Nacogdoches area squads rolled into the Easter break looking to keep momentum. The No. 9-ranked Central Heights Blue Devils continued to keep a hold on first place in the District 21-3A standings with a 5-2 win over second-place Diboll on Thursday.
The win improved the ‘Devils to 16-3-2 on the year staying unbeaten in 21-3A action at 3-0. Diboll was knocked one game back at 17-4-2 in the league, 2-1 in district.
#9 Central Heights 5, Diboll 2 (Thurs.) — The No. 9-ranked Blue Devils 16-3-2) outhit Diboll 9-6 and overcame three errors and kept the top spot in the District 21-3A race with a 5-2 in over the the Lumberjacks on Thursday.
Cameron Buettner tagged a double, scored a run and walked for Central Heights, while Michael Perry singled and doubled in four at-bats to lead the offense.
Bryce Payne went 2-for-3 for CHHS, while Cade York singled and scored, Jackson Glymph singled, scored and drove in a run, Luke Taylor singled and added an RBI, and Cade Godfrey singled and plated once.
Brady started the game on the hill and picked up the win for the Devils. He worked 3.2 innings, allowing no earned runs (2 total) on three hits, with 10 strikeouts and three walks. Justin Bradford pitched 3.1 of shutout baseball, allowing three hits, seven strikeouts and two walks.
Martinsville 7, Timpson 4 (Mon.) — The Pirates (5-7) improved to 4-6 in District 23-2A action with a 7-4 win over Timpson (4-5, 4-4 dist.) on Monday night.
Call Murdock posted a double, while scoring a run and driving in another for the Pirates. Michael Adams went 2-for-4, with two runs scored, Cutter Griffin singled, plated twice and walked, and James Reppond drove in a pair of runs and walked, while tagging a single.
Xander Stephens paced the Bears with a 2-for-3 effort, with a run scored and another driven in, while Caden Solomon singled and scored, Asher Molloy singled, Jayden Windham singled and walked, Dylan Crawford singled, pushed in a run and walked, Timpson Hunter plated and hit a single, while Terry Bussey scored a run.
Michael Adams started the game on the hill and picked up the win for Martinsville. In 5.2 innings he allowed one earned run (4 total) on seven hits, with four strikeouts and two walks. Murdock pitched 1.1 innings without allowing a hit. He also fanned one batter.
Dylan Crawford was he losing hurler for the Bears. in 4.0 innings he gave up five earned runs (7 total) on four hits, with three strikeouts and four walks. Stephens pitched three innings, giving up just one hit, while fanning one and walking two.
Shelbyville 11, Martinsville 9 (Thurs.) — Five errors hurt the Pirates, as they manufactured only three hits Thursday and were defeated 11-9 by Shelbyville (8-7-1, 5-3 dist.).
Colton Snider homered for the Pirates, finishing 1-for-4, with three RBIs, a walk and a run scored. Michael Adams went 1-for-3, with a walk, a run scored and another driven in. James Reppond singled and drove in three runs. Call Murdock drove in a run, walked and plated twice, Garrett Philbrick scored and walked, Stone Wagnon plated twice, drove in a run and walked, and Coby Simpson walked four times and scored two runs.
Snider started the game for MHS and pitched four innings, allowing two unearned runs on (4 total) on no hits, with nine strikeouts and four walks. Michael Adams pitched the next three frames, giving up one earned run (4 total) on five hits, with no strikeouts. Call Murdock absorbed the loss, with two earned runs (3 total) on two hits, with three walks.
Douglass 30, Apple Springs 0 (Thurs.) — The Indians (10-6) jumped back into second place, one game behind Alto (14-4, 5-0 dist.) with a 30-0 win over Apple Springs (1-5, 0-3 dist.) in a 22-2A matchup and Class 2A and 1A squads.
Three pitchers worked for the Indians, combining for a three-hitter. Payton Bragg was the winning pitcher. In only one frame he gave up the only hit in the game, while fanning two. Jace Bobo worked an inning and struck out three. Drew Bobo pitched the other inning, surrendering just two strikeouts.
