The Stephenville Yellow Jackets opened their baseball season by winning three of their five games played Thursday through Saturday at a round robin tournament played at Hoskins Field in Wichita Falls.
Coach Justin Swenson’s Yellow Jackets (3-2) opened on Thursday with an 8-4 victory over Canyon, then defeated Abilene Wylie, 4-3, later that evening.
On Friday afternoon, the Jackets fell to Amarillo Tascosa, 10-6, before beating Wichita Falls High 8-6 that night.
On Saturday, in their final game of the tournament, the Jackets lost a 9-4 decision to Iowa Park. The Hawks are coached by Justin Swenson’s older brother, Michael Swenson.
Next the the Jackets will be a tournament in Kennedale, Thursday through Saturday. They are scheduled to play Thursday at Everman at 1:30, followed on Friday with games against Azle at 11:15 a.m. and Kennedale at 1:30 p.m., and a 1:30 game Saturday versus Diamond Hill Jarvis.
In the win over Canyon, Trace Morrison and Lane West drove in two runs apiece. Tyeler Reed was 3-for-4 and Daniel Luna 2-for-2 while Bryson Dill and West were 2-for-3. Dill and Reed had doubles. John-Rex Haile started on the mound and worked four innings for the win, striking our four, giving up five hits and walking only one. Kason Seider worked the final three frames and allowed five hits while striking out two.
In the loss to Wylie, Haile was 2-for-3 and drove in two runs. Four SHS pitchers took the mound — Dylanjer Meiron, Case Dunavant, Lane West, Kelvin Ong and Kyle Styron. Morrison had a double.
In their loss to Tascosa Friday, Charlie Hughes provided the Jackets with two RBI, and Haile hit two doubles in three at-bats and drove in one. Cole Stanley started on the hill and worked four innings, giving up five hits, striking out four and walking three. Seider and Ong also pitched.
In their Friday evening win over WFHS, Haile and Luna drove in three runs apiece. Haile had a triple and a double while going 2-for-4, and Luna was 1-for-4. Reed was 2-for-3 and had one RBI. Bryson Dill pitched the first four frames, allowing just two hits while striking out four and walking one. Dunavant and Morrison finished out the rest of the game on the mound.
In Saturday’s matchup against Iowa Park, Reed and Luna drove in two runs each. Luna went 2-for-3 with a double. Haile worked the first inning on the hill, followed by Morrison, Ong and West.