Friday , 28 October 2016

Diamond Images: Still Chilly, But City Baseball, Softball Teams Off to Hot Starts

It might still be cold in McKinney, but on the area baseball and softball diamonds, MISD varsity high school teams are experiencing the thrills of spring.

As district play begins to heat up, we present you with TSB photographer Sawyer Erickson‘s Image Gallery of early season Baseball and Softball around MISD. And also we catch you up with some of the bigger early season results.

You have to start with McKinney Boyd, which is unbeaten with a tie in baseball. Who are these early 11 victims of the 11-0-1 Broncos? In the Broncos’ own tournament in February, they included Frisco Heritage, Richardson Pearce, Richardson Berkner, Fort Bend Ridgepoint, Lake Dallas and finally Coppell (in the championship game). Francisco DeJesus’ RBI triple tied the game 3-3 and his run scored on Tommy Nawa’s SAC fly provided the 4-3 margin for the Broncos. A 6-6 with Austin Vandergrift is Boyd’s only non-win of the year. In softball, the 8-3-1 Lady Broncos open District 10-5A play at home against Plano West on Friday. Recent big wins include Kennedale, Hebron and Frisco.

The McKinney High Lions are also off to a typically good start in baseball. The 7-4-1 Lions have a couple of recent tough losses to Frisco Centennial and El Paso East Lake, but wins over Austin Vandergrift, Denton, Sherman and Rowlett dot the early season schedule. The Lionettes’ softball program also has a winning record. The 8-5 MHS squad opens District 10-5A play at Plano on Friday coming off close losses to Denton Ryan and Hebron. But wins over Coppell, Lake Highlands and Forney are on their resume.

McKinney North is first to start district play, getting under way on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs’ baseball team, which started 7-1-1, have wins over Carrollton Creekview and Irving McArthur, to name  few. On the softball side, the Lady Bulldogs have struggled to 4-10 start, but district competition offers a new beginning with overall records irrelevant. Besides, a recent 15-10 victory over Coppell in the McKinney Tournament offers hope for the future.

Stay tuned to TSB this spring for baseball and softball coverage!



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