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March 27, 2013

Cardinals topple Hawks; Lady Bears rip Lions

BRIDGE CITY —  The Bridge City Cardinals fought off a surge by Hardin-Jefferson to turn back the Hawks 13-5 in District 21-3A action at Cardinal Field Tuesday night to run their 21-3A mark to a perfect 4-0.

The Cardinals jumped out on the Hawks (0-4 in district) for a 6-1 lead after three innings. H-J rallied back to trim it to 6-5 but the Cardinals erupted for six runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull away for the win.

Hayden Guidry got the win on the hill for the Cardinals. He worked 5 1/3 innings, allowing 11 hits while striking out nine and walking three. Chase Shugart earned a save, going the final 1 2/3 innings, allowing one hit while fanning four and walking none.

Preston Pittman and Ashton Hunter both went 2-for-4 at the plate, both scoring a pair of runs.

Guidry was 1-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored. Shugart was 1-for-3 with three RBI. Nick Portacci was 1-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored and Blaine McElduff was 1-for-2 and scored.

H-J comitted seven errors while the Cardinals had just one.

Bridge City will venture to West Orange-Stark tonight.

In other action Tuesday night, Silsbee dumped Hamshire-Fannett 9-2 and Buna downed WO-S 11-1. Orangefield defeated Evadale 13-3 in non-district action.

LC-M girls 10, Livingston 0

LITTLE CYPRESS — After escaping Livingston with a 1-0 victory to start District 20-4A play in February, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears “Marched” past the Lady Lions 10-0 in six innings Tuesday night at Lady Bear Field to stay perfect in district play.

LC-M (22-4, 8-0) received another stellar performance by pitcher Raven Cole. Cole worked all six frames, allowing a mere two hits while striking out 14 and walking three.

The Lady Bears picked up 10 hits against Livingston (3-5 in district) pitchers Hallie Smith and Savannah Crawford.

The Lady Bears led 5-0 after three frames, scored one in the fifth and finished off the Lady Lions with four runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Kassie James was 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and drove in two runs and scored two more. Kayleigh Roy went 3-for-4 with a double and tallied three runs.

Taylor Fraccastoro went 1-for-3 with three RBI and scored. Hope Russell was 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored. Chelsea McLain was 1-for-3 and scored twice. Mikaela Stegall went 1-for-3 and Morgan Babineaux scored a run.

The Lady Bears will venture to Port Neches-Groves to face the Lady Indians tonight. PN-G (5-3 in district) was stunned by Lumberton 5-0 Tuesday. Also, Nederland improved to 6-2 in 20-4A play by downing Vidor (5-3) 8-2.

In other softball action Tuesday night, SIlsbee (6-0) defeated Hamshire-Fannett (2-4) 11-0 and Buna (3-3) downed West Orange-Stark (0-6) 8-2 in District 21-3A action. In non-district action, the Orangefield Lady Bobcats fell to Hardin 4-3.

WO-S will host Bridge City tonight while Orangefield (4-2 in 21-3A) hosts Buna.

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