Indians overcome Rains, Scurry-Rosser

Photo by David Kapitan Grand Saline’s Trent Easley made two appearances on the mound over the past week, allowing a combined four runs over eight innings of work.

The Grand Saline Indians added a pair of tallies to their season win total over the past week, shutting down Emory Rains and Scurry-Rosser in consecutive games.

The Indians made it look easy against Emory Rains March 16, jumping out to an early 5-0 lead en route to a 9-0 win.

Connor Lowe got the start and win for Grand Saline, allowing two hits while striking out four in three innings on the mound. Trent Easley worked the final four innings in relief, striking out two and allowing only two hits in the win.

Offensively, Jake Morrison helped lead the way for Grand Saline by going 3/4 with 4 RBI and two runs scored.

Other standouts included Connor Lowe helping his own cause by going 2/5 with a double, 2 RBI and two runs scored, Judsen Truett going 3/5 with two runs scored, Jordan Smith going 3/4 with a run scored, and Trent Easley, Ryan Jones, Logan McDaniel and Cleighton Schedule all adding singles.


Honors roll in for Mustangs, Lady Mustangs

The Martins Mill Mustangs and Lady Mustangs each put together impressive seasons on the hardwood in 2016-'17, with the Mustangs reaching the Area round of the playoffs and the Lady Mustangs finishing as this year's 2A State runner-up.

Unsurprisingly, post season honors have continued to roll in for both in recent weeks.


District 14-2A coaches recently released their list of Superlative and All-District honorees for the 2016-'17 season.

Garrett Celsur earned the team's lone Superlative honor this season, earning Newcomer of the Year honors from competing coaches. Noah Ingram, Michael Hawes and Bryson Waynick were all named First Team All-District performers, and Luke Morrow and Karson Gowin both earned Second Team All-District recognition.


Bulldogs among I-20 Tournament competitors

Photo by Tracy Erwin Tye Elie kicks and fires a pitch off during Edgewood’s run at the I-20 Classic in Van March 16-18.

The Edgewood Bulldogs were among the most active local baseball teams over the Spring Break holiday, hitting the diamond five times during the I-20 Classic March 16-18 and again for non-district play against Corsicana March 21.

Edgewood finished the week with a 2-3-1 record, including wins over both Atlanta and Gladewater and a tie against the Van Vandals.

The Bulldogs began the week with play against Van March 16, allowing just two hits in a 3-3 tie with the Vandals.

Tye Elie finished with the no-decision for Edgewood, striking out six while allowing three runs in five innings on the mound.

Offensively, Trey Erwin accounted for both Edgewood hits by going 2/3 with an RBI. Turner Bannister added the other Bulldog RBI in the contest.

Trever Smith put the Bulldogs in the win column in their second game of the I-20 Classic, allowing no hits, no walks and no runs in a 8-0 Bulldog win over Atlanta.


Mustangs display offensive firepower in wins

The Martins Mill Mustangs entered play this week against Neches and Trinidad riding high, having defeated their previous two opponents by a combined score of 33-1. The Mustangs exceeded those lofty numbers in impressive fashion, blanking Neches 19-0 March 17 before hammering Trinidad 17-2 just four days later.

Martins Mill needed just three innings to top Neches, scoring 11 runs in the top of the first and never looking back in a runaway win.

Peyton Garner helped to lead the charge offensively for the Mustangs, going 4/4 with two doubles, 6 RBI and three runs scored.



Edgewood junior post Trey Erwin, already selected as the District 12-3A MVP following the 2016-'17 basketball season, was recently named Class 3A Region II All-Region Team by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. The Bulldog basketball team finished the year with a Regional Quarterfinal appearance, losing to eventual 3A State Champion Dallas Madison.

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Meyer's no-hitter highlights 2-0 week

Photo by David Kapitan Paytton Stanley registered a pair of multi-hit games over the past week, following up a 3/4 effort against Edgewood with a 2/3 effort against Kaufman.

The Grand Saline Lady Indians won a pair of wildly different games over the past week, weathering a late Edgewood rally in a key district showdown before dispatching Kaufman behind an impressive five-inning no-hitter by Delana Meyer.

