Three wins, one loss for area baseball teams
East Orange County baseball is looking interesting as the teams wind up the non-district games and get ready to play for all the marbles.
The Battlin’ Bears of LCM went to Raider country Thursday night for their first district game. The Bears mauled the Raiders, pawing their way to a 14-0 win.
James Swan went to the plate for two hits and two RBIs. Shea Richards, Ryan Carline, and Reid Fults managed to each hit and bat in runs. Kevin Adams hit a two run single.
The Bears popped a total of 14 hits in the game.
Dylan Young, Fults, and Swan controlled the game as pitchers, holding the Raiders to a two-hit game.
LCM goes to Beaumont for the next game when they meet the Jaguars from Central High School at 7 p.m.
The WOS Mustangs met the East Chambers Buccaneers and stomped them to a 10-1 loss.
The Buccaneers only run came in the first inning. The Mustangs scored four times in the first, four in the third, and twice in the sixth to give them their 10 run total. The win puts them at a 5-8 record in the non-district series.
West Orange-Stark meets Hamshire Fannett in the Mustangs first district home game at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23.
Bridge City’s Cardinals took home all the wins this week. On Wednesday, March 14, Jake Lemoine was the winning pitcher as he led to Cards to a 9-1 win over Huntington. That win put the Cards at 9-2-1 for the season.
The next day, Thursday, Hayden Guidry won the game against the Kirbyville Wildcats, striking out nine batters and allowing only one hit. The Cardinals took a 13-0 win.
At this point Bridge City is the only area team with a state ranking. The Texas High School Coaches Association Class 3A poll ranks the team fourth. Bridge City will open district play at home against Hardin-Jefferson at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23.
Orangefield’s Bobcats got the hard luck award this week, losing by a six run margin to the Kelly Bulldogs.
The Cat’s three runs all came in the fourth inning. Kelly managed to score three in the first and second innings, one in the third and two in the sixth to give them the 9-3 win.
Braxton Smith hit 1-4, as did Austin Scales. Eric Truncale scored a run after he got a walk. Austin Scales went to the plate four times and got one hit that was a run batted in.
Jake Best scored after he got on base by being hit by a wild Bulldog pitch. Dustin Selman and Jacob Brown managed to each steal a base.
Orangefield opens their district play at 7 p.m. on March 23, in Silsbee.