LITTLE CYPRESS —
A young Little Cypress-Mauriceville team got on the winning track Thursday when they downed the East Chambers Bucaneers 8-0 in six inningscat Don Gibbens Field in Orange County Tournament action.
The Bears got a solid performance on the hill by Drake Trawhorn.
Trawhorn worked 5 1/3 innings, scattering three hits while striking out five and walking two.
The Bears picked up five hits off EC pitching and also took advantage of six walks, four errors and two hit batter.
Leadoff hitter Coby Roddy did the most damage with three hits, including a two-run double, and three RBI.
The Bears struck for four runs on two hits in the bottom of the second off EC starter B.J. Johnson.
Mitchell Lee got things going with a sharp leadoff single up the middle. Hayden Anderson walked and both runners ended up advancing a base due to a wild pitch. Ty Smith loaded up the bases after getting belted by a Johnson pitch.
Vinny Hale plated the first run with a bases-loaded walk to send Lee home. Anderson made it 2-0 by scoring on a passed ball.
Roddy capped it off with a RBI infield single that scored Smith and Hale was able to scoot on in during the action on a throwing error.
The Bears tacked on a pair of runs in the bottom half of the third.
Lee, Anderson and Smith were involved for the Bears again in the bottom of the third as they both got on base due to miscues in the field by the Bucs. After Smith drew a walk to load the bases.
Lee was able to trot home on a fielder’s choice RBI by Trawhorn. Courtesy runner Reece Bromley bolted home to make it 6-0 off a Roddy single.
Trawhorn got out of a jam in the top of the fourth after Johnson and Blake Meisner connected on back-to-back one-out singles as he struck out Johnny Trent and got a groundout by Nick Thomas.
LC-M tallied two more runs in the bottom of the fifth with two outs.
Smith was hit by a pitch by EC reliever Justin Yawn. Trawhorn drew a walk and Hale singled to left. Roddy then picked up his third hit of the game, roping a two-run double to left.