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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, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

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