High School Sports

Eaton baseball knocks off Grapevine, Crowley wins doubleheader, Byron Nelson rallies

The Eaton baseball team celebrates its sweep over Grapevine to capture the trophy in the 5A Region I area round at Eaton high school, Saturday May 12, 2018.
The Eaton baseball team celebrates its sweep over Grapevine to capture the trophy in the 5A Region I area round at Eaton high school, Saturday May 12, 2018. bgosset@star-telegram.com

BASEBALL

Haslet Eaton 6, Grapevine 1

Riley Taylor allowed five hits and struck out eight as the Eagles completed the sweep of their 5A Region I area round series.

Brock Webber drove in a run in the first inning and Colby Seltzer’s two-run double gave the Eagles a 4-0 lead in the second.

Zack Wilson added a two-run double in the sixth.

“It was a total team effort,” Taylor said. “I left it up to my hitters and they got the job done. We took care of business and I’m proud of everyone today.”

Grapevine (26-8-1) had the bases loaded with one out in the fifth, but Taylor induced a shallow pop fly and struck out a batter looking.

“Our pitchers this year have been pretty clutch. They’ve been able to work out of some situations and they keep their mind level,” coach Jeremy Fatheree said. “A lot of things have to go right to get out of that situation and I was really proud Riley was able to keep his head and do that.”

Eaton (27-8-1) advances to the regional quarterfinals for the first time to play Richland.

Crowley 2, Dallas Molina 1

Crowley 6, Dallas Molina 3

The Eagles won a doubleheader on Saturday to win their 5A Region II area round series.

Crowley (22-14) advances to its first regional quarterfinals since 2012 to play 5A No. 1 Cleburne, which swept Dallas Wilson 10-0 and 6-0.

Game 2 was an 11-inning affair. Sam Simmons drew a one-out walk and reached second on an Abe Limon single. Matthew McCarty finished it with a walk-off double to left.

Limon pitched eight innings and allowed seven hits. Dominic Guzman came in relief and allowed one hit in three innings.

The Eagles broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the top of the seventh of Game 3. They loaded the bases with no outs when McCarty drove in a run with a grounder to short and Guzman singled to right.

Crowley scored three in the first inning on an RBI single from Alex Munoz and back-to-back walks with the bases loaded.

Trophy Club Nelson 11, South Grand Prairie 10

Hudson White drove in the winning run and the Bobcats won in 11 innings to win their 6A Region I area round series 2-1.

Trailing 10-4 entering the top of the sixth, Nelson (16-18-1) got a two-run home run from Hunter Roquemore. Matthew Bailey tied the game in the seventh with a three-run homer to center.

Josh Caraway singled in two runs in the fourth before the Warriors (23-9-1) put up eight runs in the bottom half of the frame.

Ethan Thomas pitched six innings of relief and allowed two hits, no runs and struck out three for the Bobcats, who won 2-1 in Game 1.

Nelson will face Southlake Carroll in the regional quarterfinals.

Keller Timber Creek 3, El Paso Coronado 0

Cesar Paz allowed two hits and struck out seven in six innings, and the Falcons clinched their first trip to the regional quarterfinals in program history.

Riley Sands hit an RBI triple and Nic Thompson singled in a run during the second inning.

Coronado left seven runners base.

Timber Creek (27-8) rallied in Game 1 with two runs in the bottom of the eighth. TCU signee Mateo Gil had the walk-off two-run triple to give the Falcons an 8-7 win.

Colleyville Heritage 4, Aledo 2

Oklahoma commit Bobby Witt hit a two-run triple in the fifth and the No. 2 team in Class 5A won Game 3 of its 5A Region I area round series.

Chandler Freeman drove in a run in the second and Nick Balsano had an RBI single in the fifth.

Aledo (24-10-1) took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth with RBIs from Autry Johnson and Garrison Berkely.

The Panthers (29-5), who won 4-1 in Game 2, will play Denison in the regional quarterfinals.

Richland 6, Denton 3

Coby Gray and Jackson Lentz both homered and the Rebels won Game 3 of their 5A Region I area round series.

Gray hit a two-run home run to right field in the first inning. Kyle Housman had a two-run double in the sixth.

Cameron Coffee allowed four hits, one earned run and struck out four.

Richland (25-8) won 5-4 in Game 2 to give coach Chuck Wells his 200th career win.

Joshua 13, Dallas Hillcrest 3

Wyatt Moss went 3 for 4 with four RBIs and the Owls completed the sweep of their 5A Region II area round series.

Joshua (19-10), which won 10-0 in Game 1, will play Midlothian.

Cason Gourley and Camden Brister each drove in two runs. Jesse Bolt went 3 for 3 with an RBI, and Andrew Bell and Connery Peters also drove in a run.

The Owls scored nine times in the sixth.

Kennedale 7, Vernon 2

The Wildcats completed the sweep of their 4A Region I area round series and advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2013.

Kennedale (24-6-1), which won 2-0 in Game 1, got 11 strikeouts from Bryce Hackett.

J.D. Padgett’s two-run triple capped off a three-run seventh inning. He batted 3 for 4. Austin Crabtree, Reed Saenz and Hackett each drove in a run.

SOFTBALL

Haslet Eaton 8, Denton Ryan 5

The Eagles scored the first eight runs of Game 3 and then hung on to beat the Raiders to win their 5A Region I quarterfinal series.

Kenzlee Zaher and Paige Tamayo led Eaton (29-8) off with back-to-back doubles in the first inning, and Maddy Wright blasted a two-run home run to center that gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead.

Ashlyn Walker, Wright and Maci Elliott had consecutive RBI singles in the second to extend the lead to 6-0.

Zaher and Tamayo drove in runs in the third for an 8-0 lead.

Ryan (33-5-1) scored in the fourth on Abby Buettner’s 17th home run of the season, which leads the Metroplex. Katie Baeulmer singled in two runs to cut the deficit in half.

Eaton advances to the regional semifinals for the first time to play Lubbock Coronado.

Brock 15, Henrietta 1

The Eagles scored 10 times in the third inning and then finished off the Bearcats in five to complete the sweep of their 3A Region I quarterfinal series.

Brock (29-5) will play Alpine in the regional semifinals.

Bailey Wagner recorded an RBI triple in the first inning and scored when Landry Felts reached base on an error.

Jessica Leek singled in a run in the second inning and Felts singled in Wagner, who added another triple, in the third to make it 4-1. Payton Gasca knocked in a pair on a double to left and Brock led 12-1 after three. Felts added an RBI double in the fourth.

“We really just went to the plate feeling confident and knew we were going to put up a lot of runs on the scoreboard,” Wagner said. “We’ve grown closer since district play started and we truly believe that if we play together, we’ll do amazing things.”

FW Arlington Heights 7, Colleyville Heritage 4

The Yellow Jackets completed the sweep of their 5A Region I quarterfinal series late Friday to secure a spot in the semifinals for the first time in program history.

Heights (33-2-1) will face Canyon. It’s the best playoff run by a Fort Worth ISD school since Paschal went to state in 2004.

Jalee McDonald drove in two runs and Savannah Volmert went 3 for 4. Alyssa Martinez and Ashleigh Sgambelluri went a combined 5 for 7 with three doubles, four RBIs and three runs scored.

Heights won 6-5 in eight innings during Game 1.

Granbury 9, Mansfield Legacy 8

Granbury 8, Mansfield Legacy 5

The Pirates swept Friday night’s doubleheader to clinch their first trip the regional semifinals in program history.

Granbury, which won Game 1 in 11 innings and led 8-0 in Game 2, will play Hallsville.

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