Experience should be the strength for the Lady Eagles in 2019

PEARLAND DAWSON — The Dawson Lady Eagles captured the District 23-6A title a year ago with a sparkling 12-1 mark and received all the top honors for their success.

The 2019 season looks bright for Dawson with the players returning, especially the seniors who will lead the way.

Dawson head coach Katelyn Welch was selected as the District 23-6A "Coach of the Year" after leading her team to the league title last year.

Welch has an experienced group of seniors who will be looking to repeat as district champions.

Senior Courtney Day will begin her fourth year as a starter and returns as the 23-6A MVP after she posted a 14-4 pitching mark. The Sam Houston commit pitched 121.2 innings, allowed only 17 earned runs while whiffing 143 batters. She gave up only one home run and finished with a sparkling 0.98 earned run average.

Day was also a warrior at the plate as she hit .521 with 15 runs scored, four doubles, and a team-leading 40 RBIs and 15 home runs.

Dawson also has the "Newcomer of the Year" returning in Olivia Johnson who, as a freshman, hit .292 with 17 runs scored, 12 RBIs, one double, one triple, and two home runs.

The Lady Eagles had four players named to the All-District first team as juniors. They include:

Kyra Lundford (first base) who hit .396 with 16 runs scored, 11 RBIs, five doubles, and one triple; Peyton Ellermann (outfield) who hit .417 with 16 runs scored, 10 RBIs, one double, and one triple; Katelyn Day (Designated Player) who hit .417 with nine runs scored, 13 RBIs, three doubles, one triple, and two home runs; and Brooke Toler (at large) who hit .297 with 11 runs scored, 11 RBIs, four doubles, and one triple.

Dawson also had one player who was named second-team All-District who will be returning for her senior year and that is Kirsten Williams (outfield).

At the present time, Dawson is 5-4 on the season and 0-1 in district, but the schedule is very young and the Lady Eagles should be in contention to defend their league crown.

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Dawson Varsity Softball Team
Back row (l-r): Celine Cazares, Peyton Ellermann, Aubri, Sandwell, Hannah De La Rosa, Courtney Day, Kyra Lunford, Olivia Johnson, Chelsea Daniels, Adeline Cox, Haley Blumrich, Katelyn Acosta; Front Row: Madison Smith, Allegra Trevino, Kirsten Williams, Alexia Mullen, Katelyn Day, Bella Mata, Sydney Franco, Lauren Claude, Brooke Toler (Photo by Olyn Taylor)

2019 DHS Softball District 23-6A Schedule

                          First Round

Tues.    2/26      Pearland           Home     6:45 p.m.

Tues.    3/5        Brazoswood      Away     6:45 p.m.

Fri.        3/8        George Ranch  Home    6:45 p.m.

Tues.    3/19      Alief Taylor        Away     6:45 p.m.

Fri.        3/22      Alief Hastings    Away     6:45 p.m.

Tues.    3/26      Alief Elsik           Away     6:45 p.m.

                       Second Round 

Tues.    4/2        Pearland          Away       6:45 p.m.             

Fri.        4/5        Brazoswood    Home       6:45 p.m.

Tues.    4/9        George Ranch Away        6:45 p.m.

Fri.        4/12      Alief Taylor      Home       6:45 p.m.

Tues.    4/16      Alief Hastings   Home      6:45 p.m.

Fri.        4/18      Alief Elsik         Home      6:45 p.m.