Baseball Roundup: Cinco hangs on for win over Seven Lakes, Katy dominates Morton Ranch

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 3/31/22

Hansen threw five innings of two hit ball, allowing just one run while striking out six and walking five. Hanses also went 1-2 at the plate, driving in a run and drawing a walk.

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Baseball Roundup: Cinco hangs on for win over Seven Lakes, Katy dominates Morton Ranch

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Blake Hansen was all over the field for Cinco Ranch against Seven Lakes.

The senior A&M commit started and earned the victory in the Cougars 9-5 win over the Spartans while also helping himself at the plate in the same time.

Hansen threw five innings of two hit ball, allowing just one run while striking out six and walking five. Hanses also went 1-2 at the plate, driving in a run and drawing a walk.

Hansen was the one who gave the Cougars the lead early. Gavin Rutherford hit a triple to get a runner in scoring position before Hansen hit a single to drive in the run. Eric Eckstrom then made things 2-0 in the first, grounding into a fielders choice to score Hansen.

Seven Lakes got one run back in the fourth, as Jack Coultas hit an RBI single but Cinco opened things up in the bottom of the inning. Zach Franco singled to drive in two runs before Charlie Atkinson hit another single to make things 5-1. Hanses then got two runs on the board when he reached on an error and TJ Hughes hit a double to score another run. Bryce DeYoung made it 9-1 and capped off the inning when he singled to score Hughes.

But Seven Lakes did its best to come back. Coultas drove in another run when he singled to center and Taylor Tiedt drove in two more with a single of his own before Ryan Franden hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth. The Spartans got one more run in the top of the seventh, as Nathan Johnson scored on a passed ball, but couldn’t get any closer.

Lawson Moreno took the loss for the Spartans, going three innings and allowing five earned runs on eight hits while striking out three and walking two.

Katy dominates Morton Ranch

Andrew Hilton and Cole Kaase combined to throw a shutout while the Katy offense totaled 10 RBIs in a 12-0 win over Morton Ranch.

Hinton threw three innings of three hit ball while striking out three and walking none to earn the win.

The Tigers struck first in the bottom of the first inning, as Nayden Ramirez doubled after Parker Kidwell opened the game with a single to open the scoring. Jhonnatan Ferrebus then scored on an error before Kaase singled to drive in another. Reese Ruderman hit a sacrifice grounder and Dominic Melchor singled to drive in a run which Graham Laxton followed up with an RBI triple and Ryan George drove in Laxton to make things 7-0 before the game even entered the second inning.

Ramirez made things 8-0 in the second inning with an RBI double and he came around to score later in the inning. Josh Dunayczan hit an RBI single and Jake Halbison homered in the third to stretch the lead to 12 runs.

Kaase came on in the fourth inning and pitched the final two innings, allowing one hit while striking out four and walking none.

Falcons stay unbeaten

Tompkins stayed undefeated on the year as the Falcons came out 17-3 winners over Mayde Creek as four different pitchers went over five innings and Trevor Esparza earned the win for Tompkins.

Jack Little continued his recent tear in the first inning, as he drove in Jace LaViolette with an RBI triple before Landon West hit a sacrifice hit a sacrifice fly and Tyler Brownlee reached on an error as two more runs scored.

Little again started thigns off in the top of the second, hitting an RBI double, setting up Landon West who reached on an error as a run came around to score. Adam Benavidez hit a double to left to score two and Brownlee singled to score two more before Cooper Markle also singled and scored a run and LaViolette doubled to cap off the inning and make it 12-0. Benavide hit a triple to score another in the third and Cash Russell hit a sacrifice fly, making things 13-0. Tompkins scored three more to seal things and head home with the run rule win even though Mayde Creek was able to get three runs back in the bottom of the fifth.

Jordan comes up just short against Waller

Jordan fought and made a major comeback against Waller but came up just short, losing 10-9 after a two run sixth inning from Waller.

Waller took the lead in the top of the first inning, but Jordan answered back in the second, as two runners walked to start the inning before Chad Gasper tripled to make things 2-1 in favor of the Warriors.

Waller tied things in the top of the third and took the lead in the fourth, but Jordan fought its way back and took the lead in the bottom of the fourth as J Ortigoza doubled to score two runs and A McHugh walked with the bases loaded to make things 5-3.

Waller then put up five runs in the top of the fifth and Jordan answered back once again. Otrtigoza hit an RBI single and B Franklin hit a two RBI single to tie things, McHugh then handed the lead back to Jordan with an RBI single. But Waller put up two runs in the top of the sixth to regain the lead and Jordan couldn’t get any more runs across in the final two innings.

Ortigoza took the loss for Jordan, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing six hits and four earned runs while striking out two and walking three.

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