The Graham Steers turned Monday's showdown with Iowa Park for the District 6-3A lead into a laugher early, cruising to an 11-1 victory in six innings at Steers Stadium.
The Steers (21-6, 6-1) scored 6 runs in the first inning to put it out of reach in a hurry.
Iowa Park falls to 12-10 overall and 5-2 in District 6-3A heading into their game at Burkburnett on Friday. The game will be in Burkburnett after the teams' earlier game was moved to Iowa Park due to rain back on March 29th.
Graham will visit Vernon on Friday, before wrapping up District play with Burkburnett at home and a season-closing trip to Wichita Falls to face Hirschi.
For two and a half innings Monday night, Hirschi dominated Burkburnett. The Huskies led 1-0 and Shi Bailey was cruising on the mound, striking out four over the first two innings.
But then wildness set in for Bailey, and the Bulldogs took advantage. The Huskies' starter walked four in the bottom of the third, and Burkburnett scored seven runs on just two hits in the frame, with a Hirschi error mixed in.
That was enough to turn the game around, and the Bulldogs ran to a 12-2 win.
Bret Lewis added his 6th home run of the season for Burkburnett.
Bailey had given the Huskies their early lead by doubling to center field in the first inning, then scoring on a throwing error by the Bulldogs that allowed Joe Barron to reach base.
He then struck out the side in the first inning, and overcame a second-inning error to post another scoreless frame before losing his control in the third.
The Wichita Falls High School Coyotes picked up their second extra-inning win in less than a week when they defeated Lawton Eisenhower 3-2 in 8 innings Monday at Hoskins Field.
The Coyotes fell behind 1-0 early on a run that scored on a wild pitch by Bucky Daws, but they rallied and tied it when Hill Bradley beat out an infield ground ball, forcing an error that allowed Benton Mowrey to score the tying run.
The Coyotes then out-lasted the Eagles for the extra-inning victory that moves them to 15-12 overall.
They will return to District 4-4A action on Friday with a visit to Little Elm.
The City View Mustangs picked up their second district win of the year with a 10-4 win at home over Alvord Monday night.
Jarrett Rangel picked up the win for the Mustangs (2-6), while Josh Duncan added a three-run triple.
Alvord falls to 8-15 overall, and 3-6 in District 9-2A.