Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

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July 8, 2014

TTBB District Tournament: Mildred takes care of Frost, 16-1

MILDRED — If there was any doubt about Mildred's chances to make a run at repeating as the Texas Teenage Baseball 14-Under state champs, just take a look at the team's first game in the district tournament.

The Eagles ripped a good Frost team 16-1 in 4 ½ innings at Mildred on Tuesday to advance to Wednesday's third-round game against the Frankston Indians.

Mildred used five pitchers, had eight hits and scored 16 runs in three innings — the Eagles scored four in the first, six in the second and six more in the fourth.

Frost scored its only run in the fifth when Tayler Drain belted a triple and scored on a balk.

Frost is loaded with talent and proved the point Monday, blasting Buffalo 20-6. Mildred had a bye in the opener, but looked sharp all afternoon Tuesday.

“I was real proud of them,'' Mildred coach Bob Pritchett said. “We hadn't played in a couple of weeks. All of our pitchers got a little work. Stacey Bailey shut them down in the first inning and we scored four runs. It's always good to get an early lead.''

Mildred just kept scoring.

Bailey pitched two scoreless innings to get Mildred going and he reached base four times, belted a homer and drove in two runs. Dawson Woods had a couple of hits and a walk and drove in five runs and Devin Sykes doubled home a run to help lead the way. Devin Lyndsey, Jeremy Humphries and Jacob Harvell also had hits for Mildred.

The goal at Mildred is to repeat as state champs and Pritchett feels his kids have a chance.

“I think we're a little better than we were last year,'' he said. “It's really the same team plus the three kids we picked up. They're a year older and stronger.''

Frost has a chance to come back in the loser's bracket. Frost put on a hitting exhibition in Monday's win over Buffalo.

Brock Jones led the way with five hits and four RBIs, and Lincoln Revill had three hits and drove in three runs. Collin Drain drove in three runs and Garrett Smith had a couple of hits and drove in three runs.

Tanner Davis had three hits and an RBI and Tyler Drain had three hits and drove in two runs. Rowdy Stamper had two hits and drove in a run in the win over Buffalo.

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