Liberty Hill at Salado softball

The Salado softball team poses for a photo after a thrilling, walkoff 4-3 victory over No. 12 Liberty Hill in 10 innings on March 20 in Salado.

Ethan Buchanan scored two goals, capping one of the greatest seasons in Ellison history, in a 2-2 draw Tuesday at Pflugerville Weiss.

Buchanan scored five minutes into the second half to tie the game at 1-1.

Weiss recaptured the lead a few minutes later, only to see Buchanan knot the score again with his 17th goal of the season.

Only two Ellison players have scored more goals in a single season.

Buchanan is a serious threat to break that record and the school's all-time mark. The sophomore has 18 career goals. The Ellison record is 31.

Frank Chiribel and Keondre Taylor assisted on Buchanan's scores.

SALADO 1, BELTON 1, TIE: David Chavez scored for District 25-4A champ Salado (15-5-2) in a draw with District 8-6A runner-up Belton in a playoff warmup game at Tiger Stadium.

SOFTBALL

COPPERAS COVE 10, KILLEEN 0 (5): Brook Schmidt pitched a two-hit shutout with six strikeouts in the Lady Dawgs' run-rule victory.

Madalyn Scribner had a two-run home run, and Jayda Carter hit a solo shot as Cove improved to 3-3 in District 8-6A play. The Lady Roos fell to 1-5.

NO. 12 BELTON 22, ELLISON 2 (4): The 12th-ranked Lady Tigers opened the game with a 10-run inning that featured five hits (including two triples and a double), five walks and a hit batter.

Belton added eight runs in the fourth inning. Twelve different Lady Tigers scored in all.

Vivica Edwards and Kyla Kronen scored for Ellison (0-6 8-6A) in the third on an errant pickoff throw.

Avery Drake was 4-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs for Belton (18-6-1, 5-1 8-6A).

LAMPASAS 4, LEANDER GLENN 3: Hannah Greenberg drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the top of the seventh and the Lady Badgers held on for a District 19-4A victory on the road.

NO. 25 SALADO 4, NO. 12 LIBERTY HILL 3 (10): Breigh Oliver scored the winning run on an error in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the 25th-ranked Lady Eagles a walkoff win at home over No. 12 Liberty Hill.

Oliver was 1 for 2 and scored twice for Salado (5-0 19-4A).

She opened the 10th with a walk, stole second and came around to score on the game's only error.

Liberty Hill scored twice in the top of the third to take a 2-0 lead.

Salado answered with a three-run fifth to take a 3-2 lead. Elizabeth Ford scored the first run after hitting a one-out triple. She scored on a wild pitch. Piper Randolph and Oliver walked and scored on a two-out single by Christin Wilson.

Liberty Hill tied it at 3 in the sixth with a two-out single by Kandyn Faurie that brought in Abby Covington, who was hit by a pitch.

Covington limited the Lady Eagles to five hits and struck out 11, but she walked nine.

BASEBALL

SALADO 8, LIBERTY HILL 0: Jacob Wilk homered twice and drove in five runs in the road victory.

Ryan Oakes, Drew Dobbins and Wilk combined for the shutout.

TUESDAY'S BASEBALL

  • Belton 11, Killeen 0, 5 inn.
  • Copperas Cove 4, Shoemaker 1
  • San Angelo Central 6, Ellison 1
  • Waco Midway 11, Harker Heights 0, 6 inn.

District 19-4A

  • Leander Glenn 8, Lampasas 7
  • Salado 8, Liberty Hill 0

District 25-3A

  • Georgetown Gateway 17, Florence 0

TUESDAY’S SOCCER

BOYS

  • Belton 1, Salado 1, tie
  • Ellison 2, Pflugerville Weiss 2, tie
  • Lampasas 9, Rockdale 0

District 17-4A

  • Gatesville 2, Lorena 1

GIRLS

District 17-4A

  • Lorena 2, Gatesville 0

TUESDAY'S SOFTBALL

  • Taylor 9, Gatesville 2

District 8-6A

  • Belton 22, Ellison 2, 4 inn.
  • Copperas Cove 10, Killeen 0, 5 inn.
  • Harker Heights 10, Shoemaker 9
  • Waco Midway 11, San Angelo Central 1

District 19-4A

  • Lampasas 4, Leander Glenn 3
  • Salado 4, Liberty Hill 3, 10 inn.

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