STERLINGTON – The Lakeside Warriors traveled to take part in the Sterlington Tournament over the weekend, coming home with one win and one loss.
The Warriors fell to Oak Grove 8-4 in their first game, but salvaged the weekend by defeating Claiborne Christian 13-2.
Oak Grove 8
Lakeside was able to hang with a potent Oak Grove team for most of the game, but the Tigers showed why they’re a state title contender by fending off Lakeside 8-4.
The Warriors and Tigers were scoreless through two innings before Oak Grove broke through with three runs in the bottom of the third. Lakeside was able to answer with one run in the fourth, but the Tigers silenced any momentum with four runs in the fifth.
Lakeside would score three in the sixth with Tanner Page bringing in Josh Prince, followed by a Colton Carter single to score Page. Carter would score the inning’s third run on a sacrifice groundout off the bat of Jayke Stewart.
Oak Grove added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning to bring the final score to 8-4.
Logan McIver, Colton Carter, Tanner Page and Josh Prince had the only four hits for Lakeside, with Page Carter and Stewart adding RBIs to their day.
Claiborne Christian 2
After a scoreless first inning, Lakeside put up runs in every inning, including a five-run sixth, to take a convincing 13-2 victory over Claiborne Christian.
Claiborne Christian’s only runs came in the third inning, as Lakeside was in control from the start.
Lakeside starter Tanner Page did an excellent job on the mound in limiting Claiborne Christian to two runs on three hits. Page struck out three batters and walked five, but was able to work his way out of trouble all day.
The Warriors’ lineup exploded for 14 hits in the contest, led by Gavin Jones and Josh Prince.
Jones doubled and singled to go with four RBIs, while Prince went 3-4 with two doubles, a single and two RBIs. Page and Logan McIver each had a double and two RBIs, Cameron Gray went 3-5 with an RBI and Jake Gray added an RBI single. Dalton Crumpler also singled for Lakeside.
Lakeside opens up district play Tuesday with a game at North Caddo at 6 p.m.