Mineral Wells 5
Graham scored 11 runs in the top of the fourth inning, aided by a grand slam from Jess Buenger, as the Roughnecks destroyed Mineral Wells at Pratt Field. The Roughnecks sent 14 batters to the plate in the inning as they broke out of a slump to get their first win in the last four games.
Buenger had four hits and a walk and is believed to be the first TCL player to hit for the cycle. Buenger slapped a double in the seventh to finish off his historical night.
Ive been in a slump since the All Star Game, so it was really great to break out, said Buenger. I knew about the cycle and was just glad to get a hit where I could get to second to get the double I needed. Thats the first time thats ever happened to me.
Buengers night overshadowed at two-homer night from Ben Burum, who has a league best 12 for the summer.
Dylan Farrish got the win for the Roughnecks, who moved into a tie for second in the Hornsby Division with the Weatherford Wranglers. The two teams will meet Saturday at Steer Stadium in Graham.
The Outlaws remained in first place with a win over the Wranglers.
The Outlaws scored two runs in the first and two more in the sixth, enough to squeak by with the victory. Andrew Brown homered and had three RBIs for Denton while Kurt Pessa scattered ten hits and gave up three runs in seven innings.
Colt Haynes took the loss for Weatherford, who was led at the plate by three hits from Spencer Jackson and two from Clay Britton and Roberto Mena.
Highland Park 1
The Copperheads scored four in the second and three in the third to defeat the Blue Sox and extend their lead in the Speaker Division to 2.5 games. Chris Williams, Justin Baum and Anthony Jackson each had two hits to lead Coppell, which received a gem from starter Aaron Brown. Brown threw seven innings allowing only one run on six hits while striking out five.
Highland Park was led by Tyler Jones and Ryan Hill with two hits each.
The LoneStars scored two runs in the eighth to put the game out of reach and defeat the Marshals, despite four hits by McKinneys Brandon Glover and homers by Trey Rachel and Jose Salazar.
The LoneStars were led by four hits by Isaias Garcia, who knocked in a run. Tyler Henley had three hits and two RBIs and Tyler Weber grabbed a pair of hits and two RBIs.
Seth Garrison got the win for Euless, while Brett Robinson took the loss.