Five Byrd pitchers 1-hit Red River in win

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

Byrd used five pitchers in allowing Red River batters one hit in 9-0 non-district baseball win Wednesday at Coushatta.

Kevin Robinson started on the mound for the Jackets and struck out four in his three innings of work. Tyler Wooldridge, Connor Pierce, Dawson Meeks and Kaleb Smith all worked an inning with Pierce and Meeks striking out three. The Byrd staff finished with 12 strikeouts while walking one.

The Yellow Jackets got on the board early with a 4-run first inning. Christian Weddleton’s single was the only RBI hit as David Favrot and T. Nichols both drove in runs with sacrifice flies and Patrick Snead walked in the first run.

Byrd bolstered its lead with three more runs in the sixth inning on RBI singles from Brooks Brossette, Lake Lambert and Snead.

Brossette finished off a 4-hit night and a 2-run triple for the Yellow Jackets’ final two runs in the seventh.

Weddleton added a double to his first-inning single in four at bats as Byrd picked up its sixth win in 11 games.

NEVILLE 12, CAPTAIN SHREVE 2: The Gators felt to 5-7 on the season with the loss to the Tigers in a game played at Glenbrook in Minden. Shelton Harville (double), Blake Fant, Hunter Willis, John Chance and Christopher Peyton had the Gators’ six hits. Willis suffered the loss on the mound.