Wiseman leads Wylie past Waxahachie, Fort Worth Southwest Christian advances to TAPPS state championship

Wylie thrower Luke Wiseman threw a full game and knocked out seven batters when Wylie beat Waxahachie 2-1 in Game 1 of a Class 6A series in Royse City. Wiseman allowed six hits and two walks.

Wylie (25-10-1) scored both runs in the third inning, including an RBI single from Cooper Widener. Waxahachie pitcher Casey Kelly suffered a heavy loss, hitting four and allowing no deserved runs, four hits and two walks in six innings.

Jared Thomas was 2 for 2 for Waxahachie and drove in the Indian Lone Run with a single in the fifth inning. Xavien Thompson also had two hits for Waxahachie (24-9), ranked 8th in the Dallas Morning News’ Class 5A poll.

Midland Christian 11, Fort Worth Nolan 2: Cody Grebeck went 4 to 4 including two singles in a third inning of seven runs as Midland Christian Nolan was too much in a TAPPS Division I semifinal at Waco. Rhett Clark, Gage Jordan and Sam Beckett added an RBI single for Midland Christian in the third.

Tristan Marsh added two hits and drove in two runs for Midland Christian, who were 4-0 against Nolan in the TAPPS District 1-I game. Luke Greenlee threw six innings for victory, allowing a well-deserved run, five hits and three walks. Barry LaLonde had an RBI single for Nolan while James Wood had a prey fly in the fourth inning.

Nolan (28-8) has been denied his first appearance in a TAPPS state championship game since 2002. Midland Christian (18-10) will face Tomball Concordia Lutheran in the TAPPS Division I championship game at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Waco ISD Athletic Complex.

Fort Worth Southwest Christian 3, McKinney Christian 2: Michael Hull scored a two-outs pass in the seventh inning when Southwest Christian defeated McKinney Christian in a TAPPS Division II semi-final at Waco. Southwest Christian (23-11-1) recovered from a 2-0 deficit and beat Trendan Parish 2-2 in the fourth inning. Parish pitched six innings for victory relief and scored 13 while allowing two walks and no hits.

McKinney Christian (20-7-1) scored both runs in the second, including an RBI single from Hudson Cross. McKinney Christian’s starting pitcher Ryan Radtke threw 6 1/3 innings and scored 10 while allowing four hits and two walks.

Southwest Christian has been advancing to a TAPPS State Championship game since winning the Class 3A state championship title in 2003 to face Houston Lutheran South or The Woodlands Christian at 2pm on Thursday at the Waco ISD Athletic Complex.

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