PLAINVIEW — There was no shortage of excitement on the first day of the Lake Country Conference Tournament. From pitching duals to comeback victories, the opening day of the annual tournament didn’t disappoint.

PLAINVIEW — There was no shortage of excitement on the first day of the Lake Country Conference Tournament. From pitching duals to comeback victories, the opening day of the annual tournament didn’t disappoint.

 

Davis 10 Comanche 3 

Earlier this season, the Davis Wolves were handed a hefty defeat at the hands of the Comanche Indians. Thursday morning, the Wolves returned the favor, sending CHS to the losers bracket in the first game of the day from Plainview High School.

Comanche started the game with two runs in the top of the first inning before Davis tied the game in the bottom half of the inning. Weston Fullerton and Klayton Scott provided the RBI’s for the Wolves.

In the second inning, the Wolves took their first lead at 3-2 thanks to another RBI single from Fullerton through the right side.

Comanche would tie the game at 3-3 in the third following a throwing error at first base.

Cole Martin however, gave Davis the lead back in the bottom half of the third with a two-RBI single up the middle.

Fullerton struck again in the fourth with another RBI hit, this time a double to right center to make it 6-3. Peyton Webber then made it 8-3 with a two-RBI double, before Dane Parker added one more run in the fourth.

Trey Parker added the final run of the game for DHS in the fifth.

Blake Williams got the win on the mound for Davis, throwing a complete game effort. He allowed just one earned run on three hits with three walks and nine strikeouts. 

 

Byng 23 Davis 1 F/3

In the second round of play Thursday afternoon, the Byng Pirates gave Davis a little more than they could handle.

A three inning blowout set up the Wolves today with a matchup against Marietta at 4 p.m. from Lone Grove High School. Dane Parker had the only RBI in the game for the Wolves in the second inning.

 

Kingston 2 Madill 1 

Fans of good pitching a defense got a treat at Lone Grove High School Thursday afternoon. Kingston managed to ultimately come out on top against the Madill Wildcats by one run.

Jaren Williams brought home the first run of the game on an RBI single, before Coner Brister scored on the same play due to a throwing error in the bottom of the first inning. 

Madill cut the deficit in half in the third when Raygon Dodd scored on a steal of home.

Jacoby Adkins got the win on the mound for Kingston, throwing a complete game effort. He allowed just one hit with one run (0 earned) with three walks and 12 strikeouts.

Dodd took the loss for Madill, throwing six innings of work. He allowed one earned run on five hits with three walks and nine strikeouts. 

Madill will meet Tishomingo, who lost to Sulphur 11-10 in eight innings in their opening contest at 1:30 p.m. today from Lone Grove High School.

Kingston meanwhile will play in the championship semifinals today at 4 p.m. against Byng. 

 

Dickson 5 Marietta 3 

In a closely contested game Thursday afternoon at Plainview, it was the Dickson Comets advancing past the Marietta Indians by two runs.

Marietta got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning through a sacrifice fly RBI from Jonothan Escobedo to make it 1-0.

Dickson tied the game in the top of the third from an RBI double hit by Thomas Johnson. Escobedo though struck again in the fourth to give MHS a 2-1 lead with an RBI double.

Hunter Webb tied the game for Dickson with a steal of home in the top half of the fifth, before Johnson gave the Comets the lead with an RBI double.

Sam Herriott made it 4-2 with an RBI double to left. 

Escobedo wasn’t finished as he sent a solo home run to left field to cut the deficit to 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth, before Dickson sealed the game with another RBI single from Johnson.

Jacob Reams got the win on the mound for Dickson throwing a complete game effort. He allowed three earned runs on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. 

 

Plainview 11 Dickson 9 

The best game of the night was certainly saved for last on Thursday at Plainview.

Down 8-1 in the top of the fourth, the Plainview Indians eventually rallied back to not only tie the game with Dickson, but win it 11-9 in a thrilling contest.

PHS took an initial 1-0 lead when Braden Landis scored following a bases loaded walk drawn by Spencer Flatt.

Sam Herriott gave the Comets a 2-1 lead with a two-run home run to left field in the bottom half of the first.

Dickson added six runs in the bottom of the third capped off by a grand slam from Colton Hunter to make it a 7-1 game, before DHS added one more run to make it 8-1.

A solo home run from Trevor Burton, along with an RBI from Blake Barnard made it 8-3 in the fourth.

Then a three-run home run from Michael Greisman brought the Indians to within two at 8-6.

Plainview tied the game at 8-8 in the fifth when Britton Sperry slapped a two-RBI single to the left side.

Another RBI hit from Sperry gave the Indians a 9-8 lead in the top of the seventh, before RBI’s from Greisman and Clay Christensen padded the lead.

Dickson got one more run back in the bottom of the seventh through an RBI double down the first base line from Hunter.

Tensions ran high all game and into the finale as coaches were forced to separate both sets of players following the conclusion of the contest.

Bryce Smith got the win on the mound for the Indians throwing three innings of work. He allowed one run on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

Dickson will take on Comanche this morning at 11 a.m. from Plainview while the Indians will meet Sulphur tonight at 6:30 p.m. from PHS.

 

Sulphur 8 Lone Grove 5 

The Sulphur Bulldogs proved to be the only team able to survive back-to-back contests on the first day of the tournament. SHS finished its Thursday with an 8-5 victory over Lone Grove at LGHS.

Tyler Edgar got the scoring started for the Bulldogs in the top of the first with a three run home run to center field.

Caleb Norman would make it 3-1 when he scored off an error, before Braxton Campo made it 3-2 with an RBI groundout for the Longhorns.

Garrett Lemons would tie the game in the bottom of the fifth for Lone Grove with a sacrifice fly RBI.

However, five runs in the top of the seventh inning proved to be the difference in the contest.

Taigen White gave the Bulldogs the lead with an RBI single, before Dawson Muck made it 6-3 with a two-RBI double.

Cameron Jones would score on a steal of home to make it 7-3, before Muck would later score on a wild pitch to increase the advantage to 8-3.

RBI hits from Norman and Lemons brought the Longhorns within three at 8-5 in the bottom of the seventh, but the rally fell short.

Cameron Jones got the win on the mound for the Bulldogs, throwing a complete game effort. He allowed three earned runs on six hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts.