The Minden Crimson Tide took on a tough opponent Saturday, the North DeSoto Griffins, coming up short in a matchup of offenses, 12-5.

The Tide were happy to be at home on such a great day for baseball, but unfortunately North DeSoto brought their best game, racking up 12 runs on 10 hits against Tide pitching.

Leading the way for the Griffin attack was five-hole hitter Hunter Speights who finished the day 3-4 with a single, double, homerun and 4 RBI.

Also helping out the Griffin’s cause were three Crimson Tide fielding errors.

For Minden, one positive takeaway from this contest was the way they swung the bats.

Minden managed to collect 10 hits, scoring five runs and actually leading the game 4-2 in the early going.

Three North DeSoto runs in the third innning gave the Griffins a 5-4 lead, and then in the sixth and seventh, they exploded for three and four runs respectively to put the game out of reach.

Francis had a big day at the plate, going 3-4 with a single, double and 2 RBI. Peyton Gray drove in 2 RBI too, going 1-3 with a double. Austin Keough, Gavin Smith, Jay Beene, and Matt Eskew all added hits for the Tide.

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