Douglass hitters included: Walker Reeves (2B, 2-for-2, 4R, 3RBI, 3BB), Christian Bates (2B, 2-for-2, 3R, 3RBI, BB); Payton Bragg (2B, 3R, 3RBI); Chayson Brown (2B, 2-for-4, 4R, RBI); Andy Melton (2B, 2-for-3, 4R, 2RBI); Drew Bobo (2-for-5, 2R, 3RBI); Jace Bobo (2B, 3-for-3, 3R, 2RBI, BB); Rex Gardiner (3R, RBI, 2BB); Christian Bates (2-for-2, 3R, 3RBI, BB); Jayce Harris (R, RBI); and Gentry Thornton (3R).
#25 Cushing 15, Wells 0 (Thurs.) — The 25th-ranked Bearkats (8-3) stayed just one-half game behind Douglass, sitting in third place with a 3-1 mark with a 15-0 win over Wells Thursday. The Pirates dropped to 0-4 in district.
Graydon Wright and Asa Dawson combined to toss a one-hitter for the ‘Kats. Wright pitched 2.2 frames, allowing no hits, while fanning four and walking five. Dawson allowed the only hit in 1.1 innings. He didn’t walk a batter.
Ty Baker doubled twice for Cushing, finishing 2-for-2, with three runs and two RBIs. Tony Aparicio was 2-for-2 with a double, three runs scored and a run driven in, Deuce Garrett tagged a two-bagger on a 3-for-3 game, producing three runs and three runs batted in. Gabe LeBlanc doubled, scored a pair of runs and pushed in three more.
Other production for Cushing included Dawson (2-for-4, 2R); Graydon Wright (2R); A.J. Knight (1-for-2, RBI); Hayden Gorden (1-for-1, RBI); Caden Barrios (RBI) and River Yates (1-for-1, RBI).
#23 Alto 19, Timpson 0 (Thurs.) — The 23rd-ranked Yellowjackets (14-4) who are unbeaten in District 22-2A play at 5-0 with a 19-0 non-district win over Timpson (4-5).
Alto outhit the Bears 12-3 and took advantage of five Timpson errors.
The ‘Jackets’ Johnny Soto tripled and drove in four runs, while Alejandro Gomez tagged a double in a 3-for-3 effort, scoring twice and driving in a run. Isaack Weatherford hit two doubles, finishing 2-for-2, with three RBIs. Isaac Carter had a 3-for-3 outing, with a double, three runs scored and another driven in.
Jackson Howell went 2-for-2, with three runs, two RBIs and a walk, Carter Pursley scored a run, Matthew Randall plated twice and walked, Cody Watson singled, scored twice and pushed in a run, Jackson Howell had a perfect 2-for-2 effort the dish, scored three times, drove in two runs and scored another, Jackson Duplichain scored three times and walked, Tooter Bolton plated twice and Keegan Davis crossed the plate.
Diboll 4 Central Heights 2 (Thurs.) — Diboll squeaked past Central Heights on Thursday, 4-2, as the Ladyjacks outhit the Lady Devils 9-4. Central Heights (5-6) is now in a second-place tie with Huntington (9-10-2), as both squads are 3-1 in district 21-3A action. Diboll (18-3) remained in first place with a spotless 4-0 mark.
Trinity Bailey hit a triple for the Lady Devils. N’Kaylyn Wells went 1-for-3, with a home run, an RBI and a run scored, Sophia Shriver singled and Ashlyn Curbow homered as well, scored and drove in a run.
Madylyn Fuller went the distance in the circle for CHHS. She allowed three earned runs (4 total) on on nine scattered hits, while fanning three and walking only one.
#6 Joaquin 16, Martinsville 0 (Thurs.) — The No. 6-ranked Lady Rams (14-1) stayed in first place in the District 22-2A standings with a spotless 6-0 mark on Thursday with a 16-0 win over the Lady Pirates (0-4).
Martinsville failed to obtain a hit in the game.
Thursday, April 1
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Whitehouse 6, Nacogdoches 4
Garrison 4, Woden 0
Central Heights 5, Diboll 2
Shelbyville 11, Martinsville 9
Douglass 30, Apple Springs 0
Cushing 15, Wells 0
Alto 19, Timpson 0
Gary 17, Mount Enterprise 0
Joaquin 18, Tenaha 2
San Augustine 16, Chireno 1
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
Chireno 8, Woden 2
Diboll 4, Central Heights 2
Joaquin 16, Martinsville 0
Beckville 26, Mount Enterprise 0
West Sabine 6, Port Niches-Groves 5
Garrison 17, Gary 0
Lufkin at Nacogdoches - PPND
Monday, April 5
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Martinsville 7, Timpson 4