The Archer City Baseball team's bats caught fire in a two-game sweep over Valley Mills. The 10th-ranked Wildcats ended its Region II-A Area Best of 3 Series with an 18-6 victory at Justin Northwest High School.
Archer City scored early and often against the Eagles. Tanner Victory emptied the bases with a three-run triple to right field in the top of the first to put the Wildcats ahead 5-0. Weston Wuthrich and Jody Bullard added RBI's in the top of the second to increase the lead to 7-0.
Archer City will play Olney in the Regional Quarterfinals.
No. 7 Rider topped El Paso Chapin to sweep their Region I-4A Area Best of 3 Series. After winning game one 18-3 yesterday, the Raiders took game two 5-1 at San Angelo Lake View today.
Ben Smith pitched a gem, going the distance for a three-hit, 14-strikeout performance on the mound.
Christien Sagar had two triples and drove in three runs from the plate.
Rider will play Frenship in the Regional Quarterfinals.
Graham looked impressive in a 7-0 series-opening victory over Bridgeport Thursday, but one call in game two might have changed the entire series today.
The Steers trailed 5-4 in the top of the fifth. Bridgeport's Damian Delgado hit a ball back up the middle. The ball hit the umpire. Graham's Josh Gallaway made a great play on the ball to get the out at first, but the ump ruled the ball dead and awarded a base hit.
From that point on, Bridgeport scored 11 unanswered runs on the way to a 16-4 win.
The Bulls went on to win game three 6-5 to complete the rally and win the series 2-1.
Bosqueville eliminated defending Class A state champion Windthorst with a 5-3 win to sweep their Region II-A Best of 3 Quarterfinal.
Also in Class A, Olney completed a sweep over Goldthwaite. The Cubs won game two 14-6 at Leander Rouse High School.