The Bearcats’ bats gave the Tech starter a rude welcome, chasing the pitcher in the opening frame and slapping eight runs on the scoreboard. The deluge would be all the runs Aledo would get, or need, in the match.
A 2-run single by Zayne Willems erased Tech’s first inning lead and the Bearcats rallied to bat around in the bottom-half stanza.
The lion’s share of Aledo’s hits would come in the opening-frame rally, with Caleb Frysinger being responsible for three RBIs. All eight runs came from eight different Bearcats.
Aledo head coach Chad Barry platooned his pitchers, with Chris Reed getting the start, Carter Cammack spelled Reed in the fourth and handled duties through the sixth. Cammack fanned six of the 11 batters he faced. Taco Anderson worked the final frame, retiring the side in order.
The Bearcats are off until Friday, then travel to play district foe Arlington Heights, with a Saturday district match with South Hils, who has handed Aledo its sole district loss. Both contests are set for 7 p.m.
Lady Roos drop first district contest
Despite out hitting Arlington Martin in a District 3-5A game played at home on Thursday, the Weatherford bats fell silent late in the contest as the Lady Roos lost their first district game, 4-3.
After breaking the ice in the third with a run, The Lady Roos had to score again in he fourth to neutralize two runs Martin pushed across in the top half of the inning. When the Lady Warriors again scored a pair in the top of the fifth, the WHS girls could only answer with one run, and never made up the difference.
Starter Kelsey O’Brien helped her effort with two hits and two RBIs, but the Lady Roos were held hitless in the final two frames.