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12-5A BASEBALLWEEKEND ROUNDUP: MISD teams impress at host tournament
There were some rude hosts at the Mesquite ISD Crumpton Invitational this past week.
Horn, North Mesquite and Mesquite combined to post a 9-3 record at the event, giving them a boost going into the start of 12-5A play on Tuesday.
The Jaguars made the most noise, posting a perfect 4-0 record and allowing just six runs in those games.
Horn closed out the tournament on Saturday by holding off Royse City for a 2-1 win. Chris Moore got the win on the mound, as Royse City accounted for just a run on five hits.
On Friday, it was Mason Jordan who did the job on the mound as the Jaguars limited The Colony to just three hits in a 5-0 win.
Horn's Clayton Youngman held the Duncanville bats quiet in a 6-3 victory on Thursday. Later in the day, Jared Thompson and Brett Harryman doubled to lead a 14-attack as the Jaguars rolled over Bryan Adams, 14-2. Michael Floyd was the beneficiary of the offense, as he earned the win on the mound.
North Mesquite bounced back from an opening 15-2 loss to Royse City by reeling off three straight wins to close out the Crumpton Invitational.
The Stallions won a pair of games on Friday, with Cameron Henderson helping them limit Bryan Adams to just two hits in a 10-1 victory. Later in the day, Henderson tripled, Hunter Jenkins had a pair of doubles and Tyler Starks added a two-bagger in a 6-2 win over South Garland. Trevor Weldon got the victory on the hill.
North Mesquite then pushed its season record to 4-5 on Saturday, as Starks held Greenville to just a pair of runs in a 7-2 victory.
Mesquite split its four games at the tournament, closing on a sour note with a 6-4 loss to Berkner. The Skeeters got a triple from Rodney Jackson, but it was one of just four hits, and they also hurt themselves with five errors.
Mesquite blasted Seagoville on Friday in a 21-0 rout. Trey Leblanc threw a no-hitter and he got plenty of support, as Grant French belted a home run and Julian Rios and Anthony Aldrich doubled as part of a 16-hit attack.
On Thursday, he Skeeters got a triple from Daniel Ferra in a 6-3 win over Frisco Heritage and Carlos Chavez doubled to help a strong pitching performance by French in a 5-1 victory over Ennis.
Mesquite will host undefeated Longview on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Tillery Field in the district opener for both teams. Horn will hit the road to play at Tyler Lee while North Mesquite will play at Rockwall-Heath.
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