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H.S. Baseball roundup: Bushland tames Wildcats; AHS takes down Plainview, Canyon cruises


Bushland’s Tanner Troxell starts a double play in the bottom of the third inning against River Road during a District 1-3A contest at River Road on Tuesday. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]

The Bushland Falcons picked up a key 6-4 road win against River Road on Tuesday afternoon on the opening day of District 1-3A play.

The Wildcats took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first with back-to-back singles to lead off the inning. Errors would score both runs on a missed throw down to third on a Lance Welps steal attempt.

Bushland had a slow start offensively, not collecting its first run until the top of the third on a passed ball by River Road. The Falcons got a taste of the runs, and wanted more coming back in the top of the fourth by putting up four runs for a 5-2 advantage. The Bushland run was fueled by a Josh Bass RBI single that started the Falcons rally.

All was silent until the Wildcats began to swing back at the Falcons in the bottom of the sixth, cutting the deficit to 5-4.

Bushland added insurance with an RBI single by Hays McDonald.

Tate Nebhut went the distance for the Falcons Tuesday, giving up four runs on eight hits while striking out 11 Wildcat batters.

Bushland 6, River Road 4

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Tate Nebut and Hays McDonald.

Lance Welps, (7) Jaret Griffin and Ries Clark.

W— Nebut. L— Welps. 2B— River Road: Delgado.

Records: Bushland 13-0, 1-0. River Road 5-11, 0-1.


District 1-3A

Tulia bats explode in district opening W

The Tulia Hornets bats were stinging Tuesday evening as they defeated Friona 13-1 in their first game of the district season.

Tulia was able to score at least three runs in each of their first three innings at the plate. Cleanup hitter Equban Basaldua has himself a day going 2-for-3 at the dish with two singles and three RBIs. Aldo Marin was a nice compliment going 2-3 as well with a double and two more RBIs.

Brayden Franco was a beautiful sight for the Hornets on the mound going 3 2/3 innings, scattering two hits and sitting down 10 Chieftains on strikeouts.

Tulia 13, Friona 2

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Bryan Chavira, (3) Ladezma, and Heston Grimsley. Brayden Franco, (4) Juan Molina, and Dadrien Subealdea. W— Franco L— Chavira. 2B Friona: Ladezma. Tulia: Marin. Records: Friona 1-7, 0-1. Tulia 9-7, 1-0.


Late surge secures win for Bobcats

It took until the fifth inning to see the games first run, but when it started they came in bundles as Dimmitt took out Dalhart 11-1 on the road Tuesday night.

Julius Carpio was untouchable on the mound for the Bobcats Tuesday as the pitcher went six complete innings only allowing one run on two hits, racking up 13 K’s.

Kobe Carpio was the story for Dimmitt at the plater getting on base twice on three at bats including an two RBI-triple in the top of the fifth, which gave Dimmitt its first runs of the game. The offense wasn’t there until late, but once Dimmitt found the lead, it began extending the lead. After six runs in the top of the fifth, the Bobcats were able to add five more in the sixth inning to earn the run-rule victory.

Dimmitt 11, Dalhart 1

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Carpio and Aguero. Pfanstiel, (5) Anzaldua, and Grigs W— Carpio. L— Pfanstiel. 3B— Dimmitt: K. Carpio.

Records: Dimmitt 13-3, 1-0. Dalhart 6-8, 0-1.


District 3-5A

AHS surges past Plainview

The Amarillo High Sandies quickly recognized the threat to their District 3-5A lead then immediately showed why no one else in 3-5A has beaten them Tuesday afternoon.

Carrying a one-game district lead over opponent Plainview into their contest at Sandie Field, the Sandies gave up two runs in the top of the sixth to fall into a tie with Plainview. But with two outs in the bottom of the inning, Nathan Haws hit a two-run triple to give Amarillo High the lead and the Sandies went on to a 7-4 victory, giving them a two-game cushion on the Bulldogs and keeping them unbeaten in district.

Amarillo High (15-5, 6-0 in district) took a 4-2 lead into the sixth inning as left-hander Tristan Curless had struck out 11 and given up only four hits. But Curless had thrown 102 pitches, just short of the UIL rule limiting pitchers to 110 pitches per game, and was pulled for Jacob Ferro.

Plainview (12-9-1, 4-2) scored two unearned runs off Ferro to tie the game. But the Sandies answered back.

Curless doubled and with two outs Will Maynard was hit by a pitch. That brought up Haws, who tripled to left field to bring home two runs. The Sandies added some insurance and Davien Berry singled home Haws.

Ferro retired the side in order in the seventh for the win.

Amarillo High 7, Plainview 4

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Hernandez, Gonzalez (6) and Alcala. Tristan Curless, Jacob Ferro (6) and Braize Mitchell. W – Ferro. L- Hernandez. 2B – Plainview: Lusk. 2B— AHS: Curless 2, Bryson Slaughter. 3B – AHS: Nathan Haws. Records:Plainview 12-9-1, 4-2. Amarillo High 15-5, 6-0.

