Corsicana — Buffalo scored five runs in the fifth, and six more in the seventh to pull away from the Mildred Eagles, 13-4, Wednesday in a game featuring two teams that came in tied in District 23-2A.
Justin Jenkins took a hard-luck loss for Mildred, which fell to 4-4 in 23-2A. The sophomore lefty found himself in a 2-0 hole earlier, after a two-out, two-run error in the second. He allowed one hit through four innings. Mildred actually tied the game in the fourth, 2-2, after singles by Will Burnham, Hunter Freeman and Clay Waller, the last of which plated Freeman.
But in the fifth, Jenkins’ final frame, the wheels came off. He allowed a one-out walk, and then the Bison (14-5, 5-3) collected three consecutive odd singles to take the lead back. The first came on a hit and run through the vacated second base spot. The next came on a squeeze attempt, when left-handed Bryce Pauler beat the throw. And the last came when Kyle Reed stuck his bat out and poked a shallow fly ball into center field to score two and make it 5-2.
Jenkins went a solid five innings, allowed six hits and five earned runs. He struck out six and walked two.
Mildred pulled to within 7-4 in their half of the fifth without the benefit of a hit. Caleb Perez led off with a walk, and he and Burnham scored on three straight errors. Buffalo added six in the seventh on three hits and six walks.