FORT WORTH – Carroll ace lefthander Tyler Alexander had been here before.
In his last two Friday starts, Alexander lost either a no-hitter or perfect game in the seventh inning. Not this time. Alexander, a TCU signee, completed the task with a no-hitter in an 8-0 victory at Fossil Ridge. Alexander, who went head-to-head on the mound against top prospect Sheldon Neuse, finished with 14 strikeouts.
The only thing that kept Alexander from a perfect game was a hit batter in the second innning. The week before, Alexander lost a perfect game against Northwest in the seventh inning on an infield single. The victory clinched the District 4-5A title for the Dragons (25-3, 12-1), ranked No. 4 in state by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Alexander improved to 8-0 with an 0.35 earned-run average. He has 113 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched and has allowed just three earned runs all year.
Carroll’s final regular season game will be 7 p.m. Friday against Haltom. Due to school testing, the Dragons do not play Tuesday.
Senior Night and Old Union Elementary School Night at Dragon Baseball Field
The Carroll Class of 2013 baseball players and Old Union Elementary School will be recognized at the Haltom Buffalos vs. Carroll on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. All OUES students wearing an OUES or Dragon T-shirt will be admitted free. Please note, all adults must pay the gate fee per UIL rules. Students should check in at the OUES check-in table at the front gate. OUES student John Peebles will serve as bat boy and schoolmate Ashwin Iyer will throw out the first pitch.
Play It Forward Southlake
The Dragon baseball team is collecting gently-used baseball equipment to donate to Play It Forward Southlake. A Play It Forward Southlake collection barrel will be available at all home games.