BALCH SPRINGS —Grayson Pirtle had four hits, while teammate Brett Bowers had three as the East Texas Christian Academy Panthers scored a 16-1 win over Rockwall Christian on Monday.

ETCA (3-0 in district) pounded out 19 hits. Ben Craig and Cade Suggs had two doubles each, while Brandon Baker and Nikc Hawkins each had a two bagger.

Craig had four RBIs.

William Finley scored four runs for ETCA. Pirtle had a triple as well.

Suggs went all six innings for ETCA, striking out eight and throwing 99 pitches.

Rockwall Christian, last year’s TAPPS 1A/2A runner-up, fell to 3-1 in district.


ETCA 16, Rockwall Christian 1

ETCA 003 238 — 16 19 0

R. Christian 000 001 — 1 6 1

Cade Suggs and Brett Bowers. Garret Harris, Colton Jones (5), Shelby Sharpless (6) and Josh McKenzie.

W – Suggs, L – Harris.

2B – ETCA: Ben Craig (2), Suggs (2), Brandon Baker, Nick Hawkins.

RECORDS — ETCA (3-0), Rockwall Christian (3-1).

NEXT UP — ETCA at Grace JV, 4 p.m. Friday.

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