Texas City 8, Alvin Shadow Creek 5
Texas City took advantage of nine Shadow Creek walks (four of the walks ended up scoring), as the Stings defeated the Sharks on Wednesday night.
In each of the first three innings, the Stings scored a run.
Cotton Rasco used his legs to score Texas City’s first run as he worked a leadoff walk, stole second base with one out, and then a line drive single to left by Michael Herrera drove home Rasco.
In the second inning, Ryan Scalf sent the second pitch over the left field fence for a two-out home run.
Another walk translated into another Sting run in the third inning. After Drake Jackson worked a four pitch walk and stole second base, Herrera singled to center advancing Jackson to third. This set up Christian Moya’s RBI fielder’s choice grounder.
Texas City matched its runs total in the first three innings when five of the first six batters drew free passes. After Rasco was the fifth batter to walk in the inning (RBI), Jackson’s two-run single to center made the score 6-0 Stings.
The Stings responded the Sharks’ two runs in the fifth, with two of their own in the bottom of the sixth.
Jackson once again connected on a big hit with a two-RBI single to left, scoring Ryan Scalf and Rasco, who both singled.
Shadow Creek threatened with a big seventh inning. Having already scored three runs thanks to five singles and a sacrifice fly, the Sharks had the tying run on second base, but Texas City relief pitcher Jacob Hernandez was able to induce a groundout to end the game.
Collecting two hits each for Texas City were Jackson (four RBIs), Herrera and Scalf (three runs)
Rasco also scored two runs for the Stings.
Texas City (8-5 in District 23-5A) will have a big game against Manvel (10-3) on the road Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Santa Fe 16, Fort Bend Willowridge 0 (3 innings)
The Santa Fe Lady Indians paraded 15 runners across home plate in the first inning en route to cruising to a run-rule win Wednesday.
Collecting RBIs in Santa Fe’s big first inning were Summer Syers (RBI single), Stephanie Reed (RBI single, three-run home run), Juliana Garcia (bases-loaded hit by pitch), Emily Evans (two-RBI single), Maggie Childs (two-RBI double), Morgan Childs (bases-loaded walk), Michelle Owens (RBI triple) and Maddy Blake (RBI single).
Courtesy runner Miranda Trigo and Owens also both scored runs on wild pitches in the inning.
The Lady Indians plated their final run of the game in the bottom of the second on an RBI single by Shelbi Sunseri.
Sunseri picked up the win in the circle, throwing three perfect innings and striking out all but one of the nine batters she faced.
Santa Fe raked 13 hits in the game, led by multi-hit efforts from Reed (3-for-3, four RBIs, three runs), Maggie Childs (2-for-2, two RBIs, one run) and Syers (2-for-2, one RBI, two runs).
The Lady Indians (15-0 in District 23-5A) look to wrap up an unblemished district championship season when they hit the road to face Alvin Shadow Creek at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Texas City 11, Alvin Shadow Creek 1