Thursday, May 26, 2022

Dragon Baseball Sweeps Allen in Dramatic Extra-Inning Fashion

HIGHLAND PARK – Dragon second baseman Cade Bell delivered the drama Friday night at Highland Park.

Bell’s RBI walkoff single gave the Dragons a 2-1 victory in the ninth inning to sweep Allen in the Class 6A Region I Quarterfinal series. Allen held a 1-0 lead after the fourth before the Dragons tied the game in the sixth. Carroll won the series opener 16-7 and earned its second consecutive playoff series sweep.

The game was moved from Dallas Baptist University to Highland Park due to the threat of inclement weather. The walk-off victory marked the fourth this season for the Dragons.

Dragon reliever Nicco Cole earned the victory in relief for the second consecutive day. Starter Kole Ramage went eight innings, didn’t allow an earned run and had seven strikeouts.

The Dragons advance to face Fossil Ridge in the 6A Region I Semifinals starting Thursday at Brewer. Fossil Ridge defeated El Paso Montwood in three games to advance. The winner of the series faces the Marcus-Martin series winner in the region finals.

Carroll (28-10-1) vs. Fossil Ridge (27-12) – Class 6A Region I Semifinals
Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Brewer High School
Game 2: 5 p.m. Friday, Brewer High School
Game 3: 8 p.m. Friday (if necessary)

*Brewer High School is located at 1025 W. Loop 820, Fort Worth 76108

Dragons Sweep Waco Midway, Face Allen in Region Quarters

GLEN ROSE – The Dragon baseball team earned a second-round sweep to advance to the Class 6A Region I quarterfinals.

Carroll defeated Waco Midway 3-2 and 6-1 to advance in the area series played at Glen Rose High School last week. In Game 2, sophomore left-hander Cutter Sippel silenced Midway as he scattered seven hits over a complete game. The Dragons scored three runs combined in the first two innings for all the cushion Sippel would need.

Carroll advances to face Allen in a best-of-three series starting Thursday at Dallas Baptist University.

Dragon designated hitter Wyatt Stapp led the Dragons with two hits and had three RBI and Ross Cadena added one RBI.

In Game 1, Ryne Ryskoski and Cadena each had two hits apiece to pace the Dragons. Arkansas signee Kole Ramage got the victory on the mound tossing a complete game and had seven strikeouts.

Carroll (24-10-1) vs. Allen – Class 6A Region I Quarterfinals
Game 1: 5 p.m. Thursday, Dallas Baptist University
Game 2: 8 p.m. Friday, Dallas Baptist University
Game 3: 3 p.m. Saturday (if necessary), Dallas Baptist University

Dragon Baseball Gets Past Plano, Advances to Area Round

PLANO – The Dragon baseball team was pushed to a third game in their Class 6A Bi-District series last Saturday.

Carroll packed plenty of offense and pitching into the elimination game against Plano for an 11-0 run-rule victory at Plano Prestonwood’s Graham Field. Plano forced Game 3 after a 5-4 victory in eight innings in Game 2.

In the deciding game, Dragon junior pitcher Nicco Cole threw a two-hit shutout. The Dragons scored seven runs in the first inning, keyed by first baseman Nik Millsap’s bases-loaded double. The game was shortened to five innings due to the 10-run rule. Carroll added three runs in the third inning and for a 10-0 lead.

Carroll (24-10-1) advances to face Waco Midway in a best-of-three area round series starting Thursday. Midway defeated Irving Nimitz in the first round.

In Game 2, the Dragons were led at the plate by designated hitter Wyatt Stapp. The senior had two hits and four RBI.

Carroll vs. Waco Midway — Area Round Series
Game 1: 7 p.m. Thursday, Glen Rose High School
Game 2: 7 p.m. Friday, Glen Rose High School
Game 3: (if necessary) 3 p.m. Saturday, Glen Rose High School

*Glen Rose High School is located at 1102 Stadium Dr, Glen Rose, TX 76043

Dragon Baseball Faces Plano in Bi-District Playoff Series

The Dragon baseball team begins the Class 6A playoffs this week.

Carroll, the District 5-6A champions, faces Plano in a Class 6A Region I Bi-District playoff series. The series begins Friday at 7 p.m. at Plano Prestonwood Christian.

Plano was the fourth-place team in District 6-6A. Game 2 will be played at 3 p.m. Saturday at Prestonwood and Game 3 (if necessary) would follow 30 minutes later.

The winner of this series faces the winner of Waco Midway vs. Irving Nimitz next week in the area round.

Carroll finished the regular season last Friday with 4-3 extra-inning loss to Hebron. The Dragons are 22-9-1 and went 11-3 in district.

The Dragons are led on the mound by Arkansas signee Kole Ramage, who has two previous years of playoff starting experience.

