Baseball roundup: Cinco bounces back, Katy blows out Taylor

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 3/28/22

Cinco Ranch bounced back after back to back district losses with a huge 15-1 win over Morton Ranch.

The Cougars were led by Zach Royse who had three RBIs on the night while, Ethan Muniz and Carson Andrews both drove in two runs a piece.

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Baseball roundup: Cinco bounces back, Katy blows out Taylor

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Cinco Ranch bounced back after back to back district losses with a huge 15-1 win over Morton Ranch.

The Cougars were led by Zach Royse who had three RBIs on the night while, Ethan Muniz and Carson Andrews both drove in two runs a piece.

Austin Bonjonia had a big day on the mound, allowing just one run on three hits over six innings while striking out six and walking one.

The Cougars got the scoring started in the top of the second when Muniz hit a single to score two runs. Morton Ranch answered with one run in the bottom of the inning before Cinco scored twice more in the third.

The Cougars then broke things open in the top of the fifth, Gavin Rutherford scored on a pass ball to start things before Royse tripled to drive in three more runs and give Cinco a very comfortable advantage.

Cinco closed things out with a seven run seventh inning. The team finished with 11 hits and 11 walks on the night while striking out just four times and driving in 12 of their 15 runs.

Zane Heiliger took the loss for Morton Ranch, going 4.2 innings while surrendering five earned runs on five hits and striking out three while walking seven. Brandon Hasselbring drove in the Mavericks only run.

Katy blows out Taylor

Lucas Moore continues to impress in his junior season and the junior put on a show to lead Katy to a win over Taylor and keep the Tigers tied for first place in district play.

Moore pitched six innings of shutout ball, allowing just three hits while striking out six and walking four in a 16-2 Katy win.

Katy did all the damage it needed to in the first three innings.

After getting two runners on in the first, Sutton Hull came to the plate and singled on a line drive to plate one and Parker Kidwell stole home to make things 2-0.

The Tigers scored three more in the second Jhonnatan Ferrebus drove in two with a single to right field before Nayden Ramirez reached on an error and Ferrebus came around to score and things were all but decided in the third after a Dominic Melchor RBI double, a Ryan George triple that scored two runs and a Kidwell sacrifice fly.

The Tigers scored seven more runs in the top of the seventh before Taylor got two runs in the bottom of the inning on a Hunter Ham RBI double and an error to keep the game from being a shutout.

Blake Wolf took the loss for Taylor, allowing five earned runs over 2.1 innings on five hits while striking out four and walking three.

Seven Lakes shuts out Mayde Creek

Nathan Johnson and Paden Reynolds combined for five innings of one hit, shutout ball as Seven Lakes trounced Mayde Creek 12-0.

Johnson pitched the first four innings and had a dominant day, allowing just one hit while striking out four and walking two to never give the Rams a chance in the game.

The Seven Lakes offense got going early. Ryan Franden led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run. After two more runners reached base, Nathan Johnson singled to drive in a run and Carlos Michinaux followed that up with a double to score one more. Miguel Acosta kept the rally going with an RBI single Jack Coultas hit an RBI single of his own to make it 5-0 Spartans.

Seven Lakes followed that up with a four run inning in the fourth, as Acosta singled in a run and then came around to score on a wild pitch, Mayde Creek walked in a run and Cade Climie hit a sacrifice fly to center. The Spartans topped things off with a three run fourth inning where they scored on an error and Ryan Franden hit a two RBI triple.

Marcus Rodriguez took the loss for Mayde Creek, going two innings and allowing eight earned runs on eight hits while striking out one and walking two.

Paetow earns win over Waller

Paetow came out 9-2 winners over Waller behind a huge day on the mound from Alvin Velasquez.

Velasquez struck out nine hitters while walking just one in a complete game performance where he only gave up one earned run on six hits.

Waller took the lead in the bottom of the first, but Paetow was able to get things tied, as Ashton Sweet hit a sacrifice fly to tie things in the third, and Paul Gerke gave the Panthers the lead with an RBI single.

Things remained 2-1 all the way until the top of the sixth inning, when Paetow had an offensive onslaught to blow the game open.

After a bases loaded hit by pitch gave Paetow its third run, Ashton Sweet hit an RBI single and Paetow got three more runs on bases loaded walks. Kayin Tillman then stepped to the plate and hit a two RBI single to make things 9-1 Paetow as the Panthers all but secured the victory.

Tillman led the Panthers with 2 RBIs and was joined by Ashton Sweet who also drove in two runs in Paetow’s eight hit performance.

Jordan unable to stay with Magnolia in loss

Jordan was 10-1 losers to Magnolia, falling behind early and unable to come back.

Magnolia put up seven runs over five innings, all but securing the win early, before Jordan kept things from being a shutout in the sixth with JD Ortigoza scoring on a wild pitch.

Samuel Coraspe took the loss for Jordan, allowing one earned run over two innings while walking five and striking out one.

Tompkins rolls past Langham Creek

Tompkins rolled past Langham Creek in a non-district matchup, as the Falcons beat the Lobos.

The Falcons put together six shutout innings before surrendering a run in the seventh and Michael DeBattista came away with the win, going three innings and allowing no runs on two hits while walking five and striking out four in the matchup.

Tompkins scored in each of the first four innings to make sure it ended in a run rule victory. Jace LaViolette hit a home run to right field in the first before Landon West hit an RBI double to make things 2-0. Drew Markle then started another scoring run in the second inning with an RBI double. Tompkins got another run on a hit by pitch with bases loaded before West hit a bases clearing double to score three more and make things 7-0. The Falcons would score 10 more runs over the final two innings to secure the win and stay unbeaten on the year.

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