Local prep baseball/softball teams go on the road again

To see your favorite baseball and softball teams from Jackson Parish play this Thursday – Saturday you had better stop by the gas station first. That is because of the ten games scheduled, eight of them will be at their opponents location. Fortunately the distance to travel isn’t very far, that is, unless you are a fan of the Quitman High School softball team. Then you are in for two days (Friday and Saturday) in Wardville, LA which is where the Buckeye Tournament will be played. On Thursday, Jonesboro-Hodge will travel to Lakeside (Sibley) and Saline for their baseball and softball games while Quitman and Weston will head to Choudrant and Simsboro respectively for district 1B matchups. One game will be played at the Jackson Parish Recreation Department (JPRD) where the Lady Wolves of Weston host St. Mary’s of Natchitoches at 4:00pm. On Friday, Jonesboro-Hodge will host Lakeside for a double header in their final district 1-2A contests of the year. The first game is set for 5:00pm at the JPRD. Weston’s baseball team will travel to Winnfield to find out which WHS is best while the Lady Wolves will head to Lakeside. 

Choudrant 14 JHHS 0 (baseball) Jonesboro-Hodge continued to struggle as Choudrant, the top ranked team in Class B, blanked the Tigers 14-0 to run the streak of scoreless games to a third straight time. The same lack of hitting and bad pitching combination that has plagued the Tigers all season was once again the culprit. There is no better way to describe the Tigers troubles this year than what took place in the third frame when Choudrant got more walks (6) in one inning than the Tigers have gotten hits (5) over the last four games, which led to seven runs and opened up a 10-0 lead. It was also in the third inning that the Tigers got their only two hits of the game, when with one out, Ajay Tew and Chandler Harvey sandwiched singles around a groundball that was hit to short by Drew Davis that was ruled an error.  Sadly, all three were left stranded as the scoreless streak increased to 19 straight innings. JHHS fell to 3-10 on the year while Choudrant won their 18th striaight to improve to 21-3 on the year. 

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FCCS sweeps Lady Tigers: At least they didn’t have to travel to Winnsboro to play Family Community Christian. It would have made for a very long trip back home following the 21-1 and 25-3 drumming that was administrated by the 6th ranked team in Division V. In game one, Zoie Anderson hit a triple and was brought home by Madelyn Freeman’s single for the only run. Amber Melton added two hits. There was a little more offense generated in game two for JH as Anderson doubled and scored on Abrianna Paggett’s single in the second followed by DaBrandie Gray walking, Melton reaching on a single, Kaylee Ethridge getting hit by a pitch and JaKaja Phillips getting a hit to score two runs.

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