Byrd, Haughton take week-ending series

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

Four local high school baseball teams played week-ending series against each other with Haughton and Byrd coming away with sweeps.

Byrd took three games from Loyola, winning a single game Friday 11-0 before taking both played on Saturday squeaking out an 8-7 win in the first game and taking the second 10-0.

The two shutouts for the Yellow Jackets gives the pitching staff six on the season and five in the last eight games.

Tyler Woolridge allowed one hit and struck out five in a five-inning shutout in the final game Saturday. It was Woolridge’s third shutout for the season. In the 15 innings pitched of the three shutouts, he has surrendered 6 hits, walked five and struck out 13.

David Favrot opened the series by pitching four of the five innings, allowing one hit and striking out five. Favrot was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs in the game and finished the 3-game series going 5-for-9 with a double and drove in 4 runs. Lake Lambert also had a 5-for-9 series with 3 RBIs. Tyler Nichols was 4-for-7 with 3 RBIs and Christian Weddleton drove in the game-winning run with a single that scored Walker Fox in the 8-7 victory.

BUCS GROUND EAGLES: Haughton took all three games of a 3-game series that was played in Haughton. The Bucs won 5-1 on Thursday, 6-3 Friday and 5-3 on Saturday. The three wins improved Haughton’s record to 13-2 on the season and gave coach Glenn Maynor 601 career wins.

Hot bats for the Bucs included Colin Rains who finished 6-for-11, with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. Austin Anderson had five hits in 11 at bats that included a double. He was the winning pitcher in the first game allowing two hits in six innings, one run that was unearned, and he struck out seven.

Roman Tolbert had a 4-for-10 series with a double and 2 RBIs. He picked up his third save on the season in the 5-3 win on Friday. Connor Blank had the game-winning hit for the Bucs in Friday’s win, delivering a 2-run single in the sixth inning.

Zach Ross picked up his first career win in relief of Gary Rondeau in the 5-3 win Saturday. Brogan Walker, who picked up his first career win on Friday, got his first career save by recording the last four outs of the game.

FALCONS WIN 2 AT ST. MARY’S TOURNEY: Northwood sandwiched two wins around a loss in Natchitoches at the St. Mary’s Tournament. The Falcons defeated Montgomery 13-2 and lost to Sacred Heart 6-5 on Friday before ending the tourney with a 8-7 win over Quitman.

Tucker McCabe finished the tournament going 4-for-8 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Hayden Phipps was 4-for-9 with a homer and 6 RBIs. Hutson Hearron picked up three hits in 11 at bats and pitched five innings allowing one hit, two runs (one earned) and he struck out four in the 8-7 Saturday win. Jack Carlisle got the win by working the final two innings, allowing one hit, one run and striking out one.

Luke Bloxom was the winning pitcher against Montgomery with the complete game five-hitter in five innings. He allowed no earned runs and stuck out four.