GARLAND — Robert E. Lee can't afford to lose as the Red Raiders are part of a four-way tie for first place in District 11-6A.
All four teams — Rockwall, Rowlett, Sachse and Lee —began the day at 3-1.
Lee did its part to stay on top, defeating North Garland 13-0 in six innings Tuesday afternoon.
The Red Raiders (9-5) moved to 4-1, but the other three teams also won to keep the four-way tie.
Lee has a chance to break that up a bit Thursday with a home game against Rockwall at 7:30 p.m. at Mike Carter Field.
"We wanted to make sure we came out and played a good baseball game, and we were able to do that today," Lee coach David Howard said. "Henry (Smith) pitched well and kept them off the board. Now we turn to Thursday against Rockwall."
Lee scored four runs in the first inning, highlighted by RBI singles from catcher Marc Schwartz (2 for 4, double) and Jacob Kuehn.
Lee's Jakob Romines went 2 for 2 with a two-run double, with Nick Goodwin delivering a solo home run.
— Chris Parry
Robert E. Lee 13, North Garland 0
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N. Garland 000 000 — 0 3 6
Henry Smith, Jonathan McGown (6) and Marc Schwartz, Travis Melton (6); Rivera, Rodriguez (5) and Picasso. W – Smith. L – Rivera. 2B – REL: Schwartz, Jakob Romines. 3B – NG: Nieto. HR – REL: Nick Goodwin (solo, fifth inning).
RECORDS — Robert E. Lee 9-5 (4-1); North Garland (0-5)
NEXT UP — Rockwall at Lee, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Mike Carter Field.
Grace 11, Bishop Gorman 3
Andrew Melhart went 3 for 3 with three runs and an RBI to help Grace Community move past rival Bishop Gorman 11-3 in TAPPS 2-4A.
Jonny Spitzer and Chris McLeod each had two hits and two runs for the Cougars while McLeod, Chandler Nutt and Noah Rachell had two RBIs each.
Josh Riegel led the Crusaders offensive and defensively. He had three of TKG's six hits and one of his team's three runs. He also struck out seven in a complete-game effort.
Jake Wright earned the win on the mound for Grace, striking out six and walking one in five innings.
Gorman 100 011 0 — 3 61
Grace 601 022 x — 11 103
Josh Riegel and John Paul Ruesewald. Jake Wright, Evan Robert (6) and Noah Rachell. W – Wright. L – Riegel. 2B – GC: Jonny Spitzer, Adam Graham. HBP – GC: Call Florence. SACF – GC: Andrew Melhart, Chandler Nutt. SB – GC: Melhart, Spitzer, Nutt.
All Saints 7, Frisco Legacy Christian 2
FRISCO — Charlie Short launched a three-run homer in the seventh inning to cap a 7-2 victory over Frisco Legacy Christian on Tuesday in TAPPS 2-4A baseball.
The Trojans (14-4, 6-0 TAPPS 2-4A) trailed 2-0 before scoring four in the sixth. Short's homer added a little insurance for reliever Coleton Oldham, who picked up his fourth win of the season.
Oldham and catcher Jack Hamm both had doubles.
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Legacy 000 200 0 — 2 30
Parker Towns, Coleton Oldham (5) and Jack Hamm. Lee, Moake (6) and Rieter. W – Oldham (4-2). L – Lee. 2B – AS: Hamm, Oldham. 3B – LC: Lee. HR – AS: Charlie Short. (seventh, two on).
RECORDS — All Saints 14-4 (6-0).
NEXT UP — Legacy Christian at All Saints, 6 p.m. Thursday.
East Texas Christian Academy 13, Dallas Lakehill Prep 1
DALLAS — Walker LaRue and Grayson Pirtle combined on a three-hitter as East Texas Christian Academy routed Dallas Lakehill Prep 13-1.
