Bulletin Staff Report

LINDALE — The Early Purple remained in the winner’s bracket of the 14-team TTAS Junior Girls state tournament with their second nine-inning win in as many days Tuesday, a 3-0 victory over Troup.

Early, which also defeated Rusk by a 3-2 count Monday, is slated to face either Mexia or Winnsboro at 5 p.m. today.

In Early’s victory Monday, Kish Suniga’s RBI double in the ninth inning scored Amanda Gober from second base with the deciding run. Daniela Castillo earned the victory in the circle as she struck out 10 batters.

Further information on Early’s win over Troup was unavailable at press time.

The Brownwood Blazers are also taking part in the tournament, but dropped their opening-round game to Troup on Monday. The Blazers were scheduled to face Rusk in an elimination game late Tuesday, and due to deadline restrictions, the result of that contest was unknown at press time.