The Texas Tomcats defeated the North Texas Copperheads 9-6 on Tuesday evening at Veterans Memorial Park in Weimar. The Tomcats scored single runs in the first three innings to take an early 3-0 lead. Kevin Mihalik hit a solo home run in the first, Relly Mercurio had an RBI single in the second, and Eric Garcia had a sacrifice fly in the third.
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McKinney, TX- Greg Maddux would have been appalled with the defense displayed by the pitchers from North Texas (1-1) and McKinney (1-1) over the past two nights. In a series that has seen a total of ten errors over a pair of games, seven of those mistakes have come from the pitchers of both teams. Despite his two errors on the night, McKinney Marshal starting pitcher Vance Woodruff (Grayson County) allowed only two runs while striking out eight Copperheads over eight innings, picking up the Marshals’ first win of the season.
North Texas jumped out to a 2-0 lead after three and a half innings, thanks to a pair of RBI fielder’s choice grounders by C Matt Shortall (Tulane), and the play of starting pitcher Teddy Nowell (Navarro/TCU). Nowell struck out six batters over his four innings of work, allowing only one run off five McKinney hits.