The No. 6 nationally-ranked (Baseball America) Dragons outlasted Keller 5-4 in 12 innings to remain undefeated in district action. Carroll improved to 17-2 overall and 5-0 in district. The Dragons took their final lead in the top of the 12th behind two base hits and a Keller wild pitch. Carroll led 2-0 before Keller tied the game in the bottom of the fifth. Keller rallied again in the bottom of the seventh with two runs to send the game to extra innings at 4-4. The Dragons finished with 10 hits.
Chris Altimont led the Dragons with four hits and three RBI. Carroll ace Tyler Alexander went six innings and had seven strikeouts.
Durham Intermediate School Night at Dragon Baseball Field
DIS will be recognized at the Dragons vs. Fossil Ridge game, Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. All DIS students wearing a DIS 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 DIS check-in table at the front gate.
Play It Forward Southlake
The Dragon Varsity baseball team is collecting gently used baseball equipment to donate to Play It Forward Southlake. All fans donating a piece of equipment will be entered into a drawing for a prize. A Play It Forward Southlake collection barrel will be available at all home games. Please look for the barrel and a student representative at the entrance gate to donate equipment and receive a raffle ticket.
The Carroll Dragon baseball team’s victory Tuesday against Northwest had special meaning. It marked Dragon coach Larry Hughes’ 500th career victory. He is also six victories away from 400 at Carroll. Hughes took over the program in 1997.
The No. 4-ranked Dragons (16-2, 4-0 in District 4-5A) blanked Northwest 8-0 at Dragon Field behind pitcher Sean Thompson. He went six innings and had five strikeouts. Joe Heineman led Carroll with two hits and two RBI. The Dragons held a 5-0 lead after two innings and Thompson and reliever Ben Leeper limited Northwest to four hits. The Dragons finished with eight hits.
Carroll plays at Keller at 7 p.m. Friday.
Dragon third baseman Kenny Hill paced the offense with three hits and four RBI. The Dragons produced eights hits while Colleyville Heritage was held to two hits. Carroll scored two runs in the first and added their final two runs in the top of the fifth.
The Dragons improved to 5-1 overall and are ranked No. 4 in the state by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. Carroll begins play in the Mid Cities Tournament Thursday.
The Carroll Dragon baseball team has earned preseason state recognition. The Dragons are ranked No.5 in Class 5A by the Texas High School Association of Baseball Coaches. Carroll, which finished one victory shy of the state tournament last season, is the highest ranked team from Dallas-Fort Worth. Arlington Martin is ranked No. 9 and knocked Carroll out of the playoffs last season in the Region I finals.
Carroll returns several key players including ace left-hander Tyler Alexander, who has signed with TCU. Other top returnees include third baseman Kenny Hill, catcher Hayden Zier, outfielder Drew Brown and pitchers Ben Leeper and Sean Thompson.
Class 5A Preseason Poll
1. CY RANCH
2. FT BEND DULLES
3. LAREDO ALEXANDER
4. CORPUS CHRISTI CARROLL
5. SOUTHLAKE CARROLL
6. ROUND ROCK
7. DEER PARK
9. ARLINGTON MARTIN
10. A&M CONSOLIDATED
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Langham Creek, The Woodlands, Dallas Jesuit, Cy Woods, San Antonio Churchill, and Mission Sharyland.