Dragons baseball falls to Cisco, Eastland to close out tournament action

DERRICK STUCKLY BROWNWOOD BULLETIN derrick.stuckly@brownwoodbulletin.com

EASTLAND — The Bangs Dragons came out on the wrong end of their final two contests at the Eastland baseball tournament over the weekend.

In Saturday’s finale, the Dragons fell to Cisco, 13-3, after dropping a 9-4 decision to Eastland late Friday.

Against Cisco, Bangs surrendered five runs in the bottom of the first inning and the Loboes tacked on three runs each in the third and fourth innings.

Bangs, which was limited to five hits, scored single runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings. Tanner Shaw tallied two hits while Daniel Malett, Chance Beck and Brayden James added one hit apiece. James, Beck and J.T. Newton picked up RBIs.

Malett and Beck also combined to allow seven earned runs on nine hits with eight walks and only one strikeout.

In the loss to Eastland, Bangs led 4-3 going to the bottom of the fourth inning, but Eastland scored two runs apiece in each of their last three trips to the plate.

The Dragons finished with eight hits including two each by Newton and Chuy Alvarado and one apiece from Shaw, Malett, Brady Glover and Daniel Hall. Alvarado and Glover both finished with two RBIs.

On the mound, Glover worked four innings and gave up five runs on five hits with six strikeouts and three walks, while Malett and Chane Burton both surrendered two runs on two hits over one inning apiece.

The Dragons (4-5) open District 6-2A action at 7 p.m. Friday when Coleman visits.