Varsity Baseball · Temple’s playoff hopes in dire straits after 10-2 loss to Cove

The bus to the playoffs is starting to pull away and Temple might not have enough time to catch it before it zooms out of sight.

Copperas Cove built a six-run lead after an inning and a half and added to its advantage throughout Tuesday night’s District 12-6A game while the Wildcats — who had more errors than hits (4-3) — did little to help themselves get back into the contest, and the Bulldawgs exited Hallford Field with a 10-2 victory.

Temple (11-16-1, 7-7), which has lost two straight following a three-game winning streak, is 1½ games back of the Bulldawgs (14-11-1, 8-5) for the district’s fourth and final postseason spot. Cove has three games remaining and the Wildcats two — absolute, must-win home games next week versus Harker Heights and Hewitt Midway.

Click here to read the entire article in the Temple Daily Telegram by Joshua Weaver.