WASKOM — An error in the bottom of the sixth spoiled the weekend for the Beckville Bearcats as they fell in the final game of the Waskom Invitational to Westwood 3=2 on Saturday afternoon.
The Bearcats (7-5) had demolished Winona 15-0 in its Friday game in the tournament.
Tyler Bryan gave up a run in the bottom of the first, but the Bearcats fought back to tie it in the second.
Colby Davidson singled, Colter Klingler singled and Evan Allen lined out to right to get the runner home.
The Bearcats took the lead in the fourth as Ryan Harris and Davidson singled with two outs and Klingler walked to load the bases. Allen was walked to bring in the go ahead run.
An error in the bottom of the sixth let the tying run score and a triple drove in the eventual game winner.
Bryan gave up five hits, walked two and struck out nine in a losing cause. Davidson was 3 for 3 and Harris. Klingler and Allen all had singles.
In the other game, Tyler Bryan had two doubles and drove in three runs as the Pirates got off quickly with a 12-run first inning.
Even Allen had a triple and matched Bryan’s RBI total from the other game with three.
That was more than enough offense for Lance White, who gave up three hits, walked two, didn’t give up an earned run and struck out nine.
No. 3 Dawgs earn split
BENTON, La. — Unearned runs proved to be the downfall for the Carthage Bulldogs over the weekend as they dropped a 9-7 decision to Benton Louisiana in the Tri-State Invitational.
Mason Bobo had a hits, stole two bases and drive in three runs, but took the loss in relief despite not giving up an earned run.
Carthage took a 3-0 lead, only to have the home team bounce back with five in the bottom of the second to go up 5-3.
The Bulldogs had a four-run fourth to regain the lead, but Benton scored three in the bottom of the fifth to regain the lead and one in the sixth to ice it.
Wade, Roquemore shine against Nashville
Braeden Wade struck out four and gave up just one hit on four innings of work in a 12-0 win over Nashville.
His teammates pounded out 12 hits in support of him as Javarian Roquemore was 3 for 4 with a double and a team-high four RBI/
Brandon McNeely was 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI and Sawyer Smith had a double and drive in two runs in three at-bats.
For the week, Wade was 2-0 on the mound and had an ERA of 0.0.
LaGrone pitches perfect game
HAWKINS — Ally LaGrone was running like a fine-tuned engine Friday evening as she tossed a 50-pitch perfect-game for the Beckville Ladycats in their 15-0 shutout of the Hawkins Lady Hawks.
LaGrone also had one of Beckville’s eight base hits. She set down all 12 batters faced with half going back to the dugout on strikes.
Jaden McDaniel delivered three RBI for the Ladycats, while Allison Baker, Reese Dudley, Haley Straubie, Hannah Hudson, Haelyn Straub and Amber Harris all got hits.
Baldree has big bat for Dawgs
PALESTINE — Caroline Baldree homered, tripled and drove in four runs, Kinsley Ingram banged out four hits and drove in three and Carthage rolled to a 16-0 win over Palestine.
Ingram and Brooke Johnson both doubled for the Lady Dawgs. Kat Barentine had three hits and an RBI. Natalee Dinnerville drove in two runs with three hits. Brooke Johnson added three RBI, and Karsyn Isbell and Roo Harrison plated runs.
Baldree’s home run was a grand slam to highlight a 10-run third inning.
Isbell struck out eight with no walks and one hit allowed in three innings. Harrision fanned five and walked two in two innings.