DALLAS – Ryan Galvan and the Texarkana American Legion Bulldogs ruled Sunday in winning the Dallas Area Baseball Tournament at Dallas Christian College in Farmers Branch.
The Bulldogs (13-2) recorded their fourth consecutive shutout in the tournament by blanking the Dallas Big Dogs for the championship, 8-0.
Texarkana scored all the runs it would need with three in the third. The Bulldogs added four more in the fourth, with the final run crossing the plate in the fifth.
Galvan records two wins in Dallas
Galvan picked up his second win in the tournament, scattering three hits and striking out 10 in the five-inning contest. His control was near perfect as he threw strikes on his first offering to 13 of 15 batters.
Keaton Russo led the Bulldogs at the plate with a hit and two RBI. Aaron Prince and Bryson Rhodes also had run-scoring hits.
Galvan also beat the Big Dogs in Texarkana’s tournament opener on Friday. In that game the crafty southpaw struck out six in three innings, and Texarkana won, 7-2. Those were the only two runs scored against the Bulldogs. Marzavian Riles had two hits and drove in two runs in that victory.
Bulldogs blank Big Dogs for title
The Bulldogs routed the Saints in their second game, 13-0. Cooper Perry was the winning pitcher. He allowed two hits, while striking out seven in three innings. Joshua Longstreth led the winners at the plate with two hits and two RBI. Chris Lyles and Chris Sutton had two hits each.
Atlanta product Hunter Allen allowed only two hits, and struck out 10 in a 5-0 win over a different Saints teams. That contest took six innings.
In Saturday’s second game the Bulldogs whipped a third Saints team 21-0. Rhodes was the winning pitcher, allowing two hits with seven strikeouts in three innings. Longstreth and Lyles had two hits each, with Longstreth driving home five runs.