Santa Fe 19, Fort Bend Willowridge 1 (5 innings)
The Santa Fe Indians annihilated Willowridge on Thursday at home, scoring 14 first-inning runs en route to the lopsided, run-rule win.
The Indians scored a run in the botom of the second and two apiece in the third and fourth to finish off the Eagles.
Santa Fe totaled 14 hits in the rout, with multi-hit games coming from Bryce Montemayor (2-for-2, four RBIs, one run), Wade Perkins (2-for-2, two RBIs, two runs), Tyler Martin (2-for-2, one RBI, two runs), Caden Rodgers (2-for-3, two RBIs) and Ryan Blackwell (2-for-4, one RBI, two runs).
Drew Shaver reached base three times on a single and two walks, and Josh Blankenship and Landon Thompson each reached twice on walks.
Recording extra-base hits were Montemayor (home run), Martin (triple), Blackwell (double), Blaine Nelson (double, RBI) and Colton Scott (double, two RBIs).
Blackwell threw two perfect innings, striking out the side in each. Montemayor threw the first three innings, surrendering a run on two hits and a walk with six strikeouts.
The Indians (10-3 in District 23-5A) return to action 7 p.m. Friday on the road against Alvin Shadow Creek (2-11).
Clear Creek 13, Clear Lake 0 (4 innings)
The night before their biggest game of season against Clear Falls, the Clear Creek Wildcats took care of business in a run-ruled game against the Clear Lake Falcons on Thursday night.
Jessica Skladal started the top of the first with a leadoff single and later in the inning three consecutive Wildcats reached base with two outs that aided Clear Creek to score three runs.
Lindsey Leistad (double) and Madison Petrella (single) each had run-scoring hits in the inning.
After two consecutive one-out singles by Carah Delao and Skladal, Brianna Aranzeta smashed a three-run homer to center making the score 6-0 Wildcats.
The third inning saw a little bit of everything — two walks, three errors, hit by a pitch, three hits and two stolen bases that aided Clear Creek to send 10 batters to the plate en route to scoring six runs.
Collecting RBI hits in the inning were Delao (single), Aranzeta (two run double) and Leistad (single).
Two straight walks to Pam Richardson and Makenzie Mundell followed by an error and a passed ball allowed Richardson to score the Wildcats final run in the fourth inning.
Of Clear Creek’s nine hits, Skladal (three runs), Aranzeta (five RBIs and two runs), Leistad (two RBIs), and Delao (two runs) all had two. Ramber also scored two runs for the Wildcats.
Clear Creek pitchers only allowed two baserunners and faced the minimum in four innings.
Megan Lee started and pitched two innings, allowing one hit (Petrella threw out the runner who was trying to steal second in the first inning) and struck out three.
Makenzie Mundell threw the last two innings allowing one walk that was erased on a double play to end the third inning.
Fighting for the last playoff spot, Clear Creek (7-6 in District 24-6A) will host its final district game against Clear Falls (7-5*) at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
*In a makeup game, Dickinson will travel to Clear Falls on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.