St. Thomas baseball

St. Thomas’ Will Rizzo winds up to throw a pitch during a game against Clear Springs March 10. The Eagles won two games last week. (Photo from St. Thomas High School Twitter)

It was a week full of many victories for local baseball squads, with several of them making it through last week mostly unscathed thanks to some standout performances.

St. Thomas defeated Kinkaid 5-4 on March 20, then beat Beaumont Kelly 9-8 Tuesday night.

Eddie Villegas had a double and two RBIs, while Max Chung started and got the win on March 20. Bradley Batterson had three RBIs against Kelly for the Eagles, who improved to 10-6-1.

They were slated for a rematch against Kelly on Thursday and a Saturday tilt with St. Pius X also on this week’s schedule.

St. Pius X, meanwhile, split four games during the Sulphur SPOT Classic in Louisiana last week. The Panthers beat St. Louis Catholic 8-3 and Sulphur 7-6 on March 18, then lost 10-1 to Sam Houston on March 19 and dropped a 12-5 decision to Vandebilt Catholic on March 20.

Kyle Winkler homered for SPX against St. Louis Catholic, while Trent Caram and Austin Brown each had two hits against Sulphur. Austin Hunter homered against Sulphur, while catcher Carson Hintz hit a two-run homer and threw out three would-be base stealers against Vandebilt Catholic.

The Panthers then dropped a 4-3 decision to Concordia Lutheran Tuesday night in its district opener, falling to 10-6.

Lutheran High North dropped a 13-0 decision to Tomball Rosehill Christian.

In public school action, Waltrip bounced back from an 11-0 loss to Second Baptist on March 15 with a pair of wins on March 17 to close their week. The Rams (6-5, 2-0 district) beat Second Baptist 4-1 in a rematch, then took down Houston Christian 7-3 that same day.

The Rams were scheduled to face Manvel on Friday.

Scarborough defeated Wheatley 14-6 on March 16 to improve to 5-6 overall and 4-0 in District 23-4A.

The Spartans were scheduled to play Mickey Leland College Preparatory on Wednesday night.

Softball

The Heights Lady Bulldogs dropped their only game last week, an 8-0 decision at the hands of Shadow Creek.

Leticia Flores had two hits for Heights (9-3, 6-0), which was scheduled to face Homeschool Christian Youth Association on Tuesday night.

St. Pius X snapped a two-game losing streak with a 15-0 win over Incarnate Word Academy Tuesday night to open district play. Emily Dear and Victoria Hunter each had three hits, while Dear and Jennifer Schmalz had three RBIs apiece.

Lutheran High North was scheduled to play Covenant Christian on Tuesday night.

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