PLAINVIEW — After enduring the toughest path to the championship game, the Sulphur Bulldogs aimed to finish the Lake Country Conference Tournament with a title on Saturday afternoon at Plainview High School.

PLAINVIEW —  After enduring the toughest path to the championship game, the Sulphur Bulldogs aimed to finish the Lake Country Conference Tournament with a title on Saturday afternoon at Plainview High School.

Unfortunately, the Bulldogs dreams were dashed by the Byng Pirates, who needed just four innings to walk away champions with a convincing 10-0 victory.

Byng got three runs in the first inning, before an RBI groundout and an RBI single to left field made it 5-0 in the second.

A bases loaded walk in the third made it 6-0, before a grand slam finished the scoring in the third.

Sulphur’s bats were held in check throughout the four innings, as the Bulldogs settled for the runner-up trophy.

Justin Pettifer took the loss on the mound for the Bulldogs throwing two innings of work.

Sulphur (10-18) will be at home to Lindsay on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Third Place

Kingston 8 Plainview 6 

There was certainly a lot of pride at stake as the Kingston Redskins and the Plainview Indians went at it in the third place game at Plainview High School.

Ultimately, it was two runs in the bottom of the sixth which proved to be the difference as the Redskins walked away with a narrow victory.

Plainview drew first blood in the top of the third when a ground ball hit by Britton Sperry led to an error, allowing Bryce Smith to score for a 1-0 lead.

Jarren Williams tied the game for the Redskins when his ground ball led to an error in the bottom half of the third, which brought home Dayton Wigley.

Kingston grabbed the lead in the bottom of the fourth when Conor Brister collected an RBI single to center, before Jacoby Adkins made it a 4-1 game with a two-RBI single down the first base side.

Cody Flesher made it a 5-1 Redskins lead in the fifth with an RBI single, before later scoring on a passed ball in the inning to increase the lead to 6-1.

However, the Indians struck back in a big way in the top of the sixth inning.

First, Spencer Flatt brought home two runs with a single to center, before Grant Voss made it 6-4 following an RBI single to center.

Aidan Long then hit a ground ball which produced an error, allowing both Flatt and Voss to score, tying the game at 6-6.

Kingston though, managed to scrap across a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning.

Trent Roberts gave the Redskins a 7-6 lead with an RBI single to center, before Koltyn Navarrett produced an RBI groundout to make it 8-6.

Kaden Beal got the win on the mound for Kingston, throwing two innings of work. He allowed just one hit with one walk and one strikeout.

Braden McGehee earned a no decision, throwing five innings of work allowing three earned runs on seven hits. He struck out three with no walks.

Price Daube took the loss for Plainview, throwing one inning of work. He allowed two runs (0 earned) on one hit with one strikeout. Aidan Long took a no decision, throwing five innings of work allowing three earned runs on eight hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Plainview (15-13) will be at Lone Grove Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Kingston (9-10-1) will be at Marietta Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

 

Fifth Place

Lone Grove 15 Madill 1 F/5

While they might have lost their opening game of the LCC Tournament, Lone Grove certainly ended it the right way. The Longhorns posted their second straight run-rule victory Saturday morning, claiming the consolation championship over Madill.

LGHS hit the ground running in the top of the first inning, posting five runs. 

Casey Presgrove made it 1-0 for the Longhorns with an RBI groundout. The lead was doubled when Braxton Campo hit an RBI single to center field. 

Colton Colbert then slapped a 3-RBI triple to right field, clearing the bases and giving Lone Grove a 5-0 advantage.

The Longhorns got right back to work in the second inning when Presgrove hit a ground ball, resulting in an error allowing Austin Felts to score to make it 6-0.

Lyle Graves made it 8-0 with a 2-RBI single, before Colbert hit an RBI single to left, bringing it to a 9-0 Longhorns lead.

Presgrove got in on the action again in the third as he hit another RBI single to make it 10-0.

Madill got a run back in the bottom of the fourth when Raygon Dodd hit a ground ball, leading to an error which brought home Treven Bagley.

Felts would scored in the top of the fifth following an error off a ground ball hit by Caleb Norman, putting the Longhorns up 11-1.

A fielders choice 2-RBI hit from Graves made it 13-1, before a 2-RBI double from Colbert finished off the scoring in the fifth.

Felts grabbed the win on the mound for the Longhorns throwing five innings of work. He allowed one run (0 earned) on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Paxton Arterberry took the loss for Madill throwing 4 1/3 innings of work. He allowed 10 earned runs on 11 hits with four walks and four strikeouts. 

Madill (11-15) will be on the road for a district double-header against Cache Monday afternoon beginning at 3:30 p.m. 

Lone Grove (7-15) is at home against Plainview on Monday beginning at 4:30 p.m.