The Stephenville Yellow Jackets slipped to 1-3 in District 8-4A baseball play Friday with a 9-0 loss to Godley, but posted a non-district win on Saturday over Decatur, 6-5 in eight innings.
Godley, which is ranked third in the state in Class 4A and is 13-0 overall, handed the Jackets a 9-0 loss Friday in a one-hitter.
That setback moved Stephenville’s district mark to 1-3 going into last night’s (Tuesday) road game at Waxahachie Life.
The 7-9-2 Jackets picked up their only hit on a single by Gabe Moore.
Mason Castleberry started and took the loss on the hill, giving up seven runs on six hits in three innings. Cade Dunavent worked the final two frames and allowed two runs (both unearned) on three hits.
Godley got an early 3-0 lead in the first inning, then added four in hte third and two in the fourth. The Wildcats committed one error, but benefitted from three by the Jackets.
Stephenville’s win over Decatur was not a district matchup, but the Jackets got back in the groove at the plate and Derek Gifford had a triple and drove in two runs. They smacked 11 hits including two each from Cody Storrs and Gabe Moore.
Stephenville erased a 3-4 deficit with four runs in the top of the fifth, but Decatur grabbed the lead again with two in the bottom of that frame. The Jackets tied with at 5 with one in the sixth, then won it in the eighth on a sacrifice bunty by Storrs.
Gage Graham and Moore also had one RBI each. Cade Dunavent doubled for the Jackets.
The win was picked up by Kade Averhoff, who pitched the eighth inning in hitless relief of Caleb Smith, who came on in the fifth to relieve starter Derek Gifford. Gifford yielded five runs on eight hits. Smith allowed just one hit.
Next for the Jackets will be another non-district matchup taking on a squad from Ranger Junior College at 5 p.m. Thursday at home.