Carroll (22-9-1) vs. Plano (16-16) – Bi-District Playoff Series
Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday, Graham Field, Prestonwood Christian
Game 2: 3 p.m. Saturday, Graham Field, Prestonwood Christian (Note: Game time was adjusted to 3 p.m. on Tuesday)
Game 3: (if necessary) 30 minutes later

Prestonwood Christian is located at 6801 W. Park Blvd.

Dragon Baseball Sweeps L.D. Bell, Closes District This Week

The Dragon baseball team clinched the District 5-6A title outright last Friday.

The 4-2 victory against L.D. Bell at Dragon Field coupled with Marcus’ loss to Byron Nelson clinched Carroll’s outright district title.

Carroll improved to 22-7-1 overall and 11-1 in district and has won nine consecutive games. The Dragons, ranked No.1 the area in Class 6A by the Dallas Morning News, close the district schedule this week against Hebron. Carroll hosts Hebron on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Senior Night. The Dragons play at Hebron at 7 p.m. Friday.

Against Bell, Dragon starter Kole Ramage went four innings and didn’t allow hit and had eight strikeouts. Reliever Cutter Sippel went three innings and had five strikeouts and allowed three hits.

The Dragons broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the forth with two runs. Carroll then added another run in the bottom of the fifth providing enough run support.

Center fielder Adam Stephenson went 2-for-3 and four players had RBIs – Jake Murphy, Ross Cadena, Will Quillen and Cade Bell.


Lady Dragon Softball Team’s Playoff Bid Falls Short

CARROLLTON – The Lady Dragon softball team’s playoffs hopes ended Saturday.

The Lady Dragons lost 4-3 at Hebron ending the chances of a postseason bid in the final game of the season. Carroll finished the year 16-12-1 overall and 7-7 in District 5-6A.

Carroll rallied to cut the lead in the seventh with two runs, but fell short. Riley Carter led the Lady Dragons with two hits. Kelly Shackleford suffered the defeat on the mound for Carroll going 4.1 innings.

Gaby Garcia and Katie Gee each added one RBI for Carroll. Gee and Allie Nuenke also hit doubles.

Hebron broke a 1-1 with two runs in the bottom of the third inning.

Dragon Football Spring Practice Kicks Off Tuesday

Dragon spring football practice starts next week.

The Dragons will hit the field for the first day of spring workouts on Tuesday, April 25. Carroll will practice for four weeks and conclude with the annual Green-White Spring Game on Thursday, May 18 at Dragon Stadium.

Tuesday’s practice will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the CSHS fields. The team will also practice at Dragon Stadium on Friday, May 5 and Friday, May 12.

Carroll has several positions to fill for next season, including quarterback and running back with the graduation of two-year starter Mason Holmes and Audricke Gaines. The Dragons finished 10-2 last season and won the District 5-6A championship. Carroll finished the year as 6A Division II area finalists after falling to eventual state champion DeSoto.

The Dragons will open the 2017 season Friday, Sept. 1 at Broken Arrow, Okla. at 7 p.m.

Lady Dragon Softball Saves Playoff Hopes with Wild Comeback

The Carroll Lady Dragons delivered a magical comeback to keep their playoff hopes alive Tuesday night.

The Lady Dragons scored five runs in the bottom of the 7th for a 7-6 walkoff victory at CSHS vs. L.D. Bell. Carroll is still fighting for one of our playoff spots in District 5-6A with one game remaining.

Carroll needs Lewisville to defeat Hebron Wednesday night to earn a playoff berth.

The Lady Dragons are 16-11-1 and 7-6 in district and finish the season Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hebron.

Carroll overcame a 5-2 lead in the seventh as Avery Zeigler singled in the winning run. The offense was led by Gaby Garcia’s 4-for-4, two-RBI performance. Abigail Stuart had three hits and two RBI and Allie Nuenke had two hits.

The Lady Dragons finished with four extra base hits. Nueke got the victory on the mound going five innings.


Lady Dragons’ Soccer Season Ends in 6A Region I Final

MIDLAND – The Carroll Lady Dragons’ soccer season came to an end Saturday at Grande Communications Stadium.

The Lady Dragons fell one victory shy of a Class 6A state tournament berth after a 2-0 loss to Keller in the Region I championship.

Carroll defeated Wolfforth Frenship 3-1 in the semifinal on Friday and overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit. The Lady Dragons were led by Neaka Khalilian, who scored two goals and Alli Gardner added one.

Khalilian and Sydney Nobles recorded assists.

In the final, Carroll’s shots were limited and Keller’s defense delivered a shutout as it advanced to the state tournament. Keller also avenged an earlier loss this season to Carroll.

The Lady Dragons finished the season 21-2-2.