SIBLEY – The Lakeside Warriors have a program rich in tradition. The focal point of that tradition, for nearly 30 years, has been winning, but the 2016 Warriors are having a tough time picking up their first ‘W’ of the season.
With Tuesday night’s 12-1 loss to Ouachita Christian, Lakeside drops to 0-5, but don’t read too far into that score. Ouachita Christian fields one of the best teams in the state, boasting a lineup full of Division-I recruits.
Cameron Gray led the way for the Warriors at the plate, going 2-3 with a pair of singles. Dalton Crumpler recorded the only extra-base hit for Lakeside, doubling in the seventh inning. Josh Prince and Logan McIver each added singles to round out the offense.
Brayden Jones was tasked with limiting the potent Eagles’ lineup and did a serviceable job. He struck out four batters, gave up six hits, walked three and allowed two earned runs through 4 innings on the mound. Tanner Page and Colton Carter pitched in relief of Jones and both fared no better.
The Warriors have played a difficult schedule to start the season and have the talent to turn things around, starting with Parkway in the Minden tournament on Thursday night at 6 p.m.