EARLY The Early Longhorns remained undefeated with a 16-1 victory over Merkel Friday in the Action Sports Invitational.

The Longhorns (3-0-1) scored 10 runs in the third inning after chalking up five runs over the first two innings.

Kellan Jackson led the way with three hits followed by Tres Underwood, J.W. Ledbetter and Jake Fisher with two apiece and one each from Jared Crouch, Nick Alcorta, Abel Hernandez and Christopher Johnston.

Alcorta, Ledbetter, Jackson and Fisher recorded two RBIs apiece.

On the mound, Alcorta pitched all four innings and gave up one run on four hits with eight strikeouts.

Early will face Abilene Wylie at 11 a.m. today.

Bangs 2, Winters 1

BANGS The Bangs Dragons evened their record at 2-2 with a 2-1 victory over Winters Friday in the Action Sports Invitational.

Bangs scored its runs in the bottom of the fourth and sixth innings, while surrendering its only run in the top of the fifth.

Chance Beck tossed a complete game five-hitter with five strikeouts and two walks.

At the plate, J.T. Newton recorded two hits trailed by one each from Brady Glover, Chuy Alvarado, Daniel Malett and Tanner Shaw. Glover notched the only RBI.

Bangs will face Lago Vista at 11 a.m. today.