COPPERAS COVE Copperas Cove lost a pair of one-sided games on the final two days of the Wolf Pack Classic over the weekend, including a 12-run loss to Bryan Rudder in the consolation championship.They wont get a trophy for Tuesdays win, but the Bulldawgs got their own lop-sided victory, beating Manor 15-5 in a six innings at home.
Cove scored in all but one inning, getting five runs in the first, one in the second, three in the third, one in the fourth and five more in the sixth to end the game. In all, the Dawgs got 15 runs off nine hits and a pair of Manor errors. Ty Johnson (two runs scored) opened the scoring with a two-run double in the first inning, and Billy Mee followed with a two-run homer. Austin Greene (1-3) and Tyler Paulus (3-3) each scored three runs each, while Orlando Thomas (1-3) scored twice and had a double.
Chris Burroughs picked up the win to improve to 3-1 this year, as he struck out six, scattered eight hits, walked two and allowed two earned runs in the complete game.
Salado 13, Lago Vista 0, 5 inn. At Lago Vista, Kaitlyn Mosely and Kirstie McGillick combined on a three-hit shutout and the Lady Eagles took command early with a six-run first inning on the way to a run-rule victory.Moseley pitched four innings.
Jordan Svadlenak was 3-for-4 with three RBIs for Salado (2-0 District 25-2A). Mindi Dunahoo, Lorna Payne (two RBIs) and Isabell Berumen each had two hits. Salado totaled 13 hits.Salado finished with another flourish, scoring four times in the fourth and adding five more runs in the fifth.The Lady Eagles host Jarrell on Friday night at 6.
Robinson 4, Gatesville 3, 9 inn. At Gatesville, Emily Leib threw 35 innings and recorded 57 strikeouts over the weekend to lead Gatesville to the Cen-Tex Hit-N-Run Classic title. On Tuesday, she added 14 strikeouts and nine more innings, but came up on the losing end as a late-inning triple gave the Rockets the one-run win. Gatesville had a final chance in its ninth-inning at-bat, but Morgan Van Meter got two strikeouts and a groundout to end the game.
Robinson led 3-1 after the third inning before Leib came through with a two-run triple in the fifth, scoring both Jaycee Summers and Megan Chambers. Lauren Nichols also had a triple and finished 2-for-3 from the plate.
Little River-Academy 9, Killeen 2 The Lady Bees led 5-0 before Killeen could turn its on-base success into runs, but still the Lady Roos left 13 stranded, including all three bases-loaded scenarios.Jasmine Moultire went 1-for-1 and reached base three times and Shalanda Hyde, Desiree Garcia, Olivia Lacewell, Pollethe Ramirez and Kaylee Jackson all had hits for the Lady Roos, who host Copperas Cove on Friday night at 7.
Ellison boys 4, Shoemaker 0 At Ellison, Silvester Harrison scored in the second minute, assisted by Jeff Myszka, and the Eagles went on to a shutout win.Ellison (4-12-1, 3-9 District 12-5A) didnt score again until the second half, when Misael Gomez scored unassisted in the 43rd minute.
Westley Strickland added a goal off a penalty kick in the 65th after Harrison was taken down in the box.A.J. Tello capped the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 79th minute.Steven Smith and Jose Granados combined for the shutout in goal.
Temple boys 6, Harker Heights 3 At Harker Heights, the Knights jumped on Temple early, but the Wildcats outscored Heights 5-1 over the final 48 minutes to solidify their hold on the No. 3 playoff seed out of District 12-5A.Despite the loss, the Knights are still in control of their playoff lives, sitting in fourth place tied with Bryan, setting up a winner-take-all game for the final seed next Tuesday.
Heights struck first against Temple as Richard Johnson scored on a free kick in the 15th minute. After the Wildcats answered five minutes later, Knights senior Leo Garcia drilled a half-court assist from teammate David Tarsa in the 30th minute to lead 2-1. But with three more goals in the final 8 minutes of the first half, Temple put it away.
Hutto girls 3, Killeen 0 At Hutto, the Lady Roos had nothing to show for their best offensive performance of the season.Killeen (3-16-3, 1-12 District 49) tallied a season-high 15 shots on goal in the second half alone. Jade Rodriguez and Natasha Garcia had the Lady Roos best scoring chances.
Hutto led 2-0 at halftime.Killeens season finale is Friday at 6 p.m. at Leo Buckley Stadium against Leander Vandegrift.