Lady Dragons stay perfect in district; Horns, Lady Horns sweep Ballinger

DERRICK STUCKLY BROWNWOOD BULLETIN derrick.stuckly@brownwoodbulletin.com
Lady Dragons stay perfect in district; Horns, Lady Horns sweep Ballinger

ns kept their unblemished District 6-2A softball record intact with an 11-3 win over Wall Tuesday.

The Lady Dragons (13-2-1, 7-0) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one inning and, after Wall closed to within 5-3 in the top of the fifth, tacked on six runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Bangs finished with 12 hits as Courtney Owen led the way with four followed by two apiece from Sarah Garcia and Kady Kyle. Erin Anderson, Jaylee Roberts, Mercedes Hinze and Raelee Francois chipped in one hit apiece.

Owen and Hinze also recorded two RBIs apiece, while Anderson, Garcia, Kyle and Roberts added one.

Anderson went the distance in the circle, allowing three runs on eight hits with 11 strikeouts and one walk.

The first-place Lady Dragons begin the second half of district action at 5:30 p.m. Friday when they host Grape Creek.

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Longhorns 11, Ballinger 4

EARLY — The Early Longhorns continued their roll in District 6-2A baseball action, coasting past the Ballinger Bearcats for an 11-4 victory Tuesday night.

The Longhorns (11-3-1, 5-1) jumped out to a 7-0 lead after one inning and tacked on their final four runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Early finished with six hits, drew a half dozen walks and took advantage of four Ballinger errors.

Jared Crouch and J.W. Ledbetter both finished with two hits for the Horns, while Abel Hernandez and Jake Fisher chipped in one each.

On the mound, Tres Underwood worked the first six innings and yielded three runs — none earned — on two hits with six strikeouts and 10 walks. Christopher Johnston pitched the seventh inning and gave up a run on one hit with one strikeout and two walks.

The Longhorns will wrap up the first half of District 6-2A baseball action at 7 p.m. Friday when they welcome Brady.

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Lady Horns 14, Ballinger 4

EARLY — The Early Lady Horns made quick work of Ballinger, 14-4, Tuesday to improve to 13-7 overall and 6-1 in District 6-2A softball action.

Aspen Escamilla finished with three hits for the Lady Horns, while Samantha Hernandez, Andee Jo Rose, Ramsie Rodgers and Parker Smith added two hits apiece.

In the circle, Kassidy Allen went the distance to collect the victory.

The Lady Horns will open the second half of District 6-2A softball action at 5:30 p.m. Friday as they host Brady.

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No. 6 Wall 16, Dragons 2

BANGS — The Bangs Dragons slipped to 3-3 in District 6-2A baseball action and dropped to 7-8 for the year with a 16-2 home loss to No. 6 Wall Tuesday night.

Tied at 2 after one inning, Bangs surrendered five runs in the second, three in the third, four in the fourth and two runs in the fifth inning.

The Dragons committed four errors, while the pitching combination of Chance Beck, Brady Glover and Daniel Malett gave up 10 hits, issued 14 walks and struck out just three batters

Offensively, Bangs tallied only two hits — one each by Chuy Alvarado and Mason Reichenau.

The Dragons will conclude the first half of district play at 7 p.m. Friday when Grape Creek visits.