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Friday Roundup: Roo baseballers end 8-4A drought

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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2012 12:00 pm | Updated: 11:18 am, Mon Jul 28, 2014.

By Kevin Posival

Killeen Daily Herald

San Angelo Lake View felt the brunt of Killeen's frustrations.

The Roos belted 12 hits, including a pair of doubles, and roughed up the Chiefs 13-3 Friday at Killeen High for the Roos' first District 8-4A win this season.

Daniel Vega was 2-for-4 with five RBIs, a single and a double and Garrett Gaskamp and Marcos Hinojos each had three RBIs.

Josh Allyn surrendered seven hits and struck out three for the win.

Killeen (5-13-1, 1-3) scored four in the fourth and four in the sixth to blow open a game that it led 4-1 after the first inning.

Harker Heights 4, Copperas Cove 1 - At Harker Heights, Stefan Flores went 3-for-3 and Hunter Mayo struck out seven and allowed three hits to put the Knights among the top half of teams in District 12-5A.

Harker Heights (11-5-1, 4-2) took a 1-0 lead into the second inning and pulled away with a three-run fourth inning.

Copperas Cove (8-12, 4-3) scored its run in the fifth but couldn't rally to win a second straight district game.

Ellison 12, Shoemaker 1, 5 inn. - At Shoemaker, Tyler Bark was 2-for-2 with a double, Sam Weston was 2-for-3 with a double and the Eagles won their first District 12-5A game this season in blowout fashion.

Ellison (2-18, 1-5), which had lost 13 straight games since its 2-1 win over Waco on Feb. 29, looks for two-in-a-row when it hosts Temple today at 1 p.m.

The Eagles scored six runs on Shoemaker (2-15-1, 0-7) in the third inning to put the game out of reach and then plated five in the fourth that made a run-rule almost a certainty.

Robinson 14, Gatesville 4 - At Gatesville, the Hornets gave up eight runs in the seventh inning as they lost to the Rockets.

Slayton Meyer, Tyler Janes and Payne Sullins all had RBIs for Gatesville (15-5, 3-1 19-3A).

Salado 4, Taylor 2 - At Taylor, Casey Frazier had two hits, two RBIs and pitched the Eagles to a 3-0 start to their District 25-3A season.

Frezier struck out eight and allowed six hits in the win. Salado (12-8, 3-0) scored a pair of runs in both the first and second innings for an early 4-0 lead. Taylor scored single runs in the fourth and sixth inning.

Lexington 3, Florence 2

A&M Consolidated 4, Belton 3, 11 inn.

SOFTBALL

Copperas Cove 7, Ellison 6 - At Copperas Cove, the Lady Eagles left seven runners stranded, committed two costly errors and had their rally fall short at the end.

Ellison's two errors led to three runs for Cove (11-11, 3-5 12-5A) in the second inning and the Lady Eagles (8-8, 4-3 12-5A) trailed 7-3 after the third inning, but scored two runs in the sixth and added another, just one other, in the seventh to fall short.

Robinson 11, Gatesville 3 - At Gatesville, the Rockettes had 18 hits and jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the second inning.

Ashley Cook was 1-for-2 with two stolen bases, two walks and two runs scored and Allison Aslin was 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the sixth.

Gatesville (14-8, 2-3 19-3A) used two pitchers, but it hardly mattered. The Rockettes (4-1 19-3A) got hits from four of their first five batters and kept the hits coming.

Harker Heights 9, Shoemaker 6 - At Harker Heights, Regan McIlvenna was 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in two runs as the Lady Knights defeated the Lady Grey Wolves.

Deanna Turck added a two-run homer for Harker Heights.

Morisa Cosper was 2-for-4 and scored two runs for Shoemaker.

Bryan 7, Belton 6 - At Bryan, after the Lady Tigers rallied from a 4-1 deficit to tie the game, Bryan's Reagan Boenker scored the winning run on Brittany Jones' RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Belton (10-13, 3-5 12-5A) rallied with three runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh, but couldn't go ahead despite having the bases loaded.

Waco Midway 18, Killeen 0, 5 inn. - The Lady Roos committed 10 errors, helping a Pantherettes team, ranked eighth in the state, that really didn't need it.

Killeen senior catcher Amy Vickers singled for the Lady Roos' (4-9, 0-5 8-4A) only hit. Olivia Lacewell struck out one, walked two and allowed nine earned runs on 14 hits in the circle for Killeen, which trailed 5-0 after the first inning and 12-0 after the second.

Liberty Hill 9, Lampasas 6 - At Lampasas, Hadley Brown and Alex Caruthers both hit home runs for the Lady Badgers and Hailey Morrison was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, but it still wasn't enough to knock off the Lady Panthers.

Liberty Hill scored eight runs in the sixth inning off a series of errors by Lampasas, which had five for the game.

Salado 12, Taylor 5 - At Taylor, Cheyenne Hicks powered the Lady Eagles to their first District 25-3A win this season.

Hicks threw a complete-game win in the circle and was 2-for-4 with a three-run home run to help Salado (13-8, 1-3) move past district-opening losses to district favorites Burnet, Liberty Hill and Lampasas.

Lexington 15, Florence 0, 3 inn. - The Lady Eagles led off the game with a solo home run and it only got worse from there for Florence.

The Lady Buffaloes' (0-14, 0-9 25-2A) only hit was a first-inning single by freshman Jenny Roche.

Lexington scored five runs in the first and nine in the second when Florence committed three of its six errors.

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