Last week’s Royse City sports hightlights:
Royse City High (2-0, 13-7) enjoyed almost the best possible spring break last week, winning two District 15-5A games vs. West Mesquite in addition to picking up nonleague wins at home vs. Van (6-5) and Nevada Community (11-10). RCHS trailed Community 5-0 and 7-2 before rallying to win on a game-winning hit in the eighth by Drayton Harris, who’d homered earlier in the game.
The West Mesquite scores were 25-3 (home) and 14-2 (away). In the home game, Harris was the winning pitcher and drove in five runs. Harris had two more RBI in the road game as Andrew Alonzo pitched all five innings to gain the win.
The Bulldogs have two games this week vs. Forney with the second at home on Friday night.
Both the RCHS boys and girls were eliminated from playoff contention in their final games before last week’s spring break. The girls (4-6-2 in District 15-5A games) appeared to be headed toward a shootout against Mesquite Poteet, but conceded a goal in the final minute for a 2-1 loss that left them seven points behind fourth-place Poteet with just two games remaining.
The girls’ final home game was Tuesday night vs. defending 5A state champion Highland Park with the season finale Friday night at Lucas Lovejoy.
For the boys (4-7-1), who trail fourth-place West Mesquite by seven points with two matches remaining, the curtain comes down with Friday night’s home game vs. Lovejoy.
TRACK & FIELD
The Bulldog boys and girls return from the break on Thursday in a meet at Princeton. Field events begin at 3 p.m.
The Lady Bulldogs (3-1, 11-3-1) won two district games over the break, winning 7-2 at home vs. Wylie East and 7-5 on the road vs. North Forney. Lauren Skinner had three of Royse City’s 10 hits vs. Wylie East while Kenzee Hessert drove in three runs at North Forney.
The Lady ‘Dogs’ next game is Friday night at Highland Park.