JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville High School junior varsity baseball team opened District 16-4A play Monday at Summers Norman Field by winning two games over Nacogdoches.
The Tribe captured the opener, 7-3, and the finale, 1-0.
Jacob Tucker pitched two, five-inning complete games for the Tribe. Jacksonville scored four runs in the fifth inning to erase a 3-3 tie in Game 1.
Tucker, Braden Horn and Brad Triplett were the top hitters for the winners.
In the second affair, the Tribe tallied its lone run with two outs in the top of the fifth frame. That's when Tucker drew a walk and moved to second on a wild pitch. Christian Edwards then doubled Tucker home.
Key defensive plays were turned in by Angel Rangel and Brock Waldie. Rangel made a diving catch to end a Dragon threat in the second and Waldie pulled off an unassisted double play in the fourth inning to shut Nacogdoches down.