OUTLAWS, DEPUTIES PITCH SHUTOUTS
With the game in Brazos Valley getting rained out, there were only two games played across the league and both resulted in a shutout.
DUNCANVILLE 6, MINERAL WELLS 0
A rough start in the field and little offensive production for Mineral Wells added up to a 6-0 loss to the Duncanville Deputies Wednesday night at Pratt Field. Mineral Wells committed three errors in the field in the top of the first inning that lead to four unearned Duncanville runs. The only other scoring for the game came with two runs in the top of the sixth for the Deputies, who improve to 16-18. Brandon Moore started on the hill for the Steam. Moore took the loss, going six-and-one-third innings, striking out five and walking just one. Four of his six runs surrendered were unearned. Alex VanOeveren came in and pitched the final two-and-two-thirds innings and did not give up a hit while striking out three. The Steam ended up with five hits on the night. Their best chance to make a dent in the 6-0 deficit came in the bottom of the eighth when they load the bases up with two outs. However, Josh Vander Hey hit a line drive at the shortstop to end the threat.
DENTON 6, COLLEYVILLE 0
The Denton Outlaws shut out the LoneStars Wedensday night at Falcon Field, beating the Colleyville Lonestars, 6-0. The Outlaws struck first, as catcher Kevin Croft hit a solo home run over the left centerfield wall in the second inning. Croft ended the day 2-for-4 with three RBIs as he roped a bases loaded double down the leftfield line to drive in a pair of Outlaws and open the game up in the seventh inning. Zack Boles started for Denton and worked five scoreless innings, thanks in part to great defense behind him. In the top of the fifth inning Colleyville managed to load the bases with two out for their leadoff hitter, Chris Fox. Fox launched a rocket into right centerfield, but Tyler Ladendorf out ran the ball making a beautiful diving catch at the warning track.
WICHITA FALLS, BRAZOS VALLEY - RAINED OUT