RICHARDSON — Robert E. Lee offense and win streak came to a halt Saturday in a 5-2 loss against West in the semifinals of the Yellow Rose Classic at Richardson High School.
The loss snaps Lee’s seven-game win streak to drop the Red Raiders to 9-7. Zach Flanagan and Douglas Kinsey were named to the All-Tournament team.
Lee managed one hit off West’s starter with Blake Hamblett getting it. REL struck out seven times.
The Red Raiders trailed 1-0 in the third, but scored two in the bottom half of take a 2-1 lead. Ross Himes reached on an error to begin the inning, went to second on a wild pitch, stole third and scored on an error. Trace Reed also reached on an error and scored in a wild pitch.
REL’s offense dried up after that. Lee went 3-1 in the tournament.
“The kids have really come on,” said Lee coach Mike Pirtle. “Our pitching is good and this was a good team (we faced). We are doing some right things; we just need to keep improving.”
Lee is back home Monday against Red Oak. First pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Mike Carter Field.
Yellow Rose Classic
West 5, Robert E. Lee 2
West 001 022 0 — 5 12 5
Lee 002 000 0 — 2 1 3
Carpenter; Zach Flanagan, Blake Hamblett (6), Travis Yanker (7) and Travis Miller. W – Carpenter. L – Flanagan. 2B – W: Carpenter, Paxton, Janek. SB – LEE: Ross Himes.
RECORDS — Robert E. Lee 9-7.
NEXT UP — Red Oak at Robert E. Lee, 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mike Carter Field.
LATE FRIDAY BASEBALL
Brownsboro 10, Athens 0
ATHENS — Tyler Thomison and Shelby Rogers combined on a one-hitter, leading Brownsboro to an 11-0 win over the Athens Hornets on Friday in a District 17-3A baseball game.
Thomison pitched 4 2-3 innings, allowing just the one hit, while striking out two.
Raul Gutierrez and Aaron Ramirez each had two hits and two RBIs for the Bears. Adding two hits apiece for Brownsboro were Aaron Sherman and Blake Ralson, while Jay Dunklin had two RBIs.
Others with hits for the Bears were Dunklin and Brandon Helm. Adding RBIs were Rogers, Ralson, Helm and Mitchell Penny.
The Bears play host to Bullard on Tuesday, beginning at 7 p.m.
Troup 9, Winona 8
TROUP — The Troup Tigers hung on to defeat Winona 9-8 Friday in District 20-2A baseball action.
The Tigers (5-8, 2-1) received two doubles and three RBIs from Austin Chambers to help stake Troup to a 9-6 lead after five innings.
Winona, which finished with eight hits, did not go away, scoring two runs in the top of the sixth.
Ryan Powell was brought in by Troup in the seventh to lock down the save, which he did.
Troup will next face West Rusk at 6 p.m. Tuesday in New London.
Cayuga 10, Cross Roads 2
BETHEL — Chantz Holland and Hunter Jenkins combined on a two-hitter, while striking out 11 in leading the Cayuga Wildcats to a 10-2 win over Cross Roads on Friday in a District 19-1A baseball game.
Holland (4-1) got the win, going 5 innings, striking out nine and allowing only one hit — a first inning home run to Kolten Sparks.
Senior Jake Nash led the Wildcats at the plate, going 4 for 4 with three RBIs. Fresh out of basketball, Preston Anderson also added three hits including two doubles, while Hunter Johnson scored four runs.
Cayuga (10-2, 3-0) will take on Kerens (6-3, 3-0) at Kerens Tuesday with JV action starting at 4:30 p.m., and the varsity playing around 6:30 p.m. On Friday, the Wildcats will travel to Martins Mill with varsity-only action starting at 4 p.m. On March 24, Cayuga will play a non-district varsity game at Fairfield beginning at noon.
Beckville 4, Hawkins 3
BECKVILLE — Hawkins managed just one hit Friday in a 4-3 in a District 20-1A baseball loss at Beckville.
The Hawks, despite their offensive struggles, were leading 2-1 entering the fifth inning and were tied 3-3 entering the bottom of the seventh.
Hawkins pitcher Derek Craft went five innings, allowing three runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts in a no decision. Drew Roden gets the loss despite allowing one hit in two innings.
Roden was also responsible for Hawkins lone hit in the game. The Hawks dropped to 1-2 in district play and will next host Union Hill at 6 p.m. Tuesday.