Sports and Outdoors


Lady Tigers claw Eustace, 15-0
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–League-leading Wills Point roughed up the hosting Eustace Lady Bulldogs Tuesday, winning 15-0 in four innings.
The Lady Bulldogs were scheduled for a bye Friday, and will host Kaufman at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. That is the last scheduled game of the regular season; a March 10 game with Kemp was postponed, but had not officially been rescheduled at presstime Thursday.
After a scoreless first inning, the visiting Lady Tigers, who are unbeaten in District 12-3A play, erupted for eight runs in the second inning and followed that with a seven-run third inning.

RO’s McLin no-hits Panthers
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–The visiting Red Oak Hawks handed the youthful Mabank Panthers an 8-0 defeat Tuesday.
Now 0-4 in District 14-4A play, the Panthers were scheduled to visit Lancaster Friday, and will visit Ennis for a 7 p.m. district game Tuesday, April 11.
Next Thursday, April 13, the Panthers will host the Athens Hornets in a 7 p.m. contest.
Red Oak pitcher Chad McLin not only threw a no-hitter Tuesday, he came very close to pitching a perfect game against the Panthers.
Mabank wound up with only two baserunners – catcher Charlie Woodard in the second inning and outfielder Mikey Shelton in the third – who both reached first base on errors.
McLin notched 11 strikeouts, and personally got rid of Woodard with a pickoff throw to first. Shelton wound up stranded when the next two Panther batters struck out and grounded out.
With McLin shutting down the offense, the Panthers’ defense needed to be perfect, but Mabank committed four errors behind losing pitcher Cory Strouth.
The Hawks opened the scoring in the first inning, when back-to-back doubles by Adam DelaGarza and Troy Elliott scored DelaGarza.
Red Oak’s Casey Slape reached first on an error, and Evan Martinek singled to left to score Slape, giving the Hawks a 2-0 lead.
The Hawks added a run in the third when Ryan Dillon singled to left and Elliott reached based on an error, scoring Dillon.
That was it until the seventh inning, when Dillon singled off Panther reliever Chris Trejo, Elliott singled and Matt Curry doubled to right, scoring both Dillon and Elliott.
Slape walked, and Trenton McKinney reached base on an error, scoring Slape. McKinney tried to steal second, but Woodard picked him off to end the game.


Upcoming Games


April 11
Mabank @ Corsicana*
Kemp @ Wills Point*
Eustace vs Kaufman*

April 13
Mabank @ Red Oak*

April 21
Mabank vs Lancaster*
(end regular season)


April 11
Mabank @ Ennis*
Kemp vs Kaufman*
Eustace vs Crandall*