Cowboys shut out Wolves with 10-run rule


Olivia Short

Coppell senior pitcher Andrew Schultz pitches at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex on Tuesday. Coppell defeated Plano West, 12-2, on Tuesday.

Angelina Liu, Executive Editor-in-Chief

At the bottom of the third inning at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex, the Coppell baseball team loaded the bases with infielder Matthew Orr at bat. With a metallic clang, Orr hits a three-RBI triple to extend Coppell lead against Plano West to six runs.

Coppell defeated Plano West, 12-2, in five innings on Tuesday. 

“It is just back to back hitting,” Coppell coach Armando Garza said. “Defensively, we were backing up our pitcher. That’s the tricky part about baseball. It’s a matter of being able to string hits together. Sometimes you’ll be able to and it’ll work out.” 

Coppell continued its scoring streak, ending the third inning with 10 runs. 

“We’ve been struggling to get hits at the right time,” Coppell shortstop TJ Pompey said. “I feel like today that just set the tone.” 

The game ended after Coppell scored a final run at the bottom of the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule according to the University Interscholastic League rules. 

“[Plano West] did everything right,” Garza said. “It’s the game of baseball. They had a bulldog on the mound who had us in the first two innings. You have to give that guy credit. He did an excellent job. It’s just one of those wins we ran away with.” 

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