Weekend Baseball Roundup: Lakers win tourney; Warriors split; Arrows drop two

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Weekend Baseball Roundup: Lakers win tourney; Warriors split; Arrows drop two

Photo by Luke Morey, GCDW | Shakamak pitcher Ian Samm fires a pitch to the plate in Friday's win against Vincennes Lincoln. Samm recorded four strikeouts in his 1.1 inning of relief.
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SHAKAMAK 10, North Harrison 2: The Lakers wrapped up a perfