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Carlisle, Hughes Springs players earn week's baseball accolades

By Jack Stallard
March 26, 2012 at 10 p.m.


Gunner Baker's offensive output this past week was one for the record books, and Dylan Moore's work on the mound was just what his team needed in a key early district game. For their efforts in games played March 19-24, Carlisle's Baker and Hughes Springs' Moore have been named Players of the Week by the Longview News-Journal.

Baker opened the week with a 2-for-2 outing against Big Sandy, doubling, driving in a couple of runs and stealing two bases. In a 32-0 win over Leverett's Chapel, Baker put together what looks to be a state record performance by going 6-for-6 with two grand slams, a triple, double, two singles and 13 RBIs.

Baker had an RBI single in the first inning, an RBI single and a two-run double in the second, a grand slam in the third and an RBI single and his second grand slam of the day in the fourth inning.

According to the National High School Sports Record Book, the national record for RBIs in a game is 17 - set by Nathan Williams of Athens, Ga., in a 1948 game against Royston, Ga.

Two players have collected 16 RBIs in a game. Two others have 15, three have 14 and seven have driven in 13 runs in a game.

None of those players are from Texas, which puts Baker at the top of the list in the Lone Star State.

Moore is the week's top pitcher after tossing a one-hit shutout against White Oak in a key District 19-2A battle. Moore struck out 11 and walked two.

In other outstanding performances from around East Texas:

<strong>PITCHING</strong>

Kilgore's <em>Riley Toler</em> struck out eight and worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the seventh inning as the Bulldogs earned a 3-2 win over Kilgore.

Hallsville's <em>Ronnie Gideon</em> improved to 2-2 on the year by tossing a one-hitter with six strikeouts and a walk in an 18-1 win over Jacksonville.

Spring Hill's <em>Talyn Cellucci</em> struck out eight and held Henderson to a run on four hits in five innings in a 14-1 win. Cellucci is now 6-0 on the season.

Carthage's <em>JayDon Day</em> ran his record to 7-0 with a win over Pittsburg, striking out nine, walking one and scattering five hits.

Gilmer's <em>Jordan Traylor</em> struck out 10 and did not walk a batter in the Buckeyes' 5-3 win over Gladewater.

Pittsburg's <em>Shawn Albright</em> fanned 12 in a loss to Carthage.

Daingerfield's <em>Josh Terry</em> struck out nine and walked two in six innings to earn the win in the Tigers's 10-2 victory over Union Grove.

Harmony's <em>Wesley Schoon</em> struck out 10 and walked two in a win over Ore City.

Hughes Springs' <em>Zach Bassham</em> fanned five and gave up just two hits in a 13-0 win over Union Grove.

Troup's <em>Ryan Powell</em> threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts in a five-inning, 15-0 win over West Rusk.

Harleton's <em>John Schuiteman</em> struck out nine and gave up one earned run in Harleton's 5-4 win over Gladewater.

Carlisle's <em>Gunner Baker</em> struck out 10 and allowed one hit in 3 2/3 innings in an 18-0 win over Big Sandy. <em>Zach Brightwell</em> finished on the hill for the Indians, fanning three of the four men he faced.

<strong>HITTING</strong>

Pittsburg's <em>Brian Taylor</em> homered and doubled in a loss to Carthage.

Carthage's <em>Samuel Chhor</em> doubled twice, singled and drove in a run in the Bulldogs' 12-3 win over Center. Teammate <em>Clint Cage</em> doubled, singled, drove in a run and scored four times.

White Oak's <em>Logan Frazier</em> hit a grand slam in the Roughnecks' 6-2 win over New Diana.

Waskom's <em>Gage Meshell</em> drove in all five runs for his team in a 5-1 win over Harleton, including a three-run home run in the fifth inning and a two-run shot in the first.

Hughes Springs' <em>Jacob Taylor</em> went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two singles and two runs scored in a 13-0 win over Union Grove. Teammate's <em>Hunter Hanson</em> and <em>Cody Hawkins</em> had three hits apiece, with Hanson scoring three times to go along with a double and a triple and Hawkins driving in three runs and scoring three times.

Carlisle's <em>Shadow Sanders</em> went 4-for-5 with a double and three runs scored in the Indians' win over Leverett's Chapel. Teammate <em>Hunter Martin</em> went 4-for-4 with three RBIs in a win over Big Sandy.

Overton's <em>Spencer Wright</em> hit a grand slam, doubled and drove in six runs in his team's 15-0 win over Beckville.

<em>(Follow Jack Stallard on Twitter: twitter.com/lnjsports)</em>

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