The Punchers shut the door early on Center Point, capturing a 10-0 victory on Wednesday at Mason. The game was decided quickly as Mason exerted its will early with six runs in the first three innings.
An RBI triple by Winston Trip, an RBI double by Austin Trip, a sacrifice fly by Bodie Adams, and a two-run double by Hunter Kunc in the first inning supplied the early offense for Mason. Chance Stockbridge paced the Punchers at the plate. Stockbridge went 3-4, drove in one and scored two runs. He doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the first and fifth innings.
Trip looked sharp on the mound. Center Point managed just one hit off of Trip, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out seven during his five innings of work.
Mason brought home two runs in the fourth inning, and matched that run total in the fifth. In the fourth, the Punchers scored on a groundout by Miguel Castillo, scoring Luis Castillo. The Punchers tacked on another two runs in the fifth. A clutch sacrifice fly scored Adams to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up by Stockbridge’s single, bringing home Andy Duarte. This game paved the way for the Mason Puncher’s to clinch a district championship.