Pictured are Lady Bulldog seniors, Kadance Espinoza, Saige Mahar, Ashton Young, and Rheagan Sanford
After an intense and hard-fought baseball and softball season, the Waldron Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are ready to strike it up in the 3A-4 District Tournament which is being played in Booneville. The Bulldogs finished their regular season with a 5-14 total play record and 4-6 in conference placing them as the #3 seed. The boys will be facing #4 seeded Charleston on Tuesday, April 27 at 4 pm. Pitcher, Blake Owens leads on the mound with 3 wins for the Diamond Dogs followed by Matt Brigance and Noah Patrick with 1 each. Brigance along with Drake Carnley holds the two highest batting averages while Carnley also leads in stolen bases. And leading the Bulldogs in fielding is Caden Fuller and Bryson Bailey.
The Lady Bulldogs finished conference play with a 3-7 record and will also be walking into District Play as the #3 seed. The girls will take on #4 seeded Cedarville on Tuesday, April 27 at 4 pm. When it comes to batting averages, Saige Mahar holds a .454, Ashtyn Moore has a .389, and Ashton Young is at .382. On base percentages have Mahar at .593, Young at .500, and Moore at .492. Mahar also takes the lead in stolen bases and RBI with 13 and 12 respectively trailed by Jayden Manning and Rheagan Sanford with 10 stolen bases each and Young and Sanford with 11 RBI apiece. And logging a whopping 108 strikeouts for the season is Ashton Young. “We have made some adjustments to our lineup both defensively and offensively in hopes to shake some things up,” stated Coach Bailey Moore. “We have struggled to find a groove this year but we have started to see some sparks of life with the new changes. We are hoping to catch fire just in time for the tournament. The potential is there and as a coach, you can only hope the kids see themselves the way you do. If they dig deep and find their fight, they will have success!”
Bulldog seniors recognized on Senior Night were:
Lady Bulldog seniors recognized on Senior Night were:
Senior photos courtesy of Sandy Tull