Denton was able to overcome being no-hit by Saginaw to pull out a 5-3 victory at the Russell Athletic Classic, capitalizing on four errors and numerous walks, including two by Terrance Lucas.
The Broncos scored three runs in the third inning and two more in the bottom of the fifth to hold off the Rough Riders. Dakota Soward and Trevor Claytor each had an RBI for the Broncos.
In other action, despite a strong effort on the mound from Roman Arnold, the Broncos dropped a game to Tomball 1-0, as Eric Dunbar tossed a complete-game shutout.
The Broncos managed three hits — one more than Tomball — but Tomball was able to scratch a lone run across the plate in the top of the third inning.
In other area action, Argyle improved to 5-0 with two wins on the day, starting with an 8-4 win over Denison as the Eagles rallied from an early 3-0 deficit behind a double from Seth Jones, a triple from Cutter McDonald and a Dillon Harp home run. Quinton Rockwell picked up the win on the mound for Argyle.
In the nightcap, the Eagles topped Keller Timber Creek 6-4, holding on after almost losing a 6-1 lead. Lefty Drew Gooch picked up the win on the mound, and Tanner Boyzuick notched the save as Harp and Parker Mushinski each had doubles.
Lake Cities Tournament
CARROLLTON — Guyer dropped two games Saturday, falling to Hebron 9-6 and watching a seven-run lead evaporate into a 10-7 loss to Frisco Centennial.
The Wildcats (2-3) led Centennial 7-0 after two innings in the first game of the day before the lead began to fall apart. In that game, Guyer was led by Jud Kinzy and Kyle Vochoska, both of whom went 2 for 4 with an RBI each. Daulton Horton added a double and two RBIs.
Against Hebron, Reid Battles paced the Wildcats with a 3-for-4 day at the plate and two RBIs, while Vochoska also went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Domenic Pickering went 2 for 4 with a double.
The Wildcats will play in the Flower Mound Classic starting Thursday and running through Saturday.
PROSPER — Keenan Wingfield struck out 12 Crandall batters and gave up only one hit as Lake Dallas broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth inning by scoring four runs en route to a 4-0 victory late Friday.
The Falcons also dropped a game to Frisco Heritage late Friday, falling 3-0.
North Texas Tournament of Champions
Sanger picked up two big wins Saturday, topping Lake Worth via run rule with a 15-1 victory and beating Saginaw Chisholm Trail 12-4 behind solid pitching performances from Ross Scott and Austen Lange, respectively.
On the day, Sanger was led at the plate by Ted Wisdom, who combined in both games to go 4 for 8 with a double, triple, two runs and two RBIs. In Sanger’s win over Lake Worth, Anthony Escobedo went 2 for 3 with three runs, while Kyle Stephens went 3 for 3 with a double and a run. Conner Martin went 2 for 2 and scored twice.
In the win over Chisholm Trail, Brennan Bloom went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs, while Kody Adams went 3 for 4 with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base.
James Taylor Classic
Liberty Christian hit four home runs in a 9-2 win over Corsicana.
Trent Hodapp, Connor McMann, Carson Dowdle and Daniel Keene all homered for the Warriors as Keene allowed only four hits to pick up the victory.
Little Elm tournament
LITTLE ELM — The Denton Lady Broncos won the Little Elm tournament on Saturday with a 7-5 win over host team in the championship game to extend their winning streak to seven games.
Earlier in the day, Denton topped Irving MacArthur and the Plano junior varsity squad after defeating Wylie East, Richardson Berkner and the Plano JV squad on Friday.
In Saturday’s championship game, the Lady Broncos got big performances at the plate from several players, led by Maddie Green and Mickey McMaster, who each went 3 for 4. Allie Shelton and Jessica Juarez each went 2 for 4. Green was named to the all-tournament team.
Natasha Kissell picked up the win in the circle for Denton, which will play host to Decatur on Tuesday in its home opener.
Tina Minke Tournament
The Ryan Lady Raiders made quick work of Carrollton R.L. Turner, picking up an easy 14-0 win in an abbreviated no-hitter by Brooke Ford.
Ryan needed only two innings at the plate to do away with R.L. Turner as they racked up 13 second-inning runs on 12 hits and three errors.
In her one at-bat, catcher Megan Durante hit a two-run double. Maddie Quintanar went 2 for 3 and scored three runs, while Kirsten Cope went 2 for 3 with two runs.
ALEDO — Amadi Taylor led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a single, and after a passed ball, a steal of third base and a Chrisa Head line drive walk-off single, the Lake Dallas Lady Falcons ended their day with a 5-4 win over Irving.
Mackenzie Chatham picked up the victory for Lake Dallas (8-2)
In its first game of the day, Lake Dallas was edged by Aledo 1-0, with Head taking the loss.
On the day, Taylor was 3 for 7 with a double and a triple and scored three runs, while Macey Bauman went 2 for 5 with a walk and three RBIs.
Lake Dallas will play host to Krum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
PROSPER — Preslee Gallaway and Skylar Cagle led the way for Pilot Point, as the Lady Cats tied Class 4A powerhouse Frisco Wakeland 2-2.
Wakeland scored both of its runs in the third inning, but other than that Cagle was dominant in the circle, striking out 11 while going 2 for 2 with two walks at the plate.
Pilot Point led off the game’s scoring when Gallaway crushed a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning.
STEPHENVILLE — Aubrey’s Kaley Redding won three games in the circle, including the silver bracket championship game, pitching the Lady Chaparrals to a 4-1 win over Clyde.
Aubrey (10-1-1) also made easy work of Early with an 8-0 victory and topped Cisco 15-1.