HAMILTON — The Early Longhorns remained tied with Cisco atop the District 6-3A baseball standings thanks to their sixth straight victory, 14-5 over Hamilton Tuesday night.
The Longhorns (9-5, 6-1) — who will host Cisco (11-2, 6-1) Friday in a rematch of Early’s only district defeat — scored in every inning but the first as they finished with a dozen hits and were aided by seven Hamilton (9-6, 3-4) errors.
Jadyn Lehde was 4 for 5 at the plate with a pair of home runs and three RBI to pace the Early offense, while Jonathan Morales contributed a triple and three RBI. Tyson Tyler chipped in two hits and a pair RBI, Boston Hudson added two hits and an RBI, Rylie Hill collected two hits, David Shields finished with a single and two walks, and Jesson Tarrant drove in two RBI with the benefit of a hit.
On the mound, Ethen Portillo worked 5.1 innings and gave up five runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and five walks. Kyle Ivy tossed the final 1.2 innings and yielded just one hit with four strikeouts.
Dragons 6, Coleman 4
BANGS — The Bangs Dragons picked up their second straight District 6-3A baseball victory, 6-4 over Coleman Tuesday, which moved them into a tie for fourth place in the league standings with Hamilton.
Bangs (6-9, 3-4) rallied from a 4-2 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The Dragons’ 10-hit attack included two each from Ethan Sanchez, Eli Carbajal and Braden Moore — who knocked in two runs. Payton Bible also finished with two RBI and a hit while Brayton Wedeman, Josh Valdez and Wesley Mitchell contributed hits as well.
On the mound, Austin Hall worked six innings and gave up three earned runs on eight hits with six strikeouts and a walk. Carbajal pitched a perfect seventh, striking out the Coleman (2-8, 2-5) side in order.
The Dragons visit Comanche (6-11, 2-5) Friday.
Lady Horns 15,
HAMILTON — The Early Lady Horns stayed one game back of District 6-3A co-leaders Comanche and Eastland with Tuesday’s 15-0 victory over Hamilton — their 20th win of the season.
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Early (20-5, 7-2) hosts Cisco (8-12, 2-6) at Friday.
Lady Dragons 3
BANGS — The Bangs Lady Dragons slipped into fifth place in District 6-3A softball standings, while the Coleman Bluekatts took over fourth thanks to their 9-3 victory Tuesday.
Bangs (9-13, 4-5) surrendered the first five runs before scratching across its initial run in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the sixth.
The Lady Dragons finished with 11 hits — four by Ashlynn Emerson, two each by Jacee Miller and Ysa Zapata, and one apiece by Honey Keely, Kenzie Hughes and Sydney Horton, who collected Bangs’ two RBI in the contest.
In the circle, Kialie Dodson gave up 15 hits to Coleman (11-10, 5-4) with one strikeout and three walks, and the Bangs defense committed three errors.
The Lady Dragons look to bounce back at Comanche (14-6, 8-1) Friday.