Fireworks at the plate carried the Dripping Springs Tigers baseball team to a decisive 13-1 five-inning victory Friday over the Boerne Champion Chargers in a seeding game meant to determine the second place team in 25-6A.
With the win, Dripping Springs (20-9-1) secured the second seed in the district and will square off against the LBJ Jaguars in a best-of-3 series this weekend. Game 1 is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. in Dripping Springs. Game 2, and if necessary Game 3, begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nelson Field.
Dripping Springs, which led 1-0 after the first inning, slammed on the accelerator in the second frame by tallying six runs. The outburst was highlighted by a three-run home run from pitcher Grant Gaspard.
The Tigers padded their lead with three runs in the third inning, aided by a two-run home run from Tiger Noah Orr.
After the Chargers responded with a run in the bottom of the third, Dripping Springs capped the game with three additional runs in the fifth frame.
Reese Johnson led the team with three hits, while Gaspard finished with two in the game.
On the mound, Gaspard, who earned the win, threw five strikeouts over the course of four innings.