KILGORE — Hughes Springs broke open a tie game with a six-run sixth to defeat Edgewood 10-7 in the opening game of their Class 2A Region II quarterfinal series on Friday at Driller Park.

Game 2 is 2 p.m. today back at Driller Park, with Game 3, if necessary, to follow.

Edgewood (26-7) tied the game with a run in the top of the sixth, only to enter the seventh trailing 10-4. A three-run rally was stopped short as Hughes Springs (30-0) remained undefeated on the year.

— Montgomery Brock

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Class 2A Region II Quarterfinal

At Driller Park

Hughes Springs 10, Edgewood 7

(Hughes Springs leads series, 1-0)

Edgewood 010 021 3 — 7 5 3

Hughes Springs 300 016 x — 10 8 3

J. Schuff, J. Bundy (3), K. Huett (5) and Jared Huber. D. Moore, T. Shelton (7). Shelton. W – Moore. L – Schuff. S - Shelton. 2B – E: J. Hunter. J. Huber. HS: J. Anton. HR – E: J. Thompson (fifth, one on). LOB – E: 6; HS: 8. DP – E: 1; HS: 1.

RECORDS — Edgewood 26-7; Hughes Springs 30-0.

NEXT UP — Game 2: 2 p.m. today, Driller Park. Game 3: If necessary, after Game 2.

Gilmer takes Game 1 over Spring Hill

LONGVIEW — In a reunion of District 16-3A foes, Gilmer rallied for a 4-2 win over Spring Hill in Game 1 of their Class 3A Region II quarterfinal in front of a packed house at Pine Tree’s Field of Dreams.

First pitch of Game 2 is set for 1 p.m. today at Pine Tree. Game 3, if needed, will follow.

Trevor Martin carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning for Spring Hill (17-13) as the Panthers built a 2-0 lead over the Buckeyes heading into the home frame of the inning.

Gilmer (24-9) took advantage of two fielding miscues and took a 3-2 lead on two hits before adding an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth in the win.

Spring Hill out-hit the Buckeyes 5-3 in the fourth meeting of the teams on the year. Gilmer holds a 3-1 advantage in those matchups.

The winner of this series will advance to the regional semifinals to face the winner of Melissa and Argyle.

Elkhart tops Warren in Game 1, 5-1

LUFKIN — The top half of Elkhart’s lineup and pitcher Jordan White led the way as the Elks defeated Warren 5-1 in Game 1 of their Class 2A Region III quarterfinal series at Frank Morris Park on Friday.

Elkhart takes its 1-0 series lead into today’s Game 2 at 1 p.m., with Game 3 to follow, if necessary.

White, a Howard College commit, struck out 10 in the win, including five of the last seven batters he faced.

Cole Bridges went 2 for 3, scoring twice, doubling and adding an RBI. Jacob Cheatham was 2 for 4 with two RBIs.

Day, Carthage shut out China Spring

MESQUITE — JayDon Day kept China Spring off the scoreboard and the Carthage Bulldogs pushed across a pair of runs Friday night to win 2-0 in Game 1 of the Class 3A Region III quarterfinal series.

The Cougars only collected three hits against Day, striking out five times and leaving four runners in scoring position in the loss at J.J. Tillery Field.

Game 2 of the series is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Tillery Field in Mesquite. Game 3 is scheduled to follow, if necessary. The winner of the series will advance to the Region III semifinals and face the Orangefield-Silsbee series winner.

“(Day) pitched a great game,” Carthage head coach Jim Goldman said. “He got ahead and stayed in control against a good hitting team. He battled and the guys played well.”

China Spring pitcher Tucker Johnson gave up eight hits and one earned run on the mound. Blake Bogenschutz and Jack Morris each recorded two hits for the Bulldogs.

Carthage posted a run in the bottom of the first thanks to an error by the Cougars. A fly ball to right field off the bat of Beaux Guilbeau with two outs was misplayed and Tyler Musgrove scored from first base.

The Bulldogs added a run in the third on a double by Musgrove that narrowly cleared Tyler Smith’s glove in left field. Kolby Blissett, who reached on a fielder’s choice, came home to put Carthage up 2-0.

Morris singled into right field two batters later, but a strong throw home caught Musgrove attempting to score and ended the inning.

Carthage put a runner on base in the final three innings in which they batted on hits from Bogenschutz, Guilbeau and Morris, but failed to add to its lead.

— Clay Ihlo

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Class 3A Region III Quarterfinals

At Tillery Field

Carthage 2, China Spring 0

(Carthage leads series, 1-0)

China Spring 000 000 0 — 0 3 1

Carthage 101 000 x — 2 8 2

JayDon Day and Beaux Guilbeau. Tucker Johnson and Mason George. W – Day. L – Johnson 2B – Blake Bottoms; Tyler Musgrove. SB – Steven Boggess, Robert Martinez; Blake Bogenschutz, Samuel Chhor. CS – Terian Goree. LOB – China Spring 6, Carthage 6.

NEXT UP — Game 2: 2 p.m. today, Mesquite. Game 3: If necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2.

