The Dragon Baseball and Lady Dragon Softball teams are off to hot starts in district play. Both teams are enjoying the new field renovations provided through the passing of the 2017 Carroll Bond. Throughout the rest of the regular season, “The Turf Update” will give weekly updates as the teams move through their district schedules and eye potential playoff runs.
The Dragons traveled to Trinity High School Tuesday night to kick off the first game of the two games series with Trinity. The Dragon offense took a bit to get warmed up in this one, as through five innings they could only muster three hits. Adam Stephenson drew the start on the mound for the Dragons and kept the Dragons close through four and two thirds innings issuing one run to the Trojans.
The Dragons exploded for five runs in the sixth, kick-started by a two-run double from Yanluis Oritz to give the Dragons their first lead of the game. The offense went on to add five more runs in the seventh to close the game strong and avoid their first loss in district play.
The Dragons sit 14-3 overall on the season and 3-0 in district play and return home to conclude the series with Trinity this Friday evening at 7:00.
Lady Dragon Softball
The Lady Dragons took on Byron Nelson on the road Tuesday night. An offensive explosion in the second inning was all the Ladys needed to close this game out early. Eight Lady Dragons crossed the dish in the second inning, fueled by a solo home run from Katie Gee, and a bases-loaded triple from Gaby Garcia.
Allie Nuenke took the mound and threw a gem shutting out the Bobcats and holding them to two total hits on the evening. The win takes the Lady Dragons’ overall record to 16-5 and 4-1 in district play.
The team comes home for “Strike out Cancer” night on Friday, March 23rd when they take on LD Bell at 7:00 pm. All the proceeds will be donated to the Liles family, as they continue to combat cancer. Coach Charlie Liles and his wife Cheryl help lead our Lady Dragon Softball squad.