GEORGETOWN — Kayylie Wright hit a two-run single in extra innings to send the Gatesville softball team to a 9-8 win over Austin Anderson in the Georgetown East View tournament.
McKenzie Winkler was 4 for 5 for the Hornets (3-4), including a three-run homer to right-center in the fifth inning to put Gatesville up 5-4.
Madi Sims was 2 for 4 and drove in three runs for GHS, which will play the host team this morning at 11:30 in the semifinals.
Using international tiebreaker rules, both teams began the extra frame, the eighth, with a runner at second base.
Wright gave Gatesville a 9-7 lead, and the Hornets held Anderson to a single run in the bottom of the inning.
LADY WOLVES BEAT LADY ROOS: At Waco, the Shoemaker Lady Grey Wolves opened bracket play with a 20-3 win over crosstown rival Killeen during the second day of the Waco ISD Tournament.
Shoemaker lost to Lampasas 11-3 and beat Waco La Vega 8-7 later in the tournament. The Lady Wolves continue consolation bracket play today against Blooming Grove at 9 a.m.
Laryn Brinkman and Estefania Rosario both went 4 for 4 from the plate against Killeen, with Rosario hitting a home run. Heather Casianao struck out six Lady Roos.
Against Lampasas, Brinkman and Perla Nichols both hit 2 for 3.
Against La Vega, Brinkman and Rosario combined to go 4 for 5 and Casiano stuck out three.
HARKER HEIGHTS 4, COPPERAS COVE 0: At Harker Heights, the Knights upped their District 8-5A record to 5-3 (7-8-1 overall) with a 4-0 win over Copperas Cove (1-7) on Friday.
For Harker Heights, Austin Roden and Devran Perkins each scored a goal, Layne Broiher had a goal and assist, and Ivan Barco’s strong corner kick led to an own goal.
SALADO 10, ROBINSON 0: At Salado, Dennis Barker scored three goals, and Tristan Bragg and Christian Martinez each tallied twice to lead Salado to a whitewash of Robinson.
Salado upped its District 34-4A record to 5-1 (13-4 overall).
HARKER HEIGHTS 2, COPPERAS COVE 1: At Copperas Cove, Gracie Grimm scored a pair of goals to lead the Lady Knights to a victory.
Kayla Crumby assisted the first goal while Grimm’s second was unassisted.
For the Lady Dawgs (2-6 District 8-5A), Alex Hewlett scored off a pass from Amanda Arrisola in the third minute.
Heights scored in the sixth and 54th minutes.
ELLISON 7, SHOEMAKER 1: At Shoemaker, the Lady Eagles upped their District 8-5A record to 5-3 (7-9 overall) with a win.
Shoemaker fell to 0-8.
For Ellison, Alyssa Conde scored three goals, and Kaitlin Saiki-Silva and Billie Nail each scored once. Lulu Moreno, who was awarded KDHPressbox.com Player of the Week honors on Thursday, tallied twice.
SALADO 1, ROBINSON 0: At Salado, China Saxton scored off an assist from Anissa Peralta and Salado defeated Robinson 1-0.
Salado upped its District 34-4A record to 3-3 (9-8 overall).
KILLEEN 7, GLEN ROSE 3: At Gatesville, Doug Bell pitched a complete game and led Killeen to a win Friday morning in the Gatesville Tournament.
“Doug pitched really well,” said Killeen head coach Donald Trcka. “He threw around 85 pitches, and kept throwing strikes.”
The Roos had 13 hits on offense.
GATESVILLE 9, KILLEEN 5: At Gatesville, Killeen suffered a 9-5 defeat to Gatesville on Friday afternoon in the Gatesville Tournament.
“Our kids played hard, we just fell a bit short,” said Killeen head coach Donald Trcka.
“We’re continuing to get better each game we play.”
Gatesville defeated Mills 15-3 on Thursday.
SHOEMAKER 4, ENNIS 3: At Waco University, Raven Sauceda and Zachary Jacobs each had three hits to lead Shoemaker over Ennis.
Ragsdale tosses no-hitter in Cru softball’s 9-0 victory
BELTON — Rebekah Ragsdale tossed a no-hitter, striking out six in five innings as the Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team routed Howard Payne 9-0 on Friday.
Only two Yellow Jackets reached base — in the fourth inning on a one-out error and walk — against Ragsdale (1-1). But a groundout and strikeout ended the threat.
Leah Brown was 4 for 4 with three doubles and four RBIs for UMHB (2-5, 1-3 American Southwest)
Shipp gets 300th win as Cru baseballers pound HPU
BROWNWOOD — Chase Burrow had four hits and the Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball team used a seven-run seventh inning to rout Howard Payne 13-3 on Friday in the American Southwest Conference opener for both teams.
The win gave UMHB head coach Ben Shipp his 300th career victory. He became just the second head coach in Cru athletic history to reach that milestone at the school, joining men’s basketball coach Ken DeWeese.
Tripp Reeves and Tyler Taute each had three hits for the Cru (2-0).
Burrow had a two-run single in UMHB’s big inning.
Howard Payne (3-2) scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first for a 1-0 lead, but the Cru answered with two runs in the top of the second on Reeves’ RBI double and a fielder’s choice off the bat of Dakota Parsons. UMHB led the rest of the way.
Herald staff reports