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Tompkins, Katy baseball fall in three games

May 13, 2019 GMT

The Tompkins and Katy baseball teams both had clinching opportunities in their area playoff series. But Cy-Fair rallied to take games two and three from the Falcons, while Lamar did the same against the Tigers to eliminate Katy ISD.

Tompkins routed the Bobcats 9-0 in the opener, highlighted by a two-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts by Kyle Sonduck.

Jackson Brown homered, Jalen Jones and Pryce Powell scored twice and Will Stark and Elias Koury reached base three times and drove in two for the Falcons, who struggled against Cy-Fair pitching the rest of the series.

The Bobcats won game two 3-0, despite seven strikeouts and one earned run allowed by 4 2/3 innings by Deven McGrath. Martin McDowell was strong in game three with one run allowed in 4 1/3 innings, but Cy-Fair advanced 5-0.

Katy captured a 7-6 thriller in game one against Lamar, ended by Hayden Blair’s spectacular catch with the potential tying run crossing the plate.

Blair was 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Alec Atkinson added three hits, a double and three runs, while Conner Muenster had two hits, a double and two runs. Brayden Powers got the win with 3 2/3 innings in relief.

Lamar bounced back with a 10-0 win and took the clincher 6-2. The Tigers led 2-1 after four innings in the finale, with Dylan Swanson and Jordin Mewis achieving multi-hit games.

Ridge Point and Fulshear were among the area baseball teams advancing, as the Panthers eliminated Stratford 6-2, 2-1 and the Chargers swept Wimberly 5-3, 2-1 to reach the Region IV-4A quarterfinals.

Ridge Point’s Hayde Key went the distance against Stratford in game one, striking out seven with one walk and five hits allowed. Jack Baker led the offense with two hits, including a double. Austin Bradbury doubled and scored twice, while Justin Vossos was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Kyle Rosen limited the Spartans to three hits and a run in five innings, while Dylan Bobo worked two scoreless innings to earn the win in relief.

Will Pendergrass doubled home Key in the first inning. The Panthers did not score again until the seventh, when Vossos hit a leadoff single and scored on an error to break a 1-1 tie.

Fulshear scored all five of its runs in the first inning of game one, holding off a Wimberly rally. Conner Hodges pitched 2 1/3 innings for the relief win, while Travis Long struck out four in 4 2/3 to get the save.

Chris Duncan opened the scoring with a bases-loaded walk, scoring Jacob Walton. Luke Cantu’s two-run single plated Jacob Shamban and Korbin Champion for a 3-0 lead. Wyatt Radcliff singled home Duncan and Cantu scored on Noah McCollum’s ground ball to finish the rally.

Dylan Theut struck out 12 in 5 2/3 innings in game two. He also came up clutch at the plate, doubling home Radcliff with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings.

Radcliff provided the walk-off hit, singling with two outs in the eighth to plate Shamban. Josh Hayes earned the win with 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.