By Nick Talbot
Killeen Daily Herald
Kady Crow delivered again.
The Lampasas senior pitched a complete game, only surrendering four hits, while striking out six as Lampasas defeated Llano 5-1.
The Lady Badgers took a 4-0 lead after the first two innings, scoring two runs in both the first and the second. Tealey Farquhar led off the game with a single, stole second and then scored on a wild pitch. Kelsi Gilseth then singled to score Marisa Maldonado, who was 2-for-4 and scored two runs. In the second inning, Hailey Morrison had a two-run single that scored Maldonado and Kayleigh Farquhar.
Stephenville 7, Killeen 5 - At Killeen, the Lady Roos rallied from a 2-0 deficit, but the Honeybees scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning for another late-game win over Killeen.
Stephenville (20-5, 7-1 8-4A), which used a walk-off run to beat Killeen 4-3 earlier this year, led 2-0 after the top of the second inning, but the Lady Roos (4-12, 0-8) scored three in the bottom of the second for a 3-2 lead and led 5-2 after the fifth.
A&M Consolidated 7, Copperas Cove 1 - At College Station, Taylor Oberg was 3-for-4, scored two runs and drove in another as the Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Bulldawgs to move into a three-way tie atop 12-5A.
Waco Connally 8, Gatesville 7, 8 inn. - At Waco, the Lady Cadets scored four runs in the seventh and defeated the Hornets in extra innings.
Blayne McGee was 3-for-4 with three RBIs including a two-run double in the third as Gatesville took a 6-2 lead. Megan Chambers was 3-for-5 with an RBI and run and Jaycee Summers was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the Hornets.
Belton 20, Shoemaker 2, 3 inn. - At Belton, Shelby Hitt was 3-for-3 with three RBIs as Belton jumped on Shoemaker 12-0 after the first inning en route to a rout of the Lady Grey Wolves.
Alyson Bishoff was 2-for-3 for Belton with three RBIs and Becca Alcozer was 2-for-3 with five RBIs in the run-rule win for Belton.
Salado 3, Burnet 1 - At Salado, the Lady Eagles scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to defeat the Lady Bulldogs and move into a tie for third place in District 25-3A with Burnet.
Jenna Franz and Lorna Payne led off the sixth with singles for Salado and Shyenne Hicks and Kaitlyn Moseley had back-to-back RBI groundouts to put the Lady Eagles in front.
Lago Vista 19, Florence 0, 3 inn. - At Lago Vista, the Lady Vikings scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first and eight more in the second as they run-ruled the Lady Buffaloes.
Brooklynne Owens and Samantha Vaughn both were stranded after singling in the first inning for Florence (0-17 0-12 27-2A).
Llano 8, Lampasas 4 - At Llano, Cutter Estep was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, but the Badgers lost their second straight game since picking up their only District 25-3A win last week.
Justin Sooter picked up the loss for Lampasas (3-17, 1-5) after giving up seven runs (five earned) on four hits, two walks, two hit batters and a pair of strikeouts.
Waco 7, Killeen 3 - At Waco, the Lions scored five runs in the fourth and fifth innings after Killeen took a 3-2 lead and bolstered their playoff chances while also handing the Roos' a serious hit.
Waco (6-15, 3-4 8-4A) now has a two-game lead over Killeen with four games left and a season sweep of the Roos (6-15-1, 1-6) should the teams finish the regular season tied.
Florence 9, Lago Vista 8 - At Lago Vista, the Buffaloes rallied to score six in the fourth inning and then held on to beat the Pirates.
Florence (10-6, 4-5 27-3A) trailed Lago Vista 4-1 after the first inning, but scored one run in the second and six in the fourth to take an 8-5 lead. The Buffaloes added one more run in the sixth inning for a 9-5 lead that was far from safe.
Gatesville 11, Waco Connally 0 - At Waco, the Hornets scored five runs in the fifth to run-rule the host Cadets.
Cort Dixon was 3-for-3, scored three runs and drove in two more for Gatesville (16-7).