As the Legacy baseball team continues to duke it out with Waxahachie for the top spot in district, the Broncos look to be in a good position to obtain a playoff spot.
Legacy's game with Timberview that was scheduled for Friday night was postponed to Monday after the press deadline, and Legacy will take on Lancaster tonight at 7 p.m. at Lancaster High School. See www.dfwvarsity.com for results.
Legacy defeated Lancaster 10-0 in the team's first game in district, and coach David Walden said he expects more of the same this time around.
“I think it will be a whole lot of the same,” Walden said. “They are a developing program right now and they are really struggling. They have a lot of kids that are really trying to play hard for them right now, but I expect basically the same kind of thing as last time.”
With most of district wrapped up already, Walden said that his team has played pretty well for the most part, but added that there are some areas where the team could play better.
“We've only lost two games,” Walden said. “We played some lopsided games early on, and every game we've played since has been very, very close. We've had a lot of tight games.”
Walden said that there are a couple of things his team has done well, as well as a couple of areas of improvement he would like to see from his guys.
“I think that our pitching and defense is really keeping us in these games as of late,” Walden said. “Early on, we were doing everything pretty well. We were hitting, our offense was scoring a lot of runs. Defense was playing well, and our pitching was great. Our bats have gone quiet these past couple of weeks. Hopefully, that will come back again soon.”
Walden said that he has had a number of players step up for his team this season, as well.
“Dalton Dunn, our shortstop, is playing really well,” Walden said. “Kade Strowd, one of our pitchers, is pitching really, really well. Brock Mudie, our pitcher/outfielder, is having a really good season as well.”
Walden said that he does believe his team is playing pretty good baseball at this point in the season, but added that his players will have to improve in one area in particular if they hope to have another good run into the postseason and some playoff success.
“We've got to scoring some runs,” Walden said. “We've been setting the table a lot here lately, but we are not getting those timely hits that we need. We just have to start executing our offense better.”