DEPUTIES MOVE INTO FIRST PLACE
DUNCANVILLE 3, MCKINNEY 1
The game between the McKinney Marshals and the Duncanville Deputies was a pitcher's through most of the game. The game was scoreless going into the 7th when Duncanville scored with some help with a throwing error. With Duncanville up 1-0 going into the 9th they added to their lead with a 2 run double by Jimmy Commerota. The Marshals tried to rally but could only manage to get 1 run with Duncanville winning 3-1 the win goes to Jim McGonigle (1-1) the save goes to Dustin Rasco his 3rd and the loss goes to Mark McCain.
WICHITA FALLS 11, BRAZOS VALLEY 6
The Bombers lose to Wichita Falls, 11-6. The Brazos Valley Bombers game with the Wichita Falls Roughnecks on Wednesday afternoon was a close affair through six innings, with the Roughnecks holding a slim 3-1 lead at Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark. The seventh inning changed everything, when the Roughnecks sent 12 batters to the plate and scored eight runs to take a commanding 11-1 lead. The Bombers responded with a rally of their own, scoring four to close the gap to 11-5. Another Brazos Valley run in the ninth inning wasn’t enough and left the Bombers with an 11-6 final score.The pivotal seventh inning saw began with Bombers starter Will Currier (2-2) still on the mound. After a pair of walks and a sacrifice, Currier was lifted for reliever Evan Cox, who struggled. Cox faced three batter and gave up three hits, then was quickly replace by reliever Brice Ary. Ary fought his way through the remainder of the inning, but three more hits helped the Roughnecks post a total of eight runs in the frame.In the home half, the Bombers worked to generate a comeback. Keith Stein and Ryan Weber sandwiched a Joseph Towns strikeout to put two runners on. After Kip Masuda flied out, pinch-hitter Blake Walker drove an RBI single through the right side. TJ Mittelstaedt, who had two costly errors in the top of the eighth, walked to load the bases. Daman Aaron then stepped to the plate and was plunked, earning an RBI the hard way. Mark McGonigle followed with a single to plate Mittelstaedt and Walker. A Wichita Falls pitching change proved effective, though, as Robert Young coaxed Will Basom into a lazy flyout.In the ninth, McGonigle posted a two-out single, followed by an RBI double by Basom.The Roughnecks scored a run in the first and picked up two more in the second off Currier before he settled down. He retired 11 straight from the end of the second to sixth inning, then ran out of gas in the seventh. The Bombers picked up a run in the third off the bat of Mittelstaedt, whose first home run of the season landed in the nearby Little League field over the right field fence. The Brazos Valley offense generated nine hits on the game, led by McGonigle’s 3-for-4 outing. Towns also went 2-for-4, and Mittelstaedt scored a pair of runs.
WEATHERFORD 3, COPPELL 3
A regular season record crowd was on hand Wednesday night in Weatherford and they got their money's worth with an exciting game that had Weatherford holding off Coppell to win 4-3. The crowd of 730 was then treated to a firework show that, much like the game, did not dissappoint. Wranglers starting pitcher Jon Kibler (4-0) picked up his fourth win of the season to stay unbeaten on the season. Kibler went five innings allowing the three Coppell runs early on, while striking out 3 and walking two. The story of this night was the Wrangler bullpen and defense. Wranglers right fielder Seth Hammock made a spectacular diving catch to thwart a Coppell rally early on and the Wranglers also managed to turn a key double play to kill another rally attempt by the Copperheads. Wrangler releivers Zach Harwood and Mike Monterrey combined for three innings of shutout relief and Jeremy Erben came on and pitched a perfect ninth to pick up his third save. Weatherford hitters, Coleman, Shofner and Hammock all registered RBI on a slow night for the offense.