Copperas Cove’s District 8-5A slide continued Tuesday as Ellison earned a 9-7 victory at home, extending the Bulldawgs’ losing streak to three games in the process.
Despite recording its most runs since beating Killeen 13-3 in the district opener, Copperas Cove’s effort was in vain as the Eagles used a seven-run outburst in the fourth inning to build a 9-4 advantage.
The Bulldawgs responded by scoring twice in the fifth inning before adding their final run in the seventh inning.
Ryan Dorroh went 2 for 3 with a RBI and scored a run for Copperas Cove, while teammates Kyle Winstead, Michael Hays, Derris Prater and Michael Sizemore posted one hit apiece.
With the loss, Copperas Cove falls to 9-6-1 overall and 2-3 in district heading into tonight’s game against Temple. Start time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Lady Bulldawgs cruise to victory
Copperas Cove was never threatened at home Tuesday, scoring 16 unanswered runs in a four-inning, shutout victory.
Led by Angel Mullen, who went 3 for 3 with a RBI and scored three runs, the Lady Bulldawgs produced 13 hits, following up a five-run first inning by scoring seven runs in the second inning.
Veronica Marshall and Rachel Jost finished with a pair of hits apiece for Copperas Cove, while teammates Carlee Duran, Destiny Henderson and Tayler Hammack each had two RBIs.
Duran also earned the victory on the mound, pitching a one-hitter and striking out four batters.
The Lady Bulldawgs (13-11, 5-3 District 8-5A) return to the diamond tonight, traveling to Shoemaker for a 7 p.m. start.
Boys track team finishes second at Eagle Relays
Behind a trio of gold-medal performances, the Bulldawgs produced a team total of 108 points to place second at the Georgetown Eagle Relays behind meet champion Belton (121).
Gabe Perez won the discus with a throw of 169 feet, 10 inches, while teammate Rashard Odomes cleared 6-4 to win the high jump.
On the track, the quartet of Andrew Leuthner, Breyon Jackson, Damani Paepae-Bunn and Justin Joe recorded the field’s fastest time in the 400-meter relay, finishing in 42.31.
The Bulldawgs will compete in the Belton Tiger Relays on Saturday, marking the team’s final preparations before the upcoming District 8-5A meet.
Lady Dawgs quartet earn pair of medals
Ciara Cheadle, Destinee Branch, Mikayla Blount and Pria Johnson finished third in the 400 relay (50.54) and second in the 800 relay (1:49.67) at the Georgetown Eagle Relays.
Additionally, Capricia Brooks placed third in the triple jump (34-0 1/2).
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