Ellison rolls to 9-1 victory over Temple

KILLEEN — The Temple Wildcats lost a District 12-6A contest to Killeen Ellison, 9-1, on Friday night.

Temple (11-5-1, 7-6) took a brief 1-0 lead in the fourth inning before Ellison (9-3 12-6A) scored five runs in the bottom of the frame and four in the eighth.

No other information was reported.

Temple hosts Copperas Cove at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


TC splits with Vernon

VERNON — Temple College won the opener 11-7 before dropping the finale 8-5, splitting Friday’s doubleheader with Vernon.

Robert Shaw belted a pair of home runs in the opener to spark the Leopards (19-24, 11-13 NTJCAC), who scored four runs in the seventh inning. Reliever Diego Fernandez (1-0) picked up the win.

Vernon chased TC starter Chance Norman (1-6) during a four-run fourth in Game 2. Devin Tucker homered for the Leopards, but it wasn’t enough for TC to pull out the sweep.

“This puts us in a tough situation. If we had pulled out the second game, we would have been in better shape,” said TC coach Craig McMurtry, whose team hosts Galveston for a non-conference game at 2 p.m. Monday. “We probably need to win seven of our last eight (conference games).”


UMHB edges Sul Ross State

BELTON — Milly Cesare’s RBI single in the fourth inning produced the afternoon’s only run as Mary Hardin-Baylor edged Sul Ross State 1-0 on Friday to complete a sweep of the three-game series.

Starter Bayleigh Grogan (7-5) limited the Lobos (16-18, 10-13 American Southwest Conference) to three hits over five innings, and Kathryn Reed picked up her first save of the season for the Crusaders (20-14, 15-6) with two scoreless innings of relief.

UMHB will be on the road next week for a doubleheader against Belhaven at 1 p.m. Thursday.


UMHB women lead ASC tourney

GLEN ROSE — Mary Hardin-Baylor posted a 316 on Friday to grab the lead after the first round of the American Southwest Conference tournament.

The Lady Crusaders were five shots ahead of Concordia Texas heading into today’s second round of the 54-hole event at Squaw Valley Golf Club.

UMHB’s Olivia Robinson shot a 74 to sit second in the individual standings, and teammate Cassidy Rawls was tied for third after a 77. Victoria Gleghorn (81), Annie Hasselbach (84) and Jade Ming (86) completed the Lady Crusaders’ card.