HS Baseball: Rough Day for Many Texoma Schools

It was a rough day for several of Texoma's High School Baseball teams, as three of the five teams in action saw their seasons end.

Iowa Park, Burkburnett and Holliday all bowed out in the Bi-District round Saturday, while Rider and Olney advanced.

Burk Falls to Wylie

The Burkburnett Bulldogs jumped out to a 4-0 lead before taking the field to play defense in the first inning, but couldn't make it stand up in a 10-9 loss at Mineral Wells' Pratt Field.

Wylie scored single runs in the first and second to cut the lead in half before Burkburnett added two more in the fourth for a 6-2 lead.

But Wylie responded with three in the bottom of the 4th to trim their deficit to 1, and rallied to end Burkburnett's year with a 15-15 overall record.

Iowa Park Knocked Out by Snyder

The Iowa Park Hawks dropped a slugfest to the Snyder Tigers 10-7 Saturday, ending the Hawks' season in a two-game sweep.

After allowing a 3-run home run in the first inning, the Hawks answered with four of their own in the bottom of the first.

The game was tied at 7 in the third inning but Snyder was able to quiet down Iowa Park's bats and score enough runs to put it away.

Iowa Park finishes the season 15-13 overall.

Rider Advances Past Dumas

The #10 Rider Raiders took a closer-than-expected 8-5 win on Friday night, but Saturday they kept the Demon bats a bit quieter, taking a 6-2 victory to sweep the series.

The Raiders (29-5) will face El Paso Chapin in the Area Round, after Chapin swept El Paso Ysleta 18-3 and 9-7.

Holliday Can't Complete Comeback

The Holliday Eagles showed some resiliency Saturday afternoon in Graham, winning Game 2 of their series against Paradise 8-5 to force a decisive third game, but too many errors were their undoing in that game, leading to an 11-2 loss.

Ryan Todd took the win on the hill for Holliday in the first game of the day, also hitting a home run to help out his own cause.

Sam Shirley also homered for the Eagles in the Game 2 win.

But in Game 3, five Holliday errors derailed the Eagles, who only held the Panthers scoreless in one inning, the second, allowing three in the first, two in the third, one in the fourth, two more in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Olney Sweeps Albany to Advance

After the Holliday/Paradise games, the Olney Cubs and Albany Lions took the field for Game 2 of their series, and it went much the way the first did, as Olney took an 8-2 win to sweep the series.

The Cubs wasted no time jumping all over Albany's starting pitcher, as leadoff hitter Kyle Turner doubled to right, then No. 2 hitter Alex Vega scored him with a single up the middle.

After one out, Cord Barrientes doubled to left-center to bring in Vega and Reed Mankins and make it 3-0, and the Cubs added one more in the first.

In the second they picked up right where they left off, with C.J. Schneider drilling one to left field for a three-run home run that made it 7-0 Cubs.

The Cubs advance to face District 11-A champion Goldthwaite in the Area Round.