SHS Jackets move to 4-0 on the young season


The Yellow Jackets are 4-0 as Stephenville has gotten off to a hot start in the 2019 high school baseball season with a tear through the Iowa Park Invitational that included wins over Bridgeport, Amarillo Tascosa, Snyder and Burkburnett.


Stephenville 11 Bridgeport 1
The Yellow Jackets got three masterful innings of pitching from Daniel Luna who struck out six batters while not allowing a hit or issuing a walk in an 11-1 drubbing of Bridgeport. Cody Storrs was the Jackets’ big bat stroking in three RBI off of a pair of doubles.
Stephenville pounded out 11 hits and played error-free baseball as Gage Graham, Storrs, Gabe Moore and Cade Dunavent each had two hits. Dunavent, Anthony Wehnert, Trevor Easter, Storrs, and Graham each scored two runs while Derek Gifford added one.
Paul Lettunich pitched two innings for the Jackets in relief of Luna. Lettunich struck out two and allowed two hits.

Stephenville 1 Amarillo Tascosa 0
Derek Gifford continued the Jackets’ strong pitching rolling through four innings without allowing a run and Caleb Smith’s in two innings of hitless relief moved Stephenville to 2-0 with a 1-0 win over Amarillo Tascosa.
Gifford struck out three batters and didn’t give up a walk as he allowed just four hits. Smith was equally good on the mound as he also did not give up a run or a hit.
The Jackets’ bats also had a tough time against Amarillo’s pitching garnering four hits from Graham, Moore, Gifford, and Easter. Moore provided Stephenville’s lone RBI when he drove in Graham on a single.

Stephenville 14 Snyder 1
Easter and Tyeler Reed drove in three runs each and Moore pitched three hitless innings, and Kendal Storrs added one more as Stephenville overwhelmed Snyder 14-1.
Snyder’s only run was unearned, and the only blemish on the scoreboard as Stephenville scored six runs in the second inning and tacked on seven more in the third. Cody Storrs led all hitters with three.
The Yellow Jackets got three triples with one each by Wehnert, Reed and John-Rex Haile. Easter also had a double of Stephenville.
Stephenville 6 Burkburnett 0
Caleb Smith threw 63 total pitches including 42 for strikes as Stephenville smacked eight hits for a 6-0 blanking of Burkburnett that moved the Jackets to 4-0 for the year.
Smith pitched all five innings, striking out two and giving up just two hits. Gifford led the Jackets with two RBI. Moore rapped a double for the Jackets while Dunavent had a triple.

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