County baseball, softball teams continue season competition
Jacksonville Maidens continue winning streak
The Jacksonville Maidens maintain a perfect record, 12-0, in league play with regular season district play winding down this week.
The Maidens were on the road when they beat Marshall, 11-7, in an eight-inning game.
By the seventh inning, the teams were tied at seven all. In the final inning, Jacksonville plated four runs, prevented Marshall from crossing home and secured the victory.
Saylor Williams pitched both games, striking out eight batters from Marshall and 10 Wildcats.
Hosting Whitehouse, the Maidens soundly defeated the Wildcats, 9-1.
The Maidens were to travel to Hallsville Tuesday, April 16, and will conclude their district schedule Friday at home against John Tyler.
Jacksonville Indians lose two to Lufkin
The Jacksonville Indians lost two games to the Lufkin Panthers last week, 10-2 and 4-1. Jacarri Hamlett pitched four innings and Josh Holcomb, two, in Tuesday’s game against the Panthers, with Hamlett striking out four. In Friday’s game against Lufkin, Grant Walters pitched five innings with 2 strikeouts. Canyon Thiel pitched two innings.
The team holds a 5-15 record for the season, 3-7 in district.
The Indians were to host the Whitehouse Wildcats Tuesday, April 16, and will travel to Whitehouse Thursday, April 18.
Rusk Eagles drop one, end perfect record
The Rusk Eagles defeated Palestine, 3-1. Following three scoreless innings, the Eagles plated a run in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth. The Panthers plated a single run in the sixth, but could not overtake the Eagles.
Rusk lost by a run to the Madisonville Mustangs, 2-1. Madisonville scored the first run in the third inning and Rusk responded by plating a run in the fourth. The Mustangs scored once more in the fifth to take the lead and the win.
Rusk carries a 16-8 season record, 5-1 in district.
The Eagles were to host Fairfield Tuesday, April 16. They will end their district season at Mexia Tuesday, April 23.
Rusk Lady Eagles lose first district game
The Rusk Lady Eagles shut out the Palestine Wildcats, 15-0. Alanna Goldsberry pitched the four-inning game, striking out seven batters.
The Lady Eagles lost their perfect record when they fell by a single run to the Madisonville Mustangs, 6-5.
Madisonville had taken a one-run lead following the first inning.
The second inning went scoreless. The Lady Eagles plated four runs in the third, while allowing only two runs to the Mustangs.
Madisonville scored two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to retake the lead, 6-4.
The Lady Eagles plated a single run in the seventh, falling just short of the Mustangs.
The Lady Eagles were to complete their district schedule by hosting Fairfield Tuesday, April 16.
pick up two wins
The Alto Yellowjackets won two games last week. The fist victory was over the Groveton Indians, 4-1. Alto plated two runs in the second inning to take an early 2-0 lead.
The Indians scored a single run in the top of the third inning. Alto responded by plating two more runs. The final four innings remained scoreless. Cody Watson pitched the seven-inning game, striking out two batters.
The Alto Yellowjackets carry an 11-8 season record, 5-3 in district.
Lady Jackets drop three in a row
The Alto Lady Jackets lost two games last week. The Lady Jackets fell to Cushing, 5-1 and to Joaquin, 7-2. Abbie Teutsch pitched both six-inning games, striking out three Cushing batters and one from Joaquin.
In a single run difference, the Lady Jackets lost to Timpson, 14-13. Timpson took a 5-2 lead following the first inning. They increased their lead by two after the second. Each team scored a single run in the third. Alto allowed Timpson a single run at the top of the fourth, but plated three runs of their own. Timpson scored three runs in the fifth and Alto plated three in the sixth. Timpson added a run in the seventh and Alto responded with four, tying the score at thirteen all. Timpson scored one final run in the ninth inning to take the win.
Persley Griffith led the team in hits with a total of five. Jalyn Tobias led in runs batted in with six RBIs.
Troup Tigers pick up two wins
The Troup Tigers defeated the Sabine Cardinals, 11-1. Jaden Lewis pitched the five-inning game, fanning five. Grayson Driggs led in hits with a total of three. With three RBIs, Weslee Ross led in runs batted in.
The team also beat the White Oak Roughnecks, 7-3. Ross pitched five innings, striking out six batters. Jaden Lewis pitched two innings, fanning three. Cade Jones led in RBIs with a total of four.
The Tigers were to host Harmony Tuesday, April 16, and will travel to West Rusk Friday, April 19. They will complete their district schedule by hosting Winona Tuesday, April 23.
Troup Lady Tigers
The Troup Lady Tigers defeated the Sabine Cardinals, 5-2. Lindsay Davis struck out 11 batters in seven innings’ worth of work.
Traveling to White Oak, the Lady Tigers were shut out by the Lady Necks, 4-0. Davis pitched the seven-inning game, fanning eight batters.
The Lady Tigers were to host Harmony Tuesday, April 16, and will finish league play at West Rusk Friday, April 19.
Bullard Lady Panthers maintain perfect record
Bullard’s Lady Panthers retain a perfect district record, 8-0, after picking up two wins last week. The team defeated the Kilgore Bulldogs, 7-5, and the Henderson Lions, 6-2.
Ariel Matula pitched both seven-inning games, striking out five Bulldog batters and four Lions.
The Lady Panthers were to host Chapel Hill Tuesday, April 16, and will complete their district schedule by traveling to Chapel Hill Thursday, April 18.
The Bullard Panthers dropped two to the Kilgore Bulldogs last week with resulting scores of 8-2 and 9-2.
The team was to host Spring Hill Tuesday, April 16, and will travel to Spring Hill Thursday, April 18. The Panthers will conclude their district schedule Tuesday, April 23 when they host Henderson.
The Panthers currently hold a 7-2 district record.
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