Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

March 28, 2013

Twice As Nice: Guard, Lady Guard both win via no hitters

Jacksonville Daily Progress

BULLARD — What's better than a no hitter? Two no-hitters!

The Brook Hill School opened up their respective district openers with a flare as both baseball and softball teams won with no-hitters for both Brook Hill pitchers. The softball gem by Taylor Schultz was a Brook Hill softball first.

The Guard, and pitcher Daniel Priddy ran away with the baseball game 15-0, while the softball Lady Guard took a 8-2 win.

Brook Hill baseball (11-4;1-0), will travel to Dallas to play First Baptist Academy on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. to continue TAPPS 3-3A play.

The Lady Guard (2-6; 1-0) will have an open date before playing again next against Sherman-Texas Christian School, on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Baseball:  Brook Hill 15, Richardson- Canyon Creek 0

Lefthander, Daniel Priddy showed no pity, was one error short of a perfect game, but kept the Cougars bats silenced on the way to the 15-0, no-hit shutout over the Cougars.

Priddy sat down six batters on strikes, walked none, and the defense and bats did the rest.

Collin Mondrik was a perfect 4-for4 at the plate, with a triple, three runs scored and three RBI’s to lead the Brook Hill Guard to five-inning win.

Mondrik started off the on-sided affair as he ripped a two-RBI triple in the first inning to spot a 4-0 lead.

“I was just trying to stay back and be patient and wait for a good pitch,” said Mondrik after the game. “I have been trying to hit the ball where it is pitched and I was glad to be spreading the ball around.”

The lefty, Daniel Priddy took the win on the mound striking out six, and walking none in the no-hitter. One Brook Hill error allowed the only base-runner. The runner was erased on the next pitch, as Priddy used a pretty pick- off at first base to negate the lone Cougar threat.

“I just felt really good today and was concentrating on location mainly,” Priddy said after the mound gem. “My location was there, and the defense did a great job behind me to get the win.”

Logan Walters was 2-for-2 at the plate with three RBI’s and two runs scored in the win. Teammate, Blake Maddox was a solid 2-for-4 with two RBI’s and two runs scored.

Bullard - Brook Hill 15, Canyon Creek 0

Canyon Creek  000 00   -   0    0    1

Brook Hill        474 0X  -  15  13   5

Brian Shrull, Zac Glover (4), and Mike Thomas. Daniel Priddy and Kendall Kerns. W - Priddy. L - Shrull. 2B – BH: Blake Maddox. 3B: BH – Collin Mondrik. SB: BH – Michael Greening, Clayton Engle. LOB – CC 0. BH 9.

RECORDS – Richardson-Canyon Creek 3-5, 0-2. Brook Hill 11-4; 1-0.

Softball: Brook Hill 8, Richardson-Canyon Creek 2

The Lady Guard made some school history on Tuesday afternoon as Taylor Schultz threw the first-ever, no-hitter for the Lady Guard softball team in the 8-2 win over Richardson-Canyon Creek at Schwab Field on the Brook Hill campus.

Brook Hill (2-6; 1-0), got a 3-for-4 performance at the plate by catcher, Morgan Brooks, slapping a triple to plate the last run of the game for the Lady Guard. Brooks scored twice and added the one RBI on the night.

Lady Guard, first baseman, Alyssa Eden had a RBI-double and went 2-for-3 and teammate, Ari Assad added a two-RBI double in the fifth inning as Brook Hill chalked up a 1-0 district mark.

Schultz struck out 11 Lady Cougar batters, and walked four for Canyon Creek to turn into two runs after a few Brook Hill miscues aided Canyon Creek’s scores.

The Lady Cougars made four errors in the game and Brook Hill had two mis-plays.

Brook Hill head coach, Anthony Springer was elated after the game, considering the short time he has had with his squad.

“Today is really the first time we have had everybody here because of basketball playoffs and state soccer, and it was Taylor’s (Schultz) first start for us this season,” Springer said. “Canyon Creek was the team to beat in the pre-season, and Taylor did a great job of mixing up her pitches, and we came up with some clutch hits when we needed them.”

Brook Hill 8, Richardson-Canyon Creek 2

Canyon Creek      001 100 0  -   2    0    4

Brook Hill           201 131 X  -   8    8    2   

Callie Bishop and Hope Griffith. Taylor Schultz and Morgan Brooks. W - Schultz. L - Bishop. 2B – BH: Alyssa Eden, Ari Assad 3B: BH – Morgan Brooks.  

RECORDS – Richardson-Canyon Creek 9-8; 1-1. Brook Hill 2-6; 1-0.