WALL — The Early Lady Horns stretched their win streak to nine games and remained in a tie atop the District 6-2A softball standings with a 12-0 victory at Wall Friday afternoon.
Early (18-7, 11-1) received three hits each from Samantha Hernandez, Aspen Escamilla and Janae Williams, while Lily Reagan chipped in two hits.
Escamilla also finished with five RBIs while Hernandez contributed three RBIs.
Kassidy Allen picked up the win in the circle.
Lady Dragons 13, Jim Ned 2
TUSCOLA — The Bangs Lady Dragons kept pace with the Early Lady Horns atop the District 6-2A softball standings thanks to a 13-2 victory at Jim Ned Friday.
The Lady Dragons (17-3, 11-1) chalked up five runs in the second inning, six in the third and tacked on their final two runs in the sixth.
Bangs generated 10 hits and took advantage of seven Jim Ned errors.
Erin Anderson went 4-for-4 at the plate with a triple, while Jaylee Roberts added two hits and a pair of RBIs. Kady Kyle recorded two RBIs with one hit, while Courtney Owen and Cheyenne Edwards chipped in one hit and one RBI. Sarah Garcia contributed the 10th hit for Bangs.
In the circle, Anderson worked the first five innings and gave up one earned run on three hits with five strikeouts. Savanna Rosenbush pitched the sixth and yielded one hit with two strikeouts and a walk.
Wall 9, Longhorns 6
WALL — The Early Longhorns slipped three games behind District 6-2A baseball leader and third-ranked Wall Friday afternoon following a 9-6 road loss.
The Longhorns (14-5-1, 8-3) spotted Wall the first four runs before closing to within 4-2 in the top of the fourth inning. Wall extended its lead to 7-2 in the bottom of the inning.
Early crept to within 7-4 in the top of the fifth, but Wall tacked on two additional runs in the sixth. The final runs for Early crossed the plate in the top of the seventh
The Longhorns finished with eight hits — two each by J.W. Ledbetter, who hit a two-run homer, and Tres Underwood and one apiece by Cojo Guidry, Kellan Jackson, Stephen Hlis and Abel Hernandez.
On the mound, Jackson, Nick Alcorta and Christopher Johnston combined to allow four earned runs on 11 hits with one walk.
The Early defense committed seven errors, while Wall committed five.
Jim Ned 7, Dragons 2
TUSCOLA — The Bangs Dragons were denied in their bid to climb in the District 6-2A baseball standings, falling to Jim Ned, 7-2.
Bangs (10-10, 6-5) surrendered the first six runs before scoring once in the sixth inning and again in the seventh.
Chuy Alvarado and Brady Glover tallied two hits for the Dragons trailed by one each from Chance Beck, Daniel Malett and Brayden James.
On the mound, Glover gave up three earned runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.