EARLY — The Early Lady Horns remain alone atop the District 6-3A softball standings following Friday's 22-2 rout of the Coleman Bluekatts.
The Lady Horns (14-3, 8-0) generated eight runs in the first inning, one each in the second and third and finished with a 12-run fourth.
Early collected 12 hits, drew 10 walks and capitalized on four Coleman errors.
Sydnee Shea led the charge with four hits and eight RBIs out of the leadoff spot, as she belted a grand slam and doubled twice.
Emma Loven chipped in two hits, a pair of RBIs and four runs scored; MaKayla DeLeon added two hits with one RBI; and Kailee Love, Emily Rodriguez and Alexa Portillo each contributed one hit and one RBI. Emma Connelly walked three times and tallied two RBIs while Vance-Cady Gordon picked up a hit and scored twice.
In the circle, DeLeon worked all five innings and yielded two runs on three hits with nine strikeouts and one walk.
Coleman (6-16, 2-6) scored both its runs in the top of the third inning to slice into Early's lead nine-run advantage at the point.
The Lady Horns host Dublin (5-17, 2-5) Tuesday then battle Comanche (14-7, 7-1) Friday in a game that will likely determine the District 6-3A championship.