— Lee Passmore


Raiders rolls over PD

Randall jumped on Palo Duro early, scoring six runs in the bottom of the first, then got seven in the third to eventually invoke the 10-run mercy rule for a 13-1 win in five innings which kept the Raiders alone in third place in the district.

Winning pitcher Hunter Phillips got things going for Randall (11-11-1, 4-2) by driving in a run with a triple in the first. The Raiders had four hits in the inning but were also helped out by eight errors in the game by Palo Duro (4-15-1, 0-6).

Phillips struck out seven and gave up an unearned run on three hits in four innings. He also drove in a run in the third and Hayden Hollis had a two-run single that inning.

Randall 13, Palo Duro 1

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Rocha and unknown. Hunter Phillips, Spencer Leuthen (5) and Mason Ladd, Tanner Satterfield (4). W – Phillips. L – Rocha. 2B-PD: Bernal. Randall: Dylan Cheyne, Phillips. 3B-Randall: Phillips. Records: Palo Duro 4-15-1, 0-6. Randall 11-11-1, 4-2.

— Lee Passmore


Fast start carries Rebels past Caprock

Tascosa scored four runs in the top of the first at Caprock and cruised the rest of the way to beat Caprock 8-1 and maintain sole possession of fourth place in the district.

The Rebels (9-10, 3-3) had four straight batters reach base with one out in the inning, which was capped by Seth Young’s two-run single to make it 4-0. That was enough support for left-hander Javen Patrick, who scattered seven hits over 6 2/3 innings for the win.

Caprock fell to 2-16 and 1-5 to stay in fifth place in district.

Tascosa 8, Caprock 1

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Caprock 010 000 0 – 1 7 0

Javen Patrick, Ryne Wingate (7) and Koben Yarbrough. King, Acosta (4) and unknown. W – Patrick. L – King. 2B-Tascosa: Logan Nance, Patrick, Davis Yaws. Records: Tascosa 9-10, 3-3. Caprock 2-16, 1-5.

— Lee Passmore

District 4-4A

Canyon dominates in third straight district win

The Canyon Eagles bats were scorching hot Tuesday night as they put up 21 runs in only 4 innings against Borger for a 21-1 victory.

Kolton Clements was a man amongst boys at the plate Tuesday for Canyon. The senior outfielder opened up the game with a grand slam in the top of the first, and added another three RBIs on a homer in the top of the third. Clemens ended his night 3-for-4 at the plate with eight RBIs in the win. Trent Hefner was stellar as well picking up three hits on four at bats. Landon Finke and Ben Black would both add on two more hits each for the Eagles.

Jack McKay was solid on the mound for Canyon, allowing a run on one hit and eight strikeouts.

Canyon 21, Borger 1

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Jack McKay, (5) Mason Alley, and Trent Hefner.

Danny Harbin, (3) David Hipolito, (4) Chayton Hoffman, and unknown. W— McKay. L— Harbin. 2B— Canyon: Barrett, Black, Finke 2, Livermore. HR— Canyon: Clements 2. Records: Canyon 17-3, 3-0. Borger 2-16, 0-3.


Demons dismantle Rangers

Dumas picked up its third district win on the road Tuesday with a 12-1 victory over Perryton.

The Dumas bats were rattling in the win as the Demons picked up 17 hits at the plate.

Dumas was able to capitalize by putting up three runs in the top of the first, but it was the third inning that really got things going. Blake Boelter started the inning belting a home run to left field, and after a Armando Cardenas single, Bryan Cabeen sent a rocket over the left field fence as well.

Dumas was leading 6-0 after three, and would go on to score six more runs in the final two innings, while four Demons would pick up multiple hits in the scoring affair.

Boelter was also hot on the mound Tuesday going the distance eating up innings for the Demons. The starting pitcher ended his day giving up a single run on two hits and picked up nine strikeouts along the way.

Dumas 12, Perryton 1.

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Boelter and Cota. Unknown

W— Boelter. 2B— Dumas: Boelter, Bustamante. 3B— Dumas: Bustamante. HR— Dumas: Boelter, Cabeen.Records: Dumas 10-8, 3-0. Perryton 8-9, 1-2.


Hereford earns first district win

The Hereford Whitefaces got ahead early Tuesday and Pamp was unable to climb back into it, falling 4-1 to the Whitefaces on the road.

Hereford picked up two quick runs right out of the gate in the bottom of the first. With two outs in the inning, Hereford was able to take advantage of a fielding error to get on the board and capitalized on a second Pampa error to go ahead 2-0.

Hereford’s Hernandez was untouchable in his two innings of work. Gonzalez was just as good the rest of the way going five innings, allowing only one run, and giving up three hits.

On the mound for Pampa, Armando Miranda did his best to control the Hereford offense, but the fielding errors proved too much to handle. Miranda finished the night allowing only one earned run on eight hits striking out seven Whitefaces in the loss.

Enriguez was a terror for Hereford at the plate, finishing his night going 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

Hereford 4, Pampa 1

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Miranda and Cayden Stout. Hernandez, (3) Gonzales and Neftali Nevarez. W— Hernandez. L— Miranda. 2B— Hereford: Pena. Records: Pampa 9-7, 1-2. Hereford 5-10, 1-2.

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