Against Edgewood March 16, Edgewood scored three runs in the third and two each in both the fourth and fifth innings, and another run in the top of the seventh to take a commanding 8-1 lead over the Lady Dogs. 

Edgewood fought back to plate six runs in the home half of the seventh, ultimately falling just short in an 8-7 Grand Saline win.

Sisters Sarah and Emma Elliot were nearly perfect at the plate for the Lady Indians, combining to go 8/10 with a double, a triple, 5 RBI and four runs scored against the Lady Dogs.

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Mustangs dominate Cross Roads, LaPoynor

The Martins Mill Mustangs put on an offensive clinic last week, outscoring Cross Roads and LaPoynor by a staggering 33-1 in two “mercy rule” shortened games.

Martins Mill jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Cross Roads March 10, scoring runs in the bottom of the first on a Marshall Davis RBI single and a Peyton Garner RBI double.

The bottom of the third inning would serve as the exclamation point of the game for Martins Mill as the Mustangs scored 10 runs to put the game out of reach.

Marshall Davis needed just 74 pitches across five innings, allowing just a hit while striking out 12 Cross Roads batters.

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Eaglettes open district play with back-to-back wins

Photo by David Kapitan Eaglette shortstop Kylie Floyd tags out Wills Point counterpart Alexis Mosley on a stolen base attempt.

The Canton Eaglettes got off to a good start in their bid to make a trip to this year’s softball playoffs, registering wins over both Brownsboro and Wills Point to open District 13-4A play.

The Eaglettes began their week March 14, taking on the visiting Brownsboro Bearettes. A four-run outburst in the fourth inning would be a deciding factor as Canton secured a 7-2 win in the contest.

Canton struck first in the game, scoring two runs in the bottom of the second courtesy of two-out RBI doubles by Reagan Busby and Brooke Arnold.

The Eaglettes bounced back from allowing a run in the top of the fourth by plating four runs of their own to seize a 6-1 advantage.

Key plays in the inning included a two-run fielding error by the Brownsboro shortstop, followed by an RBI triple by Kylie Floyd and a subsequent passed ball that allowed Floyd to come home to score.


Bulldogs compete at annual tournament

Photo by David Kapitan Edgewood’s Turner Bannister reaches base in a painful way, getting hit in the back by an offering from a Crandall pitcher.

The Edgewood Bulldogs spent plenty of time on the field during their home tournament March 9-11, playing six times over the course of three days.

Edgewood finished the weekend up with a 3-2-1 record overall, including wins over Caddo Mills, Farmersville and Elkhart.

The Bulldogs opened tournament play early in the morning against Crandall March 9, surrendering a pair of seventh inning runs in a 3-1 loss to the Pirates.

Leading hitters for Edgewood in the contest included Turner Bannister going 1/2 with a double and a run scored, Trey Erwin going 1/3 with a double, Tye Elie going 1/3 and Cooper Hill going 1/3.

Tye Elie go the start for the Bulldogs, allowing five hits and an earned run in six innings.

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Bulldogs pitchers dominate at John Tyler Tournament

Photo by Tracy Erwin Bulldogs players line the dugout railing as they look on during play at the John Tyler Varsity Tournament.

The Edgewood Bulldogs pitching staff put on a clinic during March 2-4, allowing just eight earned runs during a 4-1 run at the John Tyler Varsity Tournament.

Turner Bannister got the ball rolling on the stellar run, allowing just one hit while striking out 12 in a 6-0 win over Tyler March 2.

Offensively, Bannister helped his own cause by going 1/3 overall with a triple, 3 RBI and two runs scored. Tye Elie finished 2/3 at the plate with a pair of singles, and Kason Grant delivered an RBI.

Tyler Lee handed Edgewood's its only loss of the tournament in an afternoon affair March 2, holding the Bulldogs to just one hit in a 5-0 win.

Cooper Hill got the start for the Bulldogs, allowing three hits and an earned run in four innings on the mound. Keaton Seale pitched an inning in relief, also allowing an earned run, and Kason Grant allowed no baserunners during his one inning of work.


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