Brandon Baker, Migel Vega, LaRue and Noah Walker all had doubles for the Panthers (4-3, 3-0 TAPPS 4-1A/2A). Pirtle and catcher Cole Craig both had triples.
ETCA returns to action Tuesday against the Grace Community JV at 5 p.m.
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Lakehill 100 000 0 — 1 3 0
Walker LaRue, Grayson Pirtle (5) and Cole Craig. Cole Ellis, Dylan Welch (6) and Welch, Zac Aron (6). W – LaRue (2-1). L – Ellis. 2B – ETCA: Brandon Baker, Migel Vega, LaRue, Noah Walker. 3B – ETCA: Craig, Pirtle.
RECORDS — ETCA 4-3 (3-0); Lakehill (0-2).
NEXT UP — ETCA at Grace JV, 5 p.m. Thursday.
Elkhart 3, Trinity 1
ELKHART — Mason Huffines needed just 64 pitches for a complete-game victory as Elkhart downed Trinity 3-1 on Tuesday in District 21-3A baseball action.
After the Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the second, Jacob Mays singled and scored on a Tanner Tutt triple. Tutt later came home on a wild pitch.
Tutt was involved in the last run, reaching base by walking before coming around on a two-out single by Chad Taylor.
Elkhart (12-8, 4-2 District 21-3A) will play at Buffalo at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Hawkins 5, Carlisle 4
PRICE — Caleb Turner hit a two-out double in the top of the seventh to lift Hawkins to a 5-4 victory over Carlisle on Tuesday.
Hawks starter Joey Akers earned the win after he struck out three in 6 2/3 innings of work. Derek Craft came on with two outs in the seventh to record the save by inducing a ground ball.
Craft went 3 for 4 at the plate to lead the Hawks bats. Chris Sneed went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
Lindale 3, Nacogdoches 1
NACOGDOCHES — Nash Walters and Laettner Greenhill combined to allow one hit over nine innings to help Lindale take down Nacogdoches 3-1 on Monday in District 16-5A action.
Bryce Deupree led the Eagles' bats by going 2 for 2 with two walks and an RBI. Nick Norton had Lindale's only other hit as Nacogdoches, including starter Hunter McClellan (seven strikeouts), allowed three hits and four walks.
Bishop Gorman 4, Grace 2
Bishop Gorman scored four runs in the first inning and Katelin Jacobi made it stick the rest of the way for a 4-2 win over Grace Community on Tuesday in TAPPS 2-4A softball.
Jacobi scattered 10 hits, allowing two runs with no walks and four strikeouts.
The Lady Crusaders did all of their scoring in the first, taking advantage of two bases-loaded walks, a sacrifice fly and a bunt that led to an error.
Scoring for Gorman in the frame were Becca Waters, Emily Kent, Jacobi and Sami Clay.
Grace tried to come back and continued to get baserunners against Jacobi, but the Gorman pitcher left them stranded.
Jacobi also had a double while Grace's Chelsea Clark singled and scored in the sixth and doubled in a run in the seventh.
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Taylor Kingsley, Emily Edwards (2) and Hannah Wright; Katelin Jacobi and Emerson. W – Jacobi. L – Kingsley. 2B – GC: Chelsea Clark 1; BG: Jacobi.
RECORDS — Grace 2-3 (0-3); Gorman 4-2 (3-1).
NEXT UP — Frisco Legacy Christian at Grace Community, 5 p.m. Thursday; Gorman at Carrollton Prince of Peace, 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Bullard Brook Hill 15, All Saints 0
BULLARD — Morgan Magouirk and AD Kuechle had three RBIs apiece as Bullard Brook Hill beat All Saints 15-0 in a three-inning TAPPS 2-4A game.
Kuechle had a triple among her game-high two hits while teammate Alyssa Duplichain tripled and scored twice.
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Brook Hill 0(11)4 — 15 100
2B – BH: Morgan Magouirk. 3B – BH: Alyssa Duplichain, AD Kuechle.