EARLY — The Early Longhorns rallied from a five-run first-inning deficit for a 6-5 home victory — their first of the season — over the Ballinger Bearcats Saturday afternoon.
With four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, Early (1-1) completed its comeback.
Rode Walters' two-out, three-run home run pushed the Longhorns in front as Aiden Frerichs, who walked, and Tyson Tyler, who singled, also scored. Jonathan Morales began the inning with a walk and later scored on Tyler's single.
Early also produced a run in the first inning when Jesson Tarrant doubled home Boston Hudson, and again in the fourth when Hudson doubled home Frerichs, who walked.
The Longhorns tallied six hits — two each by Tarrant and Walters and one apiece by Hudson and Tyler.
Ethan Portillo pitched 4.2 innings of scoreless relief and gave up eight hits with one strikeout and one walk. Tarrant picked up the save, walking three and fanning two in an inning of work.