Back on Tuesday, April 10, the San Saba Armadillo baseball team travelled to Dublin to take on the Lions in a district matchup. The game started off well for San Saba as Zack Davis drew a walk on seven pitches. Later, Ryan Pannell would single to center bringing Davis home for the first run. Luke Cox would score on a wild pitch, and Kelan Verette (courtesy running for Pannell) would also score on a wild pitch for an early 3-0 lead.Ryan Pannell took the mound and made quick work of the Lions by getting a strikeout, another strikeout, and a ground ball out. The Dillos went 1, 2, 3 themselves in the second inning, but in the third, Luke Cox hit a sacrifice fly to right field allowing Davis to tag up and score to add to the lead.In the bottom of the third, the Lions got their first runner on by a fielding error. The very next batter hit into a double play to erase them both. Josh Wright fielded a ground ball, flipped to Clayton Perry for the out at second and threw across to Tanner Weyerts at first to complete the twin killing. The fourth inning is when the Dillo bats came alive. Wil Sloan started the rally with a single to center. Five pitches later, Sloan stole second base. Tanner Hawkins singled to right field. Five pitches later, Hawkins stole second as well. Tanner Weyerts then hit a hard single to shortstop as Sloan came in to score. Russell Lowe had an RBI single to left, scoring Hawkins. Davis singled to right scoring Weyerts. Perry doubled to right center bringing home Lowe and Davis both. A throwing error at third allowed Perry to score after a ground ball out for the sixth run of the inning.The Lions got another runner on by error in the fourth, and one drew a walk in the fifth. No Dublin batters registered an official hit. Ryan Pannell pitched a no-hitter as the Dillos won the game 10-0. What an accomplishment!!Then on Friday, April 13, we hosted the undefeated, first place Bangs Dragons who we narrowly lost to in the first half of district. We knew that both teams and many fans were looking forward to this showdown. We sent Ryan Guidroz to the mound to pitch his stuff and to control the Dragon batters. The action started off in Bangs’ favor. The leadoff batter, the son of the coach, got hit by a pitch, advanced around the bases and later scored as JT Mathis and Clayton Perry were getting a force out at second and trying for a double play to end the inning.The Dillos would get the run back in the second inning. Ryan Pannell started the inning with a hard single up the middle to center field, and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Kelan Verette sacrificed Pannell to third with a great bunt. JT Mathis hit a two strike, ground ball out to third base allowing Pannell to score and knotting the game at one all.The rest of the evening was dominated by brilliant pitching for both teams. The Bangs pitcher would end up going the entire distance only allowing the one run on four hits and striking out fourteen. Guidroz was matching him, pitch for pitch, and out for out. Diving catches and great throws limited the number of base runners in the game. Both pitchers held the other side scoreless for the next eight innings!!!With one out in the eleventh inning and runners at first and third, we made our move to bring in Ryan Pannell. Guidroz had gone 10 and a third innings, giving up six hits while walking six and striking out eight against a very quality opponent. First and third meant the runner would be stealing, and he did. We tried to cut the throw to second to have an attempt at the runner at third, but we mishandled it allowing the run to score and the other runner to advance to third. Pannell struck out the next batter and got another to fly to Kelan Verette in right to end the inning, but the damage had been done. Luke Cox singled to begin an attempt to even the game once again. However, a fly out and a tailor made double play back to the pitcher ended our chances this time. From one type of ball game to another!As Bangs celebrated and survived their second scare this season with us, the loss puts our season record at 15-5 and 8-3 in district play. We still sit alone in second place with three games left in the regular season before playoffs begin. Our last two games will be played on the road. Friday, April 20, we will be in Coleman taking on the Bluecats at 4:00 with the JV to play their last game of the season immediately after the varsity game. The following Monday, April 23, we will be in Hico at 4:30 for our last district game. We will then know our matchup for the Bi-District round and will be sending that information around as we get it. Thank you again to all of you who continue to watch and support our team in everyway, there are too many to mention. We truly appreciate each and every one of you. Go Dillos!!!