MESQUITE — Robert E. Lee led Mesquite 5-4 entering the bottom of the fifth inning when the wheels came off and the Skeeters took advantage to win 13-5 Tuesday in their District 12-5A game at Mesquite Softball Complex.
REL committed six errors, four of which occurred in the costly fifth inning. The Lady Raiders finished with nine hits overall, led by Brittany Hogge, who went 4 for 4.
Lee coach Darren Pool said his team had opportunities to put the game away before the fifth but left runners in scoring position.
“We had our chances,” Pool said. “Makenna (Aycock) continues to put up great performances on the mound and defensively we have to find a way to help her out.”
The loss dropped REL to 7-8-1 overall and 1-2 in district while Mesquite moved to 3-1 in league play. The Lady Raiders will next face Longview at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Faulkner Park.
Van 17, Canton 2
VAN — Sierra Nichols had a double and triple as part of 17 runs scored by Van in two innings of a 17-2 District 15-3A win over Canton on Wednesday.
The game was called after Canton batted in the top of the third because of the 15-run rule.
Van (11-4-1, 2-0) led 4-2 after the first inning, but exploded for 13 in the second. Canton (0-2) committed six errors in the loss.
Canton 200 — 2 2 6
Van 4(13)x — 17 12 0
Stanley and Wright; Nicole Gandy and Haleigh Moore. W — Gandy (5-2-1). L — Stanley. 2B — V: Sierra Nichols. 3B — V: Nichols. HR — C: Easley (one runner on, first inning).
RECORDS — Canton (0-2); Van 11-4-1 (2-0)
NEXT UP — Van at Mineola, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Harmony 7, Arp 0
HARMONY — Mikaelyn Settles struck out 11 as Harmony shut out Arp 7-0 on Tuesday.
McKinna Seahorn went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs while Trista Daily went 2 for 4 with a run and a steal to lead Harmony (2-1 District 18-2A).
Arp 000 000 0 — 0 3 5
Harmony 310 003 X — 7 6 1
W – Mikaelyn Settles. 2B – H: McKinna Seahorn.
RECORDS — Arp (2-1); Harmony (2-1).
NEXT UP — Frankston at Harmony, 2 p.m. Thursday.
Lindale 8, Brownsboro 3
BROWNSBORO — Lindale finished up non-district play with an 8-3 victory over Brownsboro on Wednesday.
The Eagles, who open up District 16-4A play on Tuesday at home against Whitehouse, had four players notch two hits: Ryan Dudley, Bryce Dupree, Sam Sitton and Jon French. Kyle Bond added a double.
Chase Brown threw 5 2-3 innings to pick up the win on the mound, allowing one earned run on four hits.
Casey Pelton had two hits for the Bears while Toby Davis added a double.
Lindale 210 113 0— 8 9 3
Brownsboro 002 000 1 — 3 6 8
Chase Brown, Joe Santangelo (6) and T. Coomer. C. Seale, T. Davis (4), T. Wilson (7). W – Brown. L – Seale. 2B – L: Kyle Bond. B: T. Davis.
NEXT UP — Whitehouse at Lindale, 7 p.m. Tuesday.