In a busy weekend, some teams lost, some won
LCM’s Battlin’ Bears had a tough time at the Brenham
tournament. Being so far away from home and their strong fan base probably did
not help things as the Bears ended up coming back to their den only winning one
out of five games.. Their opening game to the host Brenham Cubs found them
losing by a score of 4-2.
Later Thursday the Lufkin Panthers downed the Bears
8-5. Against Lufkin, Brandon Humphrey hit a two run double, Ryan Carline had an
RBI double and Reid Fults hit another RBI.
Friday found the Bears still winless. Santa Fe
outscored LCM when they scored one run in the second inning, six runs in the
fifth and five in the sixth. The Bears scored three runs in the third inning
and one run in the fifth. Santa Fe had 11 hits in the game as opposed to the
Bears only bumping the ball six times. Final score 12-4, Santa Fe. Reid Fultz
and Jacob Garza each had an RBI with Zack Drouillard hitting a home run.
Houston Lamar gave the Bears the fourth loss of the
tournament when they beat them 10-0. The Bears only earned one hit in this
Saturday things turned to the Bears favor when they
beat Bryan Rudder with a close 12-11 victory.
Thursday the area teams fared better in the local
tournament. At the field at 1:30, West Orange-Stark the Bridge City Cardinal
took on the Kelly Bulldogs. When the feathers and fur quit flying, the Cards
had won with a close 5-4 score. Hunter Uzzle drove one over the fence, hit one
double and stole two bases. Preston Pittman was the winning pitcher. Pittman
struck out four and only allowed one run. Pittman also got two hits. Chase
Shugart came in for the save. In two innings he struck out two, only allowed
one hit and gave up no runs. Mitchell Hubbard played fast and hard, stealing
The host Mustangs faced the Central Jaguars and put
hoofbeats on their hide. The ‘Stangs scored in the first three innings, skipped
the fourth and came back in the fifth and sixth innings to score eight runs
against the Jags only score of two runs in the second inning. The Mustangs took
the win 8-2. Grant Anderson and Chase Rutledge both went 1-2 at bat. Henry
forward was 1-1. KeiJavion Cooper was the winning pitcher.
WOS went back on the field for the 6:30 game against
the Port Arthur Memorial Titans. In spite of hits by Erick Guillory, Jacob
Finney, Daniel Woodson, and Henry Forward, the Titans took the game 5-1.
Pitcher Jacob Finney took the loss.
Across the Bayou in Orangefield, the tourney host
team, Orangefield played the Kirbyville Wildcats into the ground, winning with
a score of 10-0. Ryan Gunstream was the winning pitcher, In five innings
Gunstream only allowed one hit and struck out 12 batters. Braxton Smith went
2-3 at bat, hitting 3 RBIs, and scored three runs. Luke Johnson went 2-2 with his
bat and hit one RBI. Smith, Austin Scales, and Justin Bradley each scored two
runs. Eric Truncale and Johnson scored one run apiece. Dustin Selman, Corey
Angelle, Jake Best, and Justin Bradley each got one hit. The Bobcats scored
four runs in the first inning, and three in the second and third innings.
The Saturday games saw the Bobcats win over the
Memorial Titans by 7-5. Blake Permenter pitched six innings and allowed five
runs and three hits. Luke Johnson pitched one inning, allowed one hit and no
runs. Johnson got credit for the win. Best, at the plate hit 3-4, Scales going
2-4. Best also earned four RBIs, bringing in two in one at bat.
Orangefield took their only loss of the tournament
when they lost to the Buna Cougars 5-4 Saturday. Smith and Gunstream went 1-2
with their bats and Best and Johnson were 1-3. Braxton Smith took the losing
Saturday Bridge City won over the Titans 12-9 and
tied Buna 4-4. The WOS Mustangs took a loss to the Kelly Bulldogs 10-4.
Monday night saw the Cardinals riding to Splendors
for an away game. The Wildcats dropped the ball by a score of 14-0.
The Bears battled the Orangefield Bobcats. The game
ended up with the Bears giving the ‘Cats a loss when the Bears scored 12 to the
Also Monday the Vidor Pirates outscored the WOS
This weekend will see the Cardinals going to the
LaGrange Tournament at LaGrange,
LCM will go to the New Caney Tournament at Porter.
They are scheduled to meet Caney Creek, Porter, Westbrook and Crosby.
The Bobcats will
enter the Jasper Tournament at Jasper. WOS is scheduled in the Kirbyville Tournament. It will be another busy three days for the Orange County teams.