In Wednesday’s games in the District 8 All-Star tournament, four teams faced off with elimination on the line. In the end, two squads moved on with a chance to avenge earlier losses.
Harris County’s 9-11 baseball team and Northern’s 10-12 baseball squad bested their opponents thanks to big offensive outings. Harris County hung five runs on American in the first inning en route to a 16-3 victory, while Northern chipped away at its American opponent before ultimately winning 14-3.
Harris County’s monster inning started in the bottom of the first with a single by Tucker Pate. From there, the offense went all out. Already up 2-0, Pierce Proffitt hit a 2-RBI double that put the team up 4-0. Another run with two outs gave Harris County a commanding 5-0 advantage.
Five more runs in the second put the contest’s outcome out of question.
For Harris County head coach Nick Irvin, the solid start at the plate was the key to the team’s success.
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