By BRAD KEITH
STEPHENVILLE (March 28, 2015) — Maddux Conger and Stephenville dominated Mineral Wells in a District 6-4A opener Friday evening, but the Yellow Jackets couldn’t overcome a poor start against Granbury in non-district play Saturday afternoon, both at James T. Young Field.
Conger had a two-run home run and took a shutout into the sixth inning in the 8-1 win over Mineral Wells. The Vanderbilt signee allowed a run on five hits in six innings. Josh Bulla shut down the Rams in the seventh.
Conger was 3-for-4 at the plate and also scored two runs in addition to driving in two. Sam Weber and Brock Morrison each had a hit and two RBIs. Seven Yellow Jackets had hits in the districts win.
Stephenville was fighting from behind all afternoon on Saturday, committing four errors to allow five unearned runs over the opening two innings of an 8-4 loss.
The Yellow Jackets did answer with two runs in the bottom of the second, following a double play with a Josh Bulla single and two Granbury errors that brought him all the way home. Dominic Ward reached base and advanced to second on those errors, before scoring on an RBI single by Cole Harmon.
Stephenville escaped a jam with runners at the corners in the third before Granbury added two more in the fourth and one in the sixth for an 8-2 lead.
Conger singled and came around to score before another RBI single by Harmon provided the final tally. Harmon finished 2-for-3.
Stephenville committed five errors, while Granbury, which is 3-1 in its 5A district, committed four.
The Jackets are idle Tuesday and resume 6-4A action at Abilene Wylie on Friday. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.