By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports
Haughton rode the pitching of Austin Anderson to defeat Evangel 5-1 Thursday at Haughton in the first of a 3-game series.
Anderson picked up his fourth win on the season against no losses by allowing only two hits in 6 innings. He struck out 7 and walked three.
Roman Tolbert came on to pitch the seventh inning, allowing only a walk. He struck out the other three batters he faced.
Anderson and Tolbert both went 2-for-4 at the plate with Anderson having a double. Colin Rains was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and Chan Lytle drove in two runs as well. Nick Hensley added a double for the Bucs’ other extra-base hit.
Haughton was coming off a 7-4 win at Minden’s Griffith Park on Wednesday. Gary Rondeau got his third win on the season coming on in relief of Ethan Robinson. Tolbert picked up the save in the game.
Caleb Brown was 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Lytle hit a home run, Hensley and Jackson Voigt both had doubles and Colin Rains a triple.
Haughton is now 11-2 on the season and will play game 2 of the Evangel series at Evangel today at 5. Game 3 is slated for noon Saturday at Haughton.
Bucs’ coach Glenn Maynor recorded his 599th career victory with Thursday’s triumph.
SULPHUR 8, CALVARY 7: The Cavaliers took a 7-4 lead into the fifth inning with a 5-run fourth but couldn’t hold on in the Sulphur Tournament. Caden Flowers and Kyzer Smith both had two hits for the Cavs (9-6) and Hutch Grace had the big hit in the fourth inning with a 2-run triple.
SAM HOUSTON 10, AIRLINE 0: The Vikes managed only two hits in falling to the Broncos at the Sulphur Tournament.