ET Baseball Notebook: Perfect Brightwell, dominant Dotson take top accolades
April 7, 2014 at 5:02 p.m.
Carlisle's Zach Brightwell was perfect, and Henderson's Conner Dotson beat up on the competition at the plate last week. For their performances, Brightwell has been named ETvarsity.com's Pitcher of the Week and Dotson is the top hitter for games played March 31-April 5.
Brightwell threw a perfect game against Big Sandy in a 10-0 win. He struck out 13 of the 18 batters he faced in a six-inning game, running his record to 6-1 on the year.
Dotson finished the week 5-for-7 with two doubles, a triple, four RBIs and three runs scored as the Lions defeated Chapel Hill and Gladewater.
In other top performances from around East Texas:
Pine Tree's <em style="bold">Chandler Minze</em> and Mount Pleasant's <em style="bold">Michael Kopech</em> battled it out on the mound in a Pine Tree 4-1 win. Minze struck out seven, walked three and gave up an unearned run on two hits in seven innings. Kopech, touted as a possible first-round pick in the upcoming Major League Baseball draft, fanned 10, walked one and gave up four earned runs on four hits in six innings.
Hallsville's <em style="bold">Connor Reich</em>, a TCU signee, struck out 12, walked five and gave up a run on three hits in seven innings in a 2-1 win over Texas High. Top prospect <em style="bold">Ryan Fant</em> of Texas High fanned nine and walked three in the loss.
Whitehouse's <em style="bold">Jake Parker</em> tossed a four-inning perfect game in a 15-0 win over John Tyler. Parker struck out six.
Spring Hill's <em style="bold">Trevor Martin</em> struck out eight, walked one and scattered three hits in five innings in a 10-0 win over Gladewater.
Hughes Springs' <em style="bold">Dylan Moore</em> struck out 10, walked none and scattered four hits in a 1-0 win over Queen City. Moore is 8-0 on the year, 25-0 over the past two seasons and 39-2 since his sophomore campaign. Teammate <em style="bold">Devin Carpenter</em> fanned nine, walked one and allowed three hits in a 14-0 win over Paul Pewitt.
White Oak's <em style="bold">Hayden Lott</em> struck out nine, walked one and allowed three hits in a 3-1 win over Union Grove.
Longview's <em style="bold">Dez Chumley</em> tripled twice in a 7-1 loss to Mesquite.
Kilgore's <em style="bold">Austin Bullard</em> had a productive but painful night in a 7-5 win over Spring Hill. Bullard had a sacrifice bunt and was hit by pitches three times.
Elysian Fields' <em style="bold">Colton McCracken</em> went 5-for-8 with a double in two games.
Linden-Kildare's <em style="bold">Jordan Craver</em> drove in four runs in a 10-4 win over Daingerfield.
Carlisle's <em style="bold">Ben Goss</em> finished 4-for-6 with four doubles and three RBIs in two games. Teammate <em style="bold">Kolton Heim</em> homered, doubled and drove in three runs in a 10-0 win over Big Sandy.
Harleton's <em style="bold">Taylor Henson</em> had two hits and drove in four runs in a 10-2 win over Gary.
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