By Kevin Posival and Nick Talbot
Killeen Daily Herald
Ellison has struggled all season.
But for Harker Heights, the struggles are new.
And they are not stopping. Ellison senior Tyler Bark pitched a complete-game shutout, only giving up four hits and two walks, while striking out three to lead the Eagles past the slumping Knights 7-0 on Friday at Harker Heights.
Ellison (3-22, 2-9 12-5A) was led at the plate by Felix Marbury, who was 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Sam Weston also added two hits and two RBIs for the Ellison in the upset over Harker Heights (11-9-1, 5-6).
A&M Consolidated 10, Shoemaker 0, 6 inn. - At Shoemaker, the Tigers scored runs in every inning but two. Joey Kraus struck out seven, but Consolidated led 6-0 after the second inning.
Stephenville 8, Killeen 3 - At Killeen, the Yellow Jackets scored five runs in the six and seventh innings to break open a 3-3 game and eliminate Killeen's chances of making the playoffs.
Stephenville (15-9-1, 7-1 8-4A) scored two runs in the sixth inning and three in the seventh. Killeen (6-16-1, 1-7) left runners in scoring position in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Jarrell 3, Florence 2 - At Florence, the Buffaloes had two runners on and one out in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn't plate the winning run against the Eagles.
After lead-off singles by Dustyn Espinoza and Colton McCorquodale, Ben Futrell brought Florence (11-8, 4-7 27-2A) within a run with an RBI single.
Salado 10, Lampasas 0, 6 inn. - At Lampasas, Jacob Svadlenak was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Marshall Mann was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and the Eagles rebounded from Tuesday's loss to Burnet.
Gatesville 7, Waco La Vega 2 - At Waco, the Hornets scored three in the first inning to give Sarah Ridling all the run support she needed.
Ridling pitched a complete game, only giving up three hits, while striking out four for Gatesville (15-9, 3-9 19-3A). Paige Chambers was 3-for-3 with three RBIs for the Hornets.
Temple 10, Copperas Cove 0, 5 inn. - At Temple, Tem-Cats pitcher Lexi Smith no-hit Copperas Cove through five innings and Temple rolled, beginning with a four-run first inning.
Temple led 6-0 after the third inning and ended the game with another four-run inning in the fifth after scoring all 10 runs on 11 hits and five Copperas Cove errors.
San Angelo Lake View 4, Killeen 3 - At San Angelo, the Maidens scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to hand the Lady Roos yet another late-game loss.
Killeen led 2-1 before Lake View (9-17, 3-6 8-4A) scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Lady Roos (4-13, 0-9) tied the game in the seventh, only to lose on a bases-loaded single with no outs in the bottom of the inning.
Ellison 17, Shoemaker 2 - At Shoemaker, the Lady Eagles scored nine runs in the top of the seventh inning to put an already lopsided game to bed.
Bryanna Sanchez was 3-for-4 and Ashla Howell was 3-for-5 with three RBI for Ellison. Eryn Morrison (2-5, 2 RBI), Dusti Douglas (3 RBIs) and Felicia Camargo (three runs scored) also stood out for the Lady Eagles.
Bryan 19, Harker Heights 3 - At Harker Heights, Erica Russell and Hannah Parker both hit home runs as the Lady Vikings run-ruled the host Lady Knights.
Parker drove in four runs for Bryan (23-4, 10-2 12-5A in the win). Ashley Olson and Courtney Luedecking each had RBI singles for Harker Heights (5-16, 2-10).
Jarrell 10, Florence 0, 6 inn. - At Florence, Brooklynne Owens pitched all six innings for the Lady Buffs (0-18, 0-13 27-2A), only giving up three earned runs and striking out two Lady Eagle batters.
A&M Consolidated 6, Belton 5 - At College Station, Belton scored three runs in the seventh to take a one-run lead, but gave up two in the bottom of the inning and fell to Consol.
Sarah Almand led Consol (11-17, 10-2 12-5A) at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs, including one of the game-deciding hits in the seventh.