ANNA, Texas (KTEN) - The Gunter Tigers beat the Whitesboro Bearcats 9-1 on Friday night to take a 1-0 lead in the UIL baseball area round series. 

Gunter scored six runs in the top of the first and willed their way to victory behind an impressive performance from pitcher Issac Villanueva.

The two teams will meet again at Anna High School on Saturday at 10 a.m. If Whitesboro wins, game three of the series will be played after.