Bears, Cards busy in tourney action

Published 7:58 pm Friday, March 1, 2019

By Caleb Adams

Leader Correspondent


LITTLE CYPRESS—The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Battlin’ Bears fell 3-0 to the Northside Falcons and 2-1 to the Huntington Red Devils at home in the Don Gibbens Tournament Friday.

Northside’s starter, Carter Hardy was a big reason the Falcons were able to win a low scoring game, keeping the Bears at bay for most of the game. On the other hand, the Bears didn’t help themselves on the offensive side.

LC-M had trouble figuring out ways to get runners home from as close as third base multiple times. The Bears had bases loaded two times early in the game, but weren’t able to produce any runs from it, leaving nine runners on the bases in the first four innings.

While giving up three runs including a homerun, Max Dileo had a solid outing for the Bears. He was able to get out of a few bad situations that would have made the game much tougher. His off-speed kept the opposing lineup off balanced in later innings.

The Falcons come out firing, bringing up eight batters in the first inning. Northside took an early 2-0 lead thanks to a soft single from the third batter, Reynolds, to bring around two. Harrington led off with a single to center and Schockman followed up with a double to setup the two RBI hit for the Falcons. They would get the bases loaded, but Dileo was able to pitch out of it.

Northside found another run thanks to a solo homer in the top of the third inning. Chelette took a hanging offspeed pitch deep to left field in the first at bat of the inning. Dileo was able to recover and end the frame giving up just the one run. As the Falcons took a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third.

Hunter Perkins was 2-for-2 at the plate for the Bears. Jordan Alexander went 2-for-3 while Dileo and Carter Claybar each had a hit.

Against Huntington, Dileo collected three hits while Alexander brought in the run.

Thayne Toomey tossed three innings for the Bears while Taylor Gilbert pitched two as he had four strikeouts.


BC boys

CAMERON — The Bridge City Cardinals won a game and tied another at the Cameron Yoe Tournament Friday.

The Cardinals defeated Gateway Prep 9-2 and scored two runs in the seventh inning to tie Brock 2-2.

In the win over Gateway Prep Sam Carpenter, Cameron Yadon and Logan Hamm each had two hits. Carpenter and Jackson Tims each had two runs batted in while Payton Havard had one. Gavin Green went a solid 4 2/3 innings on the mound for the Cardinals.

Against Brock, Havard tossed 4 2/3 innings while Hamm went 1 1/3 innings. Jaxon Bernard had a hit and drove in both Cardinal runs.

The Cardinals will continue in the tournament Saturday for two more games.