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’Dogs nip Van
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–On a muddy field, the hosting Eustace Bulldogs came from way behind with seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings to beat the Van Vandals 9-8 Friday night.
The win evened the Bulldogs’ record at 9-9-1 on the season, as they finished the first round of District 14-3A baseball competition at 2-3. EHSvsVanBaseball.jpg (212352 bytes)
Tuesday night, the Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Mineola in the second-round opener.

Monitor Photo/
Kerry Yancey
Van Vandal Chance Morgan (12) slides in for a two-RBI double just ahead of the cutoff throw to Eustace Bulldog second baseman Addison Scott (1) during the third inning of Eustace's come-from-behind 9-8 District 14-3A baseball win over the visiting Vandals Friday. Morgan's double gave the Vandals a 4-2 lead at the time.

Mineola finished the first round at 3-2, so Tuesday’s game likely will go a long way toward determining who will get the third-place playoff berth behind unbeaten Canton (5-0) and Wills Point (4-1).
Friday night, April 9, the Bulldogs are scheduled to host Canton, and Tuesday, April 13, the Bulldogs will visit Kemp (0-5 in the first round). Each evening opens at 6:30 p.m.
Between rain showers, Eustace opened a 2-0 lead over the visiting Vandals (1-4) in the first two innings, but the Vandals exploded for four runs in the third inning to take a 4-2 lead.
The Vandals added runs in the fourth and top of the fifth inning to open an 8-2 lead, but then the Bulldogs posted a big inning of their own, scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Eustace added two more runs in the sixth inning to take a 9-8 lead, and hung on behind the pitching of Braden Strickland, who came in for reliever Chris Compton to obtain the final two outs.
Compton got the win with 3 1/3 innings of work.
Van pounded out 12 hits against the Bulldogs, who had nine hits. Each team committed two errors.
Getting hits for the Bulldogs were Blake Hammonds (three singles, four RBIs), Compton (three singles), Addison Scott (two RBIs), Owen Babcock (RBI single), Jacob Petillo (single) and Strickland (single).

Woods receives 25-year tourney participation pin
Monitor Staff Reports
DALLAS–Mabank resident Jan Woods received her 25-year pin for Tournament JanWoodsBowling.jpg (139256 bytes) Participation March 14 in Dallas from the Dallas Chapter of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Women’s Bowling Association.
Woods competed in singles competition and doubles with her daughter, Carol Leonard of Malakoff, at USA Bowl.
Woods also participates in league competition at Lakeplex Lanes in Seven Points on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
“I have been bowling since 1970, and I haven’t missed one year,” Woods said. She fondly remembers bowling at Bronco Bowl and Zang Bowling in Dallas.

Canton edges Kemp in two-day game
Monitor Staff Reports
CANTON–In a contest interrupted by rain and completed the next day, the hosting Canton Eagles remained unbeaten by nipping the Kemp Yellowjackets 4-3.
Now 0-6 in District 14-3A baseball play, the Yellowjackets were scheduled to visit Van Tuesday.
Friday, April 9, the ’Jackets will host Wills Point (Kemp played at Wills Point in their March 23 first-round contest, due to wet grounds).
Next Tuesday, April 13, the ’Jackets will host the Eustace Bulldogs. Each evening opens at 6:30 p.m.
Kemp head coach Cody Ross noted the ’Jackets played one of their best defensive games of the year for 5 1/3 innings at Canton. The Eagles improved to 6-0 in district play.
Cody Benavidez started on the mound Friday for the ’Jackets and finished Saturday, as the game resumed play in the top of the second inning.
Benavidez went 5 1/3 innings, surrendering six hits, striking out two and walking none, allowing just one earned run, but wound up with a no-decision.
Zach Allison came on in relief in the sixth to work out of a two-on, one-out jam after Canton tied the game at 3-3.
Kemp held a 3-1 advantage after Allison tripled to start the game. Aaron Haessley singled to score Allison and the Jackets led 1-0.
In the top of the second inning Friday night, with rain pouring down, Cris Murray doubled in another run, pushing Kemp’s lead to 2-1.
Allison was intentionally walked to load bases for Kyle Kimberling, who worked the count to 2-0 before the game was postponed till Saturday.
When play resumed, Kimberling collected a bases-loaded RBI walk to make the score 3-1.
The ’Jackets played solid defense for the next four innings, not allowing a hit or a baserunner to reach second.
Leading off the sixth, Benavidez hit Canton’s leadoff batter.
A single and an error pushed across two runs, knotting the game at 3-3.
Allison closed the door in the bottom of the sixth, and the teams opened play in the seventh inning tied.
After a 1-2-3 top half, the ’Jackets got the first batter out in the bottom of the seventh, but the next two Eagle batters both reached base on Kemp errors.
With two on and one out, Canton squeezed home the winning run. Allison took the loss.
Brice King led the ’Jackets at the plate, going 2-for-4.












Upcoming games


April 8
KHS-Al Williamson Relays

April 14-15
14-3A District meet @ Eustace

April 22
Regional qualifiers meet @ Eustace

May 7-8
Region II meet @ Commerce


April 9
MHS @ Red Oak*
KHS @ Wills Point*
EHS vs Canton*

April 13
MHS vs Mesquite Poteet*

April 16
MHS vs Forney*

April 20
MHS vs Lancaster*
KHS @ Mineola*
EHS vs Wills Point*
(end regular season)

April 23
MHS @ West Mesquite*
(end regular season)

(*District contest)


April 9
MHS vs Terrell @ Athens*
KHS vs Wills Point*
EHS vs Canton*

April 13
MHS vs Red Oak* at EHS

April 16
MHS vs Poteet* @ EHS
KHS, EHS idle

April 17
EHS @ Athens (noon)

(*District contest)

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