The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

March 13, 2013

Lovejoy beats Lions; Leonard wins 11-8

BASEBALL / SOFTBALL ROUNDUP

By STEVE SHWARTS
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE —

  Lucas Lovejoy’s Leopards won 5-2 over the Greenville Lions at John Mason Field Tuesday night in District 13-4A baseball action.

  Leopard’s starting pitcher Kyle McGuinness struck out nine Lion hitters in the game, while walking only one and giving up only two runs which were unearned.

  Travis Koger took the loss for Greenville, striking out six Leopard hitters in 6 1/3 innings, walking only four and giving up five runs in which only three were earned.

  “We had them right were we wanted them,” said Greenville coach Cody Salyers. “But we couldn’t finish them off. We needed to make some defensive plays that we didn’t. We need to be more aggressive at the plate.”

  Travis Koger got Greenville started in the right direction as he doubled to start the bottom of the first inning. Then Justin Koger reached base on a throwing error that allowed Travis Koger to score.

Lovejoy tied things up at one as Taylor Neitsch tripled to start the top of the second off of Koger then scored when Blake Kleen singled to drive him home.

  Lovejoy grabbed a 2-1 advantage when Austin Turnbow and Tanner DeVinny singled to start the top of the third inning and Taylor Nitsch walked. Turnbow scored on a wild pitch.

  The Leopards added two more runs in the fifth to gain a 5-1 advantage.

  Justin Koger scored an unearned run for Greenville in the sixth off a pair of Lovejoy errors.

  Greenville faces Mineral Wells at 1 p.m. today at Frisco Roughrider Stadium.

                           District 13-4A baseball

Lucas Lovejoy    011    020    1    —5 7 3

Greenville           100    001    0    —2 5 2

  WP: Kyle McGuinness, 4 hits, 2 runs, 0 ERs, 1 BB, 9 Ks, 6 IP; relieved by Brandon Provence, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 ERs, 0 BBs, 1 K, 1 IP.

  LP: Travis Koger, 6 hits, 5 runs, 3 ERs, 4 BBs, 6 Ks, 6 1/3IP; relieved by Chris Hazlett, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 ERs, 0 BBs, 1 K, 1 2/3 IP.

                          Leading hitters

  LL: Austin Turnbow 1-4, Tanner DeVinny 2-4, Taylor Neitsch 2-2, Mason Chase 1-3, 2 RBIs; Blake Kleen 1-3, 1 RBI.

  G: Travis Koger 1-4, Tanner Knudson 2-3, Trevor White 2-3.

  Record: LL 2-0 in district; G 7-9-1, 0-2.

  Next game: Greenville vs. Mineral Wells, 1 p.m. today, Frisco Roughriders Stadium.



Bland 10,

Sam Rayburn 4

  MERIT — Justin Hines homered and drove in three runs as the Bland Tigers claimed a 10-4 District 16-A baseball win over Sam Rayburn on Monday.

  Adam Shinn also scored two runs for Bland, now 2-0 in district play.

  Keith Pendergrass struck out nine to secure the mound win.

                          District 16-A baseball

Sam Rayburn    000    100    3    —4 5 3

Bland                 712    000    x    —10 8 4

  WP: Keith Pendergrass, 9 Ks.

  LP: Sanders, 8 Ks.

                           Leading hitters

  SR: Clark Hopkins 1-4, HR, 3 RBIs; Sanders 2-3.

  B: Justin Hines 3-4, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Adam Shinn 2-3, 2 runs; Brayton Godwin 1-3, 2B, 1 run.

  Record: B 5-5, 2-0.

  Next game: Campbell at Bland, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.



Bland (girls) 8,

Celeste 2

  MERIT — Kellie Pate fired a four-hitter as the Bland Lady Tigers downed Celeste 8-2 in District 15-A softball on Monday.

  Pate struck out nine.

  Savannah Brixey and Morgen Gann both rang up three hits to lead Bland at the plate. Brixey doubled and Gann tripled.

                District 15-A softball

Celeste    000    000    2    —2 4 2

Bland       410    220    x    —8 10 1

  WP: Kellie Pate, 4 hits, 2 runs, 4 BBs, 9 Ks.

  LP: Seals, 7 hits, 4 runs, 3 BBs, 5 Ks in 3 IP; relieved by Mitchell, 3 hits, 4 runs, 2 BBs, 4 Ks in 3 IP.

