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.


Indians finish 3-2 over busy week

Photo by Ayla Rightenour Judsen Truett tags out Canton’s Hunter Moore on a steal attempt during Grand Saline’s game against the Eagles.

The Grand Saline Indians spent plenty of time on the diamond over the course of the past week, taking the field four times as part of their home tournament March 2-4 before hosting the Martins Mill Mustangs for a non-district game March 7.

Grand Saline finished 3-2 overall during that stretch, recording wins over Scurry-Rosser, Winnsboro and Martins Mill while suffering losses to both Crandall and Canton.

The Indians began play March 2, scoring a 4-3 win over the Scurry-Rosser Wildcats in their tournament opener.

Trent Easley got the start and win for the Indians, allowing just five hits while striking out three in a complete game effort.

Offensively, Ryan Jones led the way by going 1/2 with an RBI. Other offensive leaders included Jake Morrison going 1/2 with a double and a run scored, Connor Lowe going 1/2 with a run scored, and Logan McDaniel going 1/2.


Lady Indians open district with wins

The Grand Saline Lady Indians put themselves in a good position after two games of district play, following up a big win over Quitman with a come from behind thriller over Alba Golden.

The Lady Indians opened district play March 3, scoring a 14-5 win on the road over Quitman. Grand Saline blew the game open with seven runs in the top of the fourth, and then ended the night in emphatic fashion with five more runs in the top of the seventh.

Emma Elliott picked up the win for Grand Saline, allowing just two earned runs in a complete game effort.

Extra base hits were the order of the night for the Lady Indians with players combining to hit six doubles and triples combined.


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