Jackets roll to 7-0 with wins over FW Western Hills & Azle

Senior pitcher Daniel Luna was just a walk away from pitching a perfect game as he threw six hit-less innings. File photo

The Stephenville Yellow Jacket baseball team lifted its record to 7-0 this week with pair of wins over Fort Worth Western Hills and Azle behind rock-solid pitching performances from Daniel Luna and Derek Gifford.
Stephenville 7 FW Western Hills 0
Daniel Luna pitched six-hitless innings and missed a perfect game by just one walk as he threw 43 strikes over 63 pitches and striking out three batters while facing 21 total.

The Jackets got the only run they would need in the first inning when they took a 1-0 lead and then had back to back three-run innings in the third and fourth stanzas to salt away the victory.
Cade Dunavent (3 RBI) and Cody Storrs (2 RBI) had the big bats for Stephenville with two hits each. Dunavent hit for extra bases with both of his pokes as hit a double and a triple. Anthony Wehnert also tapped a triple.
Gage Graham, Gabe Moore, Gifford, Trevor Easter and Trace Morrison each had hits to bring the Jackets’ total to ten for the game.
Stephenville 7 Azle 2
Gifford did just about everything you want from a starting pitcher as Stephenville topped Azle 7-2 to move the Jackets to 7-0 as he pitched two-hit ball over four innings and drove in a run with a triple.
Stephenville came away with nine hits including four doubles (Storrs, Easter, Reed, Tyeler Reed, Luna) and a pair of triples by Graham and Gifford.
Caleb Smith came in to relieve Gifford in the fifth inning and sat down nine batters in a row while striking out three to finish out the game.
Dunavent led the Jackets with three RBI while Storrs had two.

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