EARLY – The Early Lady Horns earned their fifth consecutive District 6-3A softball victory, erasing the Coleman Bluekatts’ advantage in the bottom of the third inning en route to a 7-2 home triumph Friday.
Down 2-0 heading to bottom of third inning, Early (18-4, 5-1) drew even with Coleman (9-9, 3-3).
With two outs, Sydnee Shea tripled home Kailee Love, who reached on a single. Laiken Reagan then singled to right field to plate Shea with the tying run.
Early took a 3-2 lead in fourth on Emma Loven’s RBI infield single that scored Vance Cady Gordon, who reached on an error to start the frame.
The Lady Horns boosted the lead to 4-2 in fifth on Gordon’s RBI single to center field that scored Reagan, who led off with a walk.
Early added three insurance runs in the sixth as Shea again tripled home Love, who led off with a single. Reagan later reached on an error, scoring Shea, while Alexa Portillo’s RBI single plated Reagan.
Coleman took a 1-0 lead in the first on Tessa Arnold’s RBI single that knocked in Baylee Stautzenberger. The Bluekatts increased the advantage to 2-0 in the top of the third when Stautzenberger reached on error that scored Tallye Harris, who led off with a triple.
Early finished with nine hits – two each by Shea and Love along with one apiece by Loven, Reagan, Portillo, Gordon and Emma Connelly.
Reagan picked up the win in the circle, allowing one earned run on 11 hits with three strikeouts, three walks and nine base runners stranded.
Lady Dragons 10, Cisco 5
CISCO – In a game that featured 32 hits, the Bangs Lady Dragons evened their District 6-3A softball record with their second win in a row, 10-5 over Cisco Friday.
Bangs (8-11, 3-3) led 3-0 after half an inning, 4-1 after two full innings, 6-3 after three, 9-4 after four frames and each team added one run in the sixth.
Offensive standouts for the Lady Dragons included Marissa Perez, who went 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBI; Ashlynn Emerson, who went 2 for 4 with two RBI; Honey Keely, who was 3 for 5 with a triple, a double and one RBI; Kialie Dodson, who was 2 for 4 with one RBI; Kenzie Baker, who was 1 for 3 with one RBI on a solo home run; Jacee Miller and Ysa Zapata with two hits each; and Serenity Hyles with an RBI.
In the circle, Dodson went the distance and surrendered 17 hits to Cisco (6-11, 0-5) – including a home run and three doubles – with two walks, one strikeout and 11 runners left on base.
Longhorns 13, Coleman 3
EARLY — The Early Longhorns moved into sole possession of second place in the District 6-3A baseball standings Friday night with a 13-3 home triumph over Coleman.
Early (6-5, 3-1) scored a single run in the first inning to draw even with Coleman (1-6, 1-3), then erupted for six runs in the bottom of the second. The Longhorns tacked on three more runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and the final two in the sixth to enforce the 10-run mercy rule.
After scoring once in the first inning, Coleman added single runs again in the fifth and sixth frames.
Offensively for Early, Boston Hudson reached on an error and scored; Rylie Hill walked twice, reached on an error and scored three runs; Jonathan Morales and Jesson Tarrant both walked twice, reached on an error and scored two runs; Jadyn Lehde singled, reached on a fielder’s choice and scored a run; Aiden Frerichs singled; Tyson Tyler singled, walked, reached on an error and scored two runs; and Rode Walters and David Shields both singled, walked, and scored two runs.
Cisco 3, Dragons 2
CISCO – The Bangs Dragons fell victim to a 3-2 walk-off loss to the Cisco Loboes, who remained undefeated in District 6-3A baseball action with the victory.
Brayton Wedeman went the distance on the mound for Bangs (4-8, 1-3), allowing two earned runs on seven hits with five walks and six strikeouts. But two walks, an error and an RBI single by Cisco (9-1, 4-0) in the bottom of the seventh resulted in the decisive run.
Ethan Sanchez sparked the Dragon offense with three hits, including two doubles, along with one hit each from Wedeman, Austin Hall, Corbin Freeland, and Wesley Mitchell.
Bangs took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Payton Bible’s RBI ground out scored Sanchez, who reached on a single. Cisco answered with a run in the bottom of the inning.
The Dragons regained a 2-1 edge in the top of the fifth as Kaleb Painter’s RBI ground out scored Mitchell, who singled ahead of a Sanchez double. Again, however, Cisco responded with a run in the bottom of the frame to knot the score at 2.