Blaise Bentsen scattered four hits and five walks while also singling, walking twice and driving in a run during Sherman’s 5-0 victory against first-place Lovejoy in District 10-5A action at Veterans Field on Tuesday night.
Nick Blankenship was 3-for-4 with a double and scored twice, Logan Williams and D.J. Hester each doubled and drove in a run, Ryan Ortiz singled and scored and Hunter Stephens scored twice for Sherman (10-12, 4-6), which plays at Lovejoy on Friday night.
The Bearcats took a 2-0 lead in the first, tacked on two more in the fifth and closed out the scoring an inning later.
Ralph Rucker was 2-for-3 with a double for Lovejoy (18-6, 7-3).
Denison 12, Princeton 4
In Denison, Christian Ruebeck threw a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts and three walks and was 2-for-4, drove in a run and scored twice during third-place Denison’s win over Princeton in District 10-5A action at Denison on Tuesday night.
Garrett Maxwell was 3-for-4 and a triple shy of the cycle with three RBI and three runs, Cam Wheeler was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI, Luke Kirkbride was 2-for-4 with a triple, drove in a run and scored, Cayden Earnhart was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Jack Condit singled, walked twice and scored for the Yellow Jackets (12-13, 5-5).
Denison plays at Princeton (14-9, 4-6) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night.
Gunter 2, Whitesboro 1 (9)
In Gunter, Teige Harris had a walk-off two-run double as Gunter earned a walk-off win over Whitesboro to move into second place in district action on Tuesday night.
Harris also got the win in relief of Powell Zuniga, who allowed no runs on three hits with 10 strikeouts and a walk in 7.2 innings, David Denton and Mack Whitteker scored, Garrett Vogel tripled and Kyle Ball and Trey Oblas doubled for Gunter (17-6, 6-3), which is a half-game ahead of both Whitesboro and Ponder.
Scout Sanders allowed no earned runs on three hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks in eight innings and also walked twice and scored, Grant Beste was 2-for-4 with a double and Christian Goedecke singled and drove in a run for Whitesboro (11-6, 5-3).
Pottsboro 11, Pilot Point 1 (5)
In Pottsboro, Austin Cates was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI as first-place Pottsboro clinched a playoff spot with a victory against Pilot Point on Tuesday night.
Jackson Lipscomb was 3-for-3 with a double, drove in a run and scored twice, Jasek Hooker allowed a run on three hits with seven strikeouts and no walks while walking three times and scored twice, Hayden Kent doubled, walked, drove in a run and scored and Coby Langford homered, walked twice anf scored twice for Pottsboro (16-2, 9-0).
Callisburg 3, S&S 0
In Sadler, Zach Colwell doubled during S&S’ district loss against Callisburg on Tuesday night.
Logan Alexander added the only other hit and Ace Everett stole a base for S&S (3-12, 1-8).
Van Alstyne 3, Leonard 1
In Van Alstyne, Chandler David allowed a run on three hits with 13 strikeouts and no walks as first-place Van Alstyne clinched a playoff spot with a district victory against fifth-place Leonard on Tuesday night.
Samuel Tormos was 2-for-3, drove in a run and scored Tyler Wilson was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and scored and Nathan Cuthbertson singled, walked and scored for Van Alstyne (15-3, 8-0).
Leonard (10-9, 4-5) remained a game behind fourth-place Bells.
Whitewright 11, Blue Ridge 9 (8)
In Blue Ridge, Seth Jackson was 3-for-4, drove in a run and scored twice as second-place Whitewright edged Blue Ridge in district action on Tuesday night.
Dylan Cordell was 2-for-4 with a double, triple, drove in a run and scored twice, Jack Hill was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, Jace Andrew singled, drove in two runs and scored twice and Ryne Godbey doubled, walked, drove in a run and scored for Whitewright (13-3, 6-2), which stayed a half-game in front of Bonham.
Bonham 6, Bells 5 (8)
In Bonham, Hunter Hazel was 2-for-3 with a double and scored during Bells’ walk-off loss against Bonham in a battle for sole possession of third place in district action on Tuesday night.
Jacob Monroe singled and drove in two, Matthew Connor tripled, drove in a run and scored, Trystan Mallory singled and scored, Tyler Hawthorne singled and drove in a run and Kason Huschke doubled for Bells (14-6, 5-4), which is now alone in fourth place.
Austin Fortune was 2-for-3 with two RBI, including the walk-off single, and a double, Tanner Reaves was 4-for-5 with a double and scored three times and Jake Spiller was 2-for-4 with two RBI for Bonham (11-9, 6-3).
Collinsville 11, Ector 0 (5)
In Collinsville, Gustavo Romo threw a three-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and three walks and was 3-for-3 with three RBI and scored as Collinsville defeated Ector in district action on Tuesday night.
Dylan Kays was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI, Garrett Vannoy was 2-for-2 with a walk and scored three times, Micah Jenkins doubled, drove in a run and scored and Daniel Castorena singled, walked, drove in a run and scored twice for Collinsville (5-13, 5-5)
Trenton 17, Tom Bean 2 (6)
In Tom Bean, Kaleb Wyrieck singled and drove in a run during third-place Tom Bean’s district loss against first-place Trenton on Tuesday night.
Dylan Harmon doubled, Lance Pauler singled and scored and Zach Lusk walked and scored for Tom Bean (8-11, 6-4).
Effrin Aguirre was 4-for-5 with a double, two RBI and scored three times, Justin Lambright was 3-for-6 with three RBI and scored three times, Christian Verde was 2-for-5 with four RBI and scored and Jordy Caro was 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI for Trenton (13-4, 10-0), which scored 11 runs in the sixth inning.
Valley View 16, Tioga 1 (3)
In Valley View, Landon Thompson singled, walked and scored during Tioga’s district loss against second-place Valley View on Tuesday afternoon.
Kyler Patton drove in a run, Landon Miller singled and John Payne and Reagan Mejia walked for fourth-place Tioga (8-10, 5-5), which hosts Era on Friday.
Valley View (17-4, 8-2) can clinch a playoff spot with a win at Collinsville on Friday night.