Baseball/softball roundup: Liberty falls on road to Prestonwood 5-4

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PLANO — Liberty Christian put up four runs in the top of the fourth inning to rock Prestonwood reliever Jake Deaton on Thursday, but the Lions scored four runs over the next two innings to steal a 5-4 win from the Warriors at home.

Austin Smith took the loss for Liberty Christian after entering the game in the fifth inning. Cole Blaylock hit a two-run home run in the fourth for the Warriors, while Hunter Griffith and Connor McMann added RBIs.

Liberty Christian will play in the Tournament of Champions today.

Plano Prestonwood 5, Liberty Christian 4

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Connor McMann, Austin Smith (5); Tristan Metten, Jake Deaton (3). W — Metten. L — Smith. 2B — LC: McMann, Taylor Barber. P: Caleb Kyle. HR — LC: Cole Blaylock.

Softball

Late Wednesday

Pilot Point 11, Leonard 0 (5)

LEONARD — Preslee Gallaway allowed just two hits and no runs as Pilot Point run-ruled Leonard on the road.

Gallaway struck out eight batters. Allison Strittmatter and Xena Barbour each hit home runs and finished with two and three RBIs, respectively.

The Lady Cats (8-3-1, 1-0 District 12-2A) will play host to Caddo Mills at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Pilot Point 11, Leonard 0 (5)

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Preslee Gallaway; Vandertvin, Burns (3). W — Gallaway. L — Vandertvin. HR — PP: Allison Strittmatter, Xena Barbour.

Guyer 10, Wichita Falls 5

Guyer had 11 hits Wednesday night — six of them for extra-base hits — as the Wildcats routed Wichita Falls in their District 5-4A opener.

Lauren Lindgren earned the win for Guyer (14-1). Stephanie Otto had two doubles at the plate and Shayne Starkey had a double and a triple.

The Wildcats will be at Fort Worth Brewer at 6:30 p.m. today.

Ponder 14, Paradise 4 (6)

PONDER — Each Ponder starter scored at least one run as the Lions beat Paradise in six innings.

Jessica Orozco went the distance in the win, striking out 13 batters despite giving up six hits and two earned runs.

Mackayla James went 3-for-4 with a run and three RBIs. Madison Welch was 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs and two RBIs.

Ponder plays at Brock at 7 p.m. today.

Ponder 14, Paradise 4 (6)

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Reagan, Lavigne (4); Jessica Orozco. W — Orozco. L — Reagan. 2B — PA: Walkerschieb. PO: Andie Beer. 3B — PA: Reagan. PO: Madison Welch.


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