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Bearcats come back from 4-0 to down Birdville, 5-4; play Saturday against Boswell in second-place tiebreaker game

April 30, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Nils Smith rips walk-off, game winning hit in 7th

Aledo senior Nils Smith ripped a line-drive single to center field to drive in Rylan Riney with the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Bearcats to a 5-4 victory over Birdville Friday night in a District 6-4A contest on Senior Night at Bearcat Field.

The win gives the Bearcats an 11-3 mark in district play. AHS is tied with Boswell as the Pioneers slipped past Brewer tonight to also end its season at 11-3.

The Bearcats and Boswell will play at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, May 1) at Saginaw in a second-place tiebreaker game. Both teams have qualified for the Class 4A playoffs.

The Aledo win completes a sweep of district-champion Birdville (12-2).

Calvin Loftis recorded the win in relief for AHS.

Smith may have never gotten a chance at the game-winning hit had it not been for another Aledo Smith.

With Aledo trailing 4-0 in the sixth inning, Cody Smith ripped a triple that drove in Lawton Rinker (who had reached on a double), Nils Smith (single) and Zack Scott (hit by a pitch) to cut the Hawks' lead to 4-3.

Cody Smith scored a batter later on a sacrifice fly to right field by Sean O'Donnell that tied the score at 4-4.

With the score tied going into the bottom of the seventh, designated hitter Andrew Tort drew a walk, Riney followed with a walk and Matt Bishop slapped an infield hit to load the bases.

The next batter, Rinker, ripped a shot to the left side of the infield, but Birdville shortstop Paul Hendrix caught the ball and alertly threw to third base for a double play.

However, Nils Smith followed with his game winner that drove in Riney from second base to give the Bearcats the win and set up tomorrow's tiebreaker game for second place.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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