The Ballinger Bearcats stole the lead late in the game in a 9-6 victory over Texas Leadership Charter Academy on Monday. The game was tied at six with the Bearcats batting in the top of the seventh when Cole Zentner doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run.

The Ballinger Bearcats stole the lead late in the game in a 9-6 victory over Texas Leadership Charter Academy on Monday. The game was tied at six with the Bearcats batting in the top of the seventh when Cole Zentner doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run.

There was plenty of action on the basepaths as Ballinger collected 11 hits and TLCA had five.

TLCA scored three runs in the fifth inning. Their big inning was driven by a groundout by Nathan Tapia, an error on a ball put in play by Brayden Hemmeter, and a double by Garrett Jetton.

Jorian Fuentes earned the win for Ballinger by surrendering three runs on two hits over three and a third innings, striking out eight.

Tapia took the loss for TLCA. He lasted six and a third innings, allowing nine hits and seven runs while striking out two.

Jon Marcon started the game for the Bearcats He went three and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on three hits and striking out five.

The Bearcats racked up 11 hits on the day. Cody Harral, Edgar Nunez, Zentner, and Marcon each had multiple hits. Marcon, Zentner, Nunez, and Harral each collected two hits to lead Ballinger to the win.

In last Thursday's 15-1 victory over Grape Creek, DJ Cavazos didn't allow a single hit. To get the final out Cavazos struck out Gavin Vargas.

The Bearcats secured the victory thanks to nine runs in the fourth inning. The offensive onslaught by the Bearcats was led by Cody Harral, Jon Marcon, Cooper Bean, Cole Zentner, and Dylen Crabb, who each had RBIs in the inning.

The Bearcats fired up the offense in the first inning. Marcon drove in one when he singled.

Ballinger notched nine runs in the fourth inning. Harral, Marcon, Bean, Zentner, and Crabb each had RBIs in the big inning.

Cavazos earned the victory on the pitcher's mound the Bearcats. He surrendered one run on zero hits over five innings, striking out seven.

Chase Stroud took the loss for Grape Creek. He lasted three and a third innings, allowing six hits and 13 runs while striking out three.

The Ballinger Bearcats racked up seven hits in the game. Harral and Marcon each collected multiple hits for the Bearcats.

The Bearcats took on TLCA on Monday, April 2 and will be playing Sonora Tuesday and Reagan County Saturday, April 7.

This report included information from Game Changer.