Baseball Roundup: Mayde Creek claims first district win, Taylor tops Cinco, Tompkins blanks Seven Lakes

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 3/23/22

The Rams were led by Jason Hinojosa, who pitched 5.2 innings of one hit ball, allowing just one run while striking out eight and walking five while Isaac Soto and Brandon Lumpkins had two RBIs.

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Baseball Roundup: Mayde Creek claims first district win, Taylor tops Cinco, Tompkins blanks Seven Lakes

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Mayde Creek wasn’t satisfied with how they played the first week of District 19-6A play.

The Rams stayed in last weeks game against Katy in the first half of the game and fought back against Taylor but lost both. They finally claimed their first district victory Tuesday with an 8-1 win over Morton Ranch.

The Rams were led by Jason Hinojosa, who pitched 5.2 innings of one hit ball, allowing just one run while striking out eight and walking five while Isaac Soto and Brandon Lumpkins had two RBIs.

Mayde Creek jumped ahead early, as Soto hit an RBI single to open the scoring and Lumpkins followed that up with a single to bring in the Rams second run of the game. Things remained that way until the bottom of the fourth, when Marcus Rodgriguez singled to score Nick Paul and make things 3-0.

The Rams then broke things open in the bottom of the fifth. After Hinojosa singled to start the inning, Joseph Romero followed that up with a single of his own and Brandon Lumpkins drove in a run on a single to jump start the inning. Alan Elliot followed that up with a double, scoring another run and Paul singled to score Lumpkins before David Smith capped off the inning with a sacrifice bunt, scoring Elliot.

Morton Ranch got one run back in the bottom of the sixth before Soto answered back with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth, making things 8-1 Mayde Creek.

Paul pitched the final 1.1 innings for the Rams, striking out two and allowing one hit and no runs to close things out.

 Taylor outlasts Cinco Ranch in pitchers duel

Jared Schaeffer was not going to be denied on Tuesday.

Taylor wants to prove they are contenders in district, and they continued to do that, as Schaeffer pitched a complete game, allowing one run on six hits while striking out two and walking two in a 2-1 Mustangs win.

Taylor jumped out ahead early, scoring both their runs in the top of the first, and hung on the rest of the game.

Joe Jefferson Jr. led off the game with a single to center and advanced to third courtesy of a wild pitch and a passed ball during the next at bat while Brett Delojsi drew a walk. Hunter Ham drove Jefferson, as he grounded into a fielder’s choice and Schaeffer followed that up with a walk before Chase Marshall singled to bring in the Mustangs second run of the game and give Schaeffer all he comfort he needed to get the win.

Cinco was unable to find any success on offense until the bottom of the fifth, when Conner Ficarra singled to start the inning and advanced to second on a sacrifice. Schaeffer was able to get a second out in the inning, but Zach Royse brought Ficarra home on an RBI single, trimming the Taylor lead to one. Brock DeYoung followed that up with a single, but Schaeffer was able to get out of the inning, getting Blake Hansen to pop up to short. Cinco got runners on in both the sixth and seventh innings, but was unable to get the tying run across as Taylor secured the victory.

Zach Royse took the loss for Cinco Ranch, going six innings and allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out 10 and walking four.

Tompkins blanks Seven Lakes

Jack Little drove in four runs and Trevor Esparza had another dominant outing as Tompkins came out 10-0 winners over Seven Lakes.

Esparza pitched four innings, allowing three hits while striking out seven and walking one to earn the shutout.

Tompkins did all of their damage early in the game before cruising to the win.

Drew Markle got things started early, singling to start the bottom of the fist and Jace LaViolette followed the single of its own.

Jack Little followed that up with his first two RBIs of the game, hitting a double to right field to score two and Ty Dagley hit a single later in the inning to score Jack Little and make things 3-0.

Tompkins did more in the bottom of the second.

Tyler Brownlee and Cooper Markle both reached base to start the inning before Drew Markle drove in a run on a single and LaViolette drove in another with a single of his own. Little reached on an error to score another run before LaViolette stole home as Tompkins led 9-0 after the inning.

The Falcons scored once more in the third as Little drove in LaViolette with a single to secure the run rule win for Tompkins.

Lawson Moreno took the loss for Seven Lakes in the matchup.

Jordan falls to College Station

Jordan didn’t have enough to hang around with College Station, falling 13-3 in a District 19-5A matchup.

College Station all but decided things in the first inning, staring the game off with nine runs. Jordan came back with one run in the bottom of the inning, as James Lacy hit a sacrifice sly to score JD Ortigoza before College Station added on three more runs in the top of the third.

Jordan scored twice more in the fourth, as Chad Gasper came around to score on a bases loaded walk and Ortigoza hit a sacrifice grounder. College Station wrapped things up with a final run in the top of the fifth to clinch the run rule win.

A&M Consolidated run rules Paetow

Paetow fell behind early and couldn’t catch up in a 14-0 loss to A&M Consolidated.

A&M Consolidated scored one run in the first and 10 in the third to completely keep Paetow out of it before closing things out with a three run fifth.

Paetow had five hits in total, including two from Gabriel Velasquez.

Katy tops Texas City

Katy came out 4-1 winners over Texas City. As JR Ceyanes went four innings, allowing one run on three hits and stiking out three while walking four to earn the win.

Texas City took the lead in the top of the third before Katy took the lead for good as they answered back in the bottom of the inning.

Sutton Hull started the scoring, as he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Cole Kaase then came around to score on an error before Reese Ruderman singled to score Hull, making things 3-1 Katy.

The Tigers then scored a fourth in the bottom of the fifth, as Dominic Melchor scored Nayden Ramirez as he reached on an error. The Katy pitching staff then kept Texas City off the board the rest of the way to secure the win.

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