COLLEGE BASEBALL: TC splits with Alvin
ALVIN — One day after opening the season with a split at Galveston, Temple College picked up the same result Monday in doubleheader against Alvin, winning the first game 7-4 before falling 4-0 in the finale.
Temple starter Jacob Little (1-0) worked in and out of trouble through the first five innings of Game 1, and Jesse Reed pitched the seventh to record his second save. Seth Spinn hit a two-run homer and had four RBIs for the Leopards (2-2).
Alvin totaled only three hits in Game 2 but took advantage of four Temple errors and seven walks issued by Leopards pitchers. TC starter Kernie Baker (0-1) made it through only three innings.
“Splitting on both days of the trip is not what you want, but the things we did wrong are fixable,” said Temple coach Craig McMurtry, whose team makes it home debut Friday afternoon in a doubleheader with Blinn. “Now we know what we need to do to get better.”
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UMHB’s Rollins earns ASC honor
BELTON — Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Kendall Rollins was named American Southwest Conference West Division Player of the Week.
Rollins, a sophomore guard, averaged 18.5 points and 10 rebounds per game last week in the Lady Crusaders’ victories over Howard Payne and Sul Ross State.
UMHB (17-3, 10-2) plays its final home games of the regular season this week against McMurry on Thursday night and Hardin-Simmons on Saturday afternoon.
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Belton boys finish first, second
LAMPASAS — Belton’s boys teams finished first and second Monday at the Lampasas tournament with scores of 291 and 302.
Belton’s Dallas Hankamer fired a 3-under 69 and won a four-hole playoff for top medalist honors, and teammate Blake Payne carded a 70 to finish third in the individual standings. Also competing for Belton were A.J. So (70), Ruffin White (74), Logan Hoelscher (76), Willie Paysse (77), Peyton Woytek (77), Jacob Abernathy (78), Bryan Carney (78) and Ryan Orsag (86).