Temple tops Mansfield Timberview, 6-2

FORT WORTH — The Temple Wildcats continued competition at the Drew Medford Memorial Tournament in Fort Worth on Friday. Temple defeated Mansfield Timberview 6-2 after losing against Arlington Heights on Thursday to start the tournament.

Temple (4-9-1) scored two runs in the first inning and anther in the third before plating three runners in the sixth. Timberview scored a pair in its final at-bat to finalize the outcome at 6-2. Riley McNeil led the Wildcats with three hits, including a double and an RBI.

Temple wraps up the tournament today with Ennis at 11 a.m. and Mansfield Summit at 1:30 p.m.

Belton splits during second day

of Lake Highlands tournament

RICHARDSON — The Belton Tigers split a pair of games Friday on the second day of the Jay Higgins Classic in Richardson. The Tigers defeated Richardson 11-0 in five innings to start the day and lost to Whitehouse, 3-2.

Belton (12-4-1) jumped out to a 4-0 lead and scored six runs in the third inning. Dylan Blomquist finished with three hits, including an RBI double. Cooper Babcock went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Brian Shadrick allowed two hits in the shutout.

Belton grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third inning on a Whitehouse error, but the Wildcats answered with two runs in the fifth to lead 2-1. Blomquist doubled and later scored to tie the game in the sixth inning before Whitehouse regained the lead with an RBI triple in the bottom half of the frame.

Keagan Wolfe allowed three runs on four hits in the loss.

Belton continues tournament play with Wylie East at 10 a.m., weather permitting.


Temple dominates Killeen, 23-2

KILLEEN — The Temple Tem-Cats routed the Killeen Lady Kangaroos 23-2 in four innings Friday night, three days after being defeated 21-0 at home against Belton.

Temple (10-8, 2-2 District 12-6A) led 11-2 after three innings. The Tem-Cats tallied 16 hits and took advantage of 13 Killeen errors. Jaylin Kindles went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Makenna Holland struck out seven over four innings and finished 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs.

Killen scored two runs on three hits. Temple was tagged with one error.

Temple hosts Killeen Ellison at 2 p.m. today.


Crusaders stifled by Southwestern, 8-1

GEORGETOWN — Mary Hardin-Baylor dropped its seventh straight game in an 8-1 decision against Southwestern on Friday.

UMHB (3-10, 0-4 American Southwest Conference) had no answers for Southwestern’s Colton Hunter, who struck out 15 while allowing one run on six hits. Dawson Shibley drove in the UMHB’s lone run in the seventh inning. Southwestern scored three runs in the third inning, four in the seventh and one in the eighth. Cameron Whitman took the loss, giving up two runs on two hits with seven walks and nine strikeouts in six innings.


UMHB wins one, loses one against Hardin-Simmons

BELTON — Mary Hardin-Baylor split a doubleheader Friday to begin a three-game series with Hardin-Simmons at Dee Dillon Field. UMHB dropped the opener, 2-0, but rebounded in Game 2 with a 4-0 win.

UMHB (6-9, 6-5 American Southwest Conference) was held to four singles by Hardin-Simmons pitcher Gabby Ortega, who also finished 3-for-4 with a home run and a double. CeCe Darilek took the loss and allowed one run on three hits in two innings of work.

Kathryn Reed carried UMHB in the second game, giving up one hit while striking out eight in the shutout. The Lady Crusaders led 1-0 after the fifth inning on an RBI single by Milly Cesare and UMHB scored three in the sixth with an RBI double by Kasi Cummings and a two-run double by Cesare, who finished 3-for-3 with three RBIs.

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