By Jeremy McDonald
DALLAS, Ore.– Kadence Morrison did Kadence Morrison things Thursday afternoon. Striking out 12, all while anchoring a defense that allowed just one hit in Dallas’ 3-0 win over Mountainside.
A nice little bounce back win following their defeats to Silverton and Westview in recent days as the Dragons enter the postseason 22-3 on the season.
“It was good, it’s been a while since I just felt pretty confident on the mound and it was just a pretty good game today for me I feel like and the whole team in general. The defense was great, the offense was great, it was just a great game overall,” said Morrison. “It gets us back in kind of the mindset to start the playoffs. We’ve been kind of iffy with the past few games and down on ourselves, but I think this will help us pick it up more and get us going for playoffs.”
Dallas picked up their three runs over the course of the first three innings. Scoring once in each inning off a Kaelyn Golden sacrifice hit, Clara Woosley single and a Grace Walls double as the Dragons turned to their defense for the remainder of the game.
Settling down and playing Dallas Softball as they now await their first round opponent when the brackets are announced.
“We’ve been struggling the last couple of games, but this definitely reassured us and we got back into the game playing Dallas softball again,” Jordan Creswell said. “It’s a very important game for the playoffs just to reassure us that we can compete against the best and do what we do. There’s always room for improvement, just the little things we need to work on now because we’ve been doing it all year. It’s just the fine tuning that we need to get to.”
Seven different Dragon batters collected a hit in the victory Thursday. Izzy Enright struck out five pitching for the Mavericks and Ainsley Arbow collected the lone hit for Mountainside.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald