Dominance in the circle from pitcher Logan Hulon aided the Dripping Springs Tigers to a 10-0 run-rule win over the Alamo Heights Mules April 10.
Hulon took the circle for the Lady Tigers, and got right to work, recording the first six outs of the game via strikeout. Dripping Springs got on the board first as Hulon laced a single off the Alamo Heights third basemen’s glove, allowing two runs to score. Dripping Springs’ Ryann Campbell also scored on a sacrifice groundout by Danielle Northrup. Dripping Springs led 3-0 after one inning.
By the end of the third inning, Hulon had already racked up eight strikeouts, and the Mules could not garner any offense.
The Lady Tigers scored two runs in the third inning on a RBI groundout from Bailey Hudgeons and an RBI single from Kyndall Womack. In the fourth frame, Dripping Springs’ Camille Corona scored on a passed ball, extending the Tiger lead to 6-0.
The Tigers’ offensive onslaught continued in the fifth inning as Logan Hulon and Ryann Hudgeons both scored on consecutive passed balls. Shelbye Hartman brought in Womack on a sacrifice fly ball to right field, and the Tigers went into the sixth frame leading 9-0.
Hulon went five innings, striking out 14 batters and only allowing one hit with zero runs scored.
Following a three up, three down inning from relief pitcher Kendall Womack in the sixth frame, the Tigers closed the game with a final flurry of offense.
Hulon slugged a single into left field, scoring the Tigers 10th run and ending the contest.
Hulon finished 3 for 4 with three runs batted in and two runs scored. Corona finished 2 for 3 with two stolen bases and two runs scored. Ryann Campbell also collected two hits and finished with a stolen base.
But Dripping Springs ended the week with a narrow 1-0 loss to the Medina Valley Panthers, which ended the team’s 11-game win streak.
The Tigers closed the regular season at home against Marble Falls on April 17.