The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

May 4, 2013

Leonard sweeps Whitesboro at bi-district


Herald-Banner Correspondent

DENISON —   Leonard swept Whitesboro in the Class 2A bi-district baseball playoffs on Friday, winning 12-0 and 14-4.

  The 19-10 Tigers will now advance to the area round to take on Grandview in a best-of-three series starting on Thursday in Mesquite.

  Ty McKinney pitched a no-hitter in the first game, striking out eight and walking only one.

 Blake Cummings was 2-for-3 for the Tigers at the plate, while Ryan Nixon, McKinney, Blake Hicks and Laine Albert each had a hit for the Tigers in the game one win.

  In the second game, Bradley Dills took the victory on the mound, striking out five and walking three.

Nixon was 2-for-4 with a double to lead Leonard at the plate. McKinney, Dills, Walker Copeland, Blake Hicks, Albert and Colson Coheley all collected hits for the Tigers.

  Cody Cummings, Jake Branner and Thomas Marcez each got a hit for Whitesboro. — Reported by Johnny McKinney.

         Class 2A bi-district baseball playoffs

           Game one

Whitesboro    000    000    0    —0 0 3

Leonard         020    145    x    —12 8 1

  WP: Ty McKinney, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BBs, 8 Ks.

        Leading hitters

  L: Ryan Nixon 1-3, Ty McKinney 1-3, Blake Cummings 2-3, 3B, Blake Hicks 1-3, Laine Albert 1-1.

                      Game two

Leonard         042    044    —14 8 2

Whitesboro    020    020   —4   6 3

  WP: Bradley Dills, 6 hits, 4 runs, 2 ERs, 3 BBs, 5 Ks.

        Leading hitters

  L: Ryan Nixon 2-4, 3B; Ty McKinney 1-2, 2B; Bradley Dills 1-3, Walker Copeland 1-3, 2B; Blake Hicks 1-2, Laine Albert 1-3, 3B; Colson Coheley 1-3.

  W: Cody Cummings 1-3, Jake Branner 1-2, Thomas Marcez 1-3.

  Record L 19-10.

  Next game: Grandview vs. Leonard, Thursday-Friday at Mesquite.