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Baseball/softball replay (3/20): Coppell shuts out nationally ranked Marcus
GAME OF THE DAY
Oklahoma signee Jake Elliott pitched a three-hit shutout and struck out 11 to lead the Coppell baseball team to a 2-0 win over nationally ranked Flower Mound Marcus on Tuesday.
Coppell (12-3-2, 2-1 District 5-5A) got a two-out RBI single from Daniel Day in the fourth inning and a two-out RBI single by Trevor Inman in the sixth. That was enough for Elliott, who allowed only three singles against a Marcus team that is ranked third in the state in Class 5A and No. 24 in the MaxPreps.com national rankings.
Marcus pitcher Conner Dotson gave up just four hits, all singles.
What a pitchers duel
Denton Guyer starting pitcher Jud Kinzy and Lake Dallas’ Keenan Wingfield were both taken out with no outs in the 10th — Wingfield after 141 pitches and Kinzy after 131 — in Lake Dallas’ 1-0, 10-inning win in baseball. Wingfield scored the winning run after stealing second base and scoring on a blooper down the right-field line by Kyle Wilson as Lake Dallas (10-5-2, 3-1) handed Guyer (7-12, 3-1) its first defeat in District 5-4A play. Wingfield took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and allowed two hits in the game. Kinzy surrendered four hits and struck out 15.
Slugfest in 10-5A
Plano East beat Plano, 12-11, in softball as the teams combined for 27 hits. Plano East, a 5A state semifinalist last season, improved to 3-0 in District 10-5A and is tied with McKinney Boyd for first place.
After finishing 11-19 and missing the playoffs last season, the Lewisville softball team is 16-5 after beating Flower Mound, 12-5, in its District 5-5A opener. Flower Mound was a regional quarterfinalist last season.
Gabe Constantine, McKinney North: Helped McKinney North (14-0, 4-0 District 13-4A) remain undefeated by pitching a three-hit shutout in a 6-0 victory against Wylie. McKinney North is ranked seventh in the state in Class 4A.
Travis Entrop, Celina: Threw a five-inning perfect game and struck out eight to lead Celina to a 15-0 win over Carrollton Ranchview.
Andrew Byrd, First Baptist: Pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out 11 in a 15-0 victory against McKinney Christian.
Jason Jones, South Grand Prairie: Doubled and homered in an 11-4 win over Mansfield Timberview. Dakota Liles also homered for SGP (11-10, 4-0 District 7-5A).
Christian Walsdorf, Carrollton Newman Smith: Went 3-for-3 with a double to help Newman Smith (7-6, 4-0) gain sole possession of first place in District 10-4A with a 4-3 victory against North Forney. Newman Smith is one game ahead of Terrell, Forney and Highland Park. Terrell beat Forney, 4-2, on Tuesday.
Alex Schneider, Southlake Carroll: Was the winning pitcher and went 4-for-4 with a triple, double and three RBIs to lead Carroll (16-4, 4-1 District 4-5A) to an 8-5 win over Keller (15-3-1, 4-1), the state’s eighth-ranked 5A team.
Maddi Holcomb, Richland: The junior, who has committed to Oklahoma State, was 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs scored and an RBI in a 13-3 win over Keller Central. Richland (19-4, 5-0) is now alone in first place in District 4-5A.
Hannah Null, Flower Mound Marcus: The Abilene Christian signee threw a five-hit shutout and struck out 17 as Marcus (18-0-1) — No. 1 in the 5A state rankings and No. 5 in MaxPreps.com’s national rankings — beat Denton Ryan, 4-0, in its District 5-5A opener. Null is 11-0 with a 0.00 ERA.
Hayley Baker, Rockwall: Was 4-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored as Rockwall (10-11-2, 4-0) remained alone in first place in District 12-5A by beating Mesquite, 12-2.
Bailey Buchanan, Crandall: Pitched a five-inning no-hitter and struck out seven in a 10-0 win over Kaufman.
Brenda Facundo, Pinkston: Struck out 12 and homered in a 7-6 victory against Seagoville.
Taylor Brown, Hurst L.D. Bell: Was 3-for-5 with four runs and four RBIs as L.D. Bell (16-5, 5-0 in 6-5A) beat Irving MacArthur, 19-4. Lauren Mankel also had three hits and four RBIs for L.D. Bell.
45: Runs scored in the Royse City vs. Wylie East softball game, a 25-20 Royse City victory.
20: Runs averaged by the Molina softball team during its 5-0 start in District 11-4A. Molina beat Kimball, 21-0, on Tuesday.
17: Number of players — nine for Mesquite Poteet and eight for Carrollton Creekview — who had hits in Poteet’s 12-8 win in softball.
Ryan Hill and Jacob Atchley, Frisco Centennial: The New Mexico signees sparked a 4-3 win over Frisco Wakeland. Hill homered, and Atchley got the win and allowed two hits and one run in six innings.
Chelsea Herndon, Hebron: The Florida signee was the winning pitcher and struck out seven, and she went 1-for-2 and hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in a three-run fifth inning in a 5-4 victory over Coppell.