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Lakeside sweeps weekend series against Mangham

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Lakeside sweeps weekend series against Mangham

Clinches thirteenth semifinal berth

By Blake Branch – May 8, 2017 340 0


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    SIBLEY C Lakeside senior Jake Dull stomped out Mangham’s last-ditch effort to connect Saturday’s quarterfinal contest with back-to-back strikeouts on the pile, sending the Warriors into upcoming weekend’s Top 28 in Sulphur.

    Lakeside (29-10) discovers itself back amongst Louisiana’s hockey elite after sweeping the particular series 2-0 from Mangham. It’s the 13th semifinal trip for the Warriors, who’re vying for their fourth talk about championship appearance and finally state title.

    The Warriors cruised to a 7-0 victory Friday in activity one behind Braydon Jones’ right equip and a platoon of errors determined by the Dragons.

    Jones (7-3, 1.80 ERA) earned the succeed, going all seven innings, eye-catching out five and enabling just four hits; Cameron Gray feasted on Mangham pitching, going 3-5 with two doubles and a RBI. Chap senior Jake Gray was 2-5 with a double, single and a couple RBIs and Jayke Stewart finished 3-4 with several singles, driving in one operate.

    Saturday’s contest seemed destined for 10-run rule before Mangham tagged Lakeside for several runs in the fifth inning and 4 more in the sixth. Lakeside’s Colton Jackson pitched the first four innings ahead of giving way to Logan McIver who held up 0.2 innings before supplying the ball to Dalton Crumpler for one inning.

    Eventually, the Warriors turned to Dreary for the final 1.Just one innings and the senior shut details down promptly, earning the particular save. Carter (8-3, 1.90 ERA) was the successful pitcher.

    “There was the possibility of still another game coming up, so we just didn’t want to use all our pitching too soon,” Warriors head trainer Will Gray said. “Whenever we’ve got in range, we determined it was time to bring in the mature and Jake stopped these people in their tracks.”

    A semifinal participant during his taking part in days for the Warriors, famous the program’s most noteworthy earn in six years while using man who both raised and coached him, previous Lakeside head coach Bob Gray.

    Will says he hasn’t granted a single shred of considered to what it will be like to use the field with both child brother Jake and their parent Bob this weekend, but states C while assuring he seamless comfort about Lakeside’s chances C that no matter final results in Sulphur, he’s happy to possess Warrior baseball back on the map.

    “It will be something special,” Grey said. “We don’t think about it even though. Each kid on this workforce is like a son to me. Everyone loves each one and we’re all a giant family. It’s something I’ll quite possibly think about more after the fact.Inches

    The Warriors will meet Rosepine (22-11, District 3-2A) during the semifinals, Friday at 1 g.m. The Top 28 is going to be played at Sulphur’s McMurry Park.

    As for fan support, Gray is hearing from legions of true Lakeside fans pledging their work for the weekend.

    “From what I am hearing, there’s going to be plenty,” Gray said. “It looks like a pretty big turnout, and that’s good. Yet, even if we go down and have beat, I’m proud of all of our guys and I know all people there will be too; nothing that occurs down there can take away from the time of year that we’ve had.”

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