OC baseball fans have full weekend ahead
Tournament action baseball is in full swing for The Record’s area teams. After the first round of tournaments on the road last week the second round begins on Thursday with Orange County squads hosting tournaments back here at home.
The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears will host the annual Don Gibbens Baseball Tournament. The Orangefield Bobcats and West Orange-Stark Mustangs join to host the Orangefield-WOS Certa Bearden Tournament at both locations.
The Don Gibbens Tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. as the Bridge City Cardinals take on the Jasper Bulldogs. Lumberton and Silsbee play at 1 p.m. The big show down will take place at 3:30 p.m. as the hosting LCM Bears take on the Bridge City Cardinals. To conclude the first day of action LCM takes on Lumberton at 6 p.m.
Day two of the tournament pits Lumberton and Bridge City at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. Silsbee faces Jasper at 1 p.m. followed by LCM and Silsbee at 3:30 p.m. The Bears conclude day two with tournament action against Jasper at 6 p.m.
Don Gibbens championship rounds begin on Saturday morning. Jasper and Lumberton take the field at 10:30 a.m. Bridge City takes on Sisbee at 1 p.m. with the championship game scheduled for 3 p.m.
Tournament action in the Orangefield-WOS Certa Bearden Tournament will be played at both locations. On Thursday in Oranghefield Hamshire-Fannett and Deweyville take the field at 12:30 p.m. The Bobcats take on East Chambers at 3:30 p.m. and Orangefield play Kelly at 6 p.m.
Meanwhile at WOS on Thursday the Mustangs will face PA Memorial at 12:30 a.m. and the Mustangs take on Kirbyville at 3 p.m.
OF/WOS Tournament action resumes on Friday with Deweyville and East Chambers starting at 12:30 p.m. in Orangefield. Deweyville and Kirbyville play at 3 p.m. The Bobcats cap off the day against Kirbyville at 5:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, at WOS on Friday, the Mustangs take on Kelly at 12:30 p.m. and Hamshire-Fannett will face PA Memorial at 3 p.m.
Saturday tournament action resumes at both locations. In Orangefield Kelly plays PA Memorial at 11 a.m. followed by Orangefield vs. PA Memorial at 1:30 p.m. At WOS East Chambers plays Kirbyville at 11 a.m. East Chambers will play Hamshire-Fannett at 1:30 p.m. and the Mustangs take the field against Kirbyville at 4 p.m.
Orangefield’s varsity baseball team traveled to Lumberton this past weekend and went 1 – 2 in the tournament. The Bobcats lost the first game to Hamshire-Fannett 12 – 0, with Eric Truncale and Cody Angelle getting the only hits for the Bobcats. Blake Permenter took the loss on the mound. The Bobcats then defeated Deweyville on Saturday 13-3, with Sophomore Tryce Howard pitching a complete game, allowing only 3 runs on 5 hits, with 6 K’s. At the plate both Eric Truncale and Cody Angelle were 2 for 3. The Bobcats then finished up the tournament loosing 5 -3, in a hard fought battle to the host team, the Lumberton Raiders. Braxton Smith took the loss, allowing 4 runs, on 6 hits, with 6 K’s. At the plate Ryan Gunstream went 2 for 2, Kurt Haggard went 2 for 3, and Garret Morrell scored 3 runs.
The Bridge City Cardinals had an excellent week winning first place in tournament action at the famed Texas A&M Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park in College Station.
Top photo: Eric Truncale steals second base as the Orangefield Bobctas defeat Deweyville 13-3. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn.