Alvin pounds Dawson 8-1

PEARLAND — The Alvin Lady Yellowjackets faced Dawson to start the second round of District 22-6A action and needed to get a win to stay tie for first-place in the league title race.

The Lady Eagles needed to get a win to stay in fourth place and in the playoff hunt.

Alvin banged out 13 hits, including six doubles, in taking an 8-1 win over Dawson.

There was no score for the first three frames as Dawson freshman pitcher Gabrielle Chacon was able to dodge some early scoring threats by the Lady Jackets.

However, Alvin scored once in the fourth, twice in the fifth, three times in the sixth and twice in the seventh to grab a commanding 8-0 lead.

Dawson’s only run came in the sixth inning when a hitter opened up with a single putting a runner at first. Chacon reached base on an error, and Rylee Rodriguez received her third straight walk to load the bases.

Alvin chose to walk Rodriguez each time she came up to bat. The power-hitter, who has 10 home runs this season and sends one out of the park about every three times at bat, was not given a chance at the plate to do any damage offensively.

With no outs, Dawson got a sacrifice fly from Baylee Malone to score the only run for the Lady Eagles making the score 8-1.

Dawson got a harmless single from Amanda DeLuna to open the seventh, but Alvin pitcher Kaitlyn Males retired the next three batters to close out the district contest.

Males allowed only four hits, struck out one and issued four walks.

Chacon took the loss allowing nine hits, two walks, one strikeout, and six runs. Rodriguez stepped in relief and allowed four hits, two runs, and one walk in two innings.

Dawson is now 4-5 in district and in fifth place. The Lady Eagles (10-10) need to pick up some crucial district wins or a playoff spot will slip out of their grasp.