Sidney Holman tossed a one-hitter, striking out 11 and walking just one in Belton’s 20-0 softball win over Killeen on Friday in five innings.
Kaitlyn Jones tripled and homered for the Lady Tigers. Alyson Bishoff also homered.
Killeen’s Amanda Daniels led off the second inning with a single, but Holman then fanned the next three Lady Roos.
Chani Burnett led off the fourth with a walk for Killeen, but Holman got a strikeout, induced a groundout to short by Daniels — the only Lady Roo not retired via a strikeout — and another strikeout to end the game.
Bishoff blasted a three-run homer in the second and Jones followed two batters later with a solo shot to left field, giving the Lady Tigers a 10-0 lead.
LEXINGTON 10, FLORENCE 3: At Florence, Madison Hill and Mackenzie Futrell each hit run-scoring singles for the defeated Lady Buffaloes (9-11, 4-8 22-2A).
LLANO 12, GATESVILLE 11, 8 INN.: At Llano, after playing to an 8-8 tie through seven innings, the Hornets scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning, but it was not enough. Llano responded by scoring four runs to earn the victory and damage Gatesville’s postseason hopes.
The Hornets (9-16-1, 2-5 District 8-3A) entered the evening clinging to the fourth and final playoff berth with Lampasas and Brownwood, which played each other Friday, sitting one game behind in the standings.
Seth Martin, Wyatt Crum and Tristan Harbour each produced two hits for Gatesville in the defeat.
UMHB softball sweeps Louisiana College 4-0, 6-4
Belton — Rebekah Ragsdale tossed a three-hit shutout in the opener and Leah Brown socked a three-run homer in the second game as the Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team swept Louisiana College, 4-0, 6-4, in a doubleheader Friday afternoon.
All of the runs for the Cru (21-12, 16-10 American Southwest) in the opener came on two-run homers by Chandler Henson and Myranda Hinojosa.
Meanwhile, Ragsdale struck out five and walked just one.
Louisiana College’s Courtney Ivey and Kimber Gruehl hit a pair of solo homers in the top of the second for a 2-0 lead in the second game.
Hinojosa responded in the bottom of the frame with a two-RBI single. Janie Neyland followed that with an RBI single of her own before Brown blasted a three-run homer to left center field for a 6-2 UMHB lead.
UMHB baseball tops Hardin-Simmons 11-1
ABILENE — Chase Burrow was 4 for 6 with a homer and four RBIs and the Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball team rolled to an 11-1 win over Hardin-Simmons on Friday.
Burrow gave the Cru (19-9, 14-8 American Southwest) the only runs they would need with a two-run single in the top of the first inning.
Burrow’s solo home run in the sixth made it 9-0.
Former Ellison star K.J. Stark was 3 for 5 with three RBIs for UMHB, including a leadoff homer in the third. He also hit a two-run single in the fifth.
Texas QB David Ash out for spring with broken foot
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas quarterback David Ash is sidelined again.
The school said Friday that the senior from Belton fractured a bone in his left foot during spring practice and will undergo surgery next week. Head football trainer Anthony Pass said that will put Ash out of action for the rest of the spring workout season, but he is expected to return to action in time for preseason camp.
Less than three months ago, Ash was cleared to participate in spring drills after missing most of the 2013 season with effects of a concussion suffered in the second game of the season against BYU.