North Dallas High School wins baseball championship

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The North Dallas Bulldogs are District 12-5A champions after defeating the Adamson Leopards 9-1 Tuesday night at Reverchon Park.

Sophomore pitcher Xavien Shay gave up three hits and struck out nine batters in the victory. Garion Doyle’s double to right field drove in three runs to give North Dallas a commanding 7-1 lead in the second inning. After Xavien got the final out, it was time to celebrate.

“It was amazing. All the hard work that we put in in the summer paid off and we just got to keep on grinding,”Shay said. “It was unforgettable moment and I’m glad I got to spend it with my boys. We all want to reach a goal and we want to work on our craft.”

North Dallas Coach Steven De La Cerda received the District 12-5A trophy after the game from North Dallas Principal Katherine Eska.

“It feels great. The boys prepared all year,” De La Cerda said. “They bought in to the culture that we’re trying to create at North Dallas. They work hard. They don’t make excuses. At the end of the day, you only have success if you have players, and we have players.”

Dallas ISD Assistant Athletic Director Silvia Salinas joined Eska on the field in the celebration.

Photos by Gary Piña/ NDHS Class of ’74

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