North Webster took a trip to Shreveport to battle with Captain Shreve, Minden took Summerfield to task and Doyline picked up a big win to set up today’s game with Lakeside. Here’s what happened on Monday around the area:
Captain Shreve 7,
North Webster 4
The Knights were in striking distance against the #19 team in 5-A for most of the game.
North Webster tied the game at three in the third inning when Conner Audirsch scored on a fielder’s choice.
Sawyer Howard kept North Webster in the game by pitching an excellent game on the mound for five innings, but in the sixth, the Gators exploded for a four-run inning that put the game out of reach.
Cade Mclain had two hits and one RBI for the Knights. Tyler Lee had one RBI and Howard drove in a run as well for North Webster (13-10).
The Knights return home today to play against Jonesboro-Hodge at 6:30 p.m. in Springhill.
A seven-run third inning led Minden to a 12-1 victory on Monday.
The rally was led by singles by John Volentine, Camron Dollar, and Beau Branch and a fielder’s choice by Parker Hall.
Corbin Kendrick got the win for the Crimson Tide.
He lasted five innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out four and walking zero.
Minden scattered 14 hits in the game.
Branch, Dollar, Carson Fields, and Trenton Mclaughlin each had multiple hits for Minden.
The Tide improve to 15-4 and will head to Huntington today for a district game at 6 p.m.
Doyline 8, Castor 6
The Panthers grabbed their first district win after getting an early lead on Monday.
“We started off badly with a few errors in the first inning that led to a four-run inning for them,” Doyline coach Colby Martin said. ‘But my guys were able to overcome failing early in the game and fight to get the lead for us.”
Doyline pulled away for good with four runs in the second inning.
In the second Carter singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run and Longstreth doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring three runs.
Jeremy Miller was the winning pitcher for the Panthers.
He surrendered six runs on seven hits over five and a third innings, striking out five and walking zero.
Longstreth threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.
“Longstreth came in and closed the door for us at the end,” Martin said. “It was not the prettiest game, but they found a way to win and that’s what matters.”
The Panthers improve to 17-3 this season and play Lakeside today at 6 p.m. in Doyline.
Doyline totaled nine hits. Carter and Longstreth each had multiple hits for the Panthers.
Carter led Doyline with three hits in four at bats.