Bobcat baseballers split a pair at Silsbee tourney

Published 9:12 am Monday, March 12, 2018

SILSBEE — The Orangefield Bobcats split a pair of games at the Silsbee Tournament Friday and Saturday, falling to Hardin-Jefferson 13-5 Saturday and defeating Lumberton 10-2 Friday.

The Bobcats fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 13-5 loss to H-J.

After the Bobcats scored one run in the top of the fifth, Hardin-Jefferson answered with one of their own.  Bobcats scored when Kadeon Evans singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Hardin-Jefferson then answered when Gavin Kash hit a solo homer.

Hardin-Jefferson pulled away for good with five runs in the second inning. In the second Lemons singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run, an error scored two runs for Hardin-Jefferson, McLeod singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, and an error scored one run for Hardin-Jefferson.

Hardin-Jefferson scored five runs in the sixth inning. The big inning for Hardin-Jefferson came thanks to doubles by McLeodRupert, and Kash.

Neale led things off on the hill for Hardin-Jefferson. He allowed seven hits and four runs over three innings, striking out one and walking zero.

Johnny Armstrong was on the mound for Bobcats. He went four innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits, striking out two and walking zero.  Ryan Deutsch threw two innings out of the bullpen.

The Bobcats had 13 hits in the game.  Kent MichaelBrett FregiaMason GonzalesEvans, and Deutsch all managed multiple hits for the Bobcats.

Hardin-Jefferson tallied 14 hits in the game.  KashRupertKashLemons, and McLeod each had multiple hits for Hardin-Jefferson.

The Bobcats put up six runs in the fifth on its way to a 10-2 victory over Lumberton on Friday. Brett FregiaMason GonzalesBlake BradleyKent Michael, and Gunner Jones all drove in runs in the frame.

In the top of the third inning, the Bobcats tied things up at two when Fregia doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.

The Bobcats pulled away for good with one run in the fourth inning. In the fourth Ryan Deutsch singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Bradley got the win for Bobcats. He lasted seven innings, allowing eight hits and two runs while striking out two and walking one.

The Bobcats racked up 14 hits.  MichaelFregiaBradleyGonzales, and Deutsch all managed multiple hits for the Bobcats.  Fregia and Michael both had three hits to lead Bobcats.  Johnny Armstrong led Bobcats with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with five stolen bases.