Grounds started the game on the mound and continued his dominance of 16-4A hitters with five strong innings. Through four innings he allowed no hits or walks. One runner reached on a fielding error but was erased by a pickoff from catcher Zach Rash. The no hit bid was broken up in the fifth with an infield hit in which Denbow almost made a spectacular play at shortstop on a barehanded grab that made it close.
Grounds then struck out the next hitter, but the third strike was dropped and Rash attempted to tag the hitter. The umpire ruled that the tag was missed and that led to runners at first and second with two outs. Jeremy McAnally then singled to left to plate the first run of the game for the Indians.
Grounds got out of the inning with a strikeout. He left the game after the fifth with eight strikeouts, a walk and allowed two hits and one unearned run. Jeremy Fowler came on to pitch the final two innings allowing two runs in the seventh.
The pitching was backed up by strong defense from freshman Wolver, who showed excellent range.
The Tigers (19-5-1) finished the first half of District 16-4A play with a 4-1 record. Jacksonville fell to 1-4 in district. The Tigers will be in action Tuesday in Tyler as they start the second half against the John Tyler Lions.
Corsicana 10, Jacksonville 3
Corsicana 111 403 0 – 10 12 3
Jacksonville 000 010 2 – 3 5 2
WP – Holden Grounds
LP – Garret Bonner
Top hitters – C: Grounds 1B,2B,2B 3 RBI, Harlan 2 1B 2 RBI, Denbow (2) 1B 2 RBI, Otten 1B RBI, Lopez 1B, Goodrich 1B. J: Cleaver 1B, McAnally 1B RBI, Holcomb 1B.