BASEBALL TOP 10
(Records through April 17)
1. Georgetown 22-5
Closing in on District 17-4A championship.
2. Marble Falls 21-5
Holds one-game lead over Dripping Springs in 25-4A.
3. Westlake 20-10
Faces Lake Travis on Friday in 15-5A showdown.
4. Cedar Ridge 17-7-1
First-year Class 5A program tops 16-5A.
5. McCallum 20-5-1
Can claim share of 26-4A title on Friday.
6. Liberty Hill 18-10
Undefeated against its District 8-3A foes.
7. Hays 17-8
Completed season sweep of Alamo Heights in 27-4A.
8. Dripping Springs 18-10
Continues to chase Marble Falls in 25-4A race.
9. Hutto 18-7-1
Only district losses came to Georgetown — 3-0 and 4-1.
10. San Marcos 20-9-1
Leads 25-5A teams in total wins, but 2nd in standings.
Diamond bits: In a 9-2 win over Anderson last week, Lake Travis’ Roy Kinnan collected the 600th victory of his coaching career. Kinnan won the Class 5A championship with Sugar Land Dulles in 1989. … Over the past two seasons, Cedar Park senior Ryan Johnson has allowed 20 earned runs over 110 2/3 innings on the mound. Johnson has signed with Vanderbilt. … Round Rock will face Cedar Ridge twice this weekend. The Raiders have a two-game lead over Round Rock in the 16-5A standings. … In an 11-3 victory over Travis on Tuesday, Lanier senior Raidel Perez was 4 for 4 with three RBIs. Lanier has secured a Class 4A playoff berth for the fourth time in the past five seasons. … On Friday, Regents and Hyde Park Baptist will play for the TAPPS 4A-District III title and a top seed in the upcoming TAPPS playoffs. Regents beat Hyde Park Baptist 5-3 on March 5.
— DANNY DAVIS
SOFTBALL TOP 10
(Records through April 17)
1. Dripping Springs 26-4-1
Defeated Vista Ridge 9-1
to clinch 25-4A title.
2. Hays 25-3-1
District 27-4A champ rolled past Boerne Champion 13-3.
3. Liberty Hill 26-2
State-ranked Panthers blanked Lampasas 4-0.
4. Round Rock 24-6
Has wrapped up title in District 16-5A.
5. Bowie 26-5-1
Tied for first in 15-5A after beating Anderson 11-1.
6. Elgin 25-6
Beat East View in 17-4A battle for first place.
7. Westlake 25-5
Dropped 2-1 squeaker
to Lake Travis in 15-5A.
6. Crockett 16-5
District 26-4A champ blanked Lanier 15-0.
9. Thrall 16-2
Shut out Holland 10-0
to win district title.
10. Lockhart 22-11
Claimed second place
in district behind Hays.
Diamond bits: Brandi Needham posted her 25th pitching victory this season, tossing a two-hitter as Dripping Springs topped Vista Ridge 9-1. … In a District 15-5A matchup, Zoe Bacon struck out six and allowed just two hits as Lake Travis edged Westlake 2-1. The Chaparrals are tied with Bowie for the district lead while Lake Travis and Austin are just behind them. … Round Rock tops the District 16-5A standings, but Stony Point, Cedar Ridge and Pflugerville all are fighting for second place. Stony Point closes the regular season this week when Round Rock visits. The Tigers, who lost both of their district games against Cedar Ridge, blanked Pflugerville 9-0 as Emily Kirk threw a shutout while Addison Ard collected a single, double and triple.… Liberty Hill pitcher Samantha Junkin improved to 20-1 with a complete-game, two-hit shutout of Lampasas. … Elgin’s Jenna Wing tossed a seven-hit shutout as the Lady Cats topped Bastrop 15-0.
— BUTCH HART