Tigers wrap up district crown, prepare for playoffs

Officially, the Dripping Springs softball team closed its regular season with a 7-0 win over the Austin Northeast High (formerly Reagan) April 18, capping off an unblemished run through 25-5A.

The win, however, came as a result of a forfeiture.

Even so, the Tigers, who are still ranked 3rd in Class 5A, are now preparing for a postseason run that begins this week with a three-game series against San Antonio Harlandale. Game one of the series will be played Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Frank Tejada Sports Complex in San Antonio. Game two will be played Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in Dripping Springs’ Tiger Stadium, with an if-necessary third game played at the Tejada Sports Complex Saturday afternoon.

The winner advances to play either Alamo Heights or Uvalde in the second round of the playoffs.

So far this season, Dripping Springs as a team is hitting .442 and has an on-base percentage of .541. Four Tiger players are hitting above the .400 mark, led by senior Camille Carona, who has a batting average of .657, along with a team-high 35 stolen bases on 47 attempts. Tiger Bailey Hudgeons is currently batting .591 with 11 doubles and four triples.

In the circle, Dripping Springs senior Logan Hulon has amassed 168 total strikeouts and conceded only 32 walks over 90 total innings, according to stats compiled on MaxPreps.

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