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March 12, 2014

Bears stroll past Lions in 20-4A opener

LITTLE CYPRESS — To say that the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears strolled past the Livingston Lions in their District 20-4A opener would be a huge understatement.

The Bears cruised passed the Lions 11-3 and scored six runs on bases-loaded walks to nab the important early district win.

It was tough sledding for three Lions’ pitchers as starter Chris Boothe, Kurt Wilson and Derrick Findley. Even though they allowed just seven hits they teamed up to walk 13 Bear batters.

On the opposite end of the spectrum were LC-M pitchers Coby Roddy and Taylor Landry.

Roddy got the win, pitching six innings. He scattered nine hits while striking out five and walking just one. Landry entered in the seventh and struck out two without giving up a hit.

The Lions got on the board first when Boothe took a Roddy offering over the rightfield fence for a solo home run.

The Bears (6-6, 1-0) snared a run in the bottom of the first when Mitchell Lee scored courtesy runner Landry with a sharp single to right.

The Lions m(6-4, 0-1) went up 3-1 in the top of the second when Zane Lewis eventually scored on a bases-loaded balk and Findley would score on a infield single by Kurt Wilson.

After that, Roddy settled in and Livingston saw no more runs cross the plate except by the Bears.

LC-M drew to within 3-2 in the second when Drake Trawhon walked and eventually scored on a Roddy single up the middle.

The Bears scored three runs apiece in both the third and fourth innings.

Bear Hayden Anderson had a single in the third frame and Grant White, Roddy and Dylan Gruber all picked up RBI with bases-loaded walks.

The bottom of the fourth worked in the same fashion. Lee did have a sharp single to left in the frame and White, Ty Smith and Gruber picked up bases-loaded RBI walks.

LC-M tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Trawhon had a single to center and Jace Robertson plated Anderson, who had reached on a fielder’s choice, with a RBI single to right.

With two outs, Roddy hit a sharp ball to third base, which was booted as two more runs crossed the plate.

The Bears will look to continue their winning ways with back-to-back trips to Mid-County.

The Bears visit Port Neches-Groves Friday and will travel to Nederland next Tuesday.

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