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The Mildred Eagles won the 14-and-under state title in Texas Teenage Baseball in Hillsboro, which hosted the state toutnament from July 22 through July 27.
The Eagles drew a first round bye and opened with a 6-3 win against Leon in the second round. Wesley Huitt started on the mound for the Eagles and went one inning giving way to Dawson Woods. Woods pitched six innings, striking out 10 and picked up the first win in the tournament.
Huitt set the pace offensively. He went 3-for-4 and scored three runs. Woods went 2-for-4 and Stacy Bailey and Landon Pritchett wewre 1-for2. Zack Mahoney went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.
The Eagles played East Texas Sliders from Canton in the second round and ripped the Sliders, 13-8.
Mahoney started and threw four innings to get the win with some middle relief help from Bailey. Huitt recorded the save.
Mahoney, Danny Smith and Noeh Solis each had two hits, and Landon Pritchett had a single and three walks and scored three runs.
The Eagles next faced the Academy Royals in the winners’ bracket championship game, and made quick work of Academy with a 14-4 win to advance to the title game.
Stacy Bailey got the win on the moound and some solid defense from the Eagles made life rough for the Royals. Huitt continued to do damage from his leadoff spot, going 2-for-2 with two walks. He score four runs to set the tone. Woods went 2-for4, Caleb Perez was 1-for-1 and Bailey, Pritchett, Mahoney, Mitchell Solis and Jake Harvell all went 1-for-3 and all drew walks as well.
The Eagles faced BMC Bears (Brownsboro, Murchison, Chandler) in the title game. BMC lost their first game of the tournament to Leon but battled back through the losers bracket to the championship.
BMC came back from an 8-5 deficit to beat the Eagles, 17-8, thanks to a nine-run fifth inning. That forced a winner-take-all championship game.
Mahoney (4-for-4), Huitt (3-for-4), Bailey (3-for4) and Woods (2-for-4) all had big games at the plate in the loss.
Mahoney started the winner-take-all showdown and earned his second win on the mound. The Eagles jumped out quick and looked like they were going to make quick work of the title game, building a 10-0 lead with one out in the fifth. But the Eagles defense again had a letdown, allowing six runs in the fifth. Each team put up two runs in the sixth, giving Mildred a 12-8 lead heading into the final inning.
The Bears scored two runs to cut the lead 12-10, and with two runners on base and the go-ahead run at the plate, Mildred’s right fielder Caleb Perez made a diving catch to secure the win for the Eagles 12-10. The Eagles were lead offensively by Huitt (3-for-3 with a walk). Mahoney and Stacy Bailey both went 2-for-2 with two walks. Danny Smith went 3-for-4, and Solis went 2-for-4 and Woods and Pritchett went 1-4 in the title game.
Huitt hit .722 for the tournament. Mahoney hit .588 and Bailey batted .563. Smith hit .429 while Pritchett and Woods both hit .333. Solis batte .307 for the tournament.
The Eagles finished the season 15-3 and TTAB State Champions.
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Area schedule for the week
Here's a look at this week's schedule for Golden Ciircle teams and Navarro College. The schedule does not include upcoming bi-district playoff games in softball because times and sites have yet to be determined.
GC Baseball/Softball: Blooming Grove sweeps Rice in baseball and softball
Blooming Grove's Lions needed this one.
Heck, they need all of them.
That's where they're living today on the Blooming Grove diamond, where everyone knew going into Friday's game with Rice that the Lions need to win their final three games to have a chance of nailing down the final playoff spot in District 23-2A.
One down, two to go.
“It's in our hands,'' said Blooming Grove Coach Matt Anderson moments after his kids beat Rice 8-0 Friday night. “As long as we take care of our business we'll be fine.''
GC Softball/Baseball Roundup: Frost girls win district title
Frost's Lady Polar Bears needed to win to nail down the district title and they never trailed, jumping out to a 7-0 lead en route to an 11-7 clinching victory over Itasca Friday on the road. They wrapped up their second district title in a row with a 9-1 record and enter the playoffs next week at 13-1.
CHS Baseball/Softball: Whitehouse sweeps Tigers in baseball and softball
The Tigers lost a tough game to Whitehouse, 11-3 as the Wildcats' ace, Pat Mahomes, who went four innings and gave up all three runs on two hits and five walks
GC Basketball/Baseball: Mildred's Connor Hill sees life clearly
There was never any doubt for Connor Hill, never any question about what he would do or how he would do it.
Sure, there was that meeting with his mother and father and talks with the doctor when he was 10, talks and meetings that came accompanied with worry and concern.
But never from Connor.
He just never dwelled on the fact he played sports with one eye. He didn't worry or talk about it when he was 10 and he never talked about it at Mildred High, where Hill emerged as a star on the basketball court and baseball diamond.
GC Track & Field: Roundup — Frost girls win area meet
The Frost Lady Polar Bears made a shambles of their district track & field meet last week, scoring 206 points, and they were dominate again in the area meet Thursday, scoring 162 points to win the meet at Blooming Grove.
Morgan:The new endangered species
Am I just that old, or have amateur athletics gone absolutely nuts these days? On second thought, don’t answer that unless it’s yes to the nuts part.
High School and college basketball are on the verge of being totally ruined by AAU basketball. Top roundball prospects are identified by the junior high level if not earlier.
GC Track & Field: Area meet Roundup
Corsicana's Gilfillan wins 4A area pole vault title; Frost girls win 1A area team title, Frost boys finish second
GC Baseball: Mildred falls to Riesel, 9-0, on the road
Mildred managed a hit and struck out 12 times in a 9-0 loss on the road that could have given the Eagles some cushion in the 23-2A standings. They are now 5-6 with a game at league-leading Teague Tuesday.
CHS Soccer: Tigers boys and girls top off season with strong showing on All-District teams
That tough and gutsy style of play sent both the boys and girls teams into the playoffs and on Thursday the Tigers were rewarded again for their fine seasons as two boys won special honors,four boys were named to the All-District first team and two girls earned first-team honors.
Michael Roman, who did a little of everything — and did it well — was named the District 28-4A Utility Player of the Year, and sophomore defender Jesus Barreto was named the district's Newcomer of the Year.
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