Denton scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh, including a three-run, walk-off home run by sophomore Justin Rumfield, to stun The Colony 4-3 on Tuesday night in District 8-5A play.

The Broncos, who fell behind after the Cougars scored three unearned runs in the fifth, did all their damage at the plate off Dallas Baptist signee Shay Hartis. Mason Davis opened the inning with a leadoff single, Christian Herry drew a one-out walk and Caden Greanead had an RBI single before Rumfield’s homer to left field kept Denton’s perfect district record intact.

Greanead pitched five innings and gave up seven hits and three unearned runs with five strikeouts before Braden Sweeten finished things off and got the win with two scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

The Broncos, who improved to 12-8 on the season and 5-0 in 8-5A play, will close out a two-game series against The Colony at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Denton 4, The Colony 3

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WP — Braden Sweeten. LP — Shay Hartis. 2B — The Colony: Aduato, Denton: Christian Herry. HR — Denton: Justin Rumfield.

Liberty Christian 9, Plano John Paul II 0

PLANO — Liberty Christian pitchers Jacob Hasty and Pryor Thomas combined to throw a no-hitter against Plano John Paul II to lead the Warriors to a dominant victory.

Hasty got the start and went five innings, throwing 76 pitches and racking up 11 strikeouts, before Thomas entered the game and threw two innings with three strikeouts.

Hasty went 3-for-4 with two RBIs at the plate, Noah Hopkins went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and Joe Wolf was 2-for-2 with one RBI and two runs to lead the Liberty offense.

The Warriors improved to 14-9-1 and will play John Paul II at 7 p.m. Friday.

Liberty Christian 9, Plano John Paul II

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WP — Jacob Hasty. LP — Garrett Lubeskie. 2B — Liberty Christian: Noah Hopkins. 3B — Liberty Christian: Jacob Hasty, Joe Wolf.

Melissa 2, Aubrey 1 (12)

MELISSA — Melissa was able to narrowly edge Aubrey in a thrilling 12-inning pitcher's duel thanks to a walk-off single from Coy DeFury in the bottom of the 12th.

Aubrey's Jaxon Holder had a home run and a triple to pace the Chaparrals at the plate while Parker Brogdon got the start on the mound and allowed just one run in seven innings of work. Grayson Hurst got the win for Melissa after coming out of the bullpen and throwing two scoreless innings.

Aubrey dropped to 10-7 on the season and 2-1 in District 11-4A play, and the Chaparrals will return to action at home against Celina at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Melissa 2, Aubrey 1 (12)


WP — Hurst. 2B — Melissa: Coy DeFury (2). 3B — Aubrey: Jaxon Holder, Melissa: Sam Crain. HR — Aubrey: Jaxon Holder.

Decatur 3, Krum 0

DECATUR — Krum’s five hits topped Decatur’s three, but the final run tally is all that mattered as the Eagles bested the Bobcats.

Krum had two-hit outings by Lane Golden and Tanner Dieleman, but as a team had 11 strikeouts against Decatur pitcher Chase Oberle.

Krum returns to the field Friday against Bridgeport at home.

Decatur 3, Krum 0


WP — Chase Oberle. LP — Cole Lee.

Ponder 2, Pilot Point 1

PONDER — The teams combined to strand seven runners in a pitcher's duel but Ponder did just enough offensively to edge Pilot Point in District 9-3A play.

The teams combined for five errors and 11 hits. Pilot Point had six batters record a hit, while Ponder was led by Cameron Clark and Logan Ivy, who each had two hits.

Ponder hosts Pottsboro on Friday night, while Pilot Point travels to Callisburg for its next game.

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WP — Connor Spivey. LP — Gage Rider. 2B — Pilot Point: Hunter Kulez.

Sanger 2, Gainesville 0

GAINESVILLE — Sanger finally a pair of runs on the board late in the game to knock off Gainesville in an important District 11-4A showdown for the Indians.

Trent White got the win for Sanger after throwing five shutout innings and Hagen Coin picked up a save after throwing two innings while allowing just one hit out of the bullpen. Dylan Burnett went all seven innings and racked up 12 strikeouts but got the loss for Gainesville as the Leopards were unable to get any offense going.

Bryon Dallas went 3-for-3 with an RBI and Caleb Freeman went 1-for-4 with an RBI to lead the way for the Indians at the plate. Sanger improved to 7-8-1 and will next play Anna at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Sanger 2, Gainesville 0


WP — Trent White. LP — Dylan Burnett. SV — Hagen Coin. 2B — Gainesville: Josh Faughtenberry, Wade Riddle, Dylan Burnett. 3B — Sanger: Cade Hamilton, Gainesville: Landon Prestage.

BRADY KEANE can be reached at 940-566-6869 and via Twitter at @BradyKeane. 

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