Texoma Baseball, Softball Roundup: Dueling No-Hitters

Wednesday saw a rarity of sorts: two no-hitters within an hour of each other, in the same parking lot.

Wichita Falls High School's Griffin Russell no-hit Denton Ryan for 7 innings in a 2-1 Coyote win at Hoskins Field, while Rider's Sammie Hislop no-hit the Lady Coyotes over at Sunrise Optimist in a 15-1 Rider victory.

Old High's Russell struck out nine Ryan Raiders to pick up the come-from behind win, which gave WFHS (2-3) its second district win of the year.

The Coyotes will face Rider Friday night at Hoskins at 7:30.

Hislop, a Rider senior, walked in a run in the first inning before settling down and allowing no hits to the Lady Coyotes over five innings in a 15-1, run-rule win.

She also went 3/3 from the plate with a double and a run scored for the Lady Raiders, who improved to 19-6 overall and 5-1 in District 4-4A and will host Little Elm Friday night.

Karly Gibson was the big hitter for Rider Wednesday night, going 3/4 from the plate with a home run and a double, three runs scored and five batted in.

The Lady Coyotes fall to 0-6 in district play, heading to The Colony Friday night.

Holliday Softball Beats Nocona

The Holliday Lady Eagles improved to 4-2 in District 9-2A with an 18-3 win at home over Nocona Wednesday night.

The Lady Eagles finished up the run-rule victory in three innings.

The win puts Holliday into a tie for second place in the district, heading into their meeting with first-place Ponder Friday night at home.

JV action is schedule to start at 4 PM, with the Varsity to follow.