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Carroll, Benbrook baseball dominate Game 1; Little Elm softball advances in one-gamer

Forney softball gets new uniform for fallen teammate Emily Galiano

The Jackrabbits got new baby blue uniforms with their motto "Play For Em" on the back during Play For Em night, Tuesday April 16, 2019 vs. North Forney. Freshman Emily Galiano died in a car accident in 2017. Video Credit by Forney softball
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The Jackrabbits got new baby blue uniforms with their motto "Play For Em" on the back during Play For Em night, Tuesday April 16, 2019 vs. North Forney. Freshman Emily Galiano died in a car accident in 2017. Video Credit by Forney softball

SOFTBALL

FORNEY 12, MCKINNEY NORTH 2 (5)

Playing on the two-year anniversary of Emily Galiano’s tragic death, the Jackrabbits were on fire during their run-rule victory over the Bulldogs in the 5A Region II semifinals on Thursday at Wylie East.

Game 2 is 7 p.m. Friday at Wylie East.

Sadie Hewitt hit a two-out RBI double in the first inning and Forney led 2-0 in the second on an error from the Bulldogs. Trinity Cannon had a lead-off homer in the third and the Jackrabbits (34-3) opened the game with a four-run fourth inning.

Cannon hit a two-run single and Savanna DesRochers, who struck out six batters, followed with a two-run double to center.

Hannah Holdbrook and Cannon picked up back-to-back RBI singles in the fifth and Hewitt ended it with an RBI sac-fly.

LITTLE ELM 4, EP CHAPIN 2

The Lobos continued to make history by winning a one-game 5A Region I semifinal series at Lubbock Cooper to advance to the regional final for first time.

Little Elm (30-7) jumped on Chapin with three runs in the first on an RBI single from Georgia Heathcock and two-run single from Mikayla Roy. Alyssa Adams drove in a seventh-inning run to extend the lead to 4-1.

Lauren Lucas scattered seven hits and struck out 10. Chapin stranded 11 runners.

The Lobos will await Abilene Wylie or district rival The Colony in Round 5.

THE COLONY 7, ABILENE WYLIE 1

Karlie Charles went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs, and struck out seven batters as the Cougars took Game 1 of their 5A Region I semifinal series at Graford.

Game 2 is noon Friday at Graford.

The Colony (37-3) scored four runs with two outs in the second inning. Charles drove in a run with a single to center and Jayda Coleman added an RBI double to right. Two batters later and Olivia Wick hit a two-run single.

Charles hit a two-run home run in the fifth.

REEDY 6, HALLSVILLE 3

Toni Mcinnis hit the game-winning RBI single during a three-run fifth inning and the Lions (23-7) took Game 1 of their 5A Region II semifinal series at Emory Rains.

Game 2 is 7 p.m. Friday at Rains.

Maia Wark added an RBI triple in the fifth to push Reedy’s lead to 5-3. Emily Eaton added an RBI in the inning.

Micaela Wark blasted a two-run homer in the third.

WYLIE 10, CYPRESS RANCH 0 (6)

Averie Gunther homered and Annie Gunther shut out the Mustangs to help the Pirates complete the sweep during their 6A Region II semifinal series. Wylie (35-2) advances to the regional final for the first time in program history to face Klein Collins (35-2), which swept Belton. The Pirates defeated the Mustangs 4-1 on Wednesday.

Bella Dayton and Skyler Shaw also homered for Wylie in Game 2.

BASEBALL

BENBROOK 6, CRANDALL 1

Devin Bennett allowed four hits, one unearned run and struck out six as the Bobcats took Game 1 of their 4A Region II quarterfinal series at Irving Nimitz.

Game 2 is 7 p.m. Friday at Nimitz.

The Bobcats (25-4-2) grabbed a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third. The first three batters reached base and Payton Poole, John Henson and Xander Carrasco had back-to-back-to-back RBIs.

Hunter Rudel and Brooks Howson had back-to-back RBI doubles in the sixth; Howson’s a two-run liner to center.

CARROLL 6, MARCUS 2

Yanluis Ortiz iced the game with a three-run homer in the seventh and TCU commit Cutter Sippel struck out seven in six innings as the Dragons took Game 1 of their 6A Region I quarterfinal series at Marcus.

Game 2 is 7:30 p.m. Friday at Carroll.

The Dragons (27-11) scored three in the third when Austin Hale hit a two-run double and was followed by an RBI single from Brandon Howell. Hale finished with two hits.

Texas A&M commit Blake Mayfield struck out 10 batters and allowed six hits for the Marauders (28-9).

TRINITY 5, FRENSHIP 3

Nick Canard picked up the win and Austin Evartt earned the save as the Trojans took Game 1 of their 6A Region I quarterfinal series at Midland’s Christensen Stadium.

Game 2 is noon Friday in Midland.

The Trojans (23-12) took a 5-1 lead in the third on an RBI double from Jeremy Colon and two-run homer from Sebastian Colon.

Canard allowed four hits and struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings.

COLL. HERITAGE 13, LEGACY 3 (6)

The Panthers led 10-1 after three innings and scored a run in five of six frames to take Game 1 of their 5A Region I quarterfinal series at Dallas Baptist University.

Game 2 is 7:30 p.m. Friday at DBU.

Mason Greer, Logan Britt, Chandler Freeman and Jacob Guerrero drove in a run and Bobby Witt Jr. went 3-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs, three runs and a stolen base. His RBI single in the sixth ended the game.

Nick Balsano and Joey Koetting also drove in two runs for Heritage (32-2).

Aidan Caputi allowed five hits in the complete-game effort.

LAKE DALLAS 1, BURLESON CENTENNIAL 0

A lead-off triple and one-out RBI in the first inning was all Cade McCollum needed as the Falcons shut down the Spartans in Game 1 of their 5A Region II quarterfinal series at TCU’s Lupton Stadium.

Game 2 is 4:30 p.m. Friday at TCU.

Ryan Depperschmidt led the game off with a triple to left field and scored two batters later on an RBI ground out to second base from Kyle York. McCollum, who is committed to Oklahoma Wesleyan, allowed three hits and struck out four.

Centennial’s Jacob Meador, who is signed to play at TCU, allowed four hits and struck out 12.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.

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