7-3A SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: Dragons, Lady Dragons tally non-district victories

Derrick Stuckly Brownwood Bulletin derrick.stuckly@brownwoodbulletin.com

BANGS — The Bangs Lady Dragons ran their win streak to five games and improved to 16-3 overall with an 11-1 non-district home victory over Winters Friday.

The Lady Dragons scored in every inning, tallying two runs in both the first and third frames, one run in the second and sixth in the fourth.

Bangs finished with 10 hits as Taylor Malett went 3-for-3 with a home run, triple and three RBIs. Erin Anderson was 2-for-2 while Cheyenne Edwards doubled and drove in a run and Raelee Francois, Courtney Owen and Nichole Spivey each contributed one hit and one RBI. Kenedi Deal also notched a base hit.

In the circle, Anderson pitched all five innings and yielded only one hit while striking out seven and walking one.

Bangs will visit Comanche at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.



BANGS — The Bangs Dragons returned to the win column with a 5-3 non-district victory over Breckenridge Friday, snapping a three-game drought.

Trailing 3-1 going to the bottom of the fifth inning, Bangs (5-9-1) scored twice to pull even and added two more runs in the sixth to seize the victory.

The Dragons mustered just five hits — one each by David Wells, Zach Fuqua, Kolton Jacobs, Charlie Bettis and Chance Beck, who homered — but drew six walks. Wells, Fuqua, Beck and Colton Brewer were credited with RBIs.

Four Dragons took turns on the mound with Brewer seeing the most action, working 2.2 innings and allowing two runs on four hits with one strikeout. Beck tossed two scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts and a walk, while Austin Walker also worked two innings and gave up one run on one hit with three walks and three strikeouts. Chane Burton retired one batter.

Bangs will visit Comanche at 4 p.m. Monday.



EARLY — The Early Lady Horns suffered their second straight District 7-3A softball defeat, falling by a 5-0 count to Comanche Friday afternoon.

The Lady Horns (8-7, 1-2) struck out 17 times and were limited to just two hits — both by Ramsie Rodgers in the fourth and sixth innings — and one walk — drawn by Parker Smith in the bottom of the first.

Comanche scored single runs in the third and sixth innings and tacked on three runs in the top of the seventh.

Kymberlee Strickland put Comanche on the board with an inside-the-park home run in the third. In the sixth, Kaylee Ripley led off with a single and scored on Gaby Sanchez’s RBI sacrifice fly to right field. The sixth inning featured back-to-back one-out singles by Kaylee Pickett and Madeline Hufstutler, who both scored on a two-RBI double by Ripley. Ripley later came home when Rylie McGinnis reached on an error.

Early pitcher MaKayla DeLeon surrendered seven hits and four walks, while striking out eight.

The Lady Horns are slated to visit Brady at 5 p.m. Monday.



EARLY — The Early Longhorns remained undefeated in District 7-3A baseball action with a 16-1 home win over Comanche Friday.

Further information on the Early (10-4, 3-0) win was not available at press time.