SUGAR LAND – Clear Creek took full advantage of what it was given Thursday in a 10-2 victory against host Fort Bend Austin.
The Wildcats can wrap up the 5A Region III first-round series today with a win on their home field.
Austin was in a charitable mood in Thursday’s contest, and Clear Creek was more than willing to take advantage.
Bulldog pitching issued five walks and hit two batters. Austin’s defense made two errors and yielded four stolen bases.
Clear Creek starter Aron Solis pitched his way out of jams in the first and fourth innings and ended up allowing just two runs on four hits.
Dalton Devillier finished off the Bulldogs by pitching a scoreless seventh.
Wildcat hitters showed a lot of patience at the plate, working a lot of deep counts and coming through with runners on base.
First baseman Harrison Hill reached base all four times he came up. Hill walked twice and had a pair of run-scoring doubles.
Austin Adams added a pair of RBIs with a double and a bases-loaded walk.
Clear Creek tied the game with a run in the third inning, then added three in the fourth and five more in a 10-batter fifth, including eight after the Bulldogs recorded the first two outs.
The rally included a pair of bases-loaded walks and a two-run single from Anthony Cole.
Three different Clear Creek hitters drove in runs with sacrifice flies.
Baseball playoffs – Class 5A first round
Clear Creek vs. Fort Bend Austin
Game 1: Clear Creek 10, FB Austin 2
Game 2: Today, 7:30 p.m. at Clear Creek
*Game 3: Saturday, 4 p.m. at FB Austin