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March 3, 2014

OC baseball teams go 13-3 in OC Tourney

ORANGE — Diamonds were busy in Orange County over the weekend as Little Cypress-Mauriceville, West Orange-Stark and Orangefield hosted a teriffic Orange County Tournament.

Over at LC-M, the Bears went a perfect 4-0 at Don Gibbens Field.

The Bears defeated East Chambers 8-0 and Hamshire-Fannett 8-4 on Thursday.

On Friday, LC-M toppled Jasper 9-5 behind the big bat of Mitchell Lee. Lee belted two two-run home runs while Vinny Hale added to the dinger onslaught with a two-run home run of his own.

Coby Roddy and Drake Trawhon added doubles for the hot-hitting Bear.

The Bears wrapped up the tournament perfectly by downing Kirbyville 9-3 on Saturday.

The Bears trailed 3-0 after the second inning but scored nine unanswered runs.

Roddy, who had a hot bat throughout the tourney, belted a three-run home run while Jace Robertson added a pair of hits.

The Bridge City Cardinals also went a perfect 4-0 in the tourney, outscoring their opponents 38-11.

The Cardinals defeated Beaumont Central 13-3 and Beaumont Kelly 8-2 on Friday and picked up a pair of big wins Saturday, defeating Jasper 11-1 and Lumberton 6-5.

Against Kelly, the Cardinals spreaded the wealth around.

Kyle Bergeron, Blake Pruett, Hunter Uzzle and CHase Shugart all had RBI singles while Keaton Langston roped a double.

The Cardinals piled up 10 hits in a 13-3 rout of Central.

Bergeron carried some heavy lumber in that one as he crushed a three-run homer and had a RBI double. Pruett was in the act as well, collecting a two-run double and a RBI triple. Uzzle had a RBI double while Shugart had a two-run single and Langston contributed a RBI.

BC toppled old playoff rival Jasper by piling up 11 hits.

Uzzle burned the Bulldogs with a two-run single and a RBI triple. Jonah Watts slapped a two-run single while Pruett and Ashton Hunter added RBI singles.

The Cardinals were trailing Lumberton 5-0 in the last game of the tourney in the middle of the second inning.

However, BC bounced back up and got even with a grand slam by Shugart and Watts brought in what was the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth with a bases-loaded walk.

The WO-S Mustangs went a solid 3-1 in the tourney at their home base at Ronnie Anderson Field.

After dropping a 4-0 decision to Lumberton on Friday, the Mustang bats got hot the rest of the way.

The Mustangs defeated Central 13-7 on Friday.

Jermaine Mitchell got the win on the mound and had six strikeouts.

Grant Anderson was 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI. Kameron Williams was 2-for-3 with three RBI. Grant Lapoint went 2-for-2 with a RBI triple. Aidan Anderson was 2-for-4 with a RBI while Erick Guillory drove in three runs.

The Mustangs piled up 30 runs on Saturday.

They defeated East Chambers 17-2.

Aidan Anderson was 2-for-3 and drove home five runs. Lapoint was 1-for-1, walked three times and scored four times.

WO-S capped things off with a 13-4 victory over Kirbyville.

Williams was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a RBI double. Aidan Anderson went 2-for-3 and Jack Dallas was 2-for-2. Dallas and Grant Anderson p[icked up the wins on the Mustang hill.

The Orangefield Bobcats went 2-2 in the tourney.

Orangefield defeated Kirbyville 6-5.

Caleb Hussey had a RBI double in the victory. Ryan McNeil had a double while Matthew Kress scored two runs.

The Bobcats also defeated Central 9-7. They fell to Jasper 9-0 and to Kelly 9-2.

All four teams will be involved in tournaments Thursday through Saturday.

LC-M and BC will head to the Jasper Tournament. Orangefield will go to the Hardin Tournament while WO-S travels to the Kirbyville Tournament.


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