Drew Dobbins threw his second no-hitter of the season, leading Salado to an 8-0 win over the Leander Glenn Grizzlies March 13.
Dobbins earned the no-hitter taking the final batter to a full count before catching him looking for the final strike and out in the game. Dobbins went to a full count twice in the game, the other in the sixth inning when he hit the batter to send him to first.
Otherwise, he stayed ahead of every batter he faced, minimizing the number of pitchers to just over three per batters. He had great accuracy, throwing strikes 72 percent of the time.
But for an error in the bottom of the second and hitting a batter in the bottom of the sixth, Dobbins would have had a perfect game in his seven inning appearance on the mound. He threw 79 pitches, 57 of them for strikes, facing 22 batters. In the appearance, he threw 17 first pitch strikes to stay ahead of the batters. He struck out 10 batters.
Meanwhile, the Eagle offense took care of business as well, getting 10 hits for 8 runs in the game.
Salado scored a run in the top of the second. Dobbins doubled on a line drive to right. Courtesy runner Konnor Baird scored on a single by Parker Shelley with two outs.
The Eagles added two more in the fifth. Ryan Oaks walked and Dalton Hawes reached on a bunt. Oaks went to third on the throw to put runners at the corners with no outs. Hawes stole second and Oaks scored on an error by the Glenn catcher. Hawes scored on a single to left by Jacob Wilk to make the score 3-0.
Salado added three in the sixth. Dustin Heath walked and courtesy runner Garrett Knight scored when Belton Farr tripled to right field. Oaks walked and both runners scored on a double by Wilk.
With two outs and empty bases in the seventh, the Eagles added two more runs. Farr walked, scoring on a triple to left by Oaks. Oaks scored on an error by shortstop that allowed Hawes to turn a grounbd out into a two bagger.
Salado Eagles versus Leander GlennBatting by Eagles in win over Leander Glenn.