HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Temple falls to College Station

COLLEGE STATION — The College Station Cougars ran away with a 10-1 victory Thursday night, handing Temple its first loss of the District 18-5A season.

The Wildcats (12-10, 4-1) are in action again Tuesday night when they host Bryan.

Belton beats Central in 12 innings

SAN ANGELO — Shawn Butler led off the top of the 12th inning with a triple and scored on a wild pitch, and Belton outlasted District 8-6A foe San Angelo Central 7-6 in extra innings Thursday night.

Reese Perry, who entered for Tigers starting pitcher Dylan Blomquist in the fifth, closed out an eight-inning relief appearance in the bottom of the 12th and secured Belton’s season-series split with the Bobcats. Central (5-1 district) upended Belton (9-8-3, 5-1) 2-0 on Monday.

“Making the trip to San Angelo is difficult, for one. Then to play against a really good team makes is even harder,” said Belton coach Mark Krueger, whose team has a two-game series next week against rival Hewitt Midway. “So to get this win is great and gives us a little momentum heading into the Midway series.

Payton Vybiral and Tannor Fischer had one double each for Belton.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: TC splits twin bill with Hill

HILLSBORO — Temple College bounced back from a heartbreaking 1-0 loss in the opener to post a 6-0 victory in the finale and split a doubleheader with Hill on Thursday.

In the eighth inning of Game 1, Hill recorded its only hit against Dalilah Barrera (10-1) and took advantage of TC’s only error to plate the game’s lone run.

The Lady Leopards (23-6, 13-3 Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference) responded in the second game with a 10-hit performance that included a pair of home runs by Lindsey Taylor. Karina Sanchez (10-2) struck out 14 and limited Hill to just three singles.

“I didn’t have to say anything after that first game,” Temple coach Kristen Zaleski said. “We kept swinging the bats well in the second game, and Lindsey hit a couple that they couldn’t catch.”

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: UMHB splits with Sul Ross State

ALPINE — Kourtney Cummings homered and drove in four runs to help Mary Hardin-Baylor to a 10-4 victory in the opener, before Sul Ross State rebounded to win the finale 4-2 as the teams split their doubleheader Thursday.

Hannah Halepaska (11-1) gave up 12 hits but only the four runs in the first game for UMHB (18-9, 12-5 American Southwest Conference). Starter Karen Tennis (4-4) allowed all four runs in the second game before leaving in the sixth inning.

The three-game series concludes at noon today.

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