PALMER — Though Friday's 7-6 victory against Brook Hill School's Guard at Palmer High School Bulldog Field didn't affect the Bulldogs' third-place position in the District 11-3A standings, it did lock down their third straight victory.

The (8-9, 3-2) Bulldogs won 21-0 against Dallas Madison High School on March 24 and 8-1 against Kemp High School last Tuesday, rebounding from an 11-run district loss to Sunnyvale High School.

Palmer's pitcher-by-committee approach — brothers Wesley and Walker Greenlee and Andrew Sepeda — combined for one strikeout, two walks, four errors and six runs on nine hits on 92 pitches.

Six of the Bulldogs' earned bases came via multiple-hit performances by Shawn Medina (2-for-2), Jordan Ruiz (2-for-3, 1 RBI), and Cole Yarbrough (2-for-4, 2 RBI). Jonathan Archibald, Gunnar Barnes and Ben Waddle added four hits to Palmer's total.

The Guard's five-boy committee of Reid Hill Dakota Gillespie, Tyler Overbeek and Minchan Jeong struck out three batters, walked two, committed five errors and allowed seven runs on 10 hits.

While Greenlee and Sepeda kept Brook Hill's bats quiet through the first three innings, a line-drive base hit by Barnes that scored Yarbrough and Ruiz's sacrifice fly that scored Barnes gave the Bulldogs an early 2-0 advantage. They also scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning courtesy of Yarborough and Jeremey Robinson RBI and a Robinson score via an error by Brook Hill's starting shortstop Miguel Vega.

The last Bulldog run came in the fifth inning after Medina singled, Ruiz's double pushed him 90-feet away from home and an error scored the game-winning run.

Brook Hill, though, steadied their proverbial ship and struck back in the fourth and seventh innings.

Behind a RBI sacrifice fly ball from Seth Moss and a RBI double by Brooks Parnham, the Guard evened the score in the fourth and with back-to-back sacrifices from Fletcher and Overbeek and a single by Moss in the seventh, Brook Hill was a hit away from tying the game and forcing extra innings.

That's when Walker, who threw four pitches in a single inning of relief, earned closed the door on the game and the Guard's hopes of notching a win to their belt. After allowing four singles, four runs and a walk in the first seven batters, Walker forced back-to-back outs to stifle Brook Hill's rally.

He also stranded the tying and go-ahead scores at first and second base.

Palmer will return to district play against Scurry-Rosser High School at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wildcat Field in Scurry, Texas. The (7-9, 4-1) Wildcats, which beat Kemp 8-2 Friday, are tied for first place in the district with Sunnyvale.

The Bulldogs won their first-round matchup with Scurry-Rosser 5-1 on March 17 at PHS Bulldog Field.

PALMER — Though Friday's 7-6 victory against Brook Hill School's Guard at Palmer High School Bulldog Field didn't affect the Bulldogs' third-place position in the District 11-3A standings, it did lock down their third straight victory.

The (8-9, 3-2) Bulldogs won 21-0 against Dallas Madison High School on March 24 and 8-1 against Kemp High School last Tuesday, rebounding from an 11-run district loss to Sunnyvale High School.

Palmer's pitcher-by-committee approach — brother Wesley and Walker Greenlee and Andrew Sepeda — combined for one strikeout, two walks, four errors and six runs on nine hits on 92 pitches.

Six of the Bulldogs' earned bases came via multiple-hit performances by Shawn Medina (2-for-2), Jordan Ruiz (2-for-3, 1 RBI), and Cole Yarbrough (2-for-4, 2 RBI). Jonathan Archibald, Gunnar Barnes and Ben Waddle added four hits to Palmer's total.

The Guard's five-boy committee of Reid Hill Dakota Gillespie, Tyler Overbeek and Minchan Jeong struck out three batters, walked two, committed five errors and allowed seven runs on 10 hits.

While Greenlee and Sepeda kept Brook Hill's bats quiet through the first three innings, a line-drive base hit by Barnes that scored Yarbrough and Ruiz's sacrifice fly that scored Barnes gave the Bulldogs an early 2-0 advantage. They also scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning courtesy of Yarborough and Jeremey Robinson RBI and a Robinson score via an error by Brook Hill's starting shortstop Miguel Vega.

The last Bulldog run came in the fifth inning after Medina singled, Ruiz's double pushed him 90-feet away from home and an error scored the game-winning run.

Brook Hill, though, steadied their proverbial ship and struck back in the fourth and seventh innings.

Behind a RBI sacrifice fly ball from Seth Moss and a RBI double by Brooks Parnham, the Guard evened the score in the fourth and with back-to-back sacrifices from Fletcher and Overbeek and a single by Moss in the seventh, Brook Hill was a hit away from tying the game and forcing extra innings.

That's when Walker, who threw four pitches in a single inning of relief, earned closed the door on the game and the Guard's hopes of notching a win to their belt. After allowing four singles, four runs and a walk in the first seven batters, Walker forced back-to-back outs to stifle Brook Hill's rally.

He also stranded the tying and go-ahead scores at first and second base.

Palmer will return to district play against Scurry-Rosser High School at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wildcat Field in Scurry, Texas. The (7-9, 4-1) Wildcats, which beat Kemp 8-2 Friday, are tied for first place in the district with Sunnyvale.

The Bulldogs won their first-round matchup with Scurry-Rosser 5-1 on March 17 at PHS Bulldog Field.

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