Justin Crook recorded a hat trick and an assist to lead the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs to a 6-3 win over Shoemaker on Tuesday at Bulldawg Stadium.

Kendrick Steward, Hendrid Rivas and Joshua Caal also scored for Cove.

Crook scored the lone goal as the Bulldawgs took a 1-0 halftime lead over the Wolves.

The Bulldawgs (4-4-3, 15 pts 12-6A) gained a point on fourth-place Ellison (5-3-2, 19 pts) but remain four behind with three games remaining. Ellison, which has a makeup game with Harker Heights on Saturday, has four remaining.

Brandon Sargent, Alejandro Sanchez, Evan Thomas, Jan Erdell and Gabriel Davis also had assists for Cove.

Shoemaker fell to 0-10 in 12-6A.

BASEBALL

GATESVILLE 12, CLIFTON 0: At Clifton, Bralen Veazey tossed a one-hit shutout with nine strikeouts for the Hornets.

Banner Allman doubled twice and drove in four runs.

GIRLS SOCCER

ACADEMY 1, LAMPASAS 0: At Academy, Ella Berg's eighth goal of the season was all the scoring the Lady Bees needed.

SOFTBALL

ACADEMY 9, SALADO 0: At Salado, Molly VandenBout pitched a one-hitter and homered for the Lady Bees. She fanned 15 Salado batters.

TUESDAY'S BASEBALL

  • Canyon Lake 3, Copperas Cove 0
  • Gatesville 12, Clifton 0

TUESDAY’S SOCCER

BOYS

District 12-6A

  • Belton 1, Bryan 1 (Belton wins on penalties, 5-4)
  • Copperas Cove 6, Shoemaker 3
  • Ellison 3, Killeen 3 (Ellison wins on penalties, 9-8)
  • Temple 4, Harker Heights 0

District 18-4A

  • Burnet 3, Lake Belton 2

GIRLS

District 12-6A

  • Belton 8, Bryan 0
  • Temple 2, Harker Heights 0

District 18-4A

  • Academy 1, Lampasas 0
  • Florence 6, Jarrell 4
  • Lake Belton 3, Burnet 0
  • Salado 3, Gatesville 0

TUESDAY'S SOFTBALL

  • Academy 9, Salado 0
  • Belton 11, Hillsboro 1, 6 innings
  • Copperas Cove 7, Waco University 4
  • Lake Belton 6, Harker Heights 5
  • Temple 12, Lampasas 9

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