Playing for the first time in almost a week, the Stephenville High School baseball team posted two wins, one loss and one tie in a round robin tournament last weekend in Kennedale.
Coach Justin Swenson’s Yellow Jackets (4-3-1) opened with a 9-1 win over Fort Worth South Hills last Thursday.
They played two games on Saturday, tying Azle 4-4, then routing Fort Worth North Side, 16-3. In their final game of the tournament, the Jackets were outscored by host Kennedale 6-4 on Saturday.
Daniel Luna pitched six innings — the first five allowing no hits — to earn the win over South Hills, striking out five.
Cody Storrs and Clay Krause drove in two runs apiece, while the Jackets got three hits from Kade Averhoff.
The Jackets outhit South Hills 9-1, scoring two runs in the third inning, one in the fourth and fifth, four in the sixth and one in the seventh.
In the tie with Azle, the Jackets trailed 2-0 before tying it in the bottom of the second inning, then took a 4-2 edge in the fourth. But Azle managed to plate two runs in the top of the sixth before the tournament’s time limit ended the contest.
Trace Morrison pitched the first five innings for SHS and struck out five.
The Hornets out-hit the Jackets 10-5 overall.
In the blowout win over North Side, the Jackets unleashed a 15-hit attack and benefitted from six errors committed by the Steers.
Nolan Carroll drove in a game-high four runs to help lead the offense.
On the mound, Gabe Moore pitched the first five frames to get the win.
After taking a 4-0 lead in the second inning, the Jackets pounced on the Steers for eight more runs in the third, one each in the fourth and fifth, and two in the sixth. The game was halted on the 10-run mercy rule at the end of six innings.
Kennedale out-hit the Jackets 9-4 in their win over Stephenville Saturday. Averhoff drove in a pair of runs for the Jackets.
Kennedale jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, and went up 6-0 in the third. The Jackets managed three runs in the fourth and one in the seventh.
Mason Castleberry took the loss on the mound for the Jackets, working the first 2-1/3 innings.
Next for the Jackets will be another three-day round robin, Thursday through Saturday at Wimberly High School.
The Jackets are slated to play Thursday against Magnolia starting at 7:15 p.m. On Friday they are paired against Llano at 10:15 a.m., and Fredericksburg at 5 p.m. They are scheduled to have two more games Saturday, versus Wimberly at 9 a.m. and Burnet at 1:30 p.m.