Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Baseball playoff roundup: Coppell ousts Flower Mound
For Coppell, the bats are working as well as they have all year. On Friday night, Coppell defeated Flower Mound, 12-0, earning a sweep in the Class 5A bidistrict series. It won the first game, 9-2.
And for Coppell (28-6-2), it has been like this for the last six weeks. A late March 8-0 loss to Southlake Carroll inspired coach Don English to give his team more swings in practice.
“I knew it was time to make a change,” he said.
Since then, Coppell has lost just twice. One of those came to Flower Mound, but this time the Cowboys had no trouble.
Connor Foltyn, who picked up the win as pitcher, singled in two runs in the first inning, and Coppell scored four more in the second. The team run-ruled Flower Mound in the fifth.
“To sweep a team like Flower Mound, that’s a pretty big deal,” English said. “Our kids have been working extremely hard and believed they could beat a tough opponent.”
Irving 8, Mansfield Legacy 7: Star shortstop Trevor Story scored on a passed ball with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, winning the game and extending the series to a third game.
Irving (24-9) entered the final inning down, 7-6, after squandering a 6-3 lead. McKay Bailey started the inning by reaching second base on an error. With one out, he scored on a fielder’s choice from Frankie Sifuentes. On the next pitch, Story scored on the passed ball.
Irving and Legacy (23-11) play Game 3 of the bidistrict series at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Southlake Carroll 13, Plano East 11: Southlake Carroll (27-6), behind doubles from Chip Chambers and Tommy Klocke and a home run from Darien McLemore, swept its three-game bidistrict series with Plano East (20-14-1). Carroll totaled its 13 runs on 13 hits and won despite making five errors. Carroll won Game 1 on Thursday, 5-1.
W.T. White 15, Sachse 5: W.T. White (19-10) forced Game 3 in its bidistrict series against Sachse (17-14). It was quite a turnaround from Thursday’s 3-0 loss. Then, W.T. White had eight hits but couldn’t capitalize.
On Friday, W.T. White finished with 14 hits, including a double from David McKinzie, a double and triple for Garrett Scoggins and a double and home run for Jake Bateman.
Game 3 is 1 p.m. Saturday.
Lake Dallas 9, Canyon 4: A bases-loaded two-out double by Ryan Navarro and a Jackson Owens two-run home run helped Lake Dallas defeat Canyon in Game 1 of the three-game series in Chickasha, Okla. Marshall Little added two doubles, and pitcher Brandon Cogbill picked up the victory.
Lake Dallas plays Canyon in Game 2 at 1 p.m. Saturday.