Bridge City Cardinals set to battle HJ at Lamar
Picture: Bridge City Cardinal pitcher Peyton Havard delivers one of 95 pitches the sophomore tossed in Game Two of the bi-district round against Hunnington on Friday. Havard only allowed two hits in the Cardinal’s 8-1 victory. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
BASEBALL, Class 4A area
Bridge City v. Hardin-Jefferson at LU, Beaumont
Game 1: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9
Game 2: 7 p.m. Friday, May 10
Game 3: if needed, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11
After busting loose for 16 runs in a two-game bidistrict sweep of Huntington, Bridge City’s baseball team tackles Hardin-Jefferson this weekend at Lamar’s Vincent-Beck Stadium.
Game 1 is set for 7 p.m. Thursday. Game 2 is 7 p.m. Friday. Game 3, if needed, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Redbirds improved to 23-7-1 with 8-2 and 8-1 wins over the Red Devils, capping the series with a four-RBI performance by Schuyler Thibodaux.
The senior doubled home a run in the first and recorded a three-run inside-the-park home run in the fourth in Friday’s close-out game.
Thibodaux was 3 for 3 in Friday’s game, following up a 2-for-4, 3-RBI performance on Wednesday, May 2.
In the first game against Huntington, Thibodaux joined teammates Logan Hamm, Justyn Romero and Slade Foreman collecting RBIs in a big five-run fifth inning that broke open that game.
Jacob Goodman won the series opener for Bridge City on the mound, surrendering two runs on three hits over five and a third innings, striking out four.
Romero threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Caleb DuBois and Thibodaux each had two of BC’s eight hits Wednesday.
Peyton Havard had the magic mound touch for the Cards Friday, pitching six and one-third innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out eight. Hamm closed out.
BASEBALL, Class 4A area
LCM v. Huffman
Game 1: 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, at LCM
Game 2: 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Crosby High
Game 3: if needed, will follow Game 2
Bears open Huffman series at home Friday
LCM’s baseball team, 30-5, hosts Game 1 of a best of three area round playoff series against Huffman at 6 p.m. Friday at Don Gibbens Field.
Game 2 – and, if necessary, Game 3 – will take place at Crosby High Saturday. Game 2 is set for a 4 p.m. start with Game 3 to follow if it’s needed.
The Bears defeated Diboll 11-1, 9-2 in bidistrict.
Season ends for BC, LCM softball, OF baseball
Liberty topped Bridge City 5-2, 4-0 to take last weekend’s area round softball matchup.
LCM finished its season at 25-6 after a 10-5, 2-1 sweep by Huffman
The Orangefield baseball team went out after losing a pair of 1-0 heart-breakers to Hudson in bidistrict.
The only run in Game 1 came with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Blake Bradley allowed only five hits for Orangefield, while Gunner Jones had two of the Bobcats’ five hits.
In Game 2, Hudson scored in the top of the fifth while limiting Orangefield to two hits, one each by Mason Gonzales and Ryan Deutsch.
Gonzales pitched a complete seven innings, giving up six hits.