The event will include a Dragon Alumni vs. Varsity at 2:30 p.m. Hosted by the Carroll baseball program, the Palooza will be the first official player event of the Spring 2017 season.
Carroll baseball coach Larry Vucan, who has been offering clinics to Dragon Youth Baseball coaches for the past three years, is excited about bringing all Dragon baseball enthusiasts together.
“Giving back to the youth league here in Southlake is just our way of paying it forward,” Vucan said. “The better our youth players are, the better our program will be. Working together to achieve those goals just makes sense.”
The day will kick off with a photographer capturing the Dragons United in a panoramic group picture of all players from age four to high school seniors and alumni.
Players will then be grouped by age for baseball clinics led by high school players and coaches who will provide instruction, encouragement, autographs and photo ops.
Carroll cheerleaders and crew will be on hand to entertain the players and there will be sponsor booths with giveaways, a silent auction and event t-shirts for sale. The Alumni vs. Varsity game will be held on Field 10 and will be nine innings. Concessions will be available throughout the day.
Media and event questions should be directed to Kelli Ramage at 817.422.3036. Additional information and updates can be found by visiting the Dragon Youth Baseball website at www.dragonyouthbaseball.org.
The Carroll Dragon bats came alive last Friday against Denton Guyer. With a chance to win the District 7-5A title outright, the Dragons responded with a thunderous 13-3 run-rule victory at Dragon Field. Carroll finished the regular season 18-9 and 11-3 in district. The Dragons enter the playoffs on a hot streak winning their last three games by a combined 34-3 score. Against Guyer, the Dragons hit three home runs (Ben Sego, Kenny Hill, Nick Arst) and Greg Maisto shut down the Guyer offense. Maisto went five innings and had nine strikeouts.
The Dragons will face District 8-5A’s No. 4 playoff seed Marcus in the opening round of the playoffs, which begin Thursday.
Carroll (18-9) vs. Marcus (20-9)
Game 1: Thursday, 7:30 p.m., at Marcus
Game 2: Friday, 4 p.m., at Carroll
Game 3: (if necessary), 1 p.m. at Grapevine