              Leading hitters

  C: Madalyne Pearce 1-4, Rachel Myers 1-3, Mitchell 1-3, Walker 1-3.

  B: Savannah Brixey 3-4, 2B; Morgen Gann 3-4, 3B; Chelsea Medcalf 1-2, Kellie Pate 1-4, 2B; Sara Waidelich 1-4, Kassie Hammack 1-2.

  Records: B 3-1.

  Next game: Wolfe City at Bland, March 22, 4:30 p.m.



Leonard 11,

Farmersville 8

  LEONARD — Leonard’s Tigers rolled up a 10-0 lead in the second inning and then hung on for an 11-8 District 12-2A baseball victory over Farmersville on Tuesday.

  Farmersville rallied with two runs in the third, three in the fifth and three in the seventh to close the gap.

  Ty McKinney, who struck out six, got the win with relief help from Laine Albert and Bradley Dills.

McKinney also doubled twice and drove in five runs. Dylan Monck also slugged a pair of doubles for   Leonard, which improved to 11-4 overall and 1-1 in district play.

  Leonard’s new baseball coach, Craig Coheley, previous coached in Farmersville. — Reported by   Johnny McKinney.

                        District 12-2A baseball

Farmersville    002    030    3    —8 7 2

Leonard      0(10)0    001    x    —11 8 3

  WP: Ty McKinney, 5 hits, 5 runs, 3 ERs, 1 BB, 6 Ks in 6 IP; relieved by Laine Albert, 2 hits, 3 runs, 2 ERs, 2 BBs, 1 K in 2/3 IP; relieved by Bradley Dills, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BBs, 0 Ks in 1/3 IP.

  LP: Jonah Davidson.

                        Leading hitters

  F: Darren Pennington 2-3, Hunter Grant 1-3, 2B.

  L: Bradley Dills 1-3, 2B; Ty McKinney 2-3, 2 2Bs, 5 RBIs; Dylan Monck 2-3, 2 2Bs.

  Record: L 11-4, 1-1.

  Next game: Leonard at Sunnyvale, 7 p.m. Friday.



Pilot Point (girls) 5,

Caddo Mills 2

  CADDO MILLS — Skylar Cagle struck out 10 as Pilot Point pulled out a 5-2 District 12-2A softball victory on Tuesday over Caddo Mills.

  Makenna Tallant led Caddo Mills at the plate with two hits.

  Caddo Mills pitcher Mary Moran struck out nine while allowing four hits and six walks.

                       District 12-2A softball

Pilot Point       040    100    0    —5 4 1

Caddo Mills    000    200    0    —2 4 1

  WP: Skylar Cagle, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 ER, 3 BBs, 10 Ks.

  LP: Mary Moran, 4 hits, 5 runs, 2 ERs, 6 BBs, 9 Ks.

                       Leading hitters

  PP: Skylar Cagle 1-3, 2B; Kaylyn Salsman 1-3, 2B.

  CM: Makenna Tallant 2-3, Mary Moran 1-3, 2B.

  Record: CM 11-4, 1-2.

  Next game: Caddo Mills at Gunter, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.



Commerce 3,

Lone Oak 1

  LONE OAK — The Commerce Tigers defeated the Lone Oak Buffaloes 3-1 Tuesday in District 14-2A baseball action.

  Sam Wells took the win on the mound, striking out 14.

  Jordan Ryan took the loss for Lone Oak despite striking out 17 Tigers.

  Nick Goodwin was 1-for-2 with a run batted in for the Buffaloes. Harrison Holt was 1-for-3 for Lone Oak.

  Sam Wells was 1-for-3 for Commerce, while Ramon Moica was 1-for-2.

                      District 14-2A baseball

Commerce    000    102    0    —3 3 2

Lone Oak      001    000    0    —1 2 3

  WP:  Sam Wells, 2 hits, 1run, 1 ER, 4 BBs, 14 Ks.

  LP: Jordan Ryan, 3 hits, 3 runs, 0 ERs, 1 BB, 17 Ks.

                      Leading hitters

  LO: Harrison Holt 1-3, Nick Goodwin 1-2, RBI;.

  C: Ramon Moica 1-2, 1 RBI; Sam Wells 1-3.

  Record: LO 2-8-1, 0-1.

  Next game: Lone Oak at Edgewood, Friday JV 4:30p.m. V 7 p.m.