Baseball Roundup: Tompkins early offense leads to win over Seven Lakes, Taylor holds on for win over Cinco

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 4/18/22

Tompkins rode hot pitching and an early offensive explosion to easily beat Seven lakes 12-3.

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Baseball Roundup: Tompkins early offense leads to win over Seven Lakes, Taylor holds on for win over Cinco

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Tompkins rode hot pitching and an early offensive explosion to easily beat Seven lakes 12-3.

Solomon Rotberg earned the win for the Falcons, going 1.2 innings and allowing two runs on one hit while striking out two and walking five. Despite Rotberg’s stuggles, the Falcons eanred the win behind strong relief pitching to go with the offense.

It didn’t take long for Tompkins to get their first run, as Cash Russell led off the game with a single and Jace LaViolette then came to the plate and hit an RBI double. After another single and a walk, Landon West hit an two RBI single. Jack Little then made it a 4-0 game in the top of the second with an RBI double.

Ethan Van Horn trimmed the Tompkins lead to two in the bottom of the inning, as Ethan Van Horn hit a two run homerun to get the Spartans on the board, but Tompkins immediately responded.

In the top of the third, the Falcons got two runners on and got their fifth run of the game when Ivan Gomez reached on a bunt and drove in a run doing so. Two more runs came around to score on an error before Little drove in two more on a single.

Things stayed that way until the top of the sixth, when Ty Dagley took things into his own hands. Dagley drove in a run to start the scoring in the innings, and then Dagley stole second, then third, before setting his sights on home and stealing the base to make the game 10-2 in the Falcons favor. Tompkins then capped things off in the top of the seventh, as the Falcons scored off an error and Adam Benavidez drove in a run on a sacrifice grounder. 

Carlos Michinaux got an RBI in the bottom of the seventh on a single, but that was all the Spartans could muster before three outs ended the game.

Trevor Esparza was huge for the Falcons, coming on in relief and pitching 4.2 innings without allowing a run on two hits and striking out five to just one walk.

Taylor holds on for win over Cinco

Taylor fell behind but used a huge sixth inning to top Cinco Ranch, holding on despite a dangerous seventh inning from the Cougars.

Jared Schaeffer started the game for Taylor and went five innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits while striking out four and walking one.

Cinco slowly gained and extended their lead until Taylor’s comeback. In the second inning, In the second inning, Bryce DeYoung hit an RBI single to get the Cougars on the board, and Blake Hanses doubled that lead in the third with an RBI single to left field.

Ethan Muniz made it 3-0 Cinco in the third, hitting an RBI single after a runner reached on an error earlier in the inning and Connor Ficarra scored in the fifth to give the Cougars another run.

But the sixth inning was where things fell apart for the Cougars. After two singles and a walk, loading the bases to start the inning, Chase Marshall walked to score a run and Yianni Stellakis was hit by a pitch, trimming the Cinco lead to two with no outs.

Taylor then got another run on a Camden Champness walk and the Mustangs took the lead when Adam Fitzgerald hit a two RBI single. Champness then stole home and Brett Dolejsi hit an RBI single to make things 7-4 for Taylor.

Cinco attempted to come back and came close to tying things. After two walks with one out in the top of the seventh, Cinco scored on an error after a fly out and Ficarra scored on a wid pitch with two outs before Ryan Mullan sealed things with a strikeout, earning a save for his efforts.

Mayde Creek earns win over Morton Ranch

Mayde Creek earned a 5-2 win over Morton Ranch, led by a huge performance on the mound by Marcus Rodriguez.

Rodriguez held the Mavericks at bay all day, pitching a complete game and allowing just two earned runs on seven hits, while striking out 13 to no walks on 101 pitches.

Joseph Romero was huge at the plate for Mayde Creek, going 1-1 with a home run, two runs scored and three walks. Brandon Lumkins, Alan Elliot and Nick Paul also drove in runs, while Jason Hinojosa went 2-3 while scoring a run.

Paetow earns second straight win over Jordan

For the second time in a week, Paetow scored a shutout win over Jordan, topping the Warriors 9-0.

Alvin Velasquez had a great performance on the mound, pitching a complete game shutout and allowing just four hits while striking out five and walking one.

Paetow jumped ahead and did all the damage the Panthers would need in the first inning, After two singles and a walk loaded the bases, Garrett Smith hit an RBI single to give the panthers the lead and Josh Prieto doubed it with a sacrifice fly. Daniel Oviedo-Barela then hit a home run driving in three more runs before Paul Gerke hit an RBI double, giving Paetow a 6-0 lead after the top of the first.

Things stayed that way until the fourth, when Gabriel Valsquez hit a solo homerun and Smith hit an RBI double before Prieto drove in another run on a single to do the rest of the damage for the Panthers.

Jordan had four hits on the night, with Aidan McHugh, Braden Franklin, Connor Carmichael and Zandre Van Der Walt collecting the Warriors all collecting one hit each.

Katy tops Atascocita

Katy won a 13-8 game against Atascocita in non-district action during their game off from district play.

Four pitchers combined for the win for Katy, with a combined six earned runs on 10 hits while striking out nine and walking seven.

Katy took an early lead, scoring six in the first inning before scoring two in the third, two in the fourth and three in the fifth to secure the win.

Atascocita scored two in the first, three in the third, two in the fourth and one in the sixth in a good offensive night, but they were unable to keep up with the Tigers.

Brady Englett led the way on offense, going 3-4 at the plate with three RBIs, while Caleb Koger and Dominic Melchor both had two RBIs on the night.

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