Brock's Cara Tolar and Peaster's Riley Melton each pitched a gem in their matchup, but Tolar's shone a little brighter as the Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Greyhounds 4-0 in a District 11-3A contest.
Tolar surrendered two hits with 14 strikeouts and 2 walks in seven innings. Melton gave up three hits, struck out four, walked three, and only one of Brock's runs were earned.
"Well-pitched game by both pitchers. We had a good pitching game plan going in and Rylie executed it well," said Peaster coach Matt Chapman. "We had some trouble catching up to Tolar's speed, but still had a chance to win it late.
"Many times it comes down to who makes the fewest mistakes, and that was the case in this one."
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Brock (20-3) remained in the chase for a district title with a 5-1 league record. Peaster (10-3-1, 3-2-1) is also in the thick of the playoff race.
ANDREWS HURLS NO-HITTER FOR LADYCATS
Elsewhere, Aledo's Hannah Andrews pitched a five-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 win over Granbury. She struck out 10 and walked three.
"Hannah always hits her spots and that's what makes her so lethal on the mound," said Ladycats coach Heather Oakes.
As the second half of district play gets under way, the Ladycats (11-8, 5-2 in District 8-5A) are hoping to get on a roll that will take them to another district championship.
LADY ROOS CONTINUE TO PILE UP RUNS
Weatherford's Sydney Johns surrendered no hits in a 16-0 victory against Arlington Lamar. She struck out four and walked one before the game was called after three innings.
The Lady Roos (9-9 overall) are on a roll in league play with a 6-1 record. They have outscored their opponents 113-33 in the six wins, with the lone loss being 17-2 to Paschal.
▪ Brock 4, Peaster 0
Brock leading hitters: Cara Tolar 1 hits, RBI; Lauren Lightfoot, 3B.
Winning pitcher: Tolar 7 IP, 2 hits, 14 K, 2 BB.
Losing pitcher: Rylie Melton 7 IP, 3 hits, 1 ER, 4 K, 3 BB.
Records: Brock 20-3, 5-1 in District 11-3A; Peaster 10-3-1, 3-2-1.
▪ Brock 15, Keene 0
Brock leading hitters: Tolar 3 hits, 2 RBI; Mattye Tyler 2-2B, RBI; Bailey Wagner 1 hit, 3 RBI.
Winning pitcher: Tyler 3 IP, 1 hit, 5 K, 1 BB.
▪ Aledo 10, Granbury 0
Aledo leading hitters: Kadyn Kirpatrick 3 hits, 2B, 3 RBI;
Brynn Helman 2 hits; Hallie Smith 2 hits; Megan Reynolds 2 hits, 2B, RBI.
Winning pitcher: Hannah Andrews 5 IP, 0 hits, 10 K, 3 BB.
▪ Aledo 11, Cleburne 1
Aledo leading hitters: Smith 3 hits, 2-2B; Mykayla Stround 1 hit, 3 RBI.
Winning pitcher: Andrews 6 IP, 6 hits, 0 ER, 10 K, 4 BB.
Record: 11-8, 5-2 in District 8-5A.
▪ Weatherford 16, Arlington Lamar 0
Weatherford leading hitters: Kayla Gardner 4 hits, 2B, RBI; Taylor Pool 3 hits, RBI; Lindsey Franklin 2 hits, RBI; Erin Riney 2 hits, 2B, RBI; Grace Davis 3 hits, 2-2B, 4 RBI; Karley Horton 3 hits, 3-2B, 4 RBI; Shelby Kennedy 2 hits, 2B, HR, 2 RBI.
Winning pitcher: Sydney Johns 3 IP, 0 hits, 4 K, 1 BB.
▪ Weatherford 18, Arlington Bowie 3
Weatherford leading hitters: Kennedy 2 hits, 2B, HR, 4 RBI; Riney 2 hits, 2B, 2 RBI; Davis 2 hits, 2B, 4 RBI; Sierra Hill 2 hits, 2B, RBI; Horton 2B, RBI.
Weatherford pitching: Johns (W) 3 IP, 2 hits, 2 ER, 3 K, 3 BB; Allison Williams 1 IP, 1 K, 1 BB.
Record: 9-9, 6-1 in District 4-6A.