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Bulldog bats on fire in Bi-District Playoffs

May 10, 2023 - 00:00
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    Courtesy photo The Iola Bulldogs notched a 2-0 series win over the West Hardin Oilers in the 2A Bi-District Round of the Playoffs at The Woodlands High School. The Bulldogs won game one 11-1, and game two 11-7.

THE WOODLANDS – Iola secured a 2-0 series win over West Hardin at The Woodlands High School in the 2A Bi-District Round of the playoffs.

The Bulldogs matchup against the Johnson City Eagles at Fireman’s Park in Brenham for the 2A Region IV Area Round. Game one is slated for 7 p.m. Friday, May 12. Game two is Saturday, May 13, with first pitch at 11 a.m.

In game one of the Bi-District Round, senior Easton Evans held the Oilers to one run and only three hits in seven innings to lead the Bulldogs to a 11-1 win. Iola scored nine runs in the first four innings, racking up 12 hits in the game. Grant Goodney led Iola going 2-3 with a double, a pair of runs scored and a trio of RBI’s. Cooper Cadro, Caden Jordan, Weston Roubion and Austin Cavillo each had two hits.

The offense continued in game two as Iola outscored West Hardin 11-7. Evans drove in four runs going 2-4 at the plate with a double. Jordan plated a pair of runs batting 1-4 with a double and two runs scored. Calvillo scored twice and drove in one going 2-3. Roubion went 24 with a run scored and an RBI.

Brody Vaughn picked up the complete- game win allowing seven runs, six earned, six hits while striking out four and allowing four hits.


Game 1 – Iola 11, West Hardin 1 Inning 1234567–RHE IOLA 3 3 0 3 0 0 2 – 11 12 2 WHHS 0000010–136 Pitching: Easton Evans (W) 7.0 IP, 3H, 1 R, 1ER, 3BB, 7K Batting: Cooper Cadro 2-5, 2R; Caden Jordan 2-4, 2R; Grant Goodney 2-3, 2B, 2R, 3RBI; Weston Roubion 2-4, 1R, 1RBI; Blake Crocker 2-4, 2B, 1RBI; Austin Calvillo 2-4, 1R; Easton Evans 0-2, 1RBI, 1BB; Brody Vaughn 0-3, 2RBI, 1BB;

Game 2 – West Hardin 7, Iola 11 WHHS 2000320–763 IOLA 1 5 4 0 0 1 X – 11 11 2 Pitching: BrodyVaughn (W) 6H, 7R, 6ER, 4BB, 4K; Batting: Evans 2-4, 2B, 4RBI; Crosby 2-2, 1R; Calvillo 2-3, 2R, 1RBI; Cadro 1-3, 2R, 1BB; Jordan 1-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBI; Crocker 1-3, 2B, 2R, 1BB; Vaughn 1-4; Roubion 1-3, 1BB;

2A Region IV Area Round Iola Bulldogs vs Johnson City Eagles

• Game 1 – 7 p.m. Friday, May 12

• Game 2 – 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13 Fireman’s Park, 901 N Park St, Brenham