The Class A No. 3 Dewar Dragon varsity baseball team improved to 13-1 on the season with back-toback victories earlier this week.
The Dragons began the week with a 7-1 home win Monday over Class B No. 14 Stuart then earned a dominating 21-0 road win Tuesday at Davenport, defeating former Preston standout Brett Case’s Davenport Bulldogs.
The Dewar diamond squad closed out their week at the 38th Annual Joe Fowler Gumbo Classic baseball tournament in Dewar. The Dragons opened tournament play Thursday at 12 p.m. against the winner of Thursday’s tourament opener between Central Sallisaw and Wetumka. A win Thursday will put the Dewar squad into Friday’s semifinal round with a 2 p.m. showdown against the winner of Thursday’s matchup between Asher and Allen, while a loss Thursday will drop the Dragons into the loser’s bracket portion of the tournament Friday at 12 p.m.
In Monday’s Top 15 meeting with Stuart, the Dragons opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first.
After a scoreless second and top of third, the Dewar offense doubled their run total with two runs in the last of the third, then added three more in the fourth for a 7-run advantage.
Stuart managed just one run in the top of the seventh to award the host Dragons the 7-1 victory.
Kase Griffin went the distance on the mound to earn the pitching win for Dewar, allowing one run on five hits with two strikeouts, two walks, and three hit batters in seven innings of work.
Jeron Brison led the way offensively for the Dragons, going 2 for 4 with a pair of singles and an RBI.
The other Dewar base hits against Stuart came on singles by Aiden Tomlinson, Jonathan Wilson, Ashton Hawkins, and Christian Cargola. Wilson and Hawkins each drove in two runs for the Dragons in the win.
In Tuesday’s rout of Davenport, the Dragons broke a scoreless tie with eight runs in the top of the second. After a scoreless third, the visitors plated five in the fourth and eight in the fifth to put the finishing touches on their decisive 21-0 win.
The duo of Skelly Taylor and Ashton Hawkins combined to toss a 5-inning no-hitter in Tuesday’s shutout win. Taylor worked the first four innings, striking out 10, walking three, and hitting a batter to earn the pitching win, while Hawkins struck out one in his inning of relief in the fifth.
Jaden Maxwell was tops offensively for Dewar on Tuesday, going 2 for 3 with a pair of singles and 3 RBIs.
The duo of Tryton Mack (2 for 3, 2 singles, 2 RBIs) and Jeron Brison (2 for 3, 2 singles, 2 RBIs) also recorded multi-hit games for the Dragons at Davenport with two hits each.
The other four base hits for Dewar on Tuesday came on RBI singles by Christian Cargola and Kase Griffin, a 2-run single by Jonathan Wilson, and a 2-run double by Zack Mullen.
— Monday, March 27 Dewar 7, Stuart 0
Strother:0-0-0-0-0-0-1 1-5-1 Dewar:2-0-2-3-0-0-x 7-6-1 WP: Kase Griffin LP: Keaton Crenshaw HR: None — Tuesday, March 28
Dewar 21, Davenport 0 Dewar: 0 – 8 – 0 – 5 – 8 21 – 10 – 0 Davenport:0-0-0-0-0 0-0-3 WP: Skelly Taylor LP: Gage Keith HR: None