Baseball Roundup: Taylor comes from behind to beat Katy, Paetow wins seventh straight, Cinco and Seven Lakes win

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 4/21/22

Taylor earned a huge District 19-6A win by using a four run seventh inning to beat Katy, which came into the matchup as the leaders in district.

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Baseball Roundup: Taylor comes from behind to beat Katy, Paetow wins seventh straight, Cinco and Seven Lakes win

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Taylor earned a huge District 19-6A win by using a four run seventh inning to beat Katy, which came into the matchup as the leaders in district.

Jared Schaeffer had a big day on the mound to keep Taylor in it, as he pitched five innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits while striking out three and walking one.

Katy took the lead in the bottom of the second inning, when Dominic Melchor hit a solo homerun, and Jhonnatan Ferrebus doubled that in the third inning when he hit a sacrifice fly that scored Ryan George. The Tigers then went up 3-0 when Graham Laxton homered in the fifth.

But the Mustangs never lost determination. After getting two runners on base in the top of the sixth, Chase Marshall hit an RBI single to trim the Katy lead to two.

The Mustangs weren’t able to get another run in the inning, but the big comeback came in the seventh.

Peter Dworaczyk walked to start the inning, and Joe Jefferson Jr. then tied things with a two run homer to left field. After a walk to Brett Dolejsi and an error allowed Hunter Ham to reach, Marshall drove in both with a single, completing the comeback and giving Taylor the win.

Taylor Wolf secured the win on the mound for the Mustangs, pitching the final two innings and striking out three while allowing just one hit and no runs.

Cinco beats Morton Ranch

Cinco Ranch earned a huge 8-1 win over Morton Ranch to stay tied with Seven Lakes for the fourth and final spot in district. Austin Bonjonia earned the win for the Cougars, going three innings and not allowing a run on two hits while striking out six and walking one.

Gavin Rutherford started the scoring on the night in the bottom of the first, when he hit a fly ball and reached on an error, allowing Blake Hansen to score. The Cougars then broke things open in the bottom of the second. After loading the bases, Charlie Atkinson hit a single to score two and Rainer Castillo drove in two more with a single of his own. Rutherford then hit a double to make things 6-0.

The Cougars didn’t score in the third but got another run on the board in the fourth, when Hansen hit an RBI single and Hansen did the same thing in the fifth inning to make it an 8-0 Cinco Ranch lead.

Morton Ranch got one run back in the sixth, when Tyler Harvey reached on an error which let a run come in, but weren’t able to get anything else to come back in the matchup.

Seven Lakes shuts out Mayde Creek

Seven Lakes also earned a big win to stay tied for that final playoff spot in District 19-6A, beating Mayde Creek 5-0.

Three pitchers combined for the shutout, with Lawsone Moreno going five innings and earning the win, while Collin Mills and Tyler Welch came on in relief to secure the win.

It took until the second inning for Seven Lakes to get going but the Spartans got on the board when Jake Steffes hit an RBI single and Jack Coultas followed that up with an RBI double before Taylor Tiedt also drove in a run with a single.

Things remained that way until the top of the fifth, when Cade Climie scored on a wild pitch and Steffes capped things off in the top of the sixth by scoring on a passed ball.

Paetow wins seventh in a row

Paetow won its seventh game in a row by topping Magnolia West 7-1.

The Panthers used a huge effort from Anthony Diaz on the mound, who earned the win by going six innings and allowing one run on seven hits to go with four strikeouts and no walks.

No one scored until the third inning, when Gabriel Velasquez hit a home run to drive in two runs. That got the confidence going for the Panthers and in the fourth, Paul Gerke drove in a run on a sacrifice grounder and Velasquez made it 4-0 with an RBI double.

Magnolia West got one run back in the top of the fifth, but Paetow came right back with an answer. Kayin Tillman hit an RBI double and Prieto then drove in a run on a single to continue and gain the lead. Garrett Smith capped things off for the Panthers with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth before Paetow pitched a clean top of the seventh to close things out.

Jordan unable to stay with A&M Consolidated

Jordan fell behind early and was unable to make up the gap in a 9-4 loss to A&M Consolidated.

Consolidated scored runs in every inning except the fifth, as their offense was on all night.

Consolidated scored two in the top of the first before Jordan answered back with Andrew Toups hitting a sacrifice grounder.

Consolidated kept its bats going though, scoring one in the second three in the third and one in the fourth as it continued to push its advantage. Jordan responded in the sixth as JD Ortigoza drove in a run on a single, Zandre Van Der Walt did the same and Bradeb Franklin also had an RBI single, but Consolidated put up two more runs in the bottom of the inning to seal things.

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