Lorena 4, Bridge City 0

HUNTSVILLE - Rachel Williams mashed a grand slam in the first inning and the Lady Leopards held Bridge City scoreless, winning the first of their best-of-three series, 4-0. 

Lorena and Bridge City square off at noon Saturday at Sam Houston State University,  a few hours earlier than originally scheduled. Bad weather is expected later in the day.

Robinson 8, Salado 0

The Robinson Rockets baseball team has advanced to the Region III semifinals.

After run ruling Salado, 12-2, in game 1 the Rockets put an exclamation point on the series when they shutout the Eagles, 8-0, Friday night at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.

Junior Braxton Ashcraft pitched six scoreless innings while giving up three hits and striking out eight. Mason Cooper iced the game with a strike out.

Cooper and Cale Moseley each drove in two runs. Moseley also hit a double that helped the Rockets score five runs in the fifth inning.

Robinson will play West Orange-Stark next in the Region III semifinals. Time and location to be determined.

Valley Mills 8, Mart 4

In Game 2 of a regional quarterfinal series, Cooper Buxkemper had three hits and two RBIs, Elijah Degrate struck out eight and grabbed the win for the Eagles as Valley Mills downed Mart, 8-4.

In the deciding Game 3, Valley Mills defeated Mart, 16-2, in five innings.

Abbott 7, Avalon 5

The Abbott Panthers outdueled the Avalon Panthers, 7-5, on Friday night.

Abbott took the lead in the lead in the first inning but Avalon scored two runs in the bottom of the third to tie the game at two a piece.

With the game tied in top of the fifth, Abbott’s Brent Mynar tripled for one score.

Avalon scored three runs in the sixth but Abbott still walked away with the win.

Brandan Brown went 2 for 4 batting.

Liberty Hill 13, China Spring 3

The China Spring Cougars took an early lead in the first inning when Hobbs Prince singled and sent a runner home. But the Cougars saw that lead slip away and they never recovered when the Liberty Hill Panthers beat the Cougars, 13-3, in six innings on Friday.

Liberty Hill flipped the game with a quick nine runs in the first ending.

Game 2 starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday at China Spring. Game 3 will follow, if necessary.

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