All Saints gives Grace first TAPPS 2-4A loss, 2-0

Grace Community third baseman Austin Patrick throws to second to try for the double play as All Saints runner Aston Francis heads for the bag. (Herb Nygren Jr. | Tyler Morning Telegraph)

All Saints junior Aston Francis went 2 for 3 at the plate and Parker Towns struck out 11 as the Trojans handed Grace Community its first district loss in 2-0 shutout Thursday at Cougar Field on the Grace Community campus.

Francis belted a two-out hit that bounced and stuck in the fence for a ground-rule two-bagger in the third inning. He later scored the first run, crossing home on a fielder’s choice by Michael Caruso.

The Trojans made it 2-0 in the fourth when first baseman Trey Rowe launched a solo home run.

Grace pitcher Mason Aldredge had a good outing in the loss with nine strikeouts, one walk and four hits. Charlie Short had the other hit for All Saints with a first inning single.

Towns scattered out three hits in the complete game with one walk.

“Parker pitched a great game,” All Saints coach Jerry Courtney said. “He was hitting his spots, and working the hitters forward and backward.

“Jack (Hamm) is a first year catcher that has done a good job all year. He has really improved over the year and he had a lot to do with Parker’s success today.”

Grace got a double from Jonny Spitzer in the first inning and singles from Call Florence and Adam Graham.

The Cougars (11-1) will entertain Parish Episcopal in a make-up game on Monday, at 6 p.m. All Saints 20-5 (11-2), will play host to Dallas ­Parish Episcopal on Tuesday, at 6 p.m.

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TAPPS 2-4A

All Saints 2, Grace Community 0

All Saints 001 100 0 — 2 4 1

Grace 000 000 0 — 0 3 0

Mason Aldridge and Call Florence. Parker Towns and Jack Hamm. W - Towns. L - Aldredge. 2B – AS: Aston Francis. G: Jonny Spitzer. HR – AS: Trey Rowe (solo, fourth inning).

RECORDS – All Saints 20-5; 11-2. Grace Community 11-1.

NEXT UP – Parish Episcopal at All Saints, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Parish Episcopal at Grace Community, 6 p.m. Monday.

Goforth, All Saints down Parish, 6-1

Madison Goforth drove in two runs with a double and stole home to help All Saints defeat Parish Episcopal 6-1 on Thursday.

Tiffany Shin also drove in a run as part of a four-run second inning for All Saints.

The victory moves All Saints to 5-2 in TAPPS 2-4A.

Maddie Smith grabbed the win in the circle, allowing one run on four hits with six strikeouts.

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Parish 001 000 0 — 1 4 0

All Saints 140 100 x — 6 12 0

Young and Santucci; Maddie Smith and Sarah Bracken. W — Smith (5-3). L — Young. 2B — AS: Madison Goforth. 3B — PAR: Struckwell.

RECORDS — All Saints 5-3 (5-2).

NEXT UP — Bishop Gorman at All Saints, 5:30 p.m. Friday

 
 

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