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Clear Creek 7, Clear Falls 2
The Clear Creek Wildcats kept their postseason hopes alive Tuesday night with a key victory at home against the Clear Falls Knights.
A leadoff home run in the top of the first from Brooks Montgomery gave Clear Falls a quick 1-0 lead, but Clear Creek put together a four-run bottom of the third inning to swing momentum back in its favor.
Liam Gunter led off the frame with a double, and a groundout and an error put runners on the corners with one away. Mason Moran, who reached base on the error, stole second, and Matthew Etzel knocked a two-run single to give the Wildcats the 2-1 lead.
Daniel Burroway followed that with an RBI double and stole third base. After Issac Lopez walked on four pitches, Peter Miller extended Clear Creek’s lead to 4-1 on an RBI sacrifice fly.
With one out in the bottom of the fourth, Gunter walked on four pitches and Lane Brewster singled. An error put both runners in scoring position before Moran smacked a two-run single to push the lead to 6-1.
In the bottom of the fifth, Lopez led off with a walk, and then pinch runner Matthew Juarez got to do some work on the base paths — advancing to second on an error and reaching third on a passed ball. Then, Juarez stole home to give the Wildcats a 7-1 lead.
Clear Falls added a run in the top of the sixth when Nick Mueller led off with a single and made it all the way to third base on defensive indifference before a Kobe Calderone RBI sac fly brought him home.
Arnaud (3-for-4, two RBIs, one run) and and Knight (2-for-3, two RBIs, one run) had multi-hit games for the Chargers.
Clear Creek (4-5 in district) and Clear Falls (5-6) conclude their season series 6 p.m. Thursday at Clear Falls in a game that will be important to 24-6A’s playoff race.
Clear Springs 7, Clear Lake 0
The Clear Springs Chargers jumped out to a substantial early lead, and Mason Schulz threw a four-hit complete-game shutout to cruise by Clear Lake on the road Tuesday.
Schulz finished with a final pitching line of seven innings, four hits, no walks and eight strikeouts.
A four-run top of the second inning for Clear Springs gave Schulz more than enough run support.
Cameron Cooper led off the inning with a double, and Josh Barletta followed that with a four-pitch walk. A one-out single from Kai Woodard loaded the bases.
Just when it looked like Clear Lake would escape the jam after a shallow fly out to center field, Schulz walked on four pitches to force a runner home. Then, Chase Arnaud knocked a two-run single, which was followed by a Mason Knight RBI single for a 4-0 lead.
In the top of the fourth, Michael Cervantes walked on four pitches with one out, stole second base, stole third base and raced home on an error to add a run to the Chargers' lead.
Clear Springs scored its last two runs in the top of the sixth. Arnaud got things going with a one-out single. After Arnaud stole second, Knight brought him home with an RBI single. Parker Lee singled and Barletta walked to load the bases, and a four-pitch walk to Ryan Chamberlain forced a runner home.
Clear Springs (8-1 in district) concludes its season series with Clear Lake (3-6) at home 6 p.m. Thursday.
Santa Fe 4, Goose Creek Memorial 3
Santa Fe utilized successful quality at-bats in the second and third innings to defeat Goose Creek Memorial on the road Tuesday night.
A two-out walk to Cristian Cienfuegos proved costly for the Indians as Tristan Pitkin smoked a run-scoring double in the bottom of the first.
Santa Fe responded with two runs in the top of the second that started when Bryce Montemayor led off with a single and was sacrificed to second by Cameron Bennett and then scored on a Landon Thompson RBI single smacked to center. Trenton Beazley then delivered some two-out magic with a run scoring double.
A leadoff walk, sacrifice bunt, groundout and another walk in succession helped the Patriots tie the game on a Uli Quiroga two-out single.
The first five Indians batters aided Santa Fe to regain the lead for good when a single (Peewee McDonald), sacrifice bunt (Grant Pfaff) and walk (Rome Shubert) started the third. Back-to-back hard-hit RBI singles by Montemayor and Bennett followed.
GCM would not go away quietly as Quiroga tattooed a one-out triple and then scored on a Cienfuegos squeeze bunt.
But, Jeremy Sheppard was able to strike out the final batter looking to earn the two-inning save.
Montemayor had a big night at the plate collecting three hits for the Indians
Santa Fe (10-1 in District 22-5A) hosts Texas City (2-9) at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Crosby 11, Texas City 0 (6 innings)