Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Tourney Underway

Crimson Tide, Warriors get first day wins

Things started off well for the local teams in the Minden High Invitational Tournament, as Minden High and Lakeside both took home 10-0 wins.

Natchitoches beat Farmerville in the other game of the day.

Minden 10, Southwood 0

The Crimson Tide jumped on Southwood pitching for four first inning runs and never looked back as they beat the Cowboys, 10-0 in six innings.

Coltan Haynes led off the bottom of the first with a hit by pitch, McCaul Lacobee layed down a bunt single to put runners at first and second. Turner Francis then doubled to score Haynes and send Lacobee to third. Sam Shoemaker followed with a RBI single and Derek Herrington closed out the scoring with a deep fly ball that scored both Francis and Shoemaker.

In the third inning, Shoemaker reached on an error and then scored on Herrington's double. Herrington himself scored on a RBI-single by Javion Johnson.

In the fourth, the Tide added a single run as Carson Bolyer led off with a double and then moved to third on Haynes' single. Francis then hit a two-out single to score Bolyer.

The Tide plated two runs in the fifth as Herrington and Johnson both reached base and scored. The Tide closed out the scoring in the sixth, when Francis doubled in Lacobee, who had singled earlier in the inning.

Tanner McBroom got his first win of the season, as he started on the mound for the Tide. McBroom pitched all six innings striking out four.

Minden improved to 5-1 as they out-hit Southwood, 13-2.

Francis led the Tide at the plate with a three-for-four game. He also drove in three runs. Herrington went two-for-two and Johnson and Lacobee both added two hits. Tyler Zachary belted a double. Bolyer doubled and Haynes added a single.

The Tide will play Smackover (Ark.) tonight at 7 p.m.

Lakeside 10, Farmerville 0

The Crimson Tide jumped on Southwood pitching for four first inning runs and never looked back as they beat the Cowboys, 10-0 in six innings.

Lakeside scored three runs in the first, three in the third and four in the fourth.

Timothy Griffith improved his record to 3-0 as he pitched the first three innings, facing just nine batters, allowing just one hit and striking out two.

Clayton Festervan allowed one hit in one inning and Chad Basinger pitched a perfect fifth.

Lance McGuire homered and doubled to lead the Warriors and Austin Ashley went three-for-three. Griffith went three-for-four with a triple and Dakota Shinall had two hits. Chase Woodall doubled and Cameron Corely, Chad Basinger and Tyler Wallace all singled.

The Warriors totaled 10 runs on 14 hits, while limiting Farmerville to no runs and two hits.


3:30 p.m. Southwood vs. Smackover

5:30 p.m. Lakeside vs. Natchitoches Central

7:30 p.m. Minden vs. Smackover


11 a.m. Pool A #3 vs. Pool B #3

1 p.m. Pool A #2 vs. Pool B #2

3 p.m. Pool A #1 vs. Pool B #1






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