MANSFIELD, Texas -- A triple by South Grand Prairie designated hitter Patrick Stratton in the top of the sixth put his team ahead of district rival Mansfield Timberview for good, leading to a 9-7 win Friday.
Stratton roped a triple to the left-center field wall, driving in two runs to give South Grand Prairie an 8-7 lead. It was the first lead change since the bottom of the first.
South Grand Prairie added on one more run in the sixth on a single up the middle.
Timberview scored seven runs in the first two innings and out-hit South Grand Prairie 11-9, but couldn't hold on.
South Grand Prairie reliever Austin Fleming picked up the win, while Timberview reliever Cody London took the loss.
South Grand Prairie exited with its first district win of the season. Both teams were 0-2 in district entering Friday.