COLLEYVILLE SNAGS TWO WINS, COPPELL RIPS 21 HITS
COPPELL 13, WICHITA FALLS 2
Coppell collected a season high 21 hits in the 13-2 slamming of the Wichita Falls Roughnecks. Coppell's starting pitcher, Lucas Engle, had a great outing itching seven strong innings, while only allowing two runs over three hits and struck out 11 batters. Jonas Fester also had a huge night for Coppell, going 4-for-6 with a pair of runs and a RBI. Four Coppell batters in the starting lineup had a multiple RBI game including a 3-for-5 performance from Matt Curry and Jeff Nutt. Wichita Fall's John Dao had a great night for the Roughnecks, going 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run.
COLLEYVILLE 5, MINERAL WELLS 0 (GAME 1)
COLLEYVILLE 4, MINERAL WELLS 1 (GAME 2)
Colleyville captures two wins in the double header against the Steam inching their way into second place and one game behind division leading Brazos Valley. In the afternoon game, Charlie Blackmon and Andy Reese combined to blank the Mineral Wells Steam in the first game of a doubleheader and the Colleyville LoneStars won, 5-0, in Monday's TCL action. Blackmon, 2-0, cruised through four innings before nearby severe weather caused a two-hour halt in play. When conditions improved, Reese came out of the Colleyville bullpen to earn his first save of the summer. Taylor Rogers, 1-3, took the loss for Mineral Wells. Home runs by Austin Knight (his third) and Andy Revell (his second), helped stake the LoneStars to the final margin of victory.
In the second game of the double header, Johnny Noland threw five innings of shut out baseball, keeping his 0.00 ERA intact for 14 innings pitched this summer, and guiding the Colleyville LoneStars to a 4-1 victory over the Mineral Wells Steam. Noland, 1-1, struck out seven, walking one and giving up one base hit as he picked up his first win of the summer and evened his record at 1-1. Kyle Brown protected the victory, throwing one scoreless inning, and Trevor Hurley gave up an unearned run in the seventh to complete Colleyville's pitching dominance for the night. Tim Hartland (2) and Kyle Hardman (3) each hit home runs for the LoneStars. Brett Lester, 1-3, was tagged for the loss despite giving up just five hits and no walks in a complete game effort.
MCKINNEY 11, DUNCANVILLE 6
McKinney constructed 11 runs in the blowout against Duncanville. The Marshals got another big performance out of Justin Murray as he pitched seven innnings without allowing a run, giving up three hits and striking out 10. Marshal first baseman Derek Wiley went 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored. Duncanville's highlight came when Trey Presswood came to the plate and smashed a pinch-hit grand slam.