Tris Speaker Division Playoff Scenario:
A McKinney win or Euless loss on Sunday puts the Marshals in the TCL playoffs. If McKinney loses and Euless wins on Sunday, the LoneStars receive the playoff spot by virtue of winning the season series from the Marshals, 5-3.
The second place team will open the Speaker Division playoffs in Coppell on Moinday night.
Highland Park 0
The Marshalls led 16-0 after four innings while using 20 hits to produce the largest shutout victory in TCL history. McKinney's 18 runs fell one shy of the league mark. Trey Rachel had a homer and four RBIs to go with three hits, while Scott Gaffney had three hits and three RBIs and Logan Parker had three hits and one RBI. Matt Cavagnaro also added three RBIs.
Brett Robinson threw five innings for the win, while Kenn Kasparek finished up, allowing only one hit in four innings.
With the victory, the Marshalls took a one game lead for the final playoff spot in the Speaker Division. The Marshalls face Highland Park again Sunday at Gabe Nesbitt Field.
The Copperheads used two homers and five RBIs from Danny Hamblin to vault to victory over Euless. Coppell scored five runs in the fifth inning and two in the sixth to put the game out of reach.Tyler Hill, Justin Baum and Hamblin each had three hits for Coppell.
Euless, which entered the game tied with McKinney for second place, fell one game back with the loss. Euless will meet Coppell at Copperhead Field on Sunday night.
The Roughnecks jumped out to a 9-0 lead behind Steve Ptaks grand slam, which highlighted a six-run third inning, then held off a furious charge by Weatherford to win.
John Alvarez, Chris Walsh and Trent Lockwood each had two hits to lead Graham.
Robbie Winn homered and drove in three runs for Weatherford, which scored four runs in the eighth and two in the ninth before falling just short.
Reese Baker picked up the victory, his fourth of the year, while Derrick Gordon suffered the loss.
Mineral Wells 7
The Outlaws led 7-0 before Mineral Wells scored six in the seventh to mount a comeback. The Outlaws were led by homers from Josh Banda and Andrew Brown, the only two Outlaws to have two hits in the game.
Juston Street pitched three innings for the victory, while Bryan Dykes took the loss for the Steam.
Mineral Wells was led at the plate by Stephen Bradshaw, who had two hits and drove in a run.