Texas City 4, Baytown Lee 3

BAYTOWN – The Stingarees and Baytown Lee battled back and forth Saturday before Texas City came out on top for the win.

The Stings scored twice in the top of the third inning to take a 2-0 lead, but the Ganders answered with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Texas City answered with two more runs in the top of the fifth inning, including a steal of home by Zack Powell that gave the Stingarees the lead for good.

The Stings were led by Powell’s hitting as he went 2-for-4, drove in one and scored two runs. He singled in the third and fifth innings.

David Mull got the win for Stingarees. He allowed three runs over six innings, struck out none, walked three and gave up two hits.

Stings closer Aaron Smothers put away the final three outs to record the save.

Ryne Cooper went 1-for-4 with an RBI, Jose Rojas batted in a run, and Michael Martinez went 1-for-3 at the plate.

Thomas Doyle scored twice for the Stings.

Friendswood 4, Ball High 1

GALVESTON – Jake Simon did his best to change the outcome, but he couldn’t carry the Tornadoes past Friendswood at TOR Field on Friday.

Simon struck out six batters, allowed four runs, three of them earned, on four hits and three walks over 61/3 innings.

Ryan Shetter got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. He allowed one run over seven innings. He struck out nine, walked none and gave up two hits.

Simon took the loss for Ball High.

The Tors scored their only run of the game on a sacrifice fly by David Hernandez in the fourth inning that scored Baine Schoenvogel.

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