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.

Baseball

Non-conference

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.