The Dixon Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs had a bust weekend. Every Sport from Softball to Golf competed.
The Dixon Baseball hitter participated in the AA Bash over the Weekend.
The Bulldogs Started on Friday. Dixon faced the St. Elizabeth Hornets for the second time in two days. The night before, St. Elizabeth beat the Bulldogs 10-0. The game was much closer on Friday.
Number four seed St Elizabeth won the close game 11-8. Sabastain Salais, Evan Nickels, and Braden Mahurin all pitched strong a strong game. Mahurin led the Bulldogs with a grand slam homerun and five RBIs in the game. Salais also contributed with two hits and two runs.
Head Coach Alex Shelton said after the St Elizabeth matchup, “After just facing St. Elizabeth the night before and getting beat 10-0 in very one-sided game, I thought we made several corrections tonight and compete much, much better. Despite the loss to a very good St. Elizabeth team, I thought we came out and played with some passion, played with some fight, and played together as a team very well. I was happy with how our pitching staff battled
tonight against a very good hitting opponent. The game was close early on and then a grand slam by Braden Mahurin in the bottom of the fourth, gave us a two run lead with three to go. Unfortunately, that lead could not be held, but the effort was definitely there tonight. If we play this hard for the remainder of the season, we will definitely be in much better shape going forward. We are now at 3-6 this fall.”
After a bye in the next round was played on Saturday, the Bulldogs took on New Bloomfield in the consolation game. Dixon won the game 7-5 in another close game. Braden Perry and Walker Shelton both pitched a good game. They both combined for six strikeouts in the matchup.
Cyrus Nickels, Tyler Morgan, Shelton, and Perry all had a hit in the game along with and run or RBI to contribute to the win.
Coach shelton said about the consolation game, “For the second game in a row, I was happy with how we played, how we competed, and how much effort we gave. Brady Perry did a good job for us, working and battling into the sixth inning on a day when we were very short on pitching. Walker Shelton was very strong in his two innings of relief, picking up the save. Offensively, we did enough to get by and we also ran the bases very well. The win puts us at 4-6 this fall, as we took home the consolation hardware from the tournament.”
The running Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs competed in the Linn Invitational Saturday morning. The Girls and Boys both competed with a full team for the first time all year. The most improved runner of the meet was freshman Miranda Murray who improve by over one minute off her time on a tougher course. Seniors Trevor Graves and Quest Winkle both competed for the first time this season. Senior Maggie Lloyd was the girls top runner while junior Chase Beardaslee led the varsity Bulldogs for a second meet in a row.
Assistant Coach Allen Hilliard said, “The teams are improving everyday in practice. The girls and boys teams have a lot of potential and we are using these meets to teach them better pacing. We are hoping to have several boys and girls qualify for state the end of the season.”
The Dixon Golfers participated in a Quad with the Crocker Lions, Rolla Bulldogs, and Waynesville Tigers on Thursday afternoon.
Brittany Akers had a score of fifty four on a par thirty six course and earned a fifth place finish. Cassidy Nivens tied for tenth place with a strong score of sixty two. Destiny York was also very close to the to ten with a score of sixty eight. Gabby Heltz and Miranda Murray both had strong performances in the match also with scores of seventy and seventy two. The Lady Bulldogs were sixteen strokes from tying the Tigers in the team standing with a strong fourth place finish.
After Winning the Cuba Tournament on Saturday and extending their record to 9-0, the Lady Bulldogs hosted the fellow Frisco League Stoutland Tigers on Monday.
The Lady Bulldogs added another shutout to their season against a strong Tigers team. Tressa Hughes, Lauren Gilbert, and Ryli Martin all had hits during the game. Ariel Prater and Hughes had three runs in the game while Lauren Gilbert, Taylor McKinnon, and Martin all contributed hits. Lauren Gilbert, Hughes, and Martin all had RBI’s in the game.
Coach Michael Flaugher said after the game, “Tressa Hughes got the win allowing one hit while striking out fourteen. Dixon scored two in the first, four in the third, and four in the fourth.”
The Junior Varsity game was a 6-2 win by the Lady Bulldogs.
Coach Flaugher said about the JV game, “Payton Ramsey got the win allowing 0 earned runs on one hit while striking out seven and allowing three walks. Dixon scored three in the first and the second while Stoutland scored their two runs in the first.”
The Lady Bulldogs had a very Close matchup with the Plato Eagles at Dixon High School Monday night. The Varsity Lost while the Junior Varsity won the matchup.
Head Coach Lanette Baker said “We lost in 2 sets. 18 to 25 and 15 to 25 Although we lost, I was proud of the girls last night. I saw some family play last night.”
Haley Patterson, Kenna Morgan, Abygale Shaughnessy, Kendra Altman, and Trinity Akers each had multiple Ace serves during the game. Ashton Parker and Brooke Sinclair also had acrs in the game.
The Junior Varsity game saw the Lady Bulldogs win in both sets.
Coach Baker said after the JV game,“Dixon JV won in two sets 25 to 20 and 25 to 16. I am most proud of the girls work at the net. We have been really focusing on blocking and hitting and it paid off last night for our JV team.”