A pair of rain delays will force Denison and Wylie East to continue their District 10-5A game at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon with the Yellow Jackets holding a 4-2 lead while batting in the bottom of the fourth inning. There is one out and Luke Kirkbride is on third base.
Denison scored four runs in the fourth inning before Wylie East cut the deficit in half with both its runs in the third.
If the Jackets come away with the victory, they will clinch a playoff spot for the third straight season.
McKinney North 7, Sherman 1
In McKinney, Richy Clark was 2-for-3 with a double and drove in a run during Sherman’s loss against first-place McKinney North in district action on Thursday night.
Logan Williams singled and scored, D.J. Hester walked twice and Tate Bethel added a walk for Sherman (10-15, 4-9), which plays at Denison at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday to close out the final home-and-home series of the season.
Van Alstyne 10, Blue Ridge 0 (5)
In Van Alstyne, Rhett Gallagher threw a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and a walk and was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and scored as first-place Van Alstyne defeated Blue Ridge in district action on Thursday night.
Tyler Wilson was 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBI and scored, Zach Smith singled, walked, drove in a run and scored twice, Ethan Litzkow singled, drove in a run and scored and Nathan Cuthbertson singled, walked and scored for Van Alstyne (18-3, 11-0), which closes out the regular season at Bells on Tuesday night.
Tyler Hall singled and walked for Blue Ridge (8-14, 1-10), which ends the season by hosting Howe on Tuesday.
Collinsville 6, Tom Bean 4 (9)
In Collinsville, Garrett Vannoy’s bases-clearing triple with two outs gave Collinsville the walk-off victory over Tom Bean in district action on Thursday night.
The win put the Pirates (7-14, 7-6) and Tom Bean (9-13, 7-6) in a tie for third place, a half-game ahead of Tioga, whose game against Trenton was postponed until Monday. Collinsville faces first-place Trenton to close the season on Tuesday while Tom Bean ends against second-place Tom Bean. Wins in those game will clinch playoff spots.
Vannoy was 2-for-4 with two doubles and scored, Cayden Watkins was 2-for-4 and scored and Gustavo Romo singled, walked and scored for Collinsville.
Dylan Harmon was 3-for-3 with a double and scored, Zach Lusk was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and scored, Corbin Ramey was 2-for-5 and scored, Andrew Johnson tripled and drove in a run and Lance Pauler singled, walked and drove in a run for Tom Bean.
Bells 12, Bland 9
In Bells, Trystan Mallory was 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and scored twice as Bells beat Bland in non-district action on Thursday night.
Tanner Carter tripled, walked, drove in two runs and scored, Kason Huschke singled, walked, drove in a run and scored twice, Matthew Connor walked twice, drove in a run and scored and Ben Branam walked, drove in a run and scored twice for Bells (16-7), which hosts Van Alstyne on Tuesday night to close out District 10-3A play.
Van Alstyne 16, Blue Ridge 6 (5)
In Van Alstyne, Jennah Williams was 2-for-4 with a double, walked twice, drove in four and scored twice as Van Alstyne defeated Blue Ridge to force a play-in for the district’s final playoff spot.
Van Alstyne (13-14, 5-7) and Blue Ridge (8-15, 5-7) will square off again at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at Bells to determine the fourth and final postseason berth in 10-3A. Blue Ridge would have clinched it with a win on Thursday.
Abby Lange was 3-for-3 with two doubles, drove in a run and scored three times, Kelsie Adams was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and scored twice, Alyssa Jennings was 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBI and scored, Alyssa Taylor was 3-for-5, drove in a run and scored three times and Erin Dement drove in two runs for Van Alstyne.
Dakota Deckard was 2-for-2 with a double, triple and scored, Courtney Hopper was 2-for-3 with a triple and scored, Kyla Rice doubled and drove in two runs and Cheyenne Lanier scored twice for Blue Ridge.