Caney Creek scored six runs in the sixth inning to secure a 7-6 win over The Woodlands Christian Academy on Monday.
The Panthers (1-0) entered the sixth trailing 3-1 and left it ahead 7-6 after scoring six runs and allowing three in the bottom half. The final two Caney Creek runs came on a TWCA error.
Brandon Prater was 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Panthers, while Tyler Bruner scored two runs. Four pitchers saw action on the mound for Caney Creek. Derek Brieden, who earned the win, had a busy two innings with five strikeouts, three walks and two earned runs.
Bryce Burton, Carson Queck and Austin Boyd had two hits each for TWCA (0-1). Boyd had two triples and drove in two runs.
Marshall Hale pitched four innings, allowed four hits, walked one, earned one run and struck out 10 batters. Kai Parker struck out six and walked two in a couple innings of relief.
Caney Creek returns to action at the Humble ISD tournament beginning Thursday. TWCA, meanwhile, returns to action at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in tournament action against Cypress Christian.
Oak Ridge holds off Consol
Oak Ridge kicked off its season with a 7-5 win over A&M Consolidated on Monday.
The War Eagles (1-0) scored three runs in the second inning and added a fourth in the third before the Tigers stormed back with a five-run top of the fourth. Oak Ridge scored three more runs in the bottom of the fourth to cap the scoring.
Five different players had one run apiece in the win for the War Eagles, and five players drove in a run apiece. Jett Feltman scored twice, and Connor Bennett had a double.
Michael Lopez started on the mound and pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing one hit, striking out two and walking three. Aiden Lucas and Jose Carrion were the Oak Ridge relievers. Carrion struck out four in 3 1/3 innings of work.
Oak Ridge returns to action at the Humble ISD tournament beginning Thursday.
Porter shut out in opener
Porter lost 5-0 to College Station in its season opener Monday evening.
The Spartans (0-1) managed one hit, from Colby Christian, against a combination of five Cougars on the mound. Zane Adams and Jake Tatom drew a pair of walks each.
Adams also got the start on the hill for Porter. In four innings, he allowed five hits, one earned run, struck out seven and walked one.
Porter returns to action at the Madisonville tournament beginning Thursday.