DALLAS -- After battling two of the Mid-Willamette Conference's best baseball teams and six straight losses, Dallas got a breather last week.
And the Dragons released some of their pent-up frustrations on a winless Woodburn team, winning 27-0 and 18-0 April 19 and 22, respectively, at home and 18-2 April 20 at Woodburn.
The Bulldogs are 0-14 this season and have been outscored by a combined 260-19. They are No. 36 of 36 Class 5A teams in the Oregon School Activities Association power rankings.
"Our focus was we wanted to get some confidence and play good baseball," Dallas coach Scot McDonald said. "Part of our approach was getting out there and playing the game correctly. We did that. We got out there and took our swings. We didn't just walk our way around the bases. There were a few bloopers that fell in, but we did get 56 hits in the three games. Every game, we probably had eight different guys who had at least two hits."
Josh Havig and Jarrett Peterson pitched a combined one-hitter for the Dragons and faced the minimum 15 batters in the series opener. Cameron Herrera started the second game and Kyle Kuust the third.
Connor Locke homered and doubled for the Dragons in game two. Kody Steele and Eric Fast both tripled. Dallas finished that contest with 18 base hits and did not commit an error.
The Dragons amassed 21 hits in the finale and scored in all six of their at-bats. Steele had three of the Dragons' eight doubles.
Things undoubtedly will be tougher for Dallas in this week's three-game series with Corvallis, which entered the week third in the MWC.
"I know they're 8-4," McDonald said. "I know they have one of the better pitchers in the league in Garrett Miller. I know they have good defense and power in their lineup. They have four returning starters who were pretty good last year. They played West Albany tough. All three games were decided in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs, and the home team won all three. That's pretty crazy.
"I think our kids are ready to roll. They've been real confident in the way they've been doing things. We want to get out there and show we can compete against something more than Woodburn."