D.J. Minniear is the latest younger generation Corsicana Tiger to make a big impact on the baseball diamond.
Minniear tossed a four-inning perfect game as the sophomore right-hander lifted Corsicana to a 10-0 run-rule victory over Seagoville on Friday morning at the Ennis Tournament.
Corsicana (11-4-1) was slated to play Red Oak late Friday afternoon in its second game of the day.
Minniear had nine strikeouts and more importantly didn’t have any walks as he dominated Seagoville’s lineup.
“That’s exactly what we needed,” Tigers coach Heath Autrey said. “We threw a perfect game, got some hits and got out of here in four innings.”
Ben Goodrich was the hitting star again with a double and three RBIs. Zane Otten crushed a double to the right-center field gap for an RBI.
Minniear worked in the zone and threw first-pitch strikes to eight of the first 12 batters he faced. He threw 47 pitches, 35 for strikes. He had two ground ball outs and one fly ball out.
“It was a good outing,” Autrey said. “He’s a good young pitcher.”
On Thursday, the Tigers tied Sulphur Springs 3-3 in a controversial game that wasn’t decided because of a tournament time limit.
Among other things, Brady Harlan was called out on an attempted steal of home where it appeared he slid under the tag.
Bobby Lopez and Ben Goodrich had RBIs for the Tigers. Tyler Casbeer and Jeremy Fowler combined to give up three runs and four hits.
Friday’s Line Score
Seagoville 000 0 — 0 0 1
Corsicana 640 x — 10 6 0
WP — D.J. Minniear
Top hitters — Corsicana: Ben Goodrich 1-1 (2B, 3 RBIs, run), Zane Otten 1-1 (3B, RBI, two runs), Layton Wolver 1-1 (2 runs), Brady Harlan 1-1 (2 runs), Holden Grounds 1-1 (2 runs), Reid Folmar 1-1).
Records: Corsicana 11-4-1.
Late Line Score
Sulphur Springs 3
Corsicana 011 001 0 — 3 7 1
S. Springs 101 010 0 — 3 4 2
Top Hitters — Corsicana: Hunter Denbow 2-3 (run), Brady Harlan 1-3, Holden Grounds 1-3, Bobby Lopez 1-2 (RBI, run), Ben Goodrich 1-3 (RBI), Zach Rash 1-3. Sulphur Springs: Jackson 2-3 (RBI).
Records — Corsicana 10-4-1.