ANNA — Tyler Hawthorne went 3-for-3 with three runs batted in and Hunter Hawthorne went 2-for-4 with a triple, scored twice and three RBI as Bells run-ruled Lindsay, 12-2, in five innings in Game 1 of a Class 2A Region II area match-up.
Game 2 of the series is at 5 p.m. on Friday and Game 3 will follow if necessary.
Chance Morse doubled, drove in three runs and scored twice, Matthew Conner drove in two runs and scored and Stephen Hinds scored three times for Bells (23-4).
Class 3A Region II
Sunnyvale 7, Gunter 5
FRISCO — The Tigers’ seventh-inning rally came up short and Gunter will look to stay alive after Sunnyvale won the opener of an area round series at Frisco on Thursday.
Gunter (17-11) must win at 7:30 p.m. on Friday to force a deciding Game 3 at 1 p.m.on Saturday.
Sunnyvale (23-7) led 3-2 after four before Gunter tied it in the top of the fifth. The Raiders added one in the fifth and four in the seventh. The Tigers brought the tying run to the plate but couldn’t complete the comeback.