SIBLEY C The LHSAA began postseason play Monday the other of the teams in action seemed to be Webster Parish’s own Lakeside Warriors.
Lakeside had small trouble with their first-round opponent, Pickering, while Warrior starting pitcher Colton Billings tossed a shutout and the wrongdoing did what they do. There was little hope for the visitors after the five-run first inning for Lakeside; the game ended in the fifth inning when Lakeside retired Pickering in order to complete the contest via 10-run rule.
Lakeside breakthroughs to the second round and will begin a three-game series against Vinton this specific Friday.
The No. 2 A warrior showed no signs of your let-down Monday, totaling 11 hits and keeping things additional vocal than usual in the dugout.
The Players, usually a more laid-back bunch, looked like they sensed the death of playoff time, and Mon it appeared to bring out their finest.
After a quick 1-2-3 inning for Carter inside first, Lakeside started their half-inning by using Dalton Crumpler being hit-by-pitch.
Singles by Logan McIver, Jake Bleak and Braydon Jones, plus a go walking by Carter, brought up Jayke Stewart that cleared the loaded aspects with a clutch double to right field.
Lakeside senior John Gray finished 2-2 with a two times and two RBIs as the senior will continue to see the ball well. Dalton Crumpler put in two hits and one RBI; McIver received two singles and two goes driven in; Gavin Jones increased a single for the Warriors.
While any Warrior lineup did their very own damage, Carter controlled encounter on the other end, limiting Pickering to one hit while striking out six to eight batters during 5 innings of employment.
With Carter going all five in a relatively simple amound of pitches, Lakeside’s pitching platoon ought to be a full-go for this weekend’s second-round series from the Vinton Lions.
Vinton had to survive a 8-7 thriller with Doyle to win his or her first-round game Monday.
Game one of the sequence between the Warriors and Tigers will begin Friday at 6 p.m. Game not one but two will start Saturday at Eleven a.m. and a decisive game three will be gamed shortly after if necessary.