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Baseball roundup: Ponder’s Scott strikes out 13 in win over Callisburg

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CALLISBURG -- Ponder had no problems against Callisburg in District 9-3A play Friday, and the Lions took home an 8-1 win on the road.

Ponder pitcher Shane Scott was nearly untouchable, retiring the first 13 batters before allowing a single in the bottom of the fifth. Scott lost his shutout in the sixth, but the run was unearned after an error. Scott allowed two hits while racking up 13 strikeouts.

It was the second consecutive strong outing for Scott, who allowed one hit and struck out eight in a 10-0 shutout of Sadler S&S Consolidated last week.

Jacob Summerlin led the way with two RBIs. Jack Dow and Brady Brockett combined to go 4-for-7 with two RBIs, while Ben Rodgers, Payton Smith and Clayton Hicks each drove in a run.

Ponder has won three straight games and four of five.

The Lions will take on Whitesboro at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Ponder 8, Callisburg 1

Ponder 002 330 0 -- 8 8 1
Callisburg 000 001 0 -- 1 2 0

WP -- Shane Scott. LP -- Tidwell.

Gunter 15, Pilot Point 0

PILOT POINT -- After holding Gunter scoreless in the first, Pilot Point quickly started to lose control of the game before a seven-run fourth blew the game wide open for the Tigers.

The game ended in the fifth after Gunter pulled far enough ahead to put the run rule into effect.

Bo Whitteker got the win after holding the Bearcats scoreless in 3 2/3 innings of work.

Michael Walker took the loss, as Gunter scored 11 runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings. Reagan Gochis, Coy Holman and Gage Rider combined to finish things off over the final 1 2/3 innings.

Caden Koerbacher was a bright spot at the plate for the Bearcats, finishing with two hits in three plate appearances. Bryson Griffin and Connor Lynch each added a hit, while Reid Riney reached on a walk.

Pilot Point will take on S&S Consolidated at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Gunter 15, Pilot Point 0 (5)

Gunter 023 73 -- 15 10 0
Pilot Point 000 00 -- 0 4 3

WP -- Bo Whitteker. LP -- Michael Walker. 2B -- Pilot Point: Connor Lynch. Gunter: Bo Whitteker (2), Matt Hunter (2), Bryson Jolly, Zach Rogers.