COPPELL, DUNCANVILLE BRING OUT THE BATS
COPPELL 10, COLLEYVILLE 1
Coppell's Kyle Walker carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Matt Curry and Matt McGuirk hit home runs as the Copperheads defeated the Colleyville LoneStars, 10-1, Sunday night. The win moves the Copperheads (11-11) past the LoneStars (11-12) into second place in the Tris Speaker Division. Walker (2-1) threw six shutout innings, allowing just one hit, an infield single by Charlie Blackmon with two out in the sixth. Walker struck out six and walked four. While Walker was dominating on the mound, the Copperhead offense found the going easy against the LoneStars pitchers. Coppell recorded 12 hits on the night, along with a hit batsman and two walks. Curry's home run, his third of the summer, was a solo shot in the fourth, while McGuirk launched a three-run blast in the eighth for his fourth home run just 12 games and his second of the weekend. Colleyville starter Blake Williams (1-2), struck out six batters in five innings of work, but also allowed six runs (three earned) on six hits, one walk and a hit batter.
MCKINNEY 8, WEATHERFORD 2
The McKinney Marshals were in town Sunday night to take on the Weatherford Wranglers in a Rogers Hornsby division matchup. The Marshals sent pitcher Jonathan Runnels (3-0) to the mound and he did his part going seven strong to pick up the win and keep the Marshals atop the division standings. The Wranglers starter, Justin Wells went four plus innings and picks up his fourth loss on the season, though he did not allow an earned run. The big hit for the Marshals came in the 6th inning off the bat of Myrio Richard as he sent an Eric Marhsal offering over the left field wall for a two-run home run. McKinney then tacked on three more runs in the 8th with a two-run single by Brandon Glover.
DUNCANVILLE 13, DENTON 0
The Duncanville Deputies had their first six hitters score in a seven run first inning. Denton starter William Draper failed to record an out in his first start as a member of team. Billy Concannon only recorded one out, as Zack Boles was the third pitcher used by the Outlaws in the first inning. Duncanville scored seven runs on only three hits in the first frame, thanks in large part to five Denton walks and one hit by pitch. Duncanville starter Randell Shrouder threw six and two thirds hitless innings on route to his first win of the season.
WICHITA FALLS 7, MINERAL WELLS 6
The Mineral Wells Steam scored two runs in each of the first two innings Sunday night at Pratt Field, but that was not enough as Wichita Falls scored four in the sixth and three in the seventh to sneak out of town with the 7-6 win. Bo Coffman hit a two-RBI double off the left field wall in the bottom of the first to put the Steam on top 2-0. Then in the bottom of the second, Ryan Goins scored on a wild pitch from Roughneck reliever Henry Perkins and Adam Witek hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield to score Kurt Waid to give Mineral Wells a 4-0 lead. Brett Lester started on the mound for the Steam and pitched five scoreless innings of ball before allowing four in the top of the sixth to the Roughnecks. Lester struck out six and walked five on the night. Pinch-hitter Brice Cutspec broke up the 4-4 tie in the bottom half of the sixth inning with a two-run homer over the leftfield wall, giving Mineral Wells a 6-4 lead heading to the seventh. However, Wichita Falls (15-8) used a three-run shot from John Dao off of Alex VanOeveren in the top of the seventh to take its first lead of the game, 7-6. Andy Womack then came in the game in relief and pitched three innings, giving up no runs and striking out four batters in the minimum nine batters faced. Mineral Wells (7-19) threatened in the bottom of the ninth as Kurt Waid moved to third base with two outs before Aaron Murphree was struck out by Roughneck pitcher Ryne Miller for the final out of the game.