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Aledo senior pitcher Austin Vassberg allowed just four hits and AHS scored in all but one inning as the Bearcats defeated South Grand Prairie, 13-6, Friday afternoon at windy and frigid Bearcat Field in the Jerry Durant Classic.
On Friday night, the Bearcats (4-1) slapped 10 hits in a 6-3 victory over North Crowley. Ryan Conn was the winning pitcher for AHS.
Today (Saturday, Feb. 27) Aledo will face Haltom at noon and Midlothian at 5 p.m. Both games will be played at Bearcat Field.
On Friday afternoon against SGP, the Bearcats scored six runs in the first inning to take a 6-4 lead. The big hit in the frame was a three-run homer to left field by senior first baseman Asher Zeeb.
"He (SGP pitcher) threw me a fast ball," Zeeb said. "At first, I thought I had popped the ball up. But it just kept carrying."
Aledo tallied a run in the third, added four runs in the fourth and scored two in the fifth and final inning (game was called on time-limit rule). The fifth-inning runs were courtesy of a two-run double by junior outfielder Andrew Tort.