Aledo scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth and added another in the sixth to come from behind and defeat the Birdville Hawks, 7-6, Thursday afternoon in the season opener at AHS.
The game was the first of six games the Bearcats will host at the Southwest Ford Classic. Aledo is one of four host schools in the tournament.
The Bearcats will continue tournament play at 6 p.m. today at home against Ennis. Bearcats’ ace Kannon Brown is expected to start on the hill against the Lions.
Aledo will play two games at home on Friday – at 2 p.m. against Abilene High School and at 5 p.m. against Crowley.
The Bearcats will conclude tournament play with two games at home on Saturday. Aledo will face North Crowley at 10 a.m. followed by a 1 p.m. contest against Mansfield Legacy.