OZONA — The Stamford baseball team closed out its Region I-2A area series against Van Horn in two games, following a Thursday’s 15-0 victory with a 10-0 win on Friday.
The Bulldogs (16-5) took control early, scoring six runs in the first inning, before adding one run in each of the next four innings to put the run rule into effect.
Wesley Gonzales (6-1) earned the win on the mound, allowing just two hits over five shutout innings. The Stamford offense pounded out eight hits — all singles — and took advantage of five Van Horn errors.
Up next for the Bulldogs is a best-of-three regional quarterfinal series against District 7-2A rival Hawley.
Game 1 will be 7 p.m. Thursday, followed by Game 2 — and Game 3, if necessary — next Saturday. The entire series will be played at Abilene Christian’s Crutcher Scott Field.