19-3A Softball: Rusk's Littlejohn logs 2nd perfect game in last 17 days
RUSK — Rusk ace and University of Alabama signee Sydney Littlejohn pitched a perfect game and the Lady Eagles leveled Palestine, 15-0, at Lady Eagle park Thursday night. Littlejohn also hurled a masterpiece in her team's 10-0 win over Lindale on March 12. The No.4-ranked (Class 3A) Lady Eagles ran their record to 17-2 overall, 4-0 in 19-3A play with the win. Rusk has an open date Tuesday and will travel to Groesbeck next Friday. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m.
TAPPS 4-3A Baseball: Brook Hill makes short work of Dallas First Baptist
DALLAS — Brook Hill torched Dallas First Baptist 11-1 (5 innings) in TAPPS 4-3A action that took place Thursday night. Collin Mondrick drove in three runs and got credit for the win on the hill for the Guard, who are now 2-0 in conference play. Michael Greening went 2-for-2 and stroked a triple for the Guard while Blake Maddox accounted for a double. Brook Hill will entertain McKinney Christian at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
18-2A Baseball: Tigers humble Harmony, 14-1
GLADEWATER — Ryan Powell pitched Troup to a 14-1 win over Harmony as the Tigers improved to 13-5, 7-1 in 18-2A play. Troup out hit the Eagles (2-6 in 18-2A) 11-5 in the game, which went official after five frames due to the 10-run rule. Troup will return home to take on West Rusk at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mason Mallard had two triples for the Tigers with Kody Welch adding a double.
16-4A Softball: Lindale smokes Jacksonville
Lindale sent 11 runs home in the top of the sixth inning to break open a close game as the visiting Lady Eagles crushed the Maidens of Jacksonville, 14-1 (6 innings), on Thursday night. Damonica Franklin blasted a solo homer run in the second inning for the Maidens (9-12, 1-4 16-4A). Caitlin Benson had a solo homer for the winners. Lindale is now 6-20, 2-3 on the year. Jacksonville is off on Tuesday and will trek to Corsicana for a 6 p.m. game next Friday.