MHS tourney features local teams

Minden High School hosted a couple of local teams and some from Arkansas over the weekend in a high school baseball tournament.

Minden Crimson Tide blanked Hermitage, Ark. 15-0 Friday in the first game of the MHS Tournament

The Tide scored 5 runs in the first inning, 4 in the second and 6 in the third, with 13 total hits. 

Hermitage had four errors in the game, which did not go a full 7 innings. There was no game recap.

Hermitage went down in a shutout 0-14 when Lakeside won the second game.

Lakeside Warriors defeated Hermitage Hermits Varsity 14-0 in the second tournament game Friday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. CJ Watts induced a fly out from Jake Weaver to finish off the game.

The Warriors tallied six runs in the third inning.  Jordan Isbell, Hunter Sutton, Bradley Dick, and Jon Jon Dick all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

One bright spot for Hermitage Hermits Varsity was a single by Hayden Cathey in the first inning.

Cooper Chase earned the win for Lakeside. Chase went three innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out eight and walking one.  Watts and Dick entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Ethan Allred was on the pitcher’s mound for Hermitage Hermits. The righty lasted two innings, allowing four hits and six runs while striking out one.  Carter Wilkerson and JD Morman entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one and two-thirds innings and one-third of an inning respectively.

Dick, Chase, Dick, Matthew Aguilera, Eli Musgraves, Watts, and Peyton Gray each collected one hit to lead Lakeside Varsity Warriors.  Lakeside Warriors tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Musgraves led the way with six.  Lakeside was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Dick had the most chances in the field with ten.

Doyline ties Taylor 2-2

Doyline was tied 2-2 with Taylor, Ark. bottom of the third inning during the first game Saturday. The game was posted as unfinished.

Lakeside Warriors coasted to an easy victory over Taylor Tigers 13-5 in the second game Saturday

Lakeside Warriors opened up scoring in the first inning, when Bradley Dick grounded out, scoring one run.

Lakeside notched three runs in the seventh inning and scored its runs on an RBI double by Jon Jon Dick.

Dick got the win for Lakeside Warriors. The pitcher went three innings, allowing three runs on two hits and striking out five.  Jordan Isbell and CJ Watts entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Preston Smith took the loss for Taylor Tigers. The pitcher surrendered five runs on six hits over four innings, striking out one.

The Warriors totaled 13 hits.  Eli Musgraves, Isbell, Watts, Dick, and Cooper Chase all managed multiple hits.  Isbell and Musgraves each collected three hits to lead the team.  Lakeside stole ten bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Musgraves led the way with four.

Waylon Woodell led Taylor Tigers with two hits in four at bats.

Jackson earns victory for Minden Crimson Tide in no-hitter against Doyline

Jakobe Jackson was brilliant on the mound on Saturday, as he threw a no-hitter to lead Minden Crimson Tide past Doyline 10-0.

The Tide got on the board in the first inning when Landon Brewer singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run.

They scored four runs in the sixth inning. Brody Bower, Elliott Sheppard, Landyn Huddleston, and Zander Rowell all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.

The Panthers behind early and struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Minden.

A single by Dakota Stewart in the fourth inning was a positive for Doyine.

Jackson pitched the Crimson Tide to victory. He surrendered no runs on no hits over six innings, striking out eight.

Noah Spears took the loss for Doyline. The hurler surrendered six runs on five hits over four innings. Kenneth Lee threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Stewart went 1 for 2 at the plate to lead Doyline in hits.

The Tide saw the ball well today, racking up nine hits in the game. Brewer and Brandon Winston all managed multiple hits for the team. Winston and Brewer each collected two hits.

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Lakeside photo by Adeline Hedrick