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.
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.
ACADEMY 1, LAMPASAS 0: At Academy, Ella Berg's eighth goal of the season was all the scoring the Lady Bees needed.
ACADEMY 9, SALADO 0: At Salado, Molly VandenBout pitched a one-hitter and homered for the Lady Bees. She fanned 15 Salado batters.
- Canyon Lake 3, Copperas Cove 0
- Gatesville 12, Clifton 0
- 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
- Burnet 3, Lake Belton 2
- Belton 8, Bryan 0
- Temple 2, Harker Heights 0
- Academy 1, Lampasas 0
- Florence 6, Jarrell 4
- Lake Belton 3, Burnet 0
- Salado 3, Gatesville 0
- 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