El Dorado Springs Baseball started district play on Tuesday, May 13, against the Stockton Tigers in a contest that was delayed three days due to weather. The Bulldogs prevailed in the game with a 6-5 victory.

Logan Spencer got the start for the Bulldogs on the mound and threw three and two-thirds innings before turning the game over to Trevyn Garringer in the fourth inning. Spencer finished the game allowing three runs on three hits, striking out four, and walking three. Garringer recorded the win, throwing the last three innings and a third, giving up two runs on one hit, striking out three, and walking two batters.

Hitting for the Bulldogs was led Logan Spencer as he scored two runs and recorded a hit and walk. Ian Esry was 2-4 in the contest, while Gaven Morgan, Garringer, Preston Robison, Trey Graves, and Clayton Collins all recorded one hit. Morgan, Robison, Graves, and Green recorded the other runs for the Bulldogs. Robison, Graves, and Collins each recorded an RBI.

During the semifinal matchup, the Bulldogs played the Skyline Tigers. Dalton Adams and Preston Robison both pitched in the game that finished in the Tigers favor by a score of 10-0. Adams threw three and a third innings, striking out five, and surrendered five runs on three hits. Robison threw two and a third innings, giving up 5 runs on four hits and struck out four batters.

The Bulldogs recorded several baserunners despite not scoring any runs during the game. Esry, Graves, and Collins each recorded a hit in the game, while Morgan and Payton Green both reached base by a walk.

The Bulldogs finished their season with an 18-7 record and a first place finish in the Ozarks Highland Conference. The Bulldogs will graduate eight seniors from their program; Preston Robison, Ian Esry, Clayton Collins, Trevyn Garringer, Logan Spencer, Gaven Morgan, Dalton Adams, and Trey Graves. These seniors played significant innings throughout their careers and will be missed for their drive, energy, and work ethic. These seniors came everyday to make not only themselves better but their teammates around them.

The underclassmen this season played a vital role to our success, with many of them logging significant innings during varsity contests. These underclassmen are Jaren Meisenheimer, Juris Leroux, Judd Koshko, Kaden Hutsell, Wyatt VanGordon, Kade Fast, Issac Shipp, and Payton Green.

The season was a success in many ways and these boys represented themselves, their school, and their community with great pride and character.

Nicholas Engleman

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