Kintz, Bixler score Mays victories
NOAH CIRCLES BASES â€” Noah Macklin hits third base and head for home Thursday at Rube Wynn Field in Decatur as he connected for an inside-the-park homer to key a nine-run fifth inning for Kintz Insurance. Kintz beat Hull Lift Trucks 16-4 and Macklin knocked in four runs. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
A 9-run fifth helped Kintz Insurance go to 9-1 with a 16-4 win over Hull Lift Trucks Thursday in H.E.B.A. Mays play, while Bixler Insurance downed Decatur Dental 9-5.
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Ethan Corral doubled with three hits and 2 RBI and Noah Macklin stroked an inside-the-park home run with 3 hits and 4 RBI to pace the Kintz win. Payton Boyd had 3 hits with 2 RBI while Liam Adams had 2 hits and 1 RBI, as did Josh Price.
Kobe Ortiz had 2 hits for Hull.
Boyd tossed 2 innings and had 2 strikeouts and four runs allowed. Corral fanned 3 in 3 scoreless innings for Kintz. Mills tossed 2 innings with 4 strikeouts and 5 hits allowed for Hull. Ortiz fanned 2 and Johnathon Wilder a pair in relief.
Cam Voglewede homered in the Bixler win while Seth Smith tripled. Caden Staub and Cory Miller each had 2 hits, as did Voglewede.
Nate Ulman tripled for Dental while Brevin Slusher and Aaron Lehrman both slugged a pair of hits.
Voglewede struck out 7 with 3 walks and 5 hits in 4 innings for the win. Jon Ruble and Caden Staub both fanned 2 in relief. Kory Feasel took the loss with 3 strtikeouts and 4 walks in 3 innings. Slusher fanned 5 and walked 2 in relief.