The Cleburne Yellow Jackets scored 11 runs in the second inning on the way to a 14-0 victory over the Waco University Trojans on Saturday afternoon at Yellow Jacket Field.

The scoring explosion was more than enough run support for starting pitcher Ty Taylor, who had a no-hitter going through five innings when the game was halted because of the mercy rule.

Taylor finished with nine strikeouts, one walk and one hit batsman, as the Jackets improved to 17-14 overall and 4-9 in District 16-4A action.

Cleburne closes out the season at Corsicana on Friday. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The Trojans did not have a baserunner until Marcos Cruz walked to lead off the third inning. Taylor struck out the next two batters and then induced a flyout to center field to keep University off the scoreboard.

After Cleburne took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, the Jackets sent 17 batters to the plate in the bottom of the second. The first 13 reached base via hit, walk or hit batsman, as Cleburne opened up a 14-0 advantage.

Every Jacket in the lineup scored at least one run in the inning, and Estefan Jimenez and Taylor Berry — the two seniors in the lineup on Senior Day — scored twice in the frame.

Cleburne’s other senior on the roster was Royce Brunner, who has been out with a shoulder injury this season.

Cleburne head coach Ross Taylor said Ty Taylor had a solid outing on the mound, but also said he was pleased that the Jackets didn’t relax.

“In that situation, guys either go off or they can relax and let a team back in,” he said. “We made some plays behind Ty and that helped us get off the field. When you have a game like this, it’s hard for some guys to stay focused on what they need to do, but we were able to do that.”

Hector Juarez reached base all four times on Saturday. He collected a pair of singles, walked and was hit by a pitch.

Cooper Walls reached base in three of four trips, with a single and a hit batsman to go along with reaching on an error.

Jose Martinez also reached base three times against the Trojans, with a single and a pair of hit batsmen.

German Hernandez, Tanner Marshall, Jimenez and Berry each reached base twice.

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