(April 20, 2015) — Josh Bulla pitched a gem.
Unfortunately for Stephenville, so did Braxton Allen.
Allen and Mineral Wells outlasted Bulla and Stephenville in eight innings Monday evening, as the Rams won 3-2 in a District 6-4A clash that was delayed three days by rain.
Mineral Wells loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the eighth and scored the tying run on a sacrifice fly before adding the winning run on a deep fly ball to the fence. The rally came after Stephenville took its only lead in the top of the eighth inning.
Brock Morrison – the only player with two hits – unloaded a double before scoring on a single by little brother Bradley Morrison for a 2-1 lead. Stephenville had previously tied the game in the sixth when Alex Jimenez reached on a walk, advanced to second on a single by Brock Morrison, then scored when the Rams tried to get the force out at third but threw the ball away following a bunt by Maddux Conger.
The Rams scored first in the bottom of the fourth on a walk, an errant pickoff throw and an RBI single.
Bulla yielded just one earned run on four hits on the hill for Stephenville. He pitched all 7-2/3 innings.
Allen was just as good for Mineral Wells, allowing one earned run on six hits while striking out six in eight innings.
The Jackets are now two games behind district leader Abilene Wylie, which visits Stephenville on senior night at James T. Young Baseball Field Tuesday. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m., with senior festivities beginning at 7 p.m.