Once again it took extra innings to decide the winner of the Coahoma versus Stanton varsity baseball game in their second district match this season. This time, the victory went to Stanton, 12-2, on Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs got off to an early lead in the bottom of the first when Zack Schneider scored a run before the third out of the inning. In the next inning, Avry Burgans belted a dinger on a fly ball over the right field fence.
The Buffaloes tied the score in the fourth but neither team could break the stalemate until the ninth inning when Stanton racked up 10 runs.
Taylor Barnes started in the circle for Coahoma and was solid on the mound. He went seven and a three-quarter innings, allowed two runs from six hits and struck out 10. Burgans was 1-for-3 at the plate with one run, one RBI, a home run and a steal. Ky Kemper was 2-for-4 and hit a double. Brysen Kerby belted out a triple in the eighth inning.
Next: Coahoma travels to Anson to take on the Tigers on Friday. Game time is 5 p.m.
STANTON 12, COAHOMA 2
Stanton: 000 200 0 10 -- 12 11 2
Coahoma: 110 000 0 0 -- 2 7 5
W — Evan Cox, L — Avry Burgans. 2B: Stanton — Evan Cox; Coahoma — Ky Kemper. 3B: Coahoma — Bryson Kerby. HR: Coahoma — Avry Burgans. SB: Stanton — Noe Ureste 2, David Ochoa, Garrett Vanderveen; Coahoma — Burgans, Sean Striegler. Pitches-Strikes: Chris Castillo 20-12; Barnes 110-69, Burgans 41-20; Stanton — Cox, 104-78.