El Dorado Springs played three games during the week of April 23rd. The Bulldogs traveled to Sherwood on Monday, to Stockton on Wednesday, and hosted Lamar on Friday. During the week the Bulldogs came away with three victories; Sherwood 19-2, Stockton 13-0, and Lamar 11-4.
The Bulldogs got off to a good start in their game at Sherwood as they scored seven behind home runs from Gaven Morgan, Logan Spencer, and Jaren Meisenheimer. Those runs were all junior Payton Green needed as he threw 4 innings, struck out six, and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits.
The Bulldogs scored runs in all four innings of the mercy-rule shortened game. Logan Spencer paced the Bulldogs going 3-4 at the plate with two home runs, five runs batted in, and three runs scored. Ian Esry was 2-3 with 2 runs scored, Trevyn Garringer was 3-4 with three runs scored and three RBI. Preston Robison and Clayton Collins each added two hits and two runs, while Payton Green added a home run and three RBI.
On Wednesday, El Dorado traveled to Stockton to take on the Tigers. The scoring started early for the Bulldogs as they scored two runs in each of the first two innings to take an early 4-0 lead. They were able to add a run in the 4th inning and eventually broke the game open with eight runs in the fifth inning to secure the mercy-rule win. Trevyn Garringer led the way on the mound for the Bulldogs going five innings, striking out eight, surrendering no runs on three hits.
Gaven Morgan led the way offensively for El Dorado as he was 3-4 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Ian Esry and Kaden Hutsell each had 2 hits with 2 runs scored and an RBI apiece. Robison and Collins both had a hit and 2 RBI in the win. Garringer had 2 RBI and a double for the Bulldogs.
Friday, April 23, the Bulldogs hosted the Lamar Tigers and won the game 11-4. Preston Robison started the game on the mound and surrendered three runs on five runs with three strikeouts. Logan Spencer threw the 6th inning surrendering one run on two hits and struck out one, while Dalton Adams secured the win by throwing a scoreless 7th inning.
The Bulldogs started their scoring in the first inning when Logan Spencer singled to score both Esry and Morgan. Morgan scored in the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Trey Graves to give the Bulldogs a 3-1 lead. After a Lamar Tiger hitter hit a home run in the top of the 4th inning, El Dorado scored two more runs as Collins crossed the plate on a wild pitch and Garringer scored on an RBI single from Esry. The Bulldogs added two more runs to their tally as Graves and Payton Green added RBI singles to score Robison and Graves in the fifth inning. The scoring was finished by the Bulldogs in the 6th inning with Morgan, Spencer, Robison, and Graves all crossed the plate to make the score 11-4.
Payton Green paced the Bulldogs as he was 3-3 with 2 RBI and Logan Spencer was 2-3 with 3 RBI and run scored. Gaven Morgan was 2-3 as well with 3 runs scored and a double, while Graves was 2-3 with a double, 3 RBI, and two runs scored. Robison, Collins, and Meisenheimer all had a hit to the box score.
El Dorado Springs improved to 13-3 on the season and will host Weaubleau on Monday, Buffalo on Tuesday, and Nevada on Friday.