WHITEHOUSE — The Denison Yellow Jackets came away with a split on the first day of the Whitehouse Tournament after a 6-4 loss against Longview.
Jack Condit singled, drove in two and scored, Cam Wheeler singled, walked and scored, Luke Kirkbride walked and drove in a run and Cayden Earnhart walked and scored for Denison (1-1), which continues tourney play at 11:05 a.m. against Whitehouse and 7:25 p.m. against Kilgore on Friday.
The Yellow Jackets opened the season with a 4-3 victory in six innings against Bullard. Peyton Johnson had an RBI walk-off single with two outs in the sixth, Earnhart was 2-for-3 and drove in a run, Coulter Maxson drove in two, Kirkbride singled, walked twice and scored twice and Zander Ramey doubled and scored and allowed an earned run on on four hits with five strikeouts and no walks.
South Grand Prairie Tournament
Richardson 14, Sherman 2
In Grand Prairie, the Sherman Bearcats close out the first day of the South Grand Prairie Tournament with a loss against Richardson.
Sherman (0-2) will face Grand Prairie at 8 p.m. on Friday as tourney play continues.
The Bearcats started their season with an 8-2 loss against Mansfield Legacy. Tate Bethel singled and drove in two runs, Ryan Ortiz singled and walked, Luke Young and Gabriel Blankenship both walked and scored and Ethan Bedgood singled.
None of Mansfield Legacy’s runs were earned.
Van Alstyne 5, Wichita Falls Rider 0 (5)
In Collinsville, Zach Smith was 3-for-4 with two doubles, drove in a run and scored twice and combined with Collin Reynolds on a one-hitter as Van Alstyne finished the first day of the Collinsville Tournament with a win over Rider.
Reynolds also singled, walked and scored twice, Dakota Howard was 3-for-4 and drove in a run and Matthew Crawford was 2-for-3.
The Panthers started the season with a 7-1 win in five innings against S&S earlier in the day. Howard and Aaron Beckham combined on a one-hitter with Howard going 2-for-3 and scoring, Jake Carroll was 2-for-2 with two RBI and scored and Ethan Litzkow singled and scored twice for Van Alstyne (2-0), which continues tourney play at 5 p.m. on Friday against Callisburg and then at 7 p.m. against Collinsville.
Van Alstyne 7, S&S 1 (5)
In Collinsville, Colt Belcher singled and scored for S&S during a loss against Van Alstyne to open the Collinsville Tournament.
Keeden Jones drove in the run for the Rams and Cassyn Graham and Cade Russell walked for S&S (0-2), which faces Wichita Falls Rider at 11 a.m. on Friday as tourney play continues.
Pottsboro 13, Leonard 0 (4)
In Pottsboro, Jett Carroll scattered three hits and three walks while striking out nine as the Cardinals opened the season with a victory in their tournament against Leonard.
Barrett Kent was 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs and three RBI, Jackson Lipscomb was 3-for-4 with a double, drove in a run and scored twice, Jake Williams was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and scored twice and Robert Goins doubled, walked twice and scored twice for Pottsboro, which faces Detroit at 3 p.m. on Friday as tourney play continues.
Whitesboro 9, Bland 1 (5)
In Pottsboro, Luke Langford and Mac Harper combined on a one-hitter while Langford was also 2-for-3 with two RBI as Whitesboro opened its season with a victory against Bland at the Pottsboro Tournament.
Paul Griffith tripled, walked and scored twice, Chase Harding doubled and scored, Jace Sanders walked twice, drove in a run and scored twice and Sheldon Cook singled, walked and scored twice for Whitesboro, which faces Bonham at 10 a.m. on Friday as tourney play continues.
Whitewright 9, Bland 0 (5)
In Pottsboro, Jake Claborn threw a one-hitter with eight strikeouts and a walk and was 2-for-3 with a double and scored twice as Whitewright started the Pottsboro Tournament with a win over Bland.
Ryne Godbey was 3-for-3 and a triple shy of the cycle with two RBI and three runs, Dylan Cordell was 30-for-4 with a triple and two RBI, Austin Testerman was 2-for-3 with a double and drove in a run and Jack Hill was 2-for-3 and scored for Whitewright (1-1), which plays Whitesboro at noon on Friday as tourney play continues.
Tioga 11, Saint Jo 0 (4)
In Tioga, Landon Thompson threw a one-hitter with seven strikeouts and a walk and was 2-for-3 and scored as the Bulldogs opened the season with a win in their tournament against Saint Jo.
Logan Westbrook was 2-for-3 with a double, four RBI and scored, Christian Hamblin was 2-for-2 with three RBI and scored, Kaleb Scott was 2-for-2 with a triple, two RBI and scored and Clay Mott singled, walked and scored twice for Tioga, which plays Petrolia at 3 p.m. on Friday as tourney play continues.
Tom Bean 6, Petrolia 0 (5)
In Tioga, Andrew Johnson and Kaleb Wyrick combined on a one-hitter as Tom Bean started its season with a victory over Petrolia at the Tioga Tournament.
Lance Pauler was 2-for-2 and scored twice, Blake Watson doubled, walked, drove in two and scored, Chase Parsons singled, walked, drove in a run and scored and Zach Lusk singled, walked and scored for Tom Bean, which continues tourney play this weekend.
Gunter 10, Trenton 2 (6)
In Bells, Bryson Rigsby was 2-for-3 with a double, four RBI and scored twice as Gunter opened its season with a win over Trenton at the Bells Tournament.
Trey Oblas doubled and drove in two, Garrett Vogel tripled, walked, drove in a run and scored, David Denton singled and scored twice and Ethan Watson walked and scored twice for Gunter, which takes on Farmersville at 10 a.m. on Friday as tourney action continues.
Howe 4, Trenton 1 (5)
In Bells, Dylan Hughs was 2-for-3, drove in a run and scored as Howe started the Bells Tournament with a win against Trenton.
Layton Elvington tripled, drove in a run and scored, Jalen Thornton singled and scored and Kolby Windon doubled and drove in a run and also combined with Parker Pecina and Ayden Norton on a two-hitter for Howe (1-1), which continues tourney play on Friday.