Jase Lopez of Brock and Evan Hafley each pitched a three-hitter in Friday's key District 7-3A baseball game at Brock.
However, Lopez had the help of a single run, driven in by Christian Stites on a fifth-inning ground out, as the Eagles won 1-0 to remain undefeated atop the league standings at 7-0 (15-3-1 overall). The Greyhounds fell to 5-2 (15-6-1 overall), with both losses to Brock.
"Huge win against a quality opponent," Brock coach Hart Hering said. "Just a good old-fashioned pitchers duel. I knew going into it that runs were going to be at a premium. Both kids really squared off and battled pitch-for-pitch.
"We seem to have a knack for finding a way to do just enough on offense to win. I know our pitching and defense is going to keep us in most games, so if we can just grind out some good at-bats and scratch a few runs we will have a chance to win it in the end."
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Lopez went seven innings, walked none and struck out 11. Hafley pitched six, walked four and struck out six.
"He threw a great game. It was a heartbreaker to lose," Peaster coach Lynne Grimes said. "Evan competed and gave us every chance to win."
Elsewhere, Aledo won 4-1 at Azle, Weatherford defeated visiting Abilene 13-4 as Lukas Loran tripled and drove in five runs, Poolville defeated Ranger 13-3 at home to stay undefeated in 13-2A, and Millsap fell 14-4 at home to Tolar.
▪ BROCK 1, PEASTER 0
Winning pitcher: Jase Lopez 7 innings, 3 hits, 0 walks, 11 strikeouts.
Brock leading hitters: Cole Lightfoot 2 hits; Christian Stites 1 hit, RBI.
Peaster pitcher: Evan Hafley 6 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts.
Peaster leading hitters: Kelton Shook 1 hit, Matthew Grimes 1 hit, Preston Hardin 1 hit.
Records: Brock 15-3-1, 7-0 in District 7-3A. Peaster 15-6-1, 5-2 in District 7-3A.
▪ ALEDO 4, AZLE 1
Winning pitcher: Trevor Bruno 5.2 innings, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 6 strikeouts.
Save: Trevor Brosette 1.1 innings, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts.
Aledo leading hitters: Michael Alvarez 2 hits; Caden Jarvis 2 hits, double, walk; Vaughn Shields 2 hits, 3 RBI; Greg Mosiello 2 hits; Nathan Fingar double.
Aledo record: 20-5, 6-2 in District 6-5A.
▪ WEATHERFORD 13, ABILENE 4
Winning pitcher: Blake Burrows 4 innings, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts.
Weatherford leading hitters: Lukas Loran triple, 2 walks, 5 RBI; Preston Edison 2 hits, triple, walk, RBI; Mason Zamarron 2 hits; Chance Ragsdale 3 hits, RBI; Burrows double, walk, 2 RBI.
Weatherford record: 13-11, 5-3.
▪ POOLVILLE 13, RANGER 3
Winning pitcher Logan Fowler 2 innings, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout.
Poolville leading hitters: Roy McCleery 2 hits, 2 RBI; Ruben Rodriguez 2 hits; Andrew Booth double, walk, RBI; Amzie Dunn 1 hit, 2 RBI.
Poolville record: 12-7, 6-0 in District 13-2A.
▪ TOLAR 14, MILLSAP 4
Millsap leading hitters: Spencer Auld 2 hits; Tyler Burchette 1 hit, RBI; Matthew Bradshaw 1 hit, RBI.
Millsap record: 4-11-1, 0-7 in District 7-3A.