Weston baseball clinches share of District 1B title

The banner above says it all. It was the goal that the Wolves had entering Tuesday’s double header against Castor. Mission Accomplished! With the 13-0 and 10-0 victories, Weston, who now stands at 15-11 overall and 5-1 in district play, clinched at least a share the 1B title. 

Weston 13 Castor 0: The Wolves scored in all four innings they batted, including plating five in the first and fourth inning. Tait Henderson hit a two run, home run in the first inning to give Weston get the offense rolling and continued his recent mastery on the mound,  allowing just three meaningless singles in five innings of shut out ball. Cooper Delaney also came up big by belting a double and a home run and scoring three times. Drew Browning went 2/2, including a double, with 3 RBI and Colton Blundell reached base three times via two hits and a walk that led to two runs scored, 2 stolen bases and an RBI. Braden Theriot walked twice and got hit by a pitch that led to a stolen base and three runs scored while Sawyer Watkins walked twice, stole a base and scored a run.  Bryce Zehr scored a run to go along with him and Cole Tolar getting a hit and an RBI. Layton Garrett also scored a run. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 R H E
Castor (8-7, 0-5) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Weston (14-11, 4-1)
WP – Henderson, LP – Cox
2B – Delaney, Browning
HR – Delaney, Henderson
RBI – Henderson 3, Browning 3, Blundell, Zehr, Tolar, Delaney
RS – Delaney 3, Theriot 3, Blundell 2, Zehr, Henderson, Browning, Watkins, Garrett
SB – Blundell 2, Theriot, Watkins

Weston 10 Castor 0: Cole Blundell and Drew Williams threw three innings each to combine on the no-hitter as Weston shut out Castor for a second straight time. The Wolves scored in five of the six innings they batted paced by six straight batters reaching base to open the top of the second inning to open up a 5-0 lead.   The victory was a season high fifth straight for the Wolves, who improved to 15-11 overall and more importantly, 5-1 in district 1B that secured at least a tie for first place. It was Deja vu all over again for the Wolves as Copper Delaney repeated his game one performance by once again hitting a double and a home run, Tait Henderson and Drew Williams, who both had 3 RBI also stroked their second straight homer and double in the two games. Bryce Zehr and Braden Theriot pitched in with two hits, two runs scored and a stolen base while Blundell, knocked in two, scored and stole a base in two at bats before giving way to Williams.  

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Weston (15-11, 5-1 1 4 0 1 2 2 10 12 0
Castor (8-8, 0-6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
WP – Blundell (2-0), LP – Young
2B – Delaney, Browning
HR – Delaney, Henderson
RBI – Henderson 3, Browning 3, Blundell 2, Delaney
RS – Zehr 2, Delaney 2, Theriot 2, Blundell, Henderson, Browning, Graham
SB – Zehr 2, Blundell, Theriot

Quitman impressive in back to back wins

Quitman 5 Airline 2 (Monday) Blake Carter smashed a clutch, two out, double in the top of the third inning that cleared the bases and to give Quitman a 3-2 lead and pave the way to the victory over the Class 5A Vikings.  The victory over the team from the highest classification in the LHSAA was huge in the power rankings as Quitman vaulted all the way up to #6 in Division V. 

The Wolverines added two runs in the top of the seventh inning when Cam Deal’s second hit of the day scored Maddox Duck, who had opened the final frame with a single. John Reagan Hasley then stole home for his second run of the game to give Quitman breathing room. Logan Ponder, who had two hits as well and scored a run, allowed a run in the second and third inning then slammed the door shut the rest of the way for the complete game victory. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Quitman (8-12) 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 5 8 1
Airline (11-13) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
WP – Ponder (2-3) LP – Ross
2B – Deal, Carter
RBI – Carter 3, Deal 2
RS – Hasley 2, Ponder, Deal, Duck

Quitman 1 Doyline 0 (Tuesday) With two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning Hudson Pullig scored on a ground ball hit by Braden Hobbs that was misplayed for the only run of the contest. The unearned run gave Blake Carter, who didn’t allow a hit after the second inning, the victory in the pitching duel and kept Quitman’s hopes for a tie of the district 1B championship alive. The Wolverines, now  9-12 overall and 4-1 in district play and sitting one half game behind district leader Weston (5-1), will play Doyline again on Thursday in the final district game of the year hoping to claim a share of the district title. 

Quitman managed only three hits in the contest with Pullig hitting a second inning double and both Kace West and Maddox Duck getting singles in the decisive fifth frame. Carter gave up hits to the first three batters in the first inning but got out unscathed thanks to a nifty job by his fielders that cut down Doyline base runners at second and third on the same play.  Hobbs, making spot start in right field,  not only played a role in the run scored but also in the twin killing that proved critical to the victory. His quick relay back to the infield on the hit allowed Riley Duck and Logan Ponder to be able to make tag outs of the two Doyline runners trying to advance. Carter gave up two more singles in the second but then settled down and pitched no-hit ball the rest of the way to improve his record to 3-1 on the year.  

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Doyline (6-13, 2-3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Quitman (9-12, 4-1) 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 1 3 1
WP – Carter (3-1), LP – Spears
2B – Pullig
RS – Pullig
SB – Hobbs

Winnfield wallops JHHS 

Home standing Winnfield had 20 batters reach base, including nine in the first inning, that led to 7 runs and ruined any hopes JHHS had of a second straight district 3-2A victory. With the win, Winnfield, ranked #12 in Division III improved to 10-11 overall and 1-0 in district play while JHHS fell to 1-1 in district and 3-9 on the year. 

JHHS had the potential to rally in the top of the third when Marquis Baker stroked a two out single to score Ajay Tew who had doubled and the Tigers loaded the bases but failed to capitalize. Winnfield then put the game away with five more runs in their half of the inning. JHHS would score two more in the top of the fourth when Trey Trosclair, who took the loss on the mound, walked, Tew  and Alfonzo Calahan singled and Waylon Evans walked. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 R H E
JHHS (3-9, 1-1) 0 0 1 2 0 3 6 5
Winnfield (10-11, 1-0) 7 0 5 0 1 13 12 3
WP – Page, LP – Trosclair (0-2)
2B – A Tew
RBI – Calahan, Baker
RS – A Tew 2, Trosclair
SB – A Tew, Trosclair, Calahan

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