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Baseball playoffs: Marcus rallies past Trinity; Keller, McKinney Boyd roll
Hurst L.D. Bell 3, Flower Mound 2: Hurst L.D. Bell continued its stunning ways against Flower Mound. With a two-run seventh-inning rally and the game-winning hit by No. 9 hitter Austin Simmons, L.D. Bell won Game 1 in a best-of-3 series.
L.D. Bell (24-7) upset Flower Mound, ranked seventh in the state last year, in the first round last season. Flower Mound (22-9) had a 2-1 lead before Bell rallied with the bottom of its order.
L.D. Bell tied the score, 2-2, in the top of the seventh as Chris Adams lined an RBI hit to right and reached third as the ball got through the gap. With two outs, Simmons lined a go-ahead RBI single.
Flower Mound took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of fifth as a dropped fly ball for the third out allowed Connor Wanhanen to race from first to score.
Southlake Carroll 5, Fort Worth Paschal 2: Carroll, the No. 1 team in SportsDay’s final 5A area rankings, scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to rally for the win in a one-game playoff. Paschal took a 2-0 lead to the bottom of the third before Carroll got its first run.
Stanford pledge Ben Leeper struck out 10 in six innings for Carroll (26-4).
Flower Mound Marcus 8, Euless Trinity 7: Marcus, ranked second in the area in 5A, scored five runs in the final two innings, including three in the top of the seventh, to win Game 1.
Richardson Pearce 1, Allen 0: Kyle Taylor threw a one-hit shutout for Pearce (20-11-1) in a Game 1 win over Allen (22-11).
West Virginia signee Cole Carter struck out nine for Allen. Pearce scored the only run in the top of the first.
Keller 12, Arlington Martin 1: Shea Langeliers was 3-for-4 with three RBIs in a Game 1 win over an Arlington Martin team that was a state semifinalist the last two seasons.
Hebron 6, Colleyville Heritage 2: Hebron, the fourth-place team from District 5-5A, scored two runs in each of the first three innings to win Game 1 against 6-5A champion Colleyville Heritage.
McKinney Boyd 11, W.T. White 1: Zach Rubel threw a five-inning no-hitter for Boyd in Game 1.
Plano East 3, Jesuit 2: Plano East scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth after Jesuit scored twice in the top of the inning in Game 1.
Frisco Wakeland 5, Highland Park 0: Austin Gehle pitched a no-hitter, didn’t walk anyone and struck out 12 for Wakeland in the Game 1 win. Wakeland got all the runs it needed with three in the top of the first.
Mesquite Poteet 4, Frisco Liberty 3: Jordan Risedorf had three RBIs for Poteet in a Game 1 win over the area’s second-ranked 4A team. Poteet scored all of its runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Woodrow Wilson 11, Pinkston 0: Luke Whitten threw a one-hitter as Woodrow Wilson won a one-game playoff.