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Softball/baseball replay: Richland's Shelby Watson has a day to remember
GAME OF THE DAY
Keller beats No. 1-ranked SL Carroll in baseball
Lane Rice pitched a two-hitter and struck out five to lead Keller to a 3-1 victory over Southlake Carroll, the No. 1-ranked Class 5A baseball team in the state.
Bradley Gneiting was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Keller (14-7-1, 3-2 District 4-5A), and Shea Langeliers was 2-for-3 with two doubles. Carroll (18-2, 4-1), ranked No. 22 nationally by USA Today, fell one game behind District 4-5A leader Keller Fossil Ridge.
Carroll pitcher Ben Leeper, who has committed to Stanford, allowed just two hits in five innings. Carroll scored a run in the first, but Keller tied it in the third on an RBI single by Gneiting. Keller took the lead for good when a run scored on a passed ball in the fifth.
Allen edges Boyd
Allen posted a 3-2 win over McKinney Boyd, the state’s fifth-ranked 5A baseball team. Troy Chezem got the win for Allen. The loss dropped Boyd one game behind District 10-5A leader Plano, which beat Plano East, 7-0.
Legacy alone in first
The Mansfield Legacy baseball team scored two runs in the fourth to take the lead and beat Mansfield Summit, 5-3. Legacy improved to 5-0 in District 15-4A and gained sole possession of first place. Summit suffered its first district loss.
Big win for Little Elm
Destiny Crumpley went 3-for-3 with two RBIs to lead Little Elm to a 5-4 win over The Colony, the area’s fourth-ranked softball team. Rylie Scudder’s RBI single in the bottom of the sixth drove in the winning run.
Riley Barnes, Woodrow Wilson: Pitched a one-hitter and struck out 12 in a 10-0, six-inning win over Thomas Jefferson. Woodrow Wilson has won its six district games by a combined 108-1.
Antonio Dominguez, Duncanville: Struck out seven in a row at one point and finished with 12 strikeouts as Duncanville beat South Grand Prairie, 2-1, and improved to 5-0 in District 7-5A.
Tyler Pinkston, Rockwall-Heath: Pitched a three-hitter as District 12-5A leader Rockwall-Heath (16-5, 4-0), the area’s fifth-ranked 5A team, beat Mesquite Horn, 6-0.
Conner Dotson, Flower Mound Marcus: The West Virginia signee pitched a four-hitter and struck out six as the state’s ninth-ranked 5A team won 3-1 over Flower Mound, the area’s third-ranked team. The win put Marcus alone in first place in 5-5A.
Hayden Turkington, Richland: Hit a game-winning RBI single in the top of the eighth to give Richland a 4-3 win over Keller Central.
Shelby Watson, Richland: Hit a walk-off, two-run home run with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Richland a 4-3 win over Keller, the 11th-ranked 5A team in the state. Richland (15-7, 6-1), No. 9 in SportsDay’s 5A area rankings, moved into a tie with Keller (16-4, 6-1) for first place in District 4-5A. Kaylee Grant hit a three-run homer in the sixth to give Keller a 3-2 lead.
Kelsey Vining, Plano West: Was 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs to lead the state’s 20th-ranked 5A team to a 9-4 win over Plano. Holly Neese also had three RBIs, and Kelly Burke and Amelia Trotter each scored three runs.
Morgan McCallum, Mesquite Horn: The Kentucky pledge hit two home runs and drove in five runs as District 12-5A leader Mesquite Horn (16-5, 6-0) beat Tyler Lee, 10-0.
Kendall Potts, Mansfield Legacy: The Baylor signee pitched a no-hitter and struck out 16 as Legacy (17-3, 7-1 District 15-4A), the state’s 14th-ranked 4A team, beat Mansfield Summit, 10-0.
600: Career victories for Sunset baseball coach Kenny Timmes after Tuesday’s 10-5 win over Lake Highlands. Timmes, in his first year as Sunset’s head coach, has been coaching for 35 years.
14: Runs scored by the Kennedale softball team in the fifth inning of a 22-1 win vs. Lake Worth. Also, Mansfield Timberview scored 11 in the third in a 12-2 win vs. Midlothian in softball.
16: Strikeouts for McKinney Boyd pitcher Erin Riding as the Iowa pledge led the state’s 15th-ranked 5A softball team to a 5-1 win over Plano East.