Strong pitching performances by the Roughnecks and Steam highlight the night as Duncanville and Denton get rained out once again.
WICHITA FALLS 4, COLLEYVILLE 3
Jason Seefeld and Chris Richburg combined for five hits and drove in four runs to lead the Wichita Falls Roughnecks to a 4-3 win over Colleyville Tuesday night at Hoskins Field. Seefield stroked a leadoff homer while Richburg capped a three-run second inning outburst with a two-out double down the left-field line to give the Roughnecks an early 4-1 advantage. That was just enough to allow Roughnecks' starter Chase Anderson to improve to 2-0 on the season. Anderson struck out 10 while working into the sixth inning when the LoneStars closed to within 4-3 by scoring runs on a wild pitch and a passed ball. But Colleyville failed to plate the equalizer despite placing runners at second and third with no one out. Seefeld got the lead runner when Kyle Livingstone sent a grounder to shortstop for the first out of the inning Wichita Falls right fielder Danny Slinkman cut down the would-be tying run in Kyle Hardman at the plate on Chris Fox's fly out to right field to end the threat. Ryne Miller earned his fourth save of the season by pitching the final two inning while allowing one hit and striking out two.Livingstone, who connected for his first homer of the summer in the second inning, and Brandon Moss paced the Colleyville attck with two hits each, while Wichita Falls was led by Seefeld's 3-for-3 outing.
MINERAL WELLS 3, WEATHERFORD 0
Ryan Goins got his first start on the mound for the Mineral Wells Steam this season and made the most of his opportunity, pitching eight shutout innings en route to a 3-0 Steam win at Pratt Field Tuesday night. Goins, 1-0, gave the Steam a gem on the mound as he allowed only two hits, both in the second inning, and no runs to the Weatherford Wranglers (8-7). Centerfielder Anthony Moore highlighted the Steam night from the offensive side with a home run over the right field wall to lead off the third inning. Moore finished the night going three-for-four with two RBIs and one run scored. Mineral Wells (4-13) got going early against Weatherford starter Justin Wells as Kevin Bedford scored in the first inning. Bedford reached on a fielder’s choice and proceeded to steal second. After an Aaron Murphree groundout, Wells threw a pitch that got away from catcher Caleb Shofner. Bedford headed to third on the play and then advanced home after a throwing error by Shofner in an attempt to get Bedford at third. The final Mineral Wells run was scored in the fifth inning by second baseman Adam Witek. After getting hit by a pitch, Witek advanced from first to third after a throwing error by Wells on a pickoff attempt. Moore drove in Witek with an RBI single.