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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

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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