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2016 Dragon Baseball

May 24, 2016 04:38PM ● By Editorial Intern f

It is no secret the Dragons’ pitching staff has a few horses in their stable. Led by Rice signee Mathew Canterino, and Arkansas commit and 6A Area Player of the Week (April 18) pitcher Kole Ramage, Carroll’s pitching staff has the depth to be dominant late in the season. The junior pitcher has looked impressive this season as he stands at 5-1 with a 1.27 ERA and 50 strikeouts on the season. His three homeruns and nine RBIs make him a nightmare for opponents on both sides of the plate.

Committing to play shortstop for Texas A&M, Hudson Sanchez has provided a powerful bat in the middle of the Dragons lineup, leading the team with four homeruns and 25 RBIs. Providing another proven bat alongside Sanchez, senior Reagan Rainwater has had a productive year at the plate. He is tied for third on the team with senior Soren Krug in homeruns (three) and is second on the squad in RBIs (14). The return of Oklahoma commit Zack Farrar to the Dragons lineup should bode well for the team in its playoff pursuit. In seven games, the outfielder has six hits and is batting .273 at the plate. With the playoffs swiftly approaching, Larry Hughes’ ball club is looking for their bats to heat up, so they can make a deep run into the playoffs.

Season Update

15-6-1

What a time for the Dragons’ baseball program. With only four teams from district 7-6A able to make the playoffs, Southlake Carroll is in prime position to enter the postseason. At 15-6-1, Southlake sits just a game above powerhouse Colleyville Heritage for second place in district 7-6A, with just four games remaining in the regular season. Entering the final stretch of the scene, Hughes’ ball club has plenty reason to feel confident. In two heartbreakers against the state’s second ranked team, Coppell, the Dragons lost by a combined two runs. Mix those results with big wins over Midlothian and Conroe Oakridge, and the Dragons should be poised to make another postseason push under Head Coach Larry Hughes. So far, Carroll’s defense and pitching staff has been the main reason behind the team’s success. “We are mostly winning on pitching and defense right now,” says Hughes. “We are playing solid baseball, which we hope should be good enough to make the playoffs in May.” Currently ranked 21st in the state of Texas by MaxPreps, the Dragons look to make a push towards the No. 1 spot with championship possibilities looming.

Roster

Head Coach: Larry Hughes

Assistant Coaches: Austin Cranford, Larry Vucan

1          Jake Murphy  IF         Jr.

2          Trevor Harris U,P      Sr.

2          Clint Poole      P          Sr.

3          Nathan Jones OF       Sr.

4          Tommy Kane OF       Sr.

5          Max Richardson        IF         Sr.

6          Creg Canalizo OF       Jr.

7          Soren Krug    IF         Sr.

8          Steven Marks IF         Sr.

9          Kris Wayton   OF       Sr.

10       Hudson Sanchez        IF         Sr.

11       Noah Bates     P          Sr.

12       Zach Farrar    OF       Sr.

13       Kole Ramage  P, IF     Jr.

14       Adam Stephenson     P, OF   So.

15       Jason Small    P          Sr.

16       Ross Cadena  C          Jr.

17       Myles Fish      IF         Sr.

18       Reagan Rainwater     U         Sr.

19       Camron Courchesne C          Sr.

20       Mathew Canterino    P          Sr.

21       Kyle Sweeney            P, IF     Jr.

22       Ben Kiefer      C          Sr.

24       Brady Mehl    P          Sr.

26       Michael Spinozzi        P          Sr.

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