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Burnet baseball remains undefeated in district; softball falls to Liberty Hill


LIBERTY HILL — The Burnet High School baseball team defeated Liberty Hill 5-4 on March 21 to stay undefeated in District 8-3A.

The Bulldogs (9-7-3 overall, 2-0 district) trailed 2-1 after the first inning and 3-1 in the fifth.

But they scored four runs in the sixth inning. Colton Barksdale led off the inning with a single, then Jeremy Ayers followed with an RBI triple. Joshua Thompson hit a ground-rule double to score Ayers for the tying run. Alex Melvin hit a single into right field for the game-winning run.

Pitcher Shae Edmonds took over in the seventh inning to clinch the victory.

“He has a lot of experience, and his desire to win matches his ability,” Burnet head coach Stephen Shipley said. “The guys played with a lot of determination and never thought they were out of it.”

The Bulldogs take on Llano, which is also 2-0 in district, at 7 p.m. March 25 in Burnet.

ON OFFENSE: RBIs – Joshua Thompson 2, Alex Melvin 1

ON DEFENSE: Winning pitcher – Cameron Chafin; save – Shae Edmunds.

RECORDS: Burnet is 9-7-3 overall and 2-0 in District 8-3A.

UP NEXT: 7 p.m. March 25, Burnet vs. Llano at Bulldog Diamonds, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet


Burnet 2-0

Llano 2-0

Liberty Hill 1-1

Lampasas 1-1

Brownwood 0-2

Gatesville 0-2


Liberty Hill 3, Burnet softball 0


LIBERTY HILL — The Burnet High School softball team lost 3-0 to Liberty Hill in a District 8-3A game March 21.

The Lady Panthers scored a run in the first inning and added two in the sixth. In all, they had nine hits.

Meanwhile, the Lady Dawgs (13-7 overall, 1-1 district) committed two errors.

Burnet got four hits off Liberty Hill junior pitcher Samantha Junkin.

ON OFFENSE: (Liberty Hill) Lynsey Mitchell 3-4, 2 RBIs, 1 home run

ON DEFENSE: Winning pitcher – Samantha Junkin (7-4) of Liberty Hill, 10 strikeouts; losing pitcher – Katie Kirkland (1-2) of Burnet

RECORDS: Burnet is 13-7 overall and 1-1 in District 8-3A; Liberty Hill is 16-5 overall and 3-0 in District 8-3A.

UP NEXT: 6 p.m. March 25, Burnet vs. Llano at Bulldog Diamonds, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet


Liberty Hill 3-0

Brownwood 2-1

Lampasas 2-1

Burnet 1-2

Gatesville 1-2

Llano 0-3