Thursday, February 22, 2024

Diamond Notes: Baseball, Softball Earn Key 7-5A Wins

The latest news for Carroll baseball and softball…

McClendon Gives Dragons Dramatic Win

By Kevin Adler

CISD Intern

The Carroll Dragons came out victorious in an extra-inning thriller against Keller Central 5-4 on Friday afternoon at Dragon Field. Carroll senior shortstop Patrick McClendon ripped a walk-off single to left field to keep the Dragon undefeated in District 7-5A at 5-0.

“I was just looking for a pitch to drive,” McClendon said. “He threw it right down the middle and I didn’t miss it.”

Junior catcher Dillon Rake came through for the Dragons in the bottom of the eighth with a pinch-hit double to spark the rally. Dragons starting pitcher Ryan Lowe threw five innings and allowed four runs on five hits and struck out six. Sophomore Tyler Alexander threw the final three innings and allowed only one base runner and struck out four.

Perhaps the player of the week for the Dragons was senior first basemen Kyle Bailey. He has two home runs, including a two-run home run against Central and a grand slam Tuesday night at Coppell. Bailey had seven RBI in two games this week and was error-free at first base. Carroll’s next game is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Saginaw.

(Photo by CISD Intern Kevin Adler)


Lady Dragons Win 5th Straight In 7-5A

The Carroll Lady Dragons softball continues to be a force in District 7-5A. The Lady Dragons earned their fifth consecutive victory in league play with a 12-7 win Friday night against Denton Guyer. Carroll pounded out 13 hits and was led at the plate by Julia Colman (3-for-4, 3 RBI), Katelyn Vinson (3-for-4, RBI), Alexandra Schneider (2-for-4, 2 RBI) and Sarah Dotson (2-for-3, 2 RBI).

The Lady Dragons (6-1 in 7-5A) return to action Tuesday night as they travel to face Fossil Ridge at 7 p.m.

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