PREP ROUNDUP: Bulldogs denied 21-5A clinch; winner-take-all set for Friday

first_img Kamden Grant sent Rene Cunningham across the plate on a grounder in the fourth to narrow the Bulldogs’ deficit to 6-3, but the Eagles responded with three more runs in the bottom half.Another Nederland error allowed River Orsak to reach and Rex Thompson to score. Turnbough then hit a grounder that drove home a run, and Orsak came home on a passed ball.Brian Davila, Landon Hiltz, Wade Butler and Cunningham also had hits for the Bulldogs. Connor Dunham and Orsak each batted 2 for 4 for the Eagles.Gregory struck out three and allowed six runs (three earned) on seven hits in three innings. Three runs (none earned) were charged to Mares, who held the Eagles to one hit the rest of the way. This roundup will be updated. Nederland will host the rematch Friday.Brock Holton hit a two-run double in the top of the first for Nederland, but Trevor Turnbough smashed a two-run home run in the bottom of the inning off Noah Gregory to even the score.Four errors plagued the Bulldogs on Tuesday. One miscue allowed Turnbough to load the bases in the third with no outs, and Cameron Cauley took advantage with a sacrifice fly to give the Eagles a 3-2 lead. Gregory struck out Camden Guarnere for the second out, but Simon Larranaga homered down the left-field line to extend the lead. LCM 7, Hamshire-Fannett 4In Hamshire, the Bears overcame a 3-0 first-inning deficit with five runs in the second and totaled 10 hits in defeating the Longhorns (10-16, 4-6 in 22-4A).Jacob Garza went 2 for 3 (both doubles), drove in two runs and scored two of his own in a loss. Hamshire-Fannett finished with eight hits.Sabine Pass (8-10, 5-9 in 24-2A) will take on West Hardin at noon Saturday for the fourth and final baseball playoff seed from District 24-2A.• Dayton 3, Memorial 0In Port Arthur, the Titans (5-13, 2-9 in 21-5A) got 3-for-3 hitting from Miguel Samudio and 2-for-3 batting from Johan Nakao, but couldn’t get “the big hit,” as coach Jessie Riojas described, to tie or take the lead against the Broncos.The shutout spoiled senior night for the Titans, who will close the season Friday at Dayton. PNG 7, Vidor 5In Vidor, the Indians (15-12-1, 8-3 in 21-5A) avoided a stunning loss by scoring four runs in the seventh inning, more than erasing a 4-3 deficit.Carson Roccaforte connected with a one-run double and Ryan Sosa drove in two with his own double to put the Indians ahead. A Vidor error allowed Khristian Curtis to reach on error and another PNG run.A passed ball in the bottom of the seventh allowed Vidor to score, but Austin Schaper delivered his fourth strikeout in two innings to earn the win.Starter Roccaforte gave up three earned runs on seven hits but struck out four in five innings. He was the Indians’ only multiple hitter, going 2 for 4.Reece Mancera, Blake Bost and Schaper also had hits for the Indians.Robbie McLemore and Braiden Baker each went 2 for 4 for Vidor. Staff reportsNederland tried to set the tone for a district championship clinch. Barbers Hill stormed back. Now, the two teams’ next game will be for all the District 21-5A marbles.Barbers Hill beat Nederland 9-3 Tuesday in Mont Belvieu to deny the Bulldogs (16-8-2, 10-1 in 21-5A) — at least until Friday — a second straight district championship. The loss also ended a 13-game winning streak and 14-game unbeaten streak for Nederland, which had last lost March 8 to Carthage, 8-2.last_img

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