Bridge City Cardinals win District tonight
The Bridge City Cardinal baseball team takes District after taking Orangefield tonight, 2 to 0, at Cardinal Field in Bridge City.
The Cardinals had their eyes set on winning District after last weeks game.
After Peyton Havard’s one-hit, 11-strikeout shutout pitching masterpiece led the Bridge City boys to a 1-0 win in a pitchers’ duel with Orangefield April 20, the two teams met Tuesday to close the District 22-4A season.
Bridge City carried a record of 20-7-1, 8-1 in district into Tuesday’s game.
In between the two district games, Bridge City played a non-district game Saturday against Dallardsville Big Sandy, winning 4-0.
The Bobcats entered this week at 17-5-1, 6-3.
Orangefield’s Blake Bradley allowed only three hits in a seven-inning pitching performance against BC. Kent Michael picked up the Bobcats’ only hit, a third-inning single.
Logan Hamm, who was 2 for 3 for Bridge City, scored the game’s only run in the top of the sixth. Caleb DuBois singled him home, after Hamm singled and advanced on an error.
The Bobcats took a 20-1 win over West Orange-Stark on Tuesday, April 17 to complete a sweep of the Mustangs, with Kadeon Evans picking up four hits — two singles and two doubles.
Orangefield scored 13 runs in the fifth inning.
Kaiden Dubose, Johnny Armstrong, Brett Fregia, Mason Gonzales, Evans and Blake Bradley all pushed runners across the plate with RBIs in the fifth.
Gonzales was the winning pitcher for the Bobcats. He allowed four hits and one run over five innings, striking out four.
In all, Orangefield picked up 17 hits against WOS. Evans, Michael, Dubose, Fregia and Gonzales all had multiple hits.
Another high-scoring April 17 game was Bridge City’s 17-11 win over Hamshire-Fannett.
Justyn Romero rapped out three hits and four RBIs in the game.
HF scored seven runs in the first inning, but the Cardinals still managed to pull out the victory.
The Cardinals took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning and put the game away with six more runs in the fifth.
The offensive firepower was led by Hamm, Luc Hollier and Havard, who each had RBIs in the inning.
The Cards scattered 18 hits in the game. DuBois, Romero, Hamm, Gavin Green and Schuyler Thibodaux all had multiple hits for BC, with Hamm, Romero and DuBois each getting three hits.
Against Big Sandy, DuBois was the winning pitcher, allowing no runs and two hits over two innings, while striking out two and walking one.
Hamm, Jackson Tims, Hollier, Thibodaux, Cameron Yadon, Romero and DuBois each had a hit against Big Sandy.
BC, Orangefield, LCM set bidistrict playoffs
Bridge City takes on Jasper in single game
The Lady Cardinals softball team, District 22-4A champions, will play Jasper in a single-game bidistrict playoff.
Game time is 7 p.m. Friday at Jasper High.
Little Cypress Mauriceville draws Huntington
The Lady Bears softball team will play a best of three bidistrict playoff series against Huntington this weekend, April 26-28.
All games are set for Silsbee High School.
Game 1 will be at 6 p.m. Thursday. Game 2 is 2 p.m. Saturday, with Game 3, if needed, to follow.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Orangefield softball opens playoffs with Hudson
The Lady Bobcats, 21-10 on the season, will take on Lufkin Hudson in bidistrict softball playoffs this weekend, April 26-27.
Game 1 is 6 p.m. Friday in Orangefield.
Game 2 is 6 p.m. Saturday at Lufkin Hudson. Game 3, if needed, will follow.
Orangefield enters the playoffs as 22-4A’s fourth seed after falling 3-0 in a tie-breaker game with Silsbee Monday.
On Friday, April 17, the Lady Bobcats defeated the WO-S Lady Mustangs 16-0.
Kaylee Ancelot got the pitching win in the four-inning game, throwing 2 innings giving of no-hit ball with 2 strikeouts. Codie Sorge completed the game, going 2 innings with 3 strikeouts on 1 hit.
Karlye Bramblett went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Ryden Stanfield went 2 for 4 with a run scored. Kaylee Ancelot went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Autumn Frost went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Olivia Grant went 2 for 2 with a walk and 3 runs scored. Tiffany Ciancaglione went 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Emma Humplik went 3 for 3 with two doubles, a triple, 2 runs scored and 4 RBIs.