On Monday, April 12, the Waldron Diamond Dogs not only took on the Mt. Ida Lions, but they honored eight seniors for Seniors Night as well. Jaden Hutchens, Bryson Bailey, Drake Carnley, Caden Fuller, Braden Williams, Bladyn Mays, Samuel Slater, and Jesse Dees all relished in the baseball spotlight Monday night. “We got off to a good start again scoring in the first inning off a Braden Williams two RBI single to right center gap,” stated Coach Mark Brigance. Drake Carnley and Matthew Brigance also brought the action home. “We scored again in the 3rd off Caden Fullers leadoff single, a stolen base, Williams’ sac fly to right field, and Blake Owens’ ground ball to the infield.” Both teams went on to score two more runs each in the fourth inning and the game remained tied into the seventh. Mt. Ida was then able to score off a one out single, stolen base, and a double into left ending the game with a final score of 6-5 Lions. “We failed to score in the bottom half after Williams lead off with a single but we pitched five guys to get them ready for the week.”
The next night on Tuesday, the Diamond Dogs traveled to Booneville to try their hand for a second time against the Bearcats. In the teams’ first showing against each other, the Bearcats won 15-9. Although Waldron was met with the same fate again this time around, they were able to hold Booneville to a 12-9 score. “We played a good ball game again on defense. We struggled on the mound and allowed too many free bases. The offense really hit the ball well.” Ending the night was Carnley with one single, a stolen base, and a score. Brigance went 4 for 4, had three stolen bases, and scored three times. Fuller scored a double, two singles, and two runs. Williams hit the ball hard four times, ROE, had an RBI ground out, and a sac fly. Hutchens made two singles and a score. And Noah Patrick and Kaden Rogers made one single and score each. “We are still working on putting all the pieces together to win a game,” concluded Coach Brigance. The Bulldogs will conclude their week when they next take on Danville away on Friday, April 16.