On Monday night, the Cleburne Jackets beat the Mansfield All-Stars easily, 8-3.

But Tuesday night was a different story.

The Joshua Woodpeckers, a team consisting of players from both Joshua and Godley, knocked off the Jackets in a Pony Division Tournament at the Cleburne Sports Complex, 12-0.

Joshua pitchers Shae Samples and Jake Martin combined on a no-hitter, with Martin getting the victory after working 2.2 innings of the contest. He gave up no runs on no hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Samples surrendered no runs on no hits with a strikeout and a walk.

Taking the loss on the mound for Cleburne was Barrett Green as he gave up eight runs on three hits with two strikeouts and a walk. Javier Munoz also pitched for Cleburne, giving up four runs on six hits with three strikeouts and a walk.

Joshua, who beat the Hood County Wildcats 19-7 on Monday, took a 1-0 lead after the first inning thanks to a Cleburne error.

Brian Dodson reached second on a throwing error and moved to third with the stolen base. He scored a little later on a sacrifice fly by T.J. McGough.

The Woodpeckers (2-0 in tournament) scored nine times in the second innings, chasing Green from the mound in the process. Joshua sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning, with Taylor Williams picking up two RBIs, one of which came on a groundout, with the other coming after a double.

Martin also scored twice in the inning, while also driving in a run for the Woodpeckers.

Cleburne had an opportunity to score in the bottom of the second as Marshall Smith and Dylan Littlejohn drew back-to-back walks with one out. However, they were both stranded to end the inning.

After holding Joshua scoreless in the third, Cleburne had another chance to score as Ben Boles walked, stole second and took third on a sacrifice bunt by Dustin Torres. However, Boles was stranded as Cleburne failed to score.

The Woodpeckers added a pair of runs in the fourth, including an RBI-triple off the bat of Tyler Copeland, who also scored on a straight steal to increase the lead to 12-0.

Cleburne went down in order in the bottom of the fourth, ending the game due to the mercy rule.



Daniel Green can be reached at 817-645-2441, ext. 2334, or sports@trcle.com

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