Baseball Roundup: Tompkins overcomes test against Cinco, Katy easily tops Seven Lakes

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 4/2/22

Solomon Rotberg pitched 6.2 innings to earn the win for Tompkins, pitching 6.2 innings and allowing one earned run on five hits while striking out five and walking two, while Cinco Ranch’s Zachary Royse was strong on the bump for the Cougars even though he took the loss.

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Baseball Roundup: Tompkins overcomes test against Cinco, Katy easily tops Seven Lakes

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Tompkins faced its stiffest test in District 19-6A play in Cinco Ranch but was able to withstand a late surge and win 4-2.

Solomon Rotberg pitched 6.2 innings to earn the win for Tompkins, pitching 6.2 innings and allowing one earned run on five hits while striking out five and walking two, while Cinco Ranch’s Zachary Royse was strong on the bump for the Cougars even though he took the loss. Royse pitched five innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out five and walking three.

The Falcons got ahead in the second, as Ty Dagley walked before Adam Benavidez doubled to put a run on the board, and Cooper Markle singled to make things 2-0.

Neither team was able to put a run on the board again until the seventh, when Tompkins was able to plate two more. Drew Markle got a single to start before Jack Little doubled to left field, driving Markle in and Landon West singled to score Little and give the Falcons a cushion.

Cinco finally got the bats going with their last chance of the game. Two runners reached to start the inning before Torin Green hit a sacrifice grounder to score one and Zach Franco hit a sacrifice grounder to cut the Tompkins lead in half. With things so close, Tompkins went to the bullpen with two outs and Trevore Esparza came in and shut things down, striking out Gavin Rutherford to end the game.

Katy easily tops Seven Lakes

Cole kaase had another strong outing on the mound and the Katy offense kept rolling in a 10-2 win over Seven Lakes.

Kaase went four innings and struck out eight while allowing two runs on six hits to earn the win and keep the Tigers unbeaten so far in district play.

Seven Lakes took the lead in the top of the second on a Carlos Michinaux home run, but Katy immediately answered back.

Parker Kidwell tied things with a single before Jhonnatan Ferrebus gave Katy the lead on a bases loaded walk. Dominic Melchore hit an RBI single in the third to extend the Tigers lead and the Tigers scored twice more in the bottom of the fourth on a Nayden Ramirez double and a Sutton Hull RBI single. The Spartans got one run back in the fifth, on a Cade Climie single but Katy came back with a four run inning in the bottom half with an RBI double by Ryan George and RBI singles from Ramirez and Hull to break the game open. The Tigers capped things off with a Ryan Kidwell RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth.

Nathan Johnson took the loss for Seven Lakes, allowing three earned runs on four hits and four walks over 2.2 innings.

Taylor rolls past Morton Ranch

Taylor scored runs in each of the first four innings as they rolled past Morton Ranch and kept pace in the playoff race in District 19-6A.

Matthew Irwin was huge on the mound for the Mustangs, going four innings and allowing one unearned run on three hits while striking out three and walking one to earn the win.

Hunter Ham gave Taylor the lead in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice grounder and the Mustangs would never lose it. Chase Marshall singled to make things 2-0 and Brett Delosji increased it to 3-0 with a sacrifice fly in the second.

Morton Ranch got a run back in the third, when Cameron Hudson hit an RBI single, but Taylor got that run back in the bottom of the inning, with Adam Fitzgerald htting a sacrifice grounder to make things 5-1.

Taylor broke things open in the fourth. Marshall hit an RBI single and Fitzgerald followed with a two RBI single of his own. Peter Dworaczyk rached on an error as another run scored and Yianni Stallakis hit a two run single to drive in two more before Tyler Irving hit a sacrifice grounder, sealing the win.

Noah Batterforno took the loss for Morton Ranch, allowing five earned runs over 2.1 innings on six hits and walking four.

Paetow shuts out Rudder

Anthony Diaz threw six shut out innings and Paetow put up two big innings to beat Rudder 5-0.

Diaz didn’t allow a run on four hits, while he struck out three and walked two to earn the win.

It took until the third inning, but one swing changed the trajectory of the game for Paetow. Kayin Tillman walked to start the inning and Daniel Oviedo-Barela brought Tillman home as well as himself when he homered to left field, making things 2-0.

Neither team could score in the fourth, but Paetow put things beyond a doubt in the fifth. The Pathers got three straight players on base to start the inning, and Ashton Sweet singled to bring one run home. Paul Gerke followed that up with an RBI single and Josh Preito came around to score on an error to increase the lead to five.

Alvin Velasquez came on in the seventh to clinch the win for Paetow, as he allowed one hit and struck out one in the final inning to seal things.

Jordan holds on for win over Waller

Jordan came from behind to beat Waller, taking the lead in the fifth inning and hanging on until the in for a 4-3 Warriors win.

Connor Carmichael overcame a rough first inning to earn the win, pitching a complete game and allowing two earned runs while striking out four and walking three.

Waller scored two in the first inning, but Jordan came back to take the lead in the third. After two runners reached to start the inning, Aandrew Toups reached on an error allowing a run to score and JD Ortigoza hit an RBI single to tie the game before Aidan McHugh grounded into a double play but got a runner home to give Jordan the lead.

Waller tied things back up in the bottom of the fourth but Jordan regained the lead in the top of the fifth, as B Franklin reached on an error, allowing Ortigoza to come around and score.

Jordan was able to hold off Waller the rest of the way to secure the win.

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