MANSFIELD — The Midlothian High School baseball team split its games on Thursday in the Drew Medford tournament at Mansfield Summit High School before first weather, then the University Interscholastic League, brought a halt to the action.
The Panthers (5-6-1) opened the day with a 12-1 loss at the hands of Aledo, but bounced back in the nightcap with a snappy 5-0 shutout victory over Summit.
Against Summit, Jackson Quinn struck out nine and scattered three singles across 5 2/3 innings. Patrick Hudson finished up, allowing two hits.
Hunter Harrington led the way at the plate by batting 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored. Ryan McCaskill added an RBI.
Harrington’s triple in the first inning scored Hunter Colburn, and McCaskill brought in Harington on a ground ball for an early 2-0 lead. Then in the second, Harrington singled home both Lance Rains and Garrett Bourgeois for a 4-0 advantage.
The final run scored in the fourth inning as Riley Angel stole home on a double steal attempt.
Earlier Thursday, the Panthers took a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning, but the tone changed abruptly as Aledo scored all 12 of its runs in the final three innings. Chris Tomlinson scored Nathan Humphreys on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth to put MHS briefly on top.
Harrington and Humphreys each finished 2-for-3 for the Panthers, who had seven hits against Aledo.
The tournament’s Friday games were called off because of rain even before the UIL announced suspension of all extracurricular activities through at least March 29.