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Bulldogs win tournament, bop
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs baseball team continued on a roll Tuesday after securing the championship of the Bulldog Invitational tournament last weekend.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to play in the Mildred Invitational tournament this weekend.
Monday, March 3, Eustace will visit Chapel Hill for a 7:30 p.m. contest and next Monday, March 10, the Bulldogs will host Scurry-Rosser’s Wildcats for a non-district contest, opening with a 5 p.m. junior varsity game.
Saturday, March 15, the Bulldogs will travel to Commerce for a two-game slate, opening with a freshman contest at noon.
Tuesday, March 18, Eustace will open District 13-3A baseball play on the road at Kemp’s new field.
Tuesday, the Bulldogs exploded for nine runs in the first inning and went on to run-rule the visiting Kerens Bobcats 19-8.
Ryan Compton led the Bulldogs at the plate with a home run, two doubles and a single, while Brandon Grayson added three singles.
Chris Compton stroked two doubles, while Colton Hall had two singles, Cameron Coffey had a double, and both Lucas Cope and Caleb Bailey added singles.
Cope got the win on the mound, allowing five hits. The Bulldogs racked up 14 hits and committed two errors, while the Bobcats committed four errors.
Feb. 23, the Bulldogs knocked off future district foe Kaufman 11-2 to win the Eustace Invitational tournament.
The Bulldogs defeated Scurry-Rosser 13-3, lost to Kaufman 8-4, and then won two straight, beating Cross Roads 11-1 and Quinlan 9-1 to reach the championship game and a rematch with the Lions.
Cross Roads won third place in the tournament by edging the Mabank Panthers 2-0 in a pitcher’s duel.
In the championship game, the Bulldogs pounded out 11 hits and committed three errors, while the Lions hurt themselves by committing eight errors.
Coffey got the win, allowing five hits in four innings. Chris Compton came in to work the last two innings, getting a save.
Cope had three hits and knocked in five runs, while Chris Compton had two singles, Grayson had two singles, and Ryan Compton, Braden Strickland, Justin Cook and Rusty Hart all had singles.
During the tournament, Strickland, Nick Shutak, Grayson and Coffey all earned wins on the mound.
Coffey led the Bulldogs, racking up nine hits (including a home run and two doubles) and six RBIs during the tournament, while Cope finished with eight hits and 14 RBIs, notching two home runs and three doubles.
Mabank golf girls win,
Monitor Photos/Kerry Yancey
Mineola took second place in the girls division,
followed by a private school, Prince of Peace.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank’s boys, led by rounds of 88 from both Chris
Harper and Taylor Brown, finished second at 358.
Area students place at LSHSRA
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