orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

March 8, 2013

Baseball teams continue to work in tournaments

Gabriel Pruett
The Orange Leader

— New Caney Tournament

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears went up to the New Caney Tournament Thursday and went 0-2 in first day action.

No. 1 Tomball defeated LC-M 13-3 in five innings. Jacob Martin and Shea Richards both hit solo homeruns in teh game.

LC-M was then defeated 2-1 by Kingwood Park. Brandon Humphrey threw the entire game and did not give up an earned run.

Friday saw a little bit better news for the Bears who defeated Reagan 10-0 in five innings. Cody Rody threw a complete game and allowed just one hit and he struck out 13 batters.

Brennon Moore collected two hits in the contest.

The Bears the won on tiebreakers against Deer Park after the two teams tied 2-2.

Landon Procella had two RBI while James Swan threw three innings and Christian Wendt threw four innings. Neither pitcher gave up an earned run.





Jasper Tournament

Bridge City struggled the first day of the Jasper Tournament on Thursday with back-to-back losses to Lumberton and Livingston.

The Lions defeated the Cardinals 5-0 as Livingston held Bridge City to just two hits, both off the bat of Chase Shugart

Preston Pittman was sharp on the mound for the Cardinals as the senior worked five innings and gave up two hits and one run with three walks and seven strike outs.

Blaine McElduff pitched the final inning and gave up two hits and four runs, only one was earned, to go with three walks and three strike outs.

Bridge City committed four errors in the game. Blaine McElduff, Pittman, Hunter Uzzle and Keaton Langston all drew walks.

The Raiders knocked off the Cardinals 7-5 on Thursday.

Hayden Guidry led the Cardinals bats by going 2-for-3 with two runs and a RBI while Ashton Hunter went 1-for-2 at the plate with two RBI. Uzzle was 1-for-3 with a run, Sage Elmore was 1-for-1 with a RBI and Bryce Sampere scored a run.

Shugart pitched 2 2/3 innigns and gave up three hits with six runs, only two runs were earned runs. Shugart struck out six batters and walked four. Caleb Rodriguez pitched three innings and gave up one hit and one run while striking out two batters and walking two batters.





Kirbyville Tournament

The West Orange-Stark Mustangs took care of two District 20-4A opponents between Thursday and Friday.

First the Mustangs defeated the Ozen Panthers 2-0 behind 11 strike outs from Aidan Anderson.

Friday the Mustangs defeated thet Central Jaguars 16-1.

Payton Robertson had a two RBI double against the Jaguars while Anderson had a two-RBI single. Chase Rutledge also had two RBI and a double and Grant Anderson picked up the win on the mound.

Orangefield defeated Woodville 15-2 and then defeated Kountze 9-4 in other tournament action on Thursday.