Brazos Valley gets their first win in team history as well as notching the TCL record in attendance. A crowd of 1,471 scattered across the grandstand and down the baselines to watch the Bombers at home for the first time. Hometowner Casey Whitmer impressed the fans as helped the Bombers put their first win in the books.
BRAZOS VALLEY 4, DUNCANVILLE 1
Casey Whitmer and two relievers shut down the Deputies to the tune of a two-hitter. Joseph Towns, Will Currier, and Blake Walker also had two hits apiece, and Towns added two runs to pace the Brazos Valley offense. The Bombers jumped out to a 2-0 lead by the third inning. A Walker bases loaded single in the first made the game 1-0, and Will Currier’s RBI double increased the Bombers lead. Duncanville managed a run in the fourth, but 2-1 was as close as they would get. Clint Helms pitched a perfect seventh frame and Tyler Davis added two scoreless innings to finish off the two-hitter. Mark McGonigle drove home Kyle Sisney with an RBI double in the seventh inning. Towns scored on Will Basom’s RBI groundout in the eighth to close out the scoring.
COPPELL 5, DENTON 2
Mike Bolsinger (Grayson) pitched 5 2/3 innings along with 4 K's and allowed only one unearned run Friday night versus Denton. Coppell's Anthony Walsh (Navarro) had an RBI double in the second inning, and hit in the game winning run in the sixth with a RBI single. In the seventh inning, Roger Kieschnick (TTU), who went four-for-four, hit a two-run homer to seal the deal. Denton's Michael Reed (Grayson) went two-for-three with an RBI. Ryan Sellman pitched the final 1 1/3 innings to finish the game off and earn his first save of the season.
MCKINNEY 8, MINERAL WELLS 0
The McKinney pitching staff combines to shutout the Mineral Wells Steam in a six hitter as McKinney prevailed in an 8-0 win. The winning pitcher Mike Gunter pitched 5 solid innings followed by David Carpenter’s 2 innings and an inning a piece by Kevin Aduddell and Jordan Kratx. The loss went to Taylor Rogers who gave up 4 earned runs in 4 innings. Bryan Haladay led the way 2 RBI’s while 4 other Marshals pitching in with 1 a piece.
WEATHERFORD 7, COLLEYVILLE 2
The Wranglers notch their first win of 2007 on Friday night against the Colleyville LoneStars by a score of 7-2. Weatherford finally got the bats going and pounded out twelve hits against LoneStar pitchers. Adam Hornung, Justin Wells, Trey Crain and Caleb Shofner all had multi hit games for the Wranglers. Weatherford starting pitcher AJ Ramos (1-0) was the story here though, going six shutout innings only allowing 2 hits and striking out 5 to pick up the win in his first start of ’07. Colleyville starter Johnny Noland (0-1) picks up the loss. The Wranglers are back home on Sunday night to host the Mineral Wells Steam.