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DFW Baseball/Softball round up April 19: Brock takes down Peaster to win the district title

Watch as Mansfield coach Daniel Maberry throws out first pitch

Head football coach Daniel Maberry, who's been battling lymphoma since January 2018, threw out the first pitch during a home softball game April 9, 2019. Video credit by Shelley Hamilton.
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Head football coach Daniel Maberry, who's been battling lymphoma since January 2018, threw out the first pitch during a home softball game April 9, 2019. Video credit by Shelley Hamilton.

SOFTBALL

Brock 13, Peaster 2

The Eagles reeled off 13-unanswered runs to beat the Greyhounds to clinch the District 7-3A championship. Brock will be the 1 seed for next week’s playoffs and play Bowie in the bi-district round.

Peaster, the 2 seed, scored both runs in the top of the 1st on a Brock error.

Lauren Kizer threw the 5-inning complete game. She struck out the side in the 1st and added 2 more in the 4th. Maddie Murley ended the game with a deep fly ball to right field for a 2-run triple.

Landry Felts tied the game in the bottom of the 1st with a 2-run triple to center. The Eagles added 3 more on a fielder’s choice and 2-run error. Kelsi Tonips added a 2-run double in the 4th and RBI single in the 5th, and Felts drove in a run on a single in the 5th. Claire Duvall recorded an RBI single in the 4th.

Arlington Heights 13, South Hills 0

Victoria Montes drove in 4 runs and UNT commit Jalee McDonald threw a 1-hit shutout as the Yellow Jackets beat the Scorpions to secure the outright district title and 1 seed in 6-5A.

Bailey Rowden and Stephanie Chico each had 2 RBI and McDonald and Ally Arellano added one run driven in.

McDonald struck out 12.

Lone Star 23, Wakeland 8

Autumn Benavides hit a grand slam and Henderson State bound Morgan Reeve drove in a game-high 5 runs as the Rangers knocked out the Wolverines to clinch the final playoff spot in District 9-5A.

The Rangers finish with a 13-5 record and tied for 3rd with Reedy.

Wakeland scored all 8 runs in the bottom of the 5th, but by then, Lone Star was already up 23-0. Reeve, Hayley Feinstein, Alyssa Gillen and Hayley Peterson all homered. Benavides finished 4 for 4 while 8 of 9 batters in the lineup recorded at least one RBI. Megan Lundt was 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored.

Dom Rodriguez led Wakeland with a double, home run and 3 RBI.


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Winning the gold


Independence 6, Frisco Centennial 2

The Knights took down the Titans to capture the District 9-5A championship.

Savannah Williams allowed 7 hits, 1 earned run and struck out 10. She also drove in 2 runs at the plate while A&M commit Mayce Allen went 3 for 3 with a 3-run home run in the 5th to give Independence a 6-1 lead.

Lexi Pope and Daniela Arellanes had RBIs for Centennial.

BASEBALL

Grapevine 6, Boswell 0

Isaac Logan threw a 4-hit shutout and struck out 5 to send the Mustangs past the Pioneers in District 7-5A.

The Mustangs led 3-0 after 1 when player of the week Alex Vergara, who’s committed to ACU, had an RBI single. Robert Antonetti followed with a 2-run single. Vergara went 3 for 3 with 2 RBI. Wesley Flatt went 3 for 3 with an RBI in the 3rd.

Grapevine improved to 10-2 in district and 21-6-1 overall.

Byron Nelson 7, Flower Mound 2

Three pitchers combined to allow 4 hits as the Bobcats defeated the Jaguars in a non-district game.

Leading 2-0, Nelson broke open the game with 4 runs in the 3rd. Hudson White went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases. Cade Hutson went 3 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored.

Jaron DeBerry, Blake Martinez and Bryson Morrill combined for 5 strikeouts.

Arlington Heights 14, Weatherford 11

Fresh off Thursday’s 2-1 win to clinch the District 6-5A championship, the Yellow Jackets scored 7 times in the bottom of the 5th to beat the Kangaroos in a non-district game.

The Roos recorded the first two outs in the 5th, but Heights responded when it was trailing 11-7.

Two singles, a walk and an error made it 11-8, and Brennan Best hit a 2-run single to center to bring it to a 1-run game.

Slaton Burns singled in the tying run to left that scored Aaron Biediger. Marshall Rose drove in 2 and Jonathan Castillo capped off the wild inning with another RBI single.

Heights scored 5 in the 1st, highlighted by a 2-run double from Biediger, but Weatherford tied it 7-7 with 6 runs in the 3rd.

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