HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Tem-Cats come up short against University in district opener
WACO — A six-run third inning doomed Temple in a 6-5 loss at Waco University on Tuesday night.
Temple (5-6, 0-1 District 18-5A) scored three runs in the fifth and two in its last at-bat but came up a run short. Bryanna Salas hit two home runs and Makenna Holland recorded a double in the loss. Holland got the start in the circle and allowed six runs on six hits.
“That third inning hurt us,” Temple coach Jessica Harborth said. “Salas has been hitting well for us. She’s putting up really strong at-bats.”
Temple continues district play with College A&M Consolidated at 7 p.m. Friday at home.
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Gilmore scores twice to lead Belton boys over Central
BELTON — Camryn Gilmore scored a pair of goals as Belton squeezed by San Angelo Central 2-1 on Tuesday.
Belton (13-2-5, 10-1-2 District 8-6A) handed the Bobcats their first district loss of the year. Central still claimed the district championship for the first time in 10 years.
Gilmore got Belton on the board and helped the Tigers take a 1-0 lead into halftime. Izaiah Balderas provided the equalizer in the second half for the Bobcats, but Gilmore scored the game-winner on a penalty kick to give Belton the victory.
The Tigers conclude district play with Killeen Ellison at 8 p.m. Friday in Killeen.
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Belton girls relinquish lead in 2-2 tie with Central
BELTON — Belton secured a 2-0 lead by halftime but allowed two goals in the second half to end in a 2-2 tie with San Angelo Central on Tuesday night.
Belton (13-6-3, 9-2-2 District 8-6A) grabbed an early lead after Tiarra Hodges found Abby Cargile with a cross pass. Hodges scored on a free kick right before halftime to put the Lady Tigers up 2-0.
Central scored its first goal on a 20-yard strike and then tied the game on a 25-yard score.
Belton concludes its regular season at home against Killeen Ellison at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
COLLEGE SOFTBALL: UMHB sweeps Trinity
BELTON — Mary Hardin-Baylor swept a doubleheader with Trinity on Tuesday by scores of 6-0 and 4-3, handing the Tigers their first losses.
Kasi Cummings was 2-for-2 with three RBIs in the opener for UMHB (8-4), and Hannah Halepaska (3-1) limited Trinity (6-2) to three hits in the shutout.
Kourtney Cummings drove in two runs, and Linsey Tomlinson homered to power UMHB in the finale. Karen Tennis (3-1) scattered eights and didn’t allow an earned run in a complete-game effort.
COLLEGE GOLF: UMHB women finish fourth
KERRVILLE — Mary Hardin-Baylor moved up one spot in the final round Tuesday to finish fourth at the Schreiner Spring Shootout.
The Lady Crusaders (334-325—659) came in 22 shots behind champion Trinity at Comanche Trace.
UMHB’s McKenna Ralston (79-75—154) was second in the individual standings, one stroke back of top medalist Emilee Strausberg of Trinity. The Lady Crusaders’ Cassidy Rawls (77-81—158) was fifth, Emily Ming (81-82—163) shared 10th, and Annie Hasselbach (97-87—184) and Casey Washmon (98-91—189) completed UMHB’s card.