Texas A&M senior sprinter Prezel Hardy Jr. was named Southeastern Conference Runner of the Week.
Hardy, a former Ellison standout, ran in four races for the Aggies during the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational, winning the 200 meters in a wind-aided time of 20.14 seconds, the second-fastest time in the world for 2014 under all conditions.
Hardy’s day also included the first leg of the A&M 4x100 relay that finished third. He also placed third among collegians in the 100 meters with a 10.32.
Hardy filled in with a 45.5-second split when he was needed for the 4x400 relay. The Aggies won the event in 3:02.64, a season’s best, in defeating NCAA Indoor relay champion LSU (3:03.24).
Salado, Florence set playoff series
The Salado Lady Eagles and Florence Lady Buffs have set up their softball bi-district playoff series.
The Salado softball team will play Clifton in a best-of-three series. Game 1 is at Salado at 7 p.m. Thursday, Game 2 is at Clifton High at 7 p.m. Saturday and Game 3, if necessary, will be played Tuesday.
The venue and time have yet to be determined.
Florence will play No. 1 Crawford in a best-of-three series.
Game 1 will be Thursday 30 minutes after the Rogers-Troy game, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Game 2 is Friday at Moody at 6 p.m. and Game 3, if necessary, will begin 30 minutes after Game 2.
Roos beat Ellison in season finale
Rene Ramirez and Marquise Winston combined for five hits in Killeen’s 8-5 road win at Ellison on Tuesday.
Ellison scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh, but the rally fell short.
Killeen starter Doug Bell struck out seven batters in seven innings of work.
Ellison’s AJ Frescatore had three RBIs and Eagles pitcher Ty Shriver had four strikeouts in seven innings of work.
Belton’s Stafford drives in 10 in win over Wolves
BELTON — Shane Stafford had 10 RBIs and the Tigers used a 15-run bottom of the second to cruise past Shoemaker 22-5 Tuesday in the regular season finale.
Grey Wolves outfielder Broderick Reed had four RBIs while Raven Sauceda walked three times.
UMHB baseball edges No. 4 Trinity
BELTON — Robert Loewe was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and scored the winning run in a wild ninth-inning finish as the Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball team rallied to beat fourth-ranked Trinity 6-5 Tuesday.
Loewe ripped a one-out double in the bottom of the ninth, and after the Cru wrapped an intentional walk and hit batter around a strikeout, Heath Spencer ripped a shot to third base.
Trinity’s Colin Serkowski made a sliding stop, but Zack Whiddon avoided the tag attempt at third base as Loewe scampered home with the game-winning run.
The umpires conferred briefly before agreeing to the safe call and setting off a UMHB celebration.