STEPHENVILLE — The Bangs Dragons rallied from a 4-0 deficit Tuesday, scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra frames before eventually falling to Class 3A Kennedale, 7-4, in nine innings.
The District 6-2A champion Dragons (19-5) received hits from J.T. Newton, Josh Beckwith, Jacob Beckwith, Cameron Deal, Aaron Keller and Gabe Perez. Newton tallied two RBIs while Jacob Beckwith added one.
On the mound, Keller pitched eight innings and yielded three earned runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and three walks. Deal worked the ninth and gave up two earned runs on one hit with two strikeouts and a walk.
Bangs will face Bridgeport at 6 p.m. Friday at Millsap.