Senior left-hander Ryan Oakes tossed a one-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and the Salado baseball team edged Lampasas 1-0 on Friday in their regular season finale in Lampasas.

The win completed a perfect 12-0 run through District 19-4A for the Eagles, who head into the postseason with a 21-2-2 overall record.

Rustin Hale’s RBI single in the top of the first inning provided the only run Oakes needed.

Hale’s hit came after a one-out double by Jacob Wilk put Salado runners at second and third.

COPPERAS COVE 12, BELTON 2: Jaylen Smith tossed a three-hitter, Tyler Ingram homered and drove in three runs and the Bulldawgs clinched the No. 2 seed in District 8-6A in their regular-season finale in Belton.

Ingram was 3 for 4, including a two-run blast and a double. Nick Izquierdo was 4 for 5 with three RBIs, Jacob Wagner drove in four runs with a 3 for 4 night, and Colby Jost was 3 for 5 with an RBI.

Cove (24-4-2, 10-4 8-6A) will open the playoffs against the No. 3 seed in District 7-6A, Irving MacArthur. Details on the bi-district matchup will be finalized today.

FRIDAY'S 8-6A BASEBALL

  • Copperas Cove 12, Belton 2
  • Killeen 5, Harker Heights 3
  • San Angelo Central 9, Shoemaker 1
  • Waco Midway 12, Ellison 1

FINAL 8-6A STANDINGS

y-Waco Midway 14-0

x-Copperas Cove 10-4

x-San Angelo Central 9-5

x-Belton 8-6

Ellison 6-8

Killeen 5-9

Harker Heights 3-11

Shoemaker 1-13

y-district champion

x-clinched playoff spot

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