Lady Eagles stay on winning path in district

PEARLAND — It came as no surprise that the Dawson Lady Eagles would pound the two Alief schools they faced last week.

Dawson beat Alief Elsik 17-2 and then thrashed Alief Taylor 17-0 to remain close to the top of the District 23-6A leaderboard with a 3-1 mark -- just behind unbeaten Brazoswood (2-0).

As is the norm, most games against any three of the Alief schools don't go past three innings because of the 15-run rule.

Such was the case against Alief Elsik as the Lady Eagles banged out 15 hits for 17 runs to drill the Lady Rams 17-2.

Dawson's junior pitcher Courtney Day picked up the win allowing no run, no hits, and four strikeouts. Adeline Cox pitched one inning and allowed two hits, two runs, and two strikeouts.

Leading hitters for Dawson included Kirsten Williams (1-for-2, one run), Allegra Trevino (2-for-2, three runs, 1 RBI), Katelyn Day (2-for-2, 1 run, 3 RBIs), Courtney Day (2-for-2, 2 runs, 5 RBIs), Izzie Richey (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Olivia Johnson (1-for-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI), Gia Gardella (2-for-3, 1 run), Brooke Toler (1-for-2, 2 RBIs), and Alexis Zarate (1-for-1, 1 run, 2 RBIs).

Toler, Gardella, and Katelyn Day all had doubles with Day also adding a triple.

Courtney Day helped her own cause as she blasted two home runs while Richey added another roundtripper.

Dawson 17 - Alief Taylor 0

It took only three innings for the Dawson Lady Eagles to dispose a hapless Alief Taylor team as junior pitcher Courtney Day tossed a perfect no-hit game to pick up the win. Day allowed no hit, no run, no errors, and no batters to reach base as she faced only nine batters and struck out seven of them.

Meanwhile, the Lady Eagles gave Day plenty of support with six runs in the first inning, seven in the second, and four in the third as the 15-run rule ended the game after three innings.

Dawson banged out 17 hits and 17 runs to get the district win.

Courtney Day helped her cause going 2-for-2 with one home run, one run scored, and a pair of RBIs. Sister Katelyn Day was 2-for-2 with three runs scored, two RBIs that also included a homer.

Other leading hitters were Brooke Toler (3-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs), and Sydney Franco (3-for-3, 2 RBIs).

Courtney Day also had a double while Toler had a double and triple. Peyton Ellermann (2-for-2, 3 runs, 1 RBI) also had a triple.