Lady Eagles remain in second place in district

PEARLAND — After dropping their District 24-4A opener to Santa Fe, the Dawson Lady Eagles have gone on a five-game district winning streak after getting wins over Baytown Lee and Friendswood last week.

The Lady Eagles will have a showdown at Santa Fe on Tuesday, April 1 to begin the second round of league action. This game could decide the district championship even though there are six more games remaining on the schedule.

Last week, Dawson blanked Baytown Lee 8-0 as they scored three runs in the bottom of the second and third innings to grab a quick 6-0 lead. The Lady Eagles added a run in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings to increase the lead to 8-0.

Meanwhile, Dawson senior pitcher Megan Stone tossed a two-hitter, walked four, and struck out six to pick up the win in a strong performance.

Baylee Malone led the way going 1-for-2 with three RBIs and one run scored. Ashley Langston also had a leading role going 3-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored. Niki Turner was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

Dawson 12 - Friendswood 8

Dawson traveled to Friendswood to face the Lady Mustangs in a key district showdown and returned home with a 12-8 victory.

Rylee Rodriguez had a hot bat going 2-for-5 at the plate including a home run in the first frame and a single in the sixth inning that totaled five RBIs.

The first two Dawson hitters reached base on back-to-back singles to set up the three-run blast over the right centerfield fence by  Rodriguez giving the Lady Eagles a quick 3-0 lead.

Dawson increased the lead in the top of the second as Rose Sullivan smashed a double to drive home two more runs for a 5-0 lead.

That's the way the score stayed as Friendswood was unable to get to pitcher Megan Stone for the first five innings.

Dawson blew the game open with seven runs in the top of the sixth inning for a 12-0 advantage.

Rodriguez drove in two more runs with a single to score Ashley Langston and Jillian Guse to make the score 7-0.

Niki Turner added three more runs with a home run over the centerfield wall to increase the lead to 10-0. Guse closed out the scoring with a two-run single.

But Friendswood wasn't going to go down without a last effort fight.

The Lady Mustangs scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to cut the margin to 12-5 and then added three more runs in the bottom of the seventh before they ran out of innings making the final score 12-8.

Friendswood's comeback effort was fueled by Brittany Woods who went 3-for-4 with two singles, one double, and two runs scored. Kaylee Barnes was 2-for-3 while Mary Gavin was 2-for-2.

Friendswood is now 4-2 in district play while Dawson is 5-1.