Eight run first inning propels Cowboys to easy victory

After allowing two runs in each of the first two innings, the Cowboys were able to rebound for a 12-4 victory over the Saginaw Rough Riders.

The eight run thrashing gives Coppell its sixth district win, positioning itself in second place in District 7-5A behind Southlake, which is undefeated in district. Conversely, the outcome keeps Saginaw defeated on the season with eleven straight loss.

Sophmore Austin Gardener started the game off, giving up 4 earned runs off the bat, but senior Hunter Boyle provided 3.1 innings of flawless relief as the Saginaw bats were then silenced. The Coppell bats were even hotter early in the contest as the lineup ripped off eight first inning scores, shooting off to a lead that would not be threatened.

RBI leaders Tyler Hernandez, who added three more, and Conner Foltyn, who added two, each had doubles on the night and continued their prfociency at the plate. Overall, the Cowboys just kept getting people on base frequently as the team tallied 16 hits and 4 walks.

The Cowboys (19-5) play again this Friday at Denton Guyer this Friday night and first pitch is at 7 p.m.