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March 5, 2014

Greenville boys, Royse City girls take 13-4A openers

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL / SOFTBALL

GREENVILLE — Royse City 10,

Greenville (girls) 7

     By Steve Shwarts

    Herald-Banner Staff

  The Royse City Lady Tigers pounded out 17 hits en route to a 10-7 win over the Greenville Lions in a District 13-4A softball opener on a cold Tuesday night at Monty Stratton Field.

  Kylie Torres led the victorious Lady Bulldogs with three hits and three runs batted in.

  Courtney Johnson also had three hits for Greenville, while Ali Threndyle drove in two runs.

Down 10-3, Greenville rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh before Royse City recorded the victory.

  “The girls never gave up,” said Greenville coach Blanca Saavedra. “We had a good offensive night. We got to get ready for Lovejoy on Friday.”

  Royse City won the junior varsity game, 9-2.

                          District 13-4A softball

Royse City                200    133    1    —10 17 3

Greenville                  111    000    4    —7    8  0

  WP: Sam Edgar, 5 hits, 3 runs, 1 ER, 2 BBs, 0 Ks, 3 2/3 IP; relieved by Noea Pizana, 3 hits, 4 runs, 4 ERs, 1BB, 2 Ks, 2 1/3 IP.

  LP:Courtney Johnson, 17 hits, 10 runs, 8 ERs, 3 BBs, 5 Ks.

          Leading hitters

  RC: Maddie Sisk 2-5, 2 RBIs; Kaitlyn Johnson 1-1, Lori Ruff 4-5, 1 RBI; Sam Edgar 2-4, Kylie Jeffery 1-4, 2 RBIs; Kylie Torres 3-4, 3 RBIs; J.J. Shanks 1-3, Taylor Sutton 1-3, 1 RBI; Noea Pizana 1-1, Stephanie Lawson 1-4.

  G: Courtney Johnson 3-3, Ali Threndyle 2-4, 2 RBIs; Megan Shaw 1 RBI; Kaitlyne McNair 2-4, Rachel Royall 1 RBI; Stephanie Hutchins 1-3, 1 RBI.

  District records: RC 1-0, G 0-1.

  Next game: Greenville at Lucas Lovejoy, 7 p.m. Friday.

Greenville 12,

Royse City 3

  The Greenville Lions won their District 13-4A baseball opener 12-3 over the Royse City Bulldogs at John Mason Field on Tuesday.

  Luke Dyer picked up the victory on the mound for Greenville with five strikeouts and one walk through five innings. Travis Koger pitched the sixth inning for the Lions and Chris Hazlett finished the game in the seventh.

  “We played a pretty solid game,” said Greenville coach Cody Salyers. “I told the kids that’s not the best we have. We still have room for improvement. I’m proud of the way we competed in the cold weather, but it’s not so cold when you win.”

  Jacob Jarvis and Austin Craig both lled the Lions with three hits and Travis Koger drove in three runs.

  Greenville will host Denton Saturday in a doubleheader with the first game starting at 11 a.m.

                      District 13-4A baseball

Royse City    100    101    0    —3 8 2

Greenville      504    021    x    —12 10 2

  WP: Luke Dyer, 6 hits, 2 runs, 2 ERs, 1 BB,, 5 Ks, 5 IPs; relieved by Travis Koger, 2 hits, 1 run, 1ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 IP; relieved by Chris Hazlett, 0 hits, 2 Ks, 1 IP.

                   Leading hitters

  G: Travis Koger 1-5, 3 RBIs; Luke Dyer 1-5, 1 RBI; Dylan Coleman 1-1, 1 RBI; Jacob Jarvis 3-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Austin Craig 3-3, 2B 1 RBI; Press Alford 1-1.

  Next game: Denton at Greenville, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.

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