By Angel Verdejo
The Cove Herald
A misplayed sixth-inning fly ball led to a three-base error and eventual run on a Lady Tiger sacrifice fly. It was the only run scored Tuesday, as A&M Consolidated held off an upset bid by Copperas Cove for a 1-0 win at home.
Ashley Hartwell had two singles for Cove (13-13, 5-6 12-5A) and pitched two innings in relief after Katelynn Stephens shut out A&M Consolidated (19-9, 9-2) for five innings.
Lady Tiger starter Sarah Halliwell went the distance, picking up her 10th win.
Copperas Cove 2, Bryan 0 (April 8) - At Bryan, the Lady Bulldawgs knew the situation at hand.
If they wanted to work themselves back into the District 12-5A playoff picture, last Friday was a game they had to have. And they did just that, scoring twice in the fifth inning for the win.
On the way, Cove made a little history, beating Bryan for the first time in program history.
Fifth-place Cove crept to one game behind fourth-place Bryan. Kinzi Courtney singled home Megan Martel, with Justine Hartwell following with another single to plate Tia Starns.
Conn leads golf trio
Samantha Conn shot a 103 on the second day of the District 12-5A golf tournament, bettering her first-round score by four strokes to lead three Copperas Cove golfers.
Her 210 total was good enough for 19th at the tournament, held April 6-7 at Waco's Cottonwood Creek Golf Course.
Also competing for Cove were Amanda Breck (234) and Katherine Meyers (243). Both also improved on their scores from the first round to the second. Breck's 115 on Day 1 was four shots better, while Myers' 118 was seven shots better.
Belton ran away with the team title. The Lady Tigers shot a 368 on Day 2 - 24 strokes off its Day 1 total - and finished with a two-day score of 762, 35 strokes better than second-place Temple (410-387-797).
Temple's McKenzie Ralston won the individual title, shooting a two-day score of 156. Angela No finished second with a 171 for A&M Consolidated, which finished fourth. Harker Heights finished third (415-393-808).