Zach Torres got it done on the hill on the way to a win for the Cardinals on March 25. He allowed three runs over four innings, struck out five, walked three and surrendered just two hits to lead Melissa to a 9-4 win over Bonham.
Cole Sparks did all he could to give the Warriors a boost but it wasn’t enough to get past Melissa. Cole racked up two RBIs on one hit for the Warriors. He homered in the fourth inning.
Cade Cruce, CJ Tyler, Torres and Dean Youngblood combined for eight hits and six RBIs.
Kendall Kennedy took the loss for the Warriors. He allowed six runs in four innings, walked five and struck out three.
Neither team scored until the fourth when Bonham got on the board. The Warriors scored on a two-run home run by Cole.
Melissa never trailed after scoring five runs in the fourth on a two-run double by Cruce and a three-run home run by Tyler.
Two runs in the top of the fifth helped Bonham close the deficit to one run. A two-run double by Jared Prock fueled Bonham’s comeback but Cruce got Jordan Quintana to strike out to end the inning.
Melissa increased its lead with three runs in the sixth. Youngblood’s single got things going, plating Torres.
The Cardinals will take on Princeton Friday, looking to remain perfect in 12-3A district play and sweep the first half of their district schedule.
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