High School Baseball Playoff Pairings

Class 5A

Region II

Regional Quarterfinals

Allen vs. Plano West

(Plano West leads series, 1-0)

Game 1: Plano West 1, Allen 0

Game 2: noon Saturday, Plano West

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Round Rock vs. The Woodlands

(The Woodlands wins series, 2-0)

at Bryan Rudder HS

Game 1: The Woodlands 4, Round Rock 0

Game 2: The Woodlands 8, Round Rock 0

Plano vs. Rockwall

(Rockwall leads series, 1-0)

at Highland Park

Game 1: Rockwall 14, Plano 9

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Kingwood vs. Klein Collins

Class 4A

Region II

Regional Quarterfinals

Frisco Wakeland vs. Prosper

(Series tied, 1-1)

Game 1: Wakeland 5, Prosper 2

Game 2: Prosper 12, Wakeland 4

Game 3: 3 p.m. Saturday, McKinney Boyd

Whitehouse vs. Hallsville

(Whitehouse leads series, 1-0)

at Mike Carter Field, Tyler

Game 1: Whitehouse 7, Hallsville 6

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Frisco Liberty vs. Frisco Centennial

(Series tied, 1-1)

Game 1: Liberty 6, Centennial 2

Game 2: Centennial 5, Liberty 4

Game 3: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dr Pepper Ballpark, Frisco

Mansfield Legacy vs. Waxahachie

(Legacy leads series, 1-0)

Game 1: Legacy 9, Waxahachie 2

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday, Mansfield Legacy

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Class 3A

Region II

Regional Quarterfinals

Melissa vs. Argyle

(Series tied, 1-1)

at Frisco

Game 1: Argyle 9, Melissa 8

Game 2: Melissa 12, Argyle 10

Game 3: noon Saturday

Gilmer vs. Spring Hill

(Gilmer leads series, 1-0)

at Pine Tree’s Field of Dreams, Longview

Game 1: Gilmer 4, Spring Hill 2

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Krum vs. Princeton

(Best-of-three series)

at Denton High School

Game 1: (n)

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Athens vs. Texarkana Pleasant Grove

(Pleasant Grove leads series, 1-0)

at Northeast Texas CC, Mount Pleasant

Game 1: Pleasant Grove 10, Athens 0

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Class 3A

Region III

Regional Quarterfinals

One-Game Series: Diboll 3, Lufkin Hudson 0

Bridge City vs. Hargrave

China Spring vs. Carthage

(Carthage leads series, 1-0)

at Tillery Field, Mesquite

Game 1: Carthage 2, China Spring 0

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Orangefield vs. Silsbee

Class 2A

Region II

Regional Quarterfinals

One-Game Series: Sunnyvale vs. Grandview (n)

Hughes Springs vs. Edgewood

(Hughes Springs leads series, 1-0)

at Driller Park, Kilgore

Game 1: Hughes Springs 10, Edgewood 7

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Pottsboro vs. Gunter

(Gunter wins series, 2-0)

at McKinney Boyd

Game 1: Gunter 4, Pottsboro 2

Game 2: Gunter 11, Pottsboro 5

Game 3: if necessary, noon Saturday

Mount Vernon vs. Palmer

(Best-of-three series)

at Rockwall-Heath HS

Game 1: Mount Vernon 4, Palmer 3 (8 innings)

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Region III

Regional Quarterfinals

Warren vs. Elkhart

(Elkhart leads series, 1-0)

at Morris Frank Park, Lufkin

Game 1: Elkhart 5, Warren 1

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Centerville vs. Salado

Nacogdoches Central Heights vs. Woodville

(Best-of-three series)

at Pollok Central HS

Game 1: Woodville 1, Central Heights 0 (10 innings)

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Teague vs. Troy

Class 1A

Region II

Regional Quarterfinals

One-Game Series: Carlisle 10, Simms James Bowie 0

Cushing vs. West Sabine

(Cushing leads series, 1-0)

at Huntington HS

Game 1: Cushing 19, West Sabine 2

Game 2: (n)

Game 3: if necessary, 2 p.m. Saturday

One-Game Series: Harleton 4, Cayuga 0

One-Game Series: Lovelady vs. Douglass, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Morris Frank Park, Lufkin

Softball

Class 5A

Region II

Region Semifianls

McKinney Boyd vs. The Woodlands

(The Woodlands wins series, 2-1)

at East View HS, Georgetown

Game 1: Boyd 6, The Woodlands 4

Game 2: The Woodlands 2, Boyd 0

Game 3: The Woodlands, 3, Boyd 2

Plano vs. Kingwood

(Kingwood leads series, 1-0)

at Cedar Ridge HS, Round Rock

Game 1: Kingwood 10, Plano 0

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Class 4A

Region II

Regional Semifinals

Forney vs. Mansfield Legacy

(Legacy leads series, 1-0)

Game 1: Legacy 4, Forney 3

Game 2: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Mansfield Legacy

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Frisco Centennial vs. Lucas Lovejoy

(Lovejoy leads series, 1-0)

at Plano West HS

Game 1: Lovejoy 6, Centennial 1

Game 2: noon Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Class 3A

Region II

Regional Semifinals

Frisco Lone Star vs. Mineola

(Mineola leads series, 1-0)

at Rockwall HS

Game 1: Mineola 11, Lone Star 1 (6 innings)

Game 2: 4 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Sanger vs. Van

(Best-of-three series)

at Sunnyvale HS

Game 1: (n)

Game 2: 3 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Class 2A

Region III

Regional Semifinals

Harmony vs. Crawford

(Best-of-three series)

at Malakoff

Game 1: Crawford 13, Harmony 0

Game 2: 11 a.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Garrison vs. Corsicana Mildred

(Garrison leads series, 1-0)

at Lindale

Game 1: Garrison 1, Mildred 0

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Class 1A

Region III

Regional Semifinals

Harleton vs. Beckville

(Beckville leads series, 1-0)

at Hallsville

Game 1: Beckville 4, Harleton 3

Game 2: noon, Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Grapeland vs. Joaquin

(Series tied, 1-1)

at Hallsville

Game 1: Grapeland 12, Joaquin 10

Game 2: Joaquin 4, Grapeland 2

Game 3: noon, Saturday

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