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Eaton heats up against Guyer; The Colony, Keller sweep; Centennial baseball advances

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The projected No. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft and Colleyville Heritage senior hit a solo home run in left field during the first inning of the Panthers' area round game vs. Burleson, Thursday May 9, 2019.
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The projected No. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft and Colleyville Heritage senior hit a solo home run in left field during the first inning of the Panthers' area round game vs. Burleson, Thursday May 9, 2019.

SOFTBALL

EATON 14, GUYER 4 (5)

Jaden Middlebrook sparked the Eagles with a solo home run in the third, and Audry Fleming broke the game open with a three-run home run, as Eaton won a one-game 6A Region I quarterfinal playoff at Eaton.

The Eagles (30-2) await Midland Lee or Odessa in the semis.

Guyer went in front 3-2 in the second with RBIs from Ryleigh Nash and Morgan Medford.

Ashlyn Walker and Maddy Wright doubled in Eaton runs in the first, and Chelsea Blankenship’s RBI triple in the third gave the Eagles a 4-3 lead. Wright doubled in two during a nine-run fourth inning to make it 7-3.

Kennedy Crites singled in a run to make it 12-3, and Maci Elliott ended the game with an RBI single to left.

THE COLONY 4, BOSWELL 2

THE COLONY 11, BOSWELL 0 (5)

After Boswell scored two runs in the first inning of Game 1, Iowa State-bound pitcher Karlie Charles shut down the Pioneers through the next 11 innings. She struck out 13 batters in the opener, as the Cougars swept their 5A Region I quarterfinal series at Argyle.

Emma Blagrave hit a grounder up the middle to drive in Gracelyn Rosales, and Byrdie Skipper blooped an RBI single down the right-field line for Boswell (32-7).

Charles retired 12 consecutive Pioneers in Game 1 until Rosales led off the sixth with a single to center. She allowed two hits in Game 2.

Jodee Duncan doubled in the nation’s best 2020 player, Jayda Coleman, in Game 1 for The Colony (36-3). Michelle Tillapaugh added a two-run single.

In Game 2, Tillapaugh hit a two-run home run, while Coleman had a solo homer. Adrianna Honderich drove in four runs.

Julie Kennedy struck out 15 batters in 10 innings for the Pioneers.

KELLER 7, CARROLL 0

Dylann Kaderka tied Kaylee Rogers for most wins in program history with her 77th career victory after throwing a four-hit shutout with eight strikeouts, as the Indians completed the sweep over the Dragons in their 6A Region I quarterfinal series at Carroll.

Keller (31-3-1) awaits Frenship or Euless Trinity in the semis.

Amanda DeSario, who went 4 for 5, scored in the opening inning on a single from Hayden Brown. Caraline Woodall had an RBI ground out in the second, and Brooke Davis belted a two-run homer in the fourth.

DeSario capped off Keller’s scoring with an RBI triple in the seventh.

AZLE 2, LITTLE ELM 1

Emily Bradley allowed five hits and struck out four as the Hornets took Game 1 of their 5A Region I quarterfinal series at Northwest. Game 2 is noon Saturday at Northwest.

Aubrie Norton, who went 2 for 3, tripled in a run in the fourth inning. The Hornets (22-13) added another run in the inning on a Little Elm error.

Alyssa Adams tripled in a run during the sixth for the Lobos (27-7).

BASEBALL

BURLESON CENTENNIAL 3, LITTLE ELM 1

Brayden Freeman allowed four hits and struck out five, and didn’t allow a run until the seventh inning, as the Spartans swept the Lobos in their 5A Region I area-round series at Northwest.

TCU signee Jacob Meador bunted into a fielder’s choice, and Miguel Santos scored in the first inning. Seth DeLaRosa scored on Dawson Barnes’ sac-fly in the second. DeLaRosa doubled in a run in the sixth.

Centennial (25-10), which won 8-2 on Thursday, will play Lake Dallas (18-17), which swept Arlington Heights.

LEGACY 5, AZLE 2

The Broncos scored three runs in the top of the seventh to take Game 1 over the Hornets in their 5A Region I area-round series at Eaton. Game 2 is noon Saturday at Eaton.

With the bases loaded, Nathan Rooney scored on a wild pitch, and Raef Wright had an RBI ground out to push Legacy ahead 4-2. Matthew Daiy bunted into a fielder’s choice, and Nate Price scored.

Cameron Clark tripled in Daiy in the fourth, and Wright recorded his first RBI ground out in the fifth.

Azle (19-11-1) scored both runs on RBI walks.

BENBROOK 4, HILLCREST 1

The Bobcats scored three times in the seventh, and Xavier Carrasco allowed three hits and struck out six as they took Game 1 of their 4A Region II area-round series at Hillcrest.

Game 2 is 1 p.m. Saturday at Arlington Heights.

John Henson had an RBI sac-fly in the first inning before Hillcrest tied it in the bottom of the sixth.

Benbrook (23-4-2) scored on two hit batters and a sac-fly in the seventh. Carrasco pitched six innings, and Devin Bennett struck out the side to pick up the save.

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