The Waldron Bulldogs are singing “Take me out to the ballgame” as they suit up and prepare to take on the Mena Bearcats in tonights season opening away game. The Bulldogs and Lady Dogs will take to the field with a 4:30 start time.
This season the Bulldogs are sporting a young roster with only one senior, Tyler Owens, whose positions include pitcher, catcher, and first baseman. The boys are being coached by Mark Brigance, who had this to say about his Bulldogs, “I feel good about today’s game. Mena has an outstanding facility. We had a great practice yesterday. The strength of going into this first game is starting pitching and offensive speed. Right now junior, Carson Cain whose positions include pitcher and outfielder, is stepping up defensively and the Freshmen group is hitting the ball well right now.”
The Lady Bulldogs opened their season last night against Dardanelle. Waldron was able to hold the Lady Sand Lizards in a tie until the third when Dardanelle put the score to 3-1. Coach Bailey Moore explained “We struggled against their offense in the 5th. We had a few errors but mainly they were just a solid hitting team. They put 3 out of the park and had several gap hits that are hard to defend against.”
Knowing her girls had more fight in them, Coach Moore got her Lady Bulldogs fired-up.“We started putting hits together and making things happen. In the 6th, we loaded the bases and my freshman 2nd baseman pulled out a hard hit grand slam. Even though it wasn’t a W in the books, the girls fought hard and I am proud of them for that.” The Lady Bulldogs ended with a final score of 17-9 Dardanelle. “We aren’t planning many changes for tonight’s game because I think a few of our errors were jitters. If we can come out strong and keep putting the ball in play, I think we will show Mena a new team. We are ready for the challenge!”