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Baseball roundup: Power surge propels Rockwall past McKinney; Carroll walks off a winner
LEWISVILLE — Cole Ballew, Kendall Coleman, Nick Lutzel and Dustin Angiel each hit a home run in the first three innings Saturday, leading Rockwall to an 11-4 win over McKinney and a two-game sweep of a best-of-3 Class 5A second-round playoff series.
Ballew and Coleman hit back-to-back homers in the bottom of the first. Lutzel homered on the first pitch leading off the second inning.
Dalton Harris doubled in two runs in the third to get McKinney within 4-3. But in the bottom of the inning, Angiel hit a three-run homer and Rockwall pulled away.
Carter Lilly pitched six innings and struck out eight for Rockwall. Coleman, an Iowa signee, finished 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Every hitter in the Rockwall lineup scored at least one run.
In other area-round games:
Southlake Carroll 2, San Angelo Central 1: A double by Joe Heineman with two outs in the bottom of the seventh scored Ryan Weigel from first base, giving Southlake Carroll a walk-off win and a two-game sweep.
Carroll (30-4-1), the state’s fourth-ranked 5A team, scored the winning run in the seventh inning for the second straight game.
Ben Leeper pitched 61/3 innings for Carroll, allowing one run and striking out nine. San Angelo Central tied the score, 1-1, in the top of the seventh on a two-out, bases-loaded hit by pitch.
Plano West 5, Sachse 1: Blake Bruce allowed one run in six innings as Plano West swept Sachse and advanced to play District 10-5A rival Allen in the 5A Region II quarterfinals.
Plano West scored four runs in the fourth with the help of a two-run single by Mason Gentry. Plano West (21-11-1) added a run in the fifth on an RBI double by TCU signee Billy McKinney.
Sachse drew eight walks but scored only one run, which came in the sixth.
Plano 11, Longview 1: Ryan Robertson went 4-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs as Plano (23-14) swept Longview.
Mitchell Hansen and Brad Hoeler each had three RBIs for Plano, and Cody Farhat was 3-for-5 and scored three runs. Kenneth Tabor and Hoeler combined on a four-hitter.
Arlington Martin 2, Lubbock Coronado 1: A two-out single by Daniel Lingua drove in Anthony Lyons with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth and gave the state’s 10th-ranked 5A team a two-game sweep. Lyons walked with two outs in the final inning, then stole second.
Martin advanced to play Keller Fossil Ridge, which rallied to win its series against El Paso Montwood. Turner Larkins pitched all eight innings for Martin (30-6-1) and allowed two hits and struck out 14.
Colleyville Heritage 9-8, Midlothian 0-3: Cody Thomas was 3-for-3 and scored two runs, and Christian Gonzales had two hits and two RBIs as Colleyville Heritage won Game 3, 8-3. Heritage advanced to the 5A Region I quarterfinals to play Hurst L.D. Bell.
Colleyville Heritage won Game 2, 9-0, earlier Saturday. Lane Norwood pitched a one-hit shutout, and Preston Palmeiro was 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
Hurst L.D. Bell 0-4, Waco Midway 1-3: Chris Adams’ bases-loaded single with no outs in the bottom of the eighth drove in the series-winning run as L.D. Bell rallied to win 4-3 in Game 3. L.D. Bell trailed 3-0 but tied it with three runs in the sixth.
L.D. Bell was held to two hits in a 1-0 loss in Game 2 earlier Saturday.
Grapevine 5, Mansfield 0: Zach Kornely pitched a four-hit shutout as Grapevine completed a two-game sweep and advanced to play Flower Mound Marcus in a 5A Region I quarterfinal.
Grapevine broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the third, then added a run in each of the next three innings. Austin Ward was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI.
Flower Mound Marcus 9, South Grand Prairie 3: Marcus scored six runs in the first two innings and rolled to a sweep of SGP.
Matthew Holcombe went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs to pace the Marcus offense. Logan Sepanek added two hits and two RBIs, and Ryan Vaughn scored three runs.
Frisco Centennial 14, Woodrow Wilson 4: Centennial had 15 hits and swept the series. Centennial outscored Woodrow Wilson 27-5 in the series.
Cleburne 13, Denton Guyer 1: Quade Coward hit a two-run single during a five-run third inning, and Cleburne (31-5) went on to sweep Guyer (16-20). Coward was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs for Cleburne, last year’s 4A state runner-up.