This has been the first day in weeks that the Texas Collegiate League has gotten four games in one day without any rainouts. Hopefully, that is a sign of good weather to come.
DENTON 3, DUNCANVILLE 0
The Denton Outlaws won a pitchers' duel as they scored three in the bottom of the eigth inning to win, 3-0. Duncanville starter Jared Rogers pitched seven beautiful innings but looked to tire in his eigth frame of work. The Deputies' lanky right hander flummoxed the Outlaw bats, forcing 13 groundball outs. Ben Carruthers had a good oppurtunity to get Denton off the shnide in the fifth inning when he stepped up with runners on first and thrid and only one out. Carruthers lined a fastball the otherway but it was snagged by Deputies first baseman Morgan Kielty who then stepped on first for the inning ending double play. Carruthers, however, singled to start the eigth inning game-winning rally which was followed by a Kai Kirby walk and a Heath Pugh then opened it up with a 2 run triple to right. Steven Maxwell got a no decision despite seven superlative innings, striking out eight.
COPPELL 5, WICHITA FALLS 4
The Coppell Copperheads jumped out to a 5-0 lead after six innings, then held off the Wichita Falls Roughnecks to claim a 5-4 triumph Friday night at Hoskins Field.Coppell (7-6) got the game winner on what looked to be an insurance blast by Harrison Drieling who belted his first homer of the season during a three-run sixth. The Roughnecks (10-6) made a comeback by scratching out a run in the seventh, then Jason Seefeld belted his fourth home run of the season over the left centerfield wall to lead off the eighth.Wichita Falls collected two more runs in the inning to make it close. Clayton Ehlert (1-0) got the win for Coppell, with Garrett Clyde notching his first save of the season. The loss went to Wichita Falls' Brett Holland who fell to 1-3. The game was moved to Wichita Falls because of implayable conditions at Coppell on Friday.Wichita Falls hosts Denton for a doubleheader beginning at 5:05 on Saturday.
MCKINNEY 7, MINERAL WELLS 4
The game between the McKinney Marshals and the Mineral Wells Steam started off bad for the Steam as they gave up 4 unearned runs in the 1st. McKinney added another run in the 2nd and 2 more in the 3rd. Mineral Wells could not get out of the hole they dug themselves as they could only manage 4 runs. The win goes to Michael Gunter 2-0 and the save goes to Drew Zizinia loss goes to James Oliver 2-1. Joe Oliveria led the way for the Marshals as he went 2-4 with 2 RBI.
BRAZOS VALLEY 5, WEATHERFORD 0
The Wrangler offense continues to struggle as they are shutout for the third time in four games as they fall to the Bombers on Friday night by a score of 5-0. Bombers starter Scooter Hicks picked up the win and improved to 3-2 on the season by going six strong innings and only allowing three hits. Brazos Valley releiver Casey Whitmer worked three innings of scoreless relief to finish off the Wranglers on this night. Blake Walker had three hits and Ryan Weber drove in three for the Bombers. Wranglers right fielder Seth Hammock had two of the three hits for the home team on the night. Weatherford starting pitcher Gary Poynter (1-1) takes the loss after going six innings and giving up four runs on seven hits. The Wranglers are back home on Wednesday July 11th to host the Wichita Falls Roughnecks.