Makayla Hernandez was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs in the leadoff spot to lead the Belton softball team to a 17-1 win at Shoemaker in five innings Tuesday.

The Lady Tigers improved to 6-0 in District 8-5A while outscoring opponents 86-3.

This game was closer than the final score indicated. Both teams scored a run in the second inning and the game remained tied until Belton added two in the top of the fourth before erupting for 14 in the fifth.

Sidney Holman tossed a complete-game two-hitter, striking out 10 and walking two.

Estefania Rosario scored the Lady Wolves’ lone run. She singled to lead off the second, stole second and third and scored on an error by the Belton catcher. Victoria Bentley had the other hit for the Lady Wolves.

Kaitlyn Jones was 4 for 4 with a double and two RBIs for the Lady Tigers, who had only one extra-base hit against Shoemaker.

SALADO 27, JARRELL 4, 3 INN.: At Jarrell, Malory Schattle hit for the cycle in a perfect 5 for 5 night, leading the Lady Eagles’ 19-hit attack.

Shyenne Hicks and Summer Sloan also homered for Salado.

Kristen Oakes was 3 for 5 and drove in five runs for Salado, which scored nine runs in every inning.

Josie Norman was 4 for 4 with four runs and three RBIs.

No. 7 LAMPASAS 13, LLANO 2: At Llano, the Lady Badgers exploded for eight runs in the sixth inning and added three more in the seventh to keep their District 8-3A record unblemished through two games.

Alex Caruthers and Kloe Corbin hit home runs for Lampasas, and freshman pitcher Sienna Lawson struck out seven batters in the win. Led by Corbin, who went 3 for 5 with two runs and three RBIs, the Lady Badgers (17-2) finished with a dozen hits while being aided by five Llano errors.


COPPERAS COVE 4, ELLISON 0: At Ellison, Shelbie Letzer scored two goals and had an assist, Amanda Arrisola scored two goals and the Lady Dawgs shut out Ellison. Courtney Everette and Ali McBride also had assists for Cove.

HARKER HEIGHTS 1, TEMPLE 0: At Harker Heights, with a playoff spot in tow, the Lady Knights moved up to third place in the district standings with a shutout against Temple.

Senior Casey Cox scored the lone goal for Heights while Caitlin Dumond had the shutout in goal.

SALADO 7, GATESVILLE 0: At Salado, the Lady Eagles (4-6 District 34-4A, 10-9-2 overall) clinched a playoff spot.

Keeper Sam Isabell earned the shutout for Salado. Sara Wilkerson and Annie Eaton scored two goals apiece. Katey Ewton, China Saxton and Kierstan Osborn each scored one.

ROBINSON 2, LAMPASAS 1: At Robinson, the Lady Badgers could not end the regular season with a bang, suffering their second district loss of the season.

Fighting windy conditions, the District 34-4A champions did not produce a goal until senior Bailey Hilgenberg tied the score 1-1 with seven minutes remaining in the match.

Three minutes later, however, the Lady Rockets responded to earn the victory.


SALADO 4, GATESVILLE 1: At Salado, the Eagles clinched the District 34-4A championship.

Salado upped its record to 8-1-1 (16-4-1 overall). Salado’s goals were scored by Tristan Bragg, Chase Crenwelge, Brad Casper and Cameron Markham.

ELLISON 2, COPPERAS COVE 1: At Copperas Cove, Richard Gamblin scored a goal and had an assist to lead the Eagles to a victory.

Also for Ellison, Lateef Alli scored and William Barbrow had an assist.

Alex Sinclair tallied for Cove.


SALADO 13, JARRELL 2, 5 INN: At Jarrell, Salado remained unbeaten in league play with a run-rule victory against Jarrell.

The Eagles (11-5, 3-0) scored in each inning while Jarrell scored its only two runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Keaton Mims was 3 for 4 for Salado with three RBIs and three runs scored. Britton Hawes (3-1) picked up the win on the mound as he allowed no earned runs and struck out five.

BURNET 7, GATESVILLE 3: At Burnet, the Hornets jumped out to an early lead, but could not hold on as Burnet responded with seven unanswered runs en route to a victory in both teams’ District 8-3A opener.

Jeff Speer led the Hornets (7-12-1) offensively, producing two of the team’s six hits.

After playing two scoreless innings, Gatesville scored all three of its runs in the top of the third inning, but the Bulldogs tied the game in the fourth before securing the win with a three-run sixth inning. 

LLANO 8, LAMPASAS 4: At Llano, the Badgers could not keep the momentum from their victory against Class 4A Austin Lanier last week rolling as they fell on the road to the Yellowjackets in the District 8-3A opener.

The loss marks the second time Lampasas lost to the Yellowjackets this season, falling to them during the Llano tournament last week as well. The Badgers will look to earn their first district victory Friday, when they host Brownwood.

Lady Dawg golfers fourth in Burnet

Tyler Morrison shot an 80 Monday to lead the Copperas Cove girls golf team to a fourth-place finish at the Burnet Invitational.

The Lady Dawgs finished with a 358 team score in the one-day tourney at Delaware Springs Golf Course.

Other golfers for Cove were Mikayla Miller (85), McKenna Fridley (96), Kathrine Myers (97) and Megan Shuck (111).

The Lady Dawgs will be back in action April 7-10 at the District 8-5A Tournament at Stonetree Golf Club.

UMHB women’s tennis player claims conference honor

BELTON — Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s tennis player AshLee Bilbo was named American Southwest Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week.

Bilbo, a senior from Bryan, went 2-0 in No. 2 singles and added a 2-0 mark in No. 2 doubles for the Cru women last weekend. Her play helped lead the UMHB women to victories over Hendrix College and the University of the Ozarks.

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