Bulldogs open district play with win
The Thorndale Bulldogs (6-5, 1-0) opened up District 27-2A play on the road Tuesday afternoon at Milano.
Thorndale shut out the Eagles 11-0 behind the arm of Logan Davis who struck out 13 Milano batters and gave up just two hits.
Davis also collected three hits in the game, including a triple and a double, and pushing across two runs.
Riggs Schneider also had two RBIs on two hits.
Also recording hits against Milano were Hunter Thigpen (double), Bryson Beran, Coy Stutts, Hunter Clark, Kaden Kovar and Carter Brymer.
The Bulldogs put up two points in the first inning, and then really put the game out of reach in the top of the fourth by pushing across seven more runs. The closed it out by scoring two in the top of the sixth.
Thorndale played in the Sacred Heart tournament in Hallettsville over the weekend, going 2-2.
Davis opened up tourney play on Thursday, as he threw a “no hitter” against Sacred Heart, and leading the team to an 11-0 win. He struck out eight of the 19 batters he faced.
Thigpen, Beran and Clark had two hits each, with Clark connecting for a double. Beran and Clark added three RBIs each and Thigpen pushed across two.
Also recording hits were Mason Lindig, Stutts, Kovar and Brymer.
The Bulldogs then fell on Thursday afternoon 9-7 to Shiner. Thorndale was down 8-2, but came back to score three in the fifth and two in the sixth before the Comanche closed out the game.
Stutts connected for two doubles and three RBIs in the loss.
Beran absorbed the loss on the mound for the Bulldogs, working two and two-thirds innings. Ethan Willamson came in for one and two-thirds innings, striking out two and Mike Reyes came on for two-thirds of an inning.
In the first game on Saturday, Thorndale defeated Victoria St. Joseph’s 17-8.
Williamson went five-for-five at the plate, a double and four singles and pushing across two runs.
Kovar had three hits, with Beran and Stutts adding two hits each.
Also recording hits were Lindig, Thigpen, Davis, Clark and Brymer.
Kovar and Schneider split time on the mound in this one. Kovar got the start, going three innings, striking out one and giving up 11 hits. Schneider worked the last three innings and struck out two batters and gave up four hits.
In the final game of the tournament on Saturday afternoon, the Bulldogs had to face Sacred Heart again, but this time they fell 9-2.
Davis went two-for-four at the plate for Thorndale. Lindig connected for a single to push across one of the Bulldogs’ runs.
Beran, Stutts and Schneider each had singles in the game as well.
Reyes took the loss on the mound, striking out three and giving up nine hits.
The Bulldogs are set to co-host a tournament with Rockdale this weekend, and then pick district play back up on Tuesday when they host Milano.
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