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.