WEST ORANGE —
It was the Anderson show Tuesday night yet his named didn’t start with an A or a Z.
Grant Anderson was on the mound for the Mustangs and Orangefield fell to the sophomore pitcher 6-4 at Ronnie Anderson Field.
Anderson, whose brother has an injury, struck out 12 batters in the Mustangs win which moved WO-S to 2-7 in District 21-3A play. Anderson also only allowed four hits against Orangefield. Anderson gave up no hits after the fourth inning.
The loss really hurt Orangefield who is now 5-5 and record wise tied with the Buna Cougars for third. Orangefield defeated Buna 3-1 in the first round of district play.
The Bobcats took a 4-2 lead into the fifth when the Mustangs crossed the plate four times and only needed two hits to do it because of two Orangefield errors.
Ryan Gunstream blasted a solo home run in the top of the third to give Orangefield a 3-1 lead. WO-S started to climb back into the game in the bottom of the fourth when the score became 4-2.
Then the big hit came from Jacob Hyborchuck as he smacked a two-run double to push the Mustangs up 6-4 in the fifth.
Gunstream started for the Bobcats on the mound and struck out nine batters yet took the loss. Westin Crain finished the game for Orangefield.
Tavin Terrell had a nice game at the plate for the Mustangs going 2-for-3.
Orangefield is off Friday while WO-S will be at home against Buna. Next week the teams will not play until until Thursday, April 25. WO-S will travel to face Bridge City and Orangefield will travel to face Buna.
LC-M 3, Ozen 1
LITTLE CYPRESS — Coby Roddy was on fire on the mound Tuesday night to say the least for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears.
The Bears won 3-1 against the Beaumont Ozen Panthers and thanks in large part to Roddy.
Roddy with two outs in the seventh gave up his first hit of the night, a Texas leaguer to center field. It would be the only hit given up by Roddy who also struck out 11 batters. Christian Wendt got the final out of the game.
James Swan again led the Bears at the plate by going 1-for-3 with a walk, a RBI and two runs scored while Jace Robertson finished with a hit and a RBI.
LC-M is now 6-5 in District 20-4A with a key matchup in Lumberton this Friday against the 7-4 Raiders.
Livingston and Vidor are both 5-6 behind the Bears. Livingston defeated Lumberton 7-1 on Tuesday while Vidor downed Beaumont Central 17-1.
Bridge City 18, Hamshire-Fannett 0
HAMSHIRE - Tuesday night is a night a lot of Bridge City Cardinals baseball fans and players have been waiting for this year.
The Cardinals, who lost their last game on Saturday to Silsbee, exploded for 18 runs Tuesday to down Hamshire-Fannett 18-0.
Bridge City was up 8-0 going into the fifth when the Cardinals scored 10 runs to end the game after the Longhorns finished their time at the plate in the bottom of the fifth.
Keaton Langston stayed hot at the platae by going 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI. Bryce Sampere was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI while Chase Shugart was 2-for-3 with one run and two RBI. Hayden Guidry led the Cardinals with three RBI and a run scored. Hunter Uzzle was 1-for-2 with two runs, a RBI and two walks. Uzzle led the game off with a home run in the top of the first inning. Preston Pittman hit a RBI double.
Blaine Huff, Jonah Watts and Sage Elmore each scored twice while Blake Pruett and Collin Gros each scored a run.
Pittman pitched four innings and gave up only one hit and struck out eight batters with only two walks. Bryce McFarland pitched the last inning and gave up one hit and struck out two batters.
Bridge City and Silsbee are both 8-1 in District 21-3A play.
The Cardinals will be on the road Friday with a game in Hardin-Jefferson and play next Monday at home against West Orange-Stark.