Duncanville edged the Copperheads with a late-inning homerun to seal the victory. Brazos Valley and Mineral Wells play through the tough weather that ended out as a Bomber win.
DUNCANVILLE 6, COPPELL 5
Wayne Hrozek's (Arkansas) two-run GW bomb with two outs in the top of the ninth was key for the Deputies Thursday night. His homer gave Duncanville a 6-5 lead going in to the bottom of the ninth, and eventually the win. Duncanville's Jason Dabbs (Cal State) along with Coppell's Travis Tucker (UT) added homerruns of their own in the game. Coppell's starting pitcher, Kyle Walker (UT), had a great outing, giving up only 4 hits along with three earned runs over 7 1/3 innings of work.Stephen Singer (UNLV) earned the win in relief. Coppell\s Nick Halovanic (Oral Roberts) received a blown save and the loss.
WICHITA FALLS 7, DENTON 4
For the second time in three games, the Wichita Falls Roughnecks defeated the Denton Outlaws on their home field. In the top half of the fourth inning, the Roughnecks plated six consecutive runners; the final three coming off a monster home run by first basemen Chris McGuire (Dallas Baptist). Texas Tech right-hander Brian Cloud worked 6.2 very effective innings for his first win of the TCL season.
MCKINNEY 4, COLLEYVILLE 3
The game between the McKinney Marshals and the Colleyville Lone Stars was a closely contested game throughout the night. Colleyville jumped out early in the fourth with a 2 run single by Eric Epperson McKinney came right back in the bottom of the inning with a 2 run double by Derek Wiley. In the fifth Colleyville got another run with the help of an error and the lead held up until the bottom of the eighth with the bases loaded and 2 outs Derek Wiley again came up big with a 2 run single he ended the night going 4-4 and 4 RBI’s. The win went to Daniel Meadows who upped his record to 2-0 while the loss went to Trevor Hurley 0-1.
BRAZOS VALLEY 5, MINERAL WELLS 3
Runs given up in the seventh and eighth innings proved to be too much for Mineral Wells to overcome as they lost a heartbreaker to the Brazos Valley Bombers 5-4 at Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark Thursday night. In a game that was delayed almost an hour due to rain, Brazos Valley jumped out on top quickly after scoring three runs in the first two innings against the Mineral Wells starter Taylor Rogers. Rogers then settled down and went the next three innings without giving up a hit. He ended up pitching five innings and striking out six Bombers. Tyson Bagley and Brett Lester followed Rogers in relief for the Steam (1-7). Rightfielder Bo Coffman hit a pitch from Bomber starting pitcher Casey Whitmer over the right-field wall in the second inning for Mineral Wells’ first run of the night and Coffman’s second home run of the season. Coffman also scored in the sixth inning after a one-out RBI single from Trent Blanchard. Steve Halford and Anthony Moore also pushed across runs for Mineral Wells in the game. Mineral Wells entered the seventh inning with a 4-3 lead but couldn’t close the deal. Bomber Kyle Sisney lead off the seventh with a base on balls and scored on T.J. Mittelstaedt’s extra-base RBI hit that tied the game. Then Brazos Valley first baseman Will Basom hit a solo shot with two out in the eighth inning for the go-ahead run.