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Chico Dragons defeat Lipan in 3

By Lindee Hand | Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013

For two of the three games of their bi-district playoff series, the Chico Dragons were completely dominant.

Chico capped off their opening-round playoff series with a 16-6 win over the Lipan Indians Saturday afternoon at Jacksboro High School. The Dragons lost game two 11-10 and won the opener on Friday, 12-2.

MAKING THE TAG - Chico's Hagen Davis looks to make the out at third base Friday during the Dragons' playoff series against Lipan. Chico went on to win the best of three series. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

MAKING THE TAG – Chico’s Hagen Davis looks to make the out at third base Friday during the Dragons’ playoff series against Lipan. Chico went on to win the best of three series. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

With the victory Chico will now take on Bosqueville in the area round. The best of three series begins Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Grandbury. Game two is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday. If necessary game three will be played 30 minutes after the conclusion of the second game.

The Dragons used a 10-run fifth inning to put the series away due to the mercy rule after Lipan had tied the game in the top half of the inning.

SPRINT FOR HOME - Chico's Hunter Clarke waves home Kalan Johnson during the Dragons game one victory. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

SPRINT FOR HOME – Chico’s Hunter Clarke waves home Kalan Johnson during the Dragons game one victory. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

All nine batters for Chico scored in the fifth, with Tyler Melton and Dalton Tullos scoring twice.

Lipan jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, but Chico responded with Jaston McBee scoring on a passed ball. Melton then singled home Hunter Clarke.

The Dragons would add two more runs in the second and two more in the third.

Dustin Hardee got the win for Chico.

In game two each team traded runs throughout the contest.

Lipan held an 11-9 lead going to the seventh. Chico would score Hardee after a double, but it that would be all the Dragons would get.

Dalton Tullos got the start for the Dragons and went all seven innings.

Chico cruised to victory in game one. Melton got the scoring started with a three-run double in the first, followed by an RBI single from Tullos to give the Dragons an early 4-0 lead.

Chico scored four more in the third when McBee hit a two-run single. Clarke followed with an RBI, and McBee scored on a throwing error, giving the Dragons an 8-0 advantage.

With four more runs in the fifth Chico put the final touches on the 12-2 victory.

York went all six innings getting the win for Chico.

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