O'Bannon blast rockets Lady Dragons past Mt. Vernon

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By Kenny Mitchell

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With a blast that boomed from Longview’s Pine Tree High School all the way to Bowie County, Redwater junior Bailey O’Bannon slammed a walkoff, three run dinger in the 7th inning last night to give the Lady Dragons an 8-7 win over Mt. Vernon and a Bi-District championship.

O’Bannon’s homer brought the Lady Dragons back from a two-run deficit after Mt. Vernon scored three times in the 6th to take a 7-5 lead. It capped a night that saw Redwater’s bats come alive with 11 hits, including a pair from O’Bannon and Sara Easley.

Bethanee Calicott notched her second win in in two days, combining for 18 strikeouts in the series, and tossing a shutout in Game One. The Lady Dragons won that game 2-0.

Redwater will face a tough White Oak squad in the next round. The Lady Roughnecks finished their regular season ranked 7th in the TGCA polls and swept West Rusk in their opening round series, outscoring West Rusk 23-1 in their two games Thursday and Friday.

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