Dragon Baseball had a pretty outstanding senior night. On Tuesday, April 20, the Carroll Dragons met the South Grand Prairie Warriors on the Dragon Field to play against them for senior night, which was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Senior night was a celebration of our seniors who have put so much time, effort and energy into the program,” head baseball coach Larry Vucan says. “We wanted a chance to say thank you by shifting the spotlight to them and feel like every senior had a great experience last night.”
Seniors Luke Gornell and Ryan Pehrson both had four strikeouts on the hill, while seniors Jordan Vucan, AJ Blight, Liam Spagnolli, Aiden Piel and Cole Anderson all had hits at the plate. The Dragons stole seven bags thanks to Jack Slowik, Brandon Webb and Jake Bonnano. And the team had a special guest pitcher when CISD Superintendent Dr. Lane Ledbetter returned to the mound.
“Dr. Ledbetter being there to throw out the first pitch was great, as he played four years for coach Hughes when he was at Carroll,” Vucan says. “To see him there to celebrate the seniors was an honor.”
The Carroll Dragons ended up prevailing against the South Grand Prairie Warriors 10-1. Their next game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23 at Eaton High School.