Cameron Flores reached base four times and scored three runs, Ja’Lynn Swiney collected three singles and the Harker Heights softball team won 14-4 at Shoemaker on Tuesday via the 10-run rule in six innings.

The Lady Grey Wolves scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning, but the Lady Knights responded with seven in the visitor’s half of second, three in the third, one in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Flores was 1-for-2 with three walks and an RBI, Swiney went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Destiny Perry had a double and a single in five at-bats to go along with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Julia Sholes, Hayley Brown, Divinity Merrick and Klaudia Bohac tallied a single apiece for Harker Heights (8-13, 5-8 District 8-6A).

The Lady Knights, eliminated from postseason contention last Friday in an 8-4 loss at home to Copperas Cove, will play their final game of the season tonight at home against Killeen at 7 p.m.

No. 15-ranked Belton, No. 25-ranked Waco Midway, San Angelo Central and Copperas Cove have sewn up all four 8-6A playoff spots.

TENNIS

At the Region I-6A tennis tournament held Tuesday at Texas-Arlington, Madu Eneli and Faith Johnson won their opening matches for Harker Heights.

Eneli cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 win in boys singles over DeSoto’s Silas Sandles. He then fell 6-1, 6-1 to unseeded John Edwards, of McKinney, in the second round.

In girls singles, Johnson edged Central’s Grace Gideon 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5) to advance to the second round, where she was eliminated by second-seeded Daniela Padron-Castillo, of Duncanville, by a score of 6-0, 6-0.

TRACK AND FIELD

At press time, the Harker Heights boys and girls were scheduled to compete in the District 7/8-6A area meet Thursday at Midway in Hewitt.

The top four finishers in each individual event will qualify for the Region I-6A meet, which will be held April 28-29 at Maverick Stadium in Arlington.

The top two finishers in each individual event at regionals will punch their ticket to the Class 6A state meet. The final competition is scheduled to be held on May 11-13 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Previously spent time as sports editor at both the Hereford Brand and the Gatesville Messenger. Graduate of West Texas A&M University.

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