By Jeremy McDonald
DALLAS, Ore.– The Dallas Lady Dragons 16U squad had showed that their bats and pitching were still as strong as they were over the Summer at the 14U-level, winning their two games over Central (17-8) and the West Valley Wardogs (8-1) Sunday afternoon at the Lyle Sports Complex.
They were new faces on the team as Dragons Senior Hayley Johnson drove in 4RBI’s in the opening game win over the Panthers from Independence, but consistency with the bats were a problem. Only collecting five hits in their win over the Wardogs, but had made the most of the four errors and five walks they were given Sunday afternoon.
It’s just a matter of getting those reps moving forward in the one-month Fall ball season.
“It’s all going to have to come down to practice and getting more reps. Like trying to work on getting bat on ball whenever possible,” said Hayley Johnson, who drove in 4RBI’s in the first game Sunday morning against Central.
Kadence Morrison did Kadence Morrison-things Sunday. In seven-and-two-third innings, Morrison struck out 16 batters and allowed two hits that included a five-inning, one-hitter Sunday against West Valley with the Lady Dragon defense settling in after their first game together as a unit.
“We did good, this is our first time haven’t played with each other before so it’s just a matter of seeing where everyone fits. It was definitely was a learning weekend,” said Johnson.
Sophia Sides and Kaelyn Golden each led Dallas’ offense with three hits apiece. Madeline Scales drove in 3RBI’s to follow Johnson’s 4RBI day at the plate.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald