PAMPA, Texas — Will Hathcote and Josh Turner combined on a one-hit shutout as the Bryant[more] All-Stars claimed a 10-0 win over the Brinkley All-Stars at the 10-and-under Southwest Regional Tournament on Sunday.
Bryant advances to the tourney semifinals on Monday at 1:30 p.m.
The 10-year-old team, coached by Greg Riggs, is Aiden Adams, Kannon Allison, Tyler Bates, Clay Curtis, River Gregory, Will Hathcote, Cameron McDonald, Trey Miller, Justin Orender, Ryan Riggs, Austin Schroeder, Blaine Sears, Brandon Thomisee and Josh Turner.
The lone Brinkley hit was a single to center with one out in the top of the first. As it turned out, it was the team’s best chance to score. An error and a walk loaded the bases but Hathcote fielded a dribbler in front of the plate and tossed to Riggs, his catcher, for a force at the plate that ended the inning.
He worked around a lead-off walk in the second and a two-out pass in the fourth. He struck out eight in his four innings. Turner took over in the fifth and struck out two on the way to pitching around a two-out walk.
Offensively, Bryant scored in four of the five frames putting the game out of reach in the home fifth by scoring twice. The Stars got off to a fast start with four runs in the first. An error allowed McDonald to reach base with one out. Orender then plugged the gap in right-center for a single that sent McDonald to third. He scored moments later on a passed ball.
Turner drew a walk and stole second then Sears belted an RBI single to left. An error allowed Turner to score and Sears to reach third. He scored on a squeeze play as Riggs got the bunt down for the RBI.
In the second, Adams drilled a double to right-center then, with one out, Schroeder and McDonald doubled as well as the lead grew to 6-0.
Though Bryant loaded the bases in the third, no one scored. In the fourth, however, Orender singled and, with Allison in to run, Turner belted a double, taking third when the relay to the plate caught Allison for the first out. With two down, Riggs came through with an RBI single. He took second on a passed ball and scored when Hathcote cracked a single to right.
The fifth-inning runs which made it a run-rule win was the product of consecutive hits by McDonald, Orender, Turner and Thomisee.