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Silsbee darts past Bobcats, 9-0

By Caleb Adams

Leader Correspondent

ORANGEFIELD — The Silsbee Tigers rolled past the Orangefield Bobcats in Orangefield Thursday night with a final of 9-0 in District 22-4A action.

Orangefield (12-6, 2-4) had a tough time finding runs this game as they threatened with runners on second and third in the second inning but couldn’t find runs out of it.

Silsbee (18-3, 5-1) was led by the hitter in the three hole Chase Partain who had a first inning two-run home run and another RBI in the top of the sixth inning.

For the Orangefield pitching staff, Ryon Subblefield started the game and went three full innings giving up four earned runs and one unearned run, four hits and three strikeouts. Reliever Ryan Deutsch entered in the fourth inning and lasted 2 and 1/3 innings giving up two runs on five hits. Keadon Evans entered in the top of the sixth inning and closed out the game.

For the Silsbee Tigers pitching staff, Noah Whited started the game and lasted all the way to the seventh inning giving up three hits with no runs allowed. Whited threw a complete-game shutout for the Tigers.

The Tigers from Silsbee start off hot with an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. Ethan Dunn got on with a single and Chase Partain brought him in quick and easy with a long home run shot to left field. Stubblefield gathered himself and finished out the side before any more harm was done.

Silsbee struck again but this time the run was unearned. Brady Scoggins got a single to shallow left and stole second base, Jackson Hardy moved him around to third after a single of his own. The next pitch the catcher Kent Micheal threw down to third but the ball sailed wide and Scoggins scored off the error. 3-0 Tigers in the bottom of the second.

Silsbee picked up a pair of runs in the third. Dunn started it off with a single, Partain drew a walk the next at bat, and Trevis Sundgren knocked them both in after a long double to the right field wall. The Tigers lead after three complete 5-0.

The Tigers picked their scoring back up in the top of the fifth. Spencer Uribe got a two-out double, Scoggins got on with an infield single and pinch hitter Willie Jones knocked in Uribe with a hard single up the middle to give the Tigers a 6-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning.

The Tigers added a run in the top of the sixth inning. Payton Bryan led it off with a single and Partain added another RBI to his stat line with a long single to drive in Bryan making the score 7-0 in the top of the sixth.

The Tigers added a pair of insurance runs in the top half of the seventh.

The Bobcats will look to bounce back at LC-M Tuesday while the Tigers take on Hamshire-Fannett.