Lady Dragons, Lady Horns victorious in district tune-ups

Derrick Stuckly / Brownwood Bulletin

BANGS — In a game that featured 28 runs, 26 hits and six errors, the Bangs Lady Dragons prevailed with an 18-10 victory over Cisco Friday night in their pre-district finale.

The Lady Dragons (12-4) open District 7-3A action at Comanche at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Against Cisco, Bangs led 4-0 after one inning, 8-2 after two, 8-5 after four, 11-10 after five and the Lady Dragons scored the game’s final seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Lady Dragons finished with 18 hits, led by four each from Taylor Malett and Haley Pitts — who both homered. Raelee Francois, Erin Anderson and Vanessa Perez chipped in two hits apiece while Kialin Dodson, Kynedi Bradley, Brianna Zapata and Kenzie Baker added one apiece.

Perez, who doubled twice, produced a team-best four RBIs followed by Pitts with three, Malett, Bradley and Baker with two each and Francois, Anderson, Dodson and Ashton Crow with one apiece.

In the circle, Anderson went the distance and gave up four earned runs on eight hits with 12 strikeouts and one walk. The Bangs defense committed three errors.

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Lady Horns 6, Dublin 1

EARLY — The Early Lady Horns wrapped up their pre-district schedule with a 6-1 home victory over Dublin Friday.

Early scored the game’s first five runs, with three coming off a home run by Makayla Deleon that also plated Parker Smith and Ramsie Rodgers, who both walked.

Shaunna Pinson drove in both Lily Reagan and Beale Madison Gordon, who also drew free passes, with a two-RBI single.

Pinson also accounted for the final run, scoring on a wild pitch after reaching on an infield hit.

Deleon picked up the win in the circle for the Lady Horns (12-8), who visit Brady at 5 p.m. Tuesday in their District 7-3A opener.

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Breckenridge 17, Longhorns 11

EARLY — For the second time this season, the Early Longhorns were on the short end of a decision against the Breckenridge Buckaroos — the team they eliminated in the first round of the playoffs a year ago.

Following a 7-4 setback on March 3, the Longhorns experienced a 17-11 defeat Friday night.

The Longhorns (3-7-1) led 3-2 after one inning, but Breckenridge (7-2-1) moved in front 6-4 after three. The score remained in the Buckaroos’ favor the rest of the game — 9-4 after four innings, 10-6 after five and 14-9 through six.

Early finished with 11 hits and drew nine walks. Trace Evans led the way with three hits trailed by two each from Cody Guidry and Abel Hernandez and one apiece from Tristan Horton, Devyn Burns, Ryan Reynolds and Christian Alcorta — who drew four walks.

Horton and Guidry drove in two runs apiece while Burns, Alcorta, Walker Leach and Kylar Mercer were also credited with RBIs.

On the mound, the Early pitching combination of Leach, Reynolds, Alcorta and Hernandez yielded 14 hits and nine walks, while the Longhorn defense committed six errors. The four pitchers also combined for 10 strikeouts.

Early hosts Jim Ned at 7 p.m. Monday in its final game before the District 7-3A opener Thursday at home against Coleman.