HS Baseball: Rider Bounces Back With Win

The Rider Raiders bounced back from their first loss in a month and a half by defeating Denton 12-1 in five innings Friday afternoon at Hoskins Field.

Cameron Allen allowed one earned run in five innings of work to pick up the win.

The win clinches the District 4-4A championship outright for Rider, who moves to 10-1 in district play and 24-6 overall.

The Raiders have a week off before facing rival Wichita Falls High School next Friday at Hoskins Field in the finale for both teams.

It will be a chance for Rider to prevent WFHS from clinching a playoff spot, which the Coyotes would with a win.

Coyotes Complete Sweep of Denton Ryan

Wichita Falls High School backed up their earlier home win over Denton Ryan, in which Griffin Russell no-hit the Raiders, by defeating Ryan 6-4 in Denton Friday night.

The Coyotes improved to 6-5 in District 4-4A with one game to go, next Friday against Rider at Hoskins Field.

If the Coyotes (19-12 overall) can beat their crosstown rivals Friday, they would clinch a playoff spot. They would also get in with a loss of Little Elm defeats Lake Dallas on Friday.

Further, if Ryan loses their district finale next week, and Old High beats Rider, the Coyotes would be the third seed from 4-4A.

If the Coyotes lose, and Lake Dallas defeats Little Elm, the teams would be tied with 6-6 records and a head-to-head split, and would play a one-game playoff for the final spot.

Burkburnett Edges Bowie in Lightning-Shortened Game

The Burkburnett Bulldogs finished their District 6-3A season with a 10-1 victory in three-plus innings over Bowie, which was called in the bottom of the fourth due to lightning.

Canon Cornelius had an RBI double in the second inning, while Dylan Sandler added a two-run two-bagger in the third.

The Bulldogs finish district play at 6-4, and are 14-13 overall with one regular-season contest remaining, at Decatur on Saturday.

Bowie finishes the year 14-14 overall and 2-8 in District 6-3A.

Electra Shuts Out Quanah 4-0

Nick Simms threw a complete-game shutout as the Electra Tigers defeated Quanah 4-0 Friday night at home.

Simms struck out 10 for Electra, who closes the regular season a week from Saturday against Clarendon in a game re-scheduled from March 8th. First pitch will be at 1 PM in Electra.