ET Baseball Roundup: Marshall edges Carthage, more
March 15, 2017 at 9:17 p.m.
MARSHALL 6, CARTHAGE 5: CARTHAGE — Cameron Haller drove in three runs, including the game winner as Marshall edged Carthage, 6-5, here Wednesday afternoon.
The Mavericks and Bulldogs went extra innings to decide a winner in this one.
Marshall jumped to a 2-0 lead in its half of the first, but Carthage answered in kind and raised it one, taking a 3-2 lead and adding two more in the second.
The Mavs chipped away with a pair in the third and one to tie in the sixth.
Haller went yard for the Mavs with a round-tripper. Ty Kirkland went 2 for 4 at the dish for the winners.
Michael Crutcher went two thirds of the way for Marshall and notched the victory. Crutcher fanned three, surrendered two hits and didn't walk anybody.
NEW DIANA 6, HARLETON 2: HARLETON — New Diana put together a couple of big innings late, holding on for a 6-2 District 16-3A win over Harleton.
Tristan Swain doubled, singled and drove in a run for New Diana, and Landon Dorman had two hits and two RBIs. Cody Stanley also drove in a run for the Eagles.
Swain also went seven innings on the hill for the Eagles, striking out 12 with no walks. He gave up two earned runs on five hits.
JEFFERSON 5, BECKVILLE 4: JEFFERSON — Five hits were enough to help lead Jefferson to a 5-4 win over the Beckville Bearcats as the Bulldogs came away with their first district win of the season.
Jefferson stands 4-7 overall and 1-1 in district play.
Nate Gibbons was 1-3 with a double and one RBI. Trey Chambers was 2-for-4 with one run. Trace Smith was 2-for-3 with a triple, one RBI and one run. Mason Reeves was the winning pitcher for Jefferson.
The Bulldogs will return to action Friday when they play host to the Harleton Wildcats.
HUGHES SPRINGS 13, PAUL PEWITT 0: OMAHA — It was all Mustangs on Tuesday night as Hughes Springs stampeded to a 13-0 shutout victory of the Paul Pewitt Brahmas.
Bo McEntire tripled and collected a game-high three base hits for the Ponies while driving in two runs and scoring once.
Riley McKinney doubled and had two hits with a pair of RBI and a run scored.
Brady McEntire held Pewitt to two singles and struck out 10 to get the pitching decision.
HARMONY 11, WEST RUSK 0: NEW LONDON — Nick Hoelscher narrowly missed throwing a perfect game as the Harmony Eagles soared to an 11-0 whitewash of the West Rusk Raiders here Tuesday.
Hoelscher recorded nine Ks, no walks. and one base hit. The quartet of JP Powers, Easton Blackstone, Spencer Seahorn and Gage Goddard all got multiple hits for the Eagles.
Blackstone and Goddard each doubled, while Goddard, Caleb Hart and Collin Jones all drove in two runs.
GILMER 2, ATLANTA 1: ATLANTA — It was an old fashioned pitching dual Tuesday night as the Gilmer Buckeyes scored the tie-breaking run in the top half of the eight inning to nip the Atlanta Rabbits, 2-1.
Kade Clemens started for Gilmer and went seven with eight strikeouts. Red Jones came on to get the win.
Dimitri Fort doubled and drove in a run for the Buckeyes, while Ryan Lawhorn, Jeremy Kelly, Bryce Burns, Myles Chumley and Zak Joran all singled.
The Rabbits got a solid performance from Jake Thompson in a losing cause. Thompson pitched the entire game for Atlanta and fanned nine.
Layton Henson doubled for the Rabs in the loss.
HENDERSON 9, CENTER 4: CENTER — Down to their last at bat, the Henderson Lions rallied from a 4-3 deficit to post six runs and notch a 9-4 victory over the Center Roughriders.
Nick Parker slapped out three hits, drove in a run and scored one for the Lions. Parker, Dalton Simmons and Collin Daughtry all doubled.
Parker was also king of the hill as he started and went the distance, striking out nine and giving up just three hits.