Minden High tops Lakeside in Final
The Minden Crimson Tide completed a perfect 3-0 weekend as they took the title in their own Minden High Invitational Baseball Tournament held at Griffith Stadium.
In Saturday's title game, the Tide came back late to beat Lakeside, 6-3.
Minden scored three first-inning runs, and Lakeside cut the lead to 3-2 with a pair of runs in the top of the third. The Tide then pushed the lead to 4-2 with a solo run in the bottom of the inning.
Minden added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, before giving up a run to Lakeside in the top of the seventh.
Bailey Pettit improved to 2-0 as he took the win over Lakeside. Derek Herrington went two-for-two with three RBIs and Tyler Zachary added a double.
Lance McGuire (1-2) took the loss for the Warriors, as he pitched six innings, allowing just two earned runs and striking out nine.
Tyler Wallace went two-for-four with a double to lead Lakeside and Austin Ashley also had two hits. Timothy Griffith had two hits and McGuire, Chase Woodall and Clayton Festervan added base hits.
Other Crimson Tide tournament highlights:
Herrington was named MVP of the tournament after going five-for-seven with seven RBIs and a home run. Hutton Leppert turned in a stellar effort behind the plate throwing out four runners attempting to steal. Turner Francis went five-for-ten, Tyler Zachary three-for-seven with two doubles, McCaul Lacobee four-for-nine, Sam Shoemaker, Coltan Haynes, Javion Johnson, and Carson Bolyer all picked up multiple hits and doubles. Marshall Frye picked up a hit in the Smackover (Ark.) game and Chase Toland got the pitching win.
Lakeside 3, Natchitoches Central 2
Lakeside got a win over Natchitoches-Central Saturday morning, as they scored a two-out run in the bottom of the seventh.
The Warriors scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning and Natchitoches Central scored single runs in the first and second before Lakeside scored the final run in the seventh.
Timothy Griffith got the win with 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief. Tyler Wallace started the game and pitched well through 5 1/3 innings striking out three.
Ashley and Griffith had two hits each, and Dakota Shinall, Wallace and Festervan added base hits.