College Diamond Roundup — Grayson softball, AC baseball earn sweeps

Herald Democrat
Grayson College's Hailey Vess homered in both ends of a doubleheader sweep over Ranger in the NTJCAC opener at Grayson.

Hailey Vess was 4-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and scored twice as Grayson College finished a home sweep of Ranger College with an 8-3 win to open North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference play.

Cheyenne Stark was 2-for-4, drove in a run and scored twice, Sage Harlow was 2-for-4 with two doubles, drove in a run and score, Maci Sanders was 2-for-4, Dominique Rodriguez singled, walked, drove in a run and scored and JT Smith singled, walked and scored for the Lady Vikings (15-0, 2-0), who play a doubleheader at Ranger on Saturday.

Grayson started the day with a 10-2 victory in five innings. Harlow was 3-for-4 and a triple shy of the cycle with four RBI and scored twice, Sanders was 3-for-3, drove in a run and scored twice, Vess homered and scored twice, Stark homered and drove in three and Carmen Eilertsen walked three times and scored twice.



Austin College sweeps Dallas Christian

The Austin College baseball team swept its non-conference doubleheader against Dallas Christian College, getting a walk-off 8-7 extra innings win in the opener before taking a 12-5 victory

Zack Mahoney, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles, scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Sergio Di Paoli had a two-run double and Brandon Evans singled and drove in two runs during the Game 1 win.

Ryan Culp earned the win for the 'Roos, surrendering four unearned runs on five hits in 4.0 innings of work, while

Jake Webster went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and scored twice while Justin Alphonse, Brandon Hill and Garrett Gray also each collected a pair of hits in Game 2 win for Austin College (3-1), which hosts Mary-Hardin Baylor in a weekend series starting on Friday.