Last week’s Turf Update highlighted the hot starts both the Dragon Baseball and Lady Dragon Softball teams were having in District 5-6A play, this week will sound very similar to previous reports. Both teams took the field twice in district play this past week, and the baseball squad had one non-district matchup sprinkled in as well.
The best story both on and off the field for both programs was the joint effort to Strike Out Cancer last Friday evening during the dual program doubleheader that saw the Lady Dragons take on L.D. Bell at the same time the baseball team was wrapping their season series with Trinity. Throughout the night’s events, donations were accepted to help the Liles family, as Coach Liles wife, Cheryl continue to combat cancer. The community showed up in support of the Liles and the Dragons on the night.
The Lady Dragon’s came from behind late in their matchup thanks to three runs in the fifth on a three-run double by Avery Ziegler and one more run plated in the sixth on an RBI single by senior Abigail Stuart.
The Dragon Baseball squad took care of Trinity on the back of pitcher Nicco Cole, who tossed a complete game three-hit shutout.
On Saturday, The Dragon baseball team was back on the turf against Frisco Wakeland. Carroll Alumnus and huge Dragon supporter, Jay Armstrong got the honor of throwing out the first pitch in this one. The Dragons were down 3-1 until the fourth inning when they blew up for eight runs and cruised to the 12-3 victory. Cade Bell went 4 for 5 on the game and Cole Johnson and Jack McBride plated 2 RBI’s each. Cutter Sippel tossed his first complete game of the season and improving to 2-0 on the season.
The early week matchups for both squads saw the Lady Dragons head on the road to take on Hebron, the lone team to hand them a district loss this season. The Lady Dragons, led by a solid complete-game pitching performance from Allie Nuenke and three huge hits from Brooke Martin, took down the Hawks 5-1 to take their record to 18-5 overall and 5-1 in district. The Lady Dragons are on the road again this Thursday in a huge matchup against Flower Mound. First pitch in that game will be at 7 pm.
The Dragon Baseball team took down Lewisville in the opening game of their district series by a score of 6-0. The offense was led by Marcus Hill, who went 3 for 3 on the night with a run batted in and Cade Bell who also had a pair of hits. On the mound, it was another complete game shutout for the Dragons. Bergen Krug threw a gem of a game, spreading four hits throughout the game and striking out five Lewisville batters. Up next, the Dragons travel to Lewisville on Thursday, March 29th in hopes to complete another sweep at 7 pm.