Lady Dragon Softball Preps for Playoffs
Apr 24, 2014 08:40AM ● Published by 16560
Carroll is opening as the No. 4 seed in the district, beginning play in the Class 5A Region I bi-district round Thursday, April 24 with a best-of-three format against Arlington.
Game 1 is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Workman Junior High in Arlington. Game 2 is set for Friday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. located at Carroll. If needed, a third game is scheduled for noon at Carroll on Saturday, April 26.
During the regular season, the Lady Dragons lost four straight games, with each loss coming in its opponent's final at bat.
Nonetheless, Carroll rallied and went 5-2 in the second half of the season, earning a postseason spot in the playoffs.
In the final week of the regular season, the Lady Dragons scored 42 runs.
The roller coaster of a season was unexpected, given that seven seniors returned from the 2013 playoff squad. The offense features five batters hitting .400 or better, including Lauren Heintzelman who is hitting .494 with four home runs going into the postseason.
Back in November, three members of the Carroll softball team participated in National Signing Day to play in college.
Heintzelman signed with the University of Virginia. Senior Alex Schneider signed with Texas Tech. And sophomore Alexa Wimberly signed with Arkansas Tech.