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Brazos Valley and Coppell both win Wednesday night as they try to position themselves into the playoffs.
BRAZOS VALLEY 12, MINERAL WELLS 5 (Box to be available soon)
After falling behind 1-0 through two innings, the Brazos Valley bats went off as they first got on the board in the third and pulled away for a 12-5 win over Mineral Wells Wednesday night. The Steam drew first blood in the second as Josh Vander Hey hit an RBI double to score Bo Coffman. However, the Bombers pushed across nine runs over the next three innings to take a commanding lead and never look back. Ryan Goins, a righty from Dallas Baptist, started on the hill for the Steam. Goins pitched into the fifth inning before being pulled in favor of Les Sarels. James Oliver and Taylor Rogers also pitched in relief for the Steam, who drop to 11-28 on the year. Down 10-5 in the seventh, Mineral Wells tried to make things interesting as they had runners at first and second with two out. Second baseman Dallas Tarleton jumped all over a Bomber pitch and drove it to deep right field. Unfortunately, it had a little too much air under it, and Mark McGonigle made the catch up against the wall to end the threat. Vander Hey had a big night at the plate for the Steam. The catcher went two-for-four with four RBIs and a run scored.
COPPELL 3, COLLEYVILLE 2
Pat McCrory's one-out sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth scored Paul Goldschmidt with the winning run as Coppell defeated Colleyville, 3-2, Wednesday night. Coppell improved its record to 21-17 and Colleyville fell to 17-20 as the TCL approaches the final weekend of the regular season. Goldschmidt singled to lead off the bottom of the ninth with Coppell playing as the home team since the game was a make up of a contest originally scheduled at Coppell. Goldschmidt moved to second on a wild pitch by Colt Simon and then advanced to third on a single by Austin Goolsby. Clint Vest pinch ran for Goolsby, and Simon was replaced on the mound by Blake Williams to face McCrory. McCrory lofted a short fly ball to centerfield that was just deep enough for Goldschmidt to beat Charlie Blackmon's throw to the plate. Garrett Clyde (1-1) pitched a perfect top of the ninth and was credited with the win. Simon took the loss, his first decision of the summer. The game was scheduled as the first half of a double-header with Denton and Colleyville competing in the nightcap. Persistent rains forced the game to be delayed approximately 2-1/2 hours. Status of a make-up of the Denton-Colleyville game was undetermined late Wednesday night.