The Richardson Pearce Mustangs held off a late comeback to nip the Greenville Lions 7-5 in non-district baseball on Tuesday night at John Mason Field.
Pearce jumped out to a 7-0 lead by the second inning. The Lions scored two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to close to within two runs but couldn’t get any closer as they dropped to 1-5-1 for season. Pearce improved to 2-2-1.
“We need to get things started quicker,” said Greenville coach Cody Salyers. “We’ve been playing catch-up. We need to jump on them early and play with a lead.”
Pearce got things started in the first inning as Davis Rodgers walked, Matt Cohen was hit by a pitch and then Alec Wright tripled to score Rodgers and Cohen.
The Mustangs extended their lead with five runs in the second off four hits.
Greenville would get two runs in the fifth as Austin Craig and Travis Koger scored after drawing walks.
The Lions scored three more in the sixth as Jacob Jarvis and Tanner Knudson both singled and Austin Craig walked to load the bases. Then Travis Koger delivered a three-run single.
In the seventh Mustang pitcher Jason Carr retired Greenville in order for the save.
Richardson Pearce 250 000 0 —7 8 0
Greenville 000 023 0 —5 8 0
Records: RP 2-2-1; G 1-5-1.
Next game: Greenville at Mesquite tournament, Thursday through Saturday.
Caddo Mills (girls) 7,
CADDO MILLS — Mary Moran fired a four-hitter as the Caddo Mills Lady Foxes claimed a 7-2 non-district softball victory over Brownsboro on Tuesday.
Moran struck out five and walked one.
Kristen Maxwell went 2-for-3 to lead the Caddo Mills hitters.
Brownsboro 000 002 0 —2 4 3
Caddo Mills 003 130 x —7 5 6
WP: Mary Moran, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 BB, 5 Ks.
LP: Madison Timmerman.
B: Shelby Bagby 2B.
CM: Kristen Maxwell 2-3, Phoenix Farmer 1-2.
Record: CM 5-3.
Next game: Caddo Mills vs. Jacksonville, 10 a.m. Thursday, Tyler TASO Tournament.