Vail no-hits Tigers, Weston whips Saline

Quitman 13 JHHS 0 (Tuesday) – Home sweet home! In Quitman’s first game at the ballpark on school grounds after starting the season by playing 12 games in other locations Jordan Vail threw the first no-hitter of his career and Quitman exploded for ten runs in the third inning to whip Jonesboro-Hodge in the all Jackson Parish matchup. Vail was simply dominant against the listless Tiger batters in five innings of work that saw him strikeout seven, including six in a row at one point and allow only two balls to be hit out of the infield.  Luke Morgan stole four bases for the second straight day to up his total to an area leading 23 and scored three times while also  knocking in a pair. Ty Simonelli hit a triple, stole a pair and scored twice as did Blake (3SB) and Jonathan Carter to help pace the Wolverine offense. Logan Ponder scored a run and drove in a pair. While the JHHS batters couldn’t muster a hit against Vail, Tiger pitching hit five Wolverine batters in the third to lead to the breakout innings. With the win Quitman, who stole 14 bases off Tigers pitching, improved to 9-4 while J-H falls to 3-3. 

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WP -Vail, LP – Vines
3B – Simonelli
RBI – Morgan 2, Ponder 2, Simonelli, Smith, B. Carter
SB – Morgan 4, B. Carter 3, Simonelli 2, J. Carter, Ponder, Tilley, West , Williams

Quitman 9 LaSalle 4 (Monday) – The Wolverines feasted on LaSalle pitching for 18 hits and put the game away early with six runs over the first two innings. The entire starting nine got at least one hit. Luke Morgan who scored three runs and stole four bases and Joshua Smith leading the way with three apiece. Ty Simonelli, Logan Ponder, Cam Hollis, Jordan Vail and Kyler West got two each. Ponder, Smith, West and Ian Tilley, who picked up the win with 5 1/3 innings of work all drove in two runs. 

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WP – Tilley, LP – n/a
2B – Simonelli, Tilley, Vail
RBI – Ponder 2, Smith 2, Tilley 2, West 2
SB – Morgan 4, Vail 2, Simonelli, Hollis, Ponder


Weston 16 Saline 5 (Monday)- The Wolves scored in all six innings they batted to methodically “mercy rule” the visiting Bobcats in six innings. Saline was it’s own worst enemy by making seven errors, allowing six base on balls and hitting four batters. The Wolves raked out ten hits, with half of them being doubles led by a pair of two baggers from Cooper Delaney, who went 3/4, scored four runs, drove in one and stole a base. Braden Theriot also came up big with three runs scored, two hits (2B), an RBI and a stolen base as did Caleb Waters who went 2/3, stole 3 bases and knocked in two. Bryce Zehr, Davis Tolar and Landon Roberts also scored twice. Tayt Culpepper, who also had three RBI, Caleb Waters and Roberts combined to allow just three hits. Of special note Cam Mire got his first RBI of the year. The victory marked Weston’s fourth in five games while Saline fell to 3-4. 

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WP – Culpepper, LP – n/a
2B – Delaney 2, Theriot, Waters, Culpepper
RBI – Culpepper 3, Waters 2, Delaney, Mire, Roberts, Theriot, Tolar
SB – Waters 3, Delaney, Theriot, Tolar


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