At Gatesville, the Lady Rockets broke a 3-3 tie with a seven-run fifth inning and added five more in the seventh to pull away for an easy victory.

McKenzie Winkler’s solo homer to dead center, her first of the season, in the bottom of the third for Gatesville tied the game at 3. Lauren Nichols doubled and scored in the first and finished with two hits for the Hornets (3-5).

Gatesville returns to action Thursday at the Midway Tournament. The Hornets will play El Paso Socorro at 10:30 a.m. and another game in the afternoon.

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