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Harker Heights Knights Varsity grabs lead in sixth inning

CCLP/TJ MAXWELL Daniel Cole hits a home run in the bottom of the sixth, driving in one run against Copperas Cove Bulldawgs, leading the Knights to a 4-3 victory Wednesday.

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Daniel Cole hits a home run in the bottom of the sixth, driving in one run against Copperas Cove Bulldawgs, leading the Knights to a 4-3 victory Wednesday.

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Harker Heights Knights Varsity took the lead late in the game in a 4-3 victory over Copperas Cove on Wednesday. The game was tied at three with Harker Heights Knights Varsity batting in the bottom of the sixth when Daniel Cole homered off of Johnson, driving in one run.

Harker Heights Knights Varsity captured the lead in the first inning. Tre Martin singled on a 2-2 count in the first inning, scoring one run.

After Copperas Cove scored one run in the top of the third, Harker Heights Knights Varsity answered with one of their own. Copperas Cove scored when Jacob Mitchell uncorked a wild pitch, scoring one run. Harker Heights Knights Varsity then answered when Spencer Young singled off of Johnson, driving in one run.

In the top of the fourth inning, Copperas Cove tied things up at three. An error scored two runs for Copperas Cove.

Martin earned the win for Harker Heights Knights Varsity. He went one inning, allowing zero runs, zero hits, and striking out one. Daniel Cole recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Harker Heights Knights Varsity. Johnson took the loss for Copperas Cove. He pitched five and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs, eight hits, and striking out five.

Mitchell started the game for Harker Heights Knights Varsity. He went five innings, surrendering three runs, five hits, and striking out three.

Harker Heights Knights Varsity collected eight hits. Young, Cole, and Mitchell each collected multiple hits for Harker Heights Knights Varsity. Young went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Harker Heights Knights Varsity in hits.

Ingram led Copperas Cove with two hits in four at bats. Copperas Cove was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Camacho had the most chances in the field with seven.

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