Baseball roundup: Huge first inning leads Taylor past Mayde Creek, Tompkins tops Morton Ranch to stay undefeated

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 3/19/22

Taylor used a huge six run first inning to pull away from Mayde Creek as the Rams never were able to get back in it in a 10-5 win.

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Baseball roundup: Huge first inning leads Taylor past Mayde Creek, Tompkins tops Morton Ranch to stay undefeated

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Taylor used a huge six run first inning to pull away from Mayde Creek as the Rams never were able to get back in it in a 10-5 win.

Mayde Creek got on the board first, as Marcus Rodriguez was hit by a pitch and Jason Hinojosa hit a sacrifice grounder to make it 1-0.

But Taylor had the answer in the bottom of the first.

Joe Jefferson led off with a triple and Brett Delojsi followed that up with a single to left to tie things. From there, Hunter Ham doubled to score Delojsi, Taylor got two runs off of errors and then two more runs on wild pitches to break the game open early.

Taylor added to the lead in the second with an RBI single from Nathaniel Lopez and two more in the third on an error.

Mayde Creek did it’s best to battle back in the fifth, Hayden Fullem singled in a runner to give the Rams their second run of the game and Hinojosa followed that up with his second sacrifice grounder of the game. Mayde Creek then added two runs on an error to trim the Taylor lead to four.

But that would be the last runs Mayde Creek would get in the game, and Taylor added their 10th run in the bottom of the fifth, as Jared Schaeffer was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Schaeffer earned the win for the Mustangs, going four innings nad striking out five while walking just one, giving up two hits and no earned runs in the win.

Nathan Flores was given the loss after allowing four earned runs on three hits in the first inning.

Tompkins easily tops Morton Ranch to stay undefeated

Tompkins pitching staff put on a show and the offense jumped ahead early, never allowing Morton Ranch to get back into it in a 14-0 win for the Falcons on Thursday.

Jace LaViolette was the name of the day, as the senior A&M commit went 3-4, drivnng in six runs while scoring four.

Tompkins got their first run early in the first, as LaViolette, who had reached on a fielders choice, stole third base and came around to score on a throwing error. But things were just getting started for the Falcons.

With two men on in the second, LaViolette tripled to center field, driving in two runs and then was brought home on a passed ball. LaViolette then made things 7-0 in the top of the fourth when he hit a home run to left field, driving in two more runs. And Jack Little came around to score on a wild pitch in the same inning, making things 8-0.

In the fifth, Drew Markle got the scoring going again for Tompkins as he drove in a run on a sacrifice fly to right field and LaViolette followed that up with his second triple of the day, driving in another run. Little then hit his own triple to drive in LaViolette, Kilngbeil Caleb drove in a run on a single to left field, Ty Dagley singled to bring in another and the Falcons 14th run was brought in on a wild pitch.

Solomon Rotberg earned the win for Tompkins, going three innings and striking out six while walking two and allowing just one hit.

Michael DeBattista and Murdock Judson closed things out for the Falcons. DeBattista threw an inning, striking out one and walking two while Judson threw an inning and struck out all three batters he faced

Paetow unable to come back against College Station

A seventh inning comeback came up short for Paetow on Friday, as the Panthers lost to College Station 9-6.

Paetow jumped out ahead in the second inning, Kayin Tillman walked and scored on a passed ball. The Josh Prieto, after a walk also came around to score on a passed ball to make things 2-0.

But those runs woke up the College Station offense, which came alive in the third inning, scoring six runs, including four on a grand slam.

Paetow got two runs back in the bottom of the fifth, with Tyler Silves scoring on an error and Isaiah Chacon hitting an RBI single to score Daniel Oviedo-Barela, trimming the College Station lead to 6-4.

But College Station stretched the lead again in the top of the sixth, hitting another home run and getting an RBI single.

Silves trimmed things in the bottom of the seventh with a two-run home run, but it wasn’t enough as Paetow wasn’t able to come back.

Jordan loses heartbreaker to Magnolia West

Jordan fought, but came up short in a 5-3 loss to Magnolia West on Thursday.

The Warriors had to overcome a strong start from Magnolia West and fought, but ultimately came up short as Magnolia West pulled away late.

Magnolia West got one run in the bottom of the first on a single, and scored twice more on singles in the bottom of the second.

But Jordan didn’t let that get to them and roared back in the fourth inning. Braden Franklin started the inning off with a double, before James Lacy walked to put two men on. Chad Gasper reached on an error and Aiden McHugh singled to drive in two runs, cutting the Magnolia West lead to one. Then W. Roby tied things on a single before a double play ended the inning.

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