HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Temple outscored 20-10 in two losses
RICHARDSON — Temple lost twice Saturday at the Richardson ISD tournament, falling 7-4 to Mesquite Horn and 13-6 to Richardson Pearce.
Jonathan Flores and T.J. Rumfield each had two hits and an RBI, Eli Mendoza went 2-for-4 and Jared Wiley drove in a pair for the Wildcats (7-9) in the loss to Horn.
Wiley finished 2-for-3 with a home run against Pearce, which was led offensively by Nick Watkins’ 4-for-4, three-RBI day. Rumfield added two hits and three RBIs and Mendoza was 2-for-3.
Temple begins District 18-5A play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Waco University.
Belton ties Midland on final day in Dallas
DALLAS — Because of time limit, officials called Belton’s finale at the Dallas Highland Park tournament Saturday in the bottom of the seventh inning, and the Tigers settled for a 5-5 tie versus Midland.
Belton (4-7-3) went 2-2-1 over three days in Dallas, pleasing results against strong competition, coach Mark Krueger said.
“Couldn’t ask for much more,” Krueger said.
Against Midland, Tannor Fischer, Landon Maxwell and Preston Rozner had two hits apiece for the Tigers, who host Harker Heights to open District 8-6A at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
COLLEGE BASEBALL: Big fifth inning propels UMHB to win
BELTON — Mary Hardin-Baylor turned a slim 3-2 lead into a sizeable 8-2 advantage after a five-run fifth inning pushed the Crusaders to an 8-6 win against Louisiana College in American Southwest Conference play Saturday afternoon.
LC (11-3, 3-3) scored a run in the eighth and plated three runners in the top of the ninth inning to make things interesting, but Mason Schuh came on in relief and secured the final out for UMHB (5-9, 3-3) to preserve the victory.
Dawson Shibley started UMHB’s fifth-inning barrage with a two-run home run to make it 5-2. Hunter McQuary brought home two runs on a single and Austin Blanford scored on an error by the catcher to give the Crusaders an 8-2 lead.
Mark Frankhouser hit a solo home run to tie the game at 1 in the bottom of the first inning after LC grabbed the early lead on an RBI single. Mitch Patterson finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. McQuary and Shibley each went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Jeb Zolman picked up his second win of the season by holding LC to one earned run on four hits over seven innings. He also struck out three and didn’t allow a walk.
UMHB faces Trinity at 4 p.m. Tuesday in San Antonio.
COLLEGE SOFTBALL: TC remains perfect in conference with wins over Ranger
RANGER — Temple College tallied 30 hits in two games and swept Ranger, 13-2 in Game 1 and 6-0 in Game 2 on Saturday.
TC (17-2, 6-0 Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference) struck for seven runs in the second inning and four in the fourth. Kylie Mica led the charge with a pair of doubles and a home run. Mikaela Sako also cleared the fences with a home run. Ranger (7-18, 3-5) hit a pair of solo home runs for its only runs of the day.
Dalilah Barrera improved to 7-0 with four innings of work. Sako closed things out in the fifth inning.
Karina Sanchez threw a shutout and allowed four hits and nine strikeouts in Game 2. Sako hit her second home run of the day, while Lindsey Taylor also recorded a home run. Kelsie Murie and Walton found extra bases with a double each.
“Anytime you get 30 hits in two games means you’re seeing the ball well as a team,” Temple coach Kristen Zaleski said. “We’re approaching each game in the right way. We’re not thinking too far ahead. We’re just concerned about each game in front of us.”
TC returns home to play Grayson for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
UMHB edges McMurry to complete weekend sweep
ABILENE — Dusti Douglas delivered a two-out, go-ahead RBI single in the top of the seventh inning, and Mary Hardin-Baylor held on to defeat McMurry 4-3 on Saturday to complete the three-game American Southwest Conference sweep.
The Crusaders (11-4, 6-3) beat McMurry (3-13, 1-8) twice Friday to begin the series.
Douglas’ single scored Linsey Tomlinson, who had reached with a walk, to break the 3-all tie. Hannah Halepaska, who relieved starter CeCe Darilek in the third, set down the War Hawks in order in the bottom half of the seventh to secure the victory and boost her record in the circle to 5-1.
Whitney Flournoy and Kourtney Cummings each had two hits and an RBI for the Crusaders, who are back in action Monday at Texas Lutheran.