PLANO – In the deciding Game 3 of the area playoffs, the Carroll Dragons’ offense came alive with perfect timing.
The Dragons exploded with 16 hits in a 15-2 victory against Hebron on Saturday at Plano West High School. The Dragons advance to face district rival Coppell in a Region I quarterfinals series beginning Thursday.
Carroll (24-6) also had an impressive performance by sophomore pitcher Kole Ramage, who went six innings and silenced Hebron’s lineup. The Hawks were limited to five hits. Ramage had early comfort from a Dragons four-run first inning, keyed by sophomore Ross Cadena’s three-run home run. Cadena and center fielder Eric Cole each had three hits and four RBI.
Hebron forced Game 3 after winning a wild 8-7 victory in Game 2 Friday night. Carroll rallied from a 7-2 deficit to tie the game, but Hebron scored the game-winning run in the top of the sixth.
Carroll vs. Coppell – Class 6A Region I Quarterfinals
Game 1: 7 p.m. Thursday, Argyle HS
Game 2: 7 p.m. Friday, Argyle HS
Game 3: (if necessary) 3 p.m. Saturday, Prosper HS