Baseball district play underway
After the first week of district play the LCM Bears have the best record, but only because they have had two games to the other three teams, one game apiece.
LCM is 2-0-0, leading the District 20-4A
Friday, March 30, the Bears will meet the PNG Indians at 7 p.m. It will be a home game for the Bears.
Bridge City, West Orange-Stark, and Silsbee all won their first games ending the week 1-0-0. Orangefield, Hamshire-Fannett and -Jefferson are starting with the 0-1-0 records.
The Bears took on the Vidor Pirates in their second district game and walked away after mauling the Pirates 8-1. Some great plays made it easy to understand why the Bears are ranked at Number 12 in the state rankings.
Reid Fults was the winning pitcher, allowing only three hits and giving up one unearned run. Brandon Humphery came in as a reliever and only allowed one hit.
Casey Burleigh pounded a double, James Swan got two hits, and Ryan Carline was responsible for two RBIs. Shea Richards was the big stick of the game. Richards hit a two-run homer and a double. He also made three great plays at shortstop.
Jake Lemoine was the man with the golden arm when the Bridge City Cardinals met the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks on their district opening game.
Lemoine took the win by striking out 17 Hawk batters. In the 7-0 win, he only gave up three hits and gave up one walk.
Cameron Dishon got on base with a single, stole second and third, and crossed the plate on an RBI by Bryce Sampere.
Hunter Uzzle and Mitchell Hubbard both hit RBIs. Several errors by the Hawks led to Cardinals making the scoreboard for three runs. The Cards scored one run in the first inning, three in the third, two in the fourth, and the seventh run in the fifth inning.
Bridge City stays home next Friday, March 30, to meet the Silsbee Tigers at 7 p.m.
West Orange Stark’s Mustangs hosted the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns and kicked out a 3-0 win.
The Mustang’s scored two runs in the first inning and one run in the fifth. Jacoy Finney went to the plate twice, got one hit that was also an RBI, driving in Grant Lapoint.
On his next appearance, Finney got on base with a walk. Finney stole two bases and scored one run.
The other two runs came from Lapoint scoring on the RBI from Finney and crossing the plate again by taking advantage of a Hawk error. Six Mustangs got on base from Hawk pitchers giving them each a walk.
March 30, the Mustangs cross the bayou to play Orangefield. The next day Saturday, March 31, they will stay home and take on the Bridge City Cardinals. Both games will be at 7 p.m.
The Orangefield Bobcats met the Silsbee Tigers and the bigger cats took the win.
The Tigers clawed the Bobcats and overpowered them 9-1. Orangefield scored their only run in the fourth inning. Silsbee scored two in the first, three in the second one in the third, and three in the fifth inning to take home the win.
Dustin Selman scored the Bobcats lone run, and also stole one base. The only hitter was Luke Johnson.
Johnson and Westin Crain walked once, Braxton Smith got two walks. Tiger pitchers struck out 13 Bobcat batters, facing 20 batters.
Friday, March 30, the Bobcats will meet the Mustangs in West Orange at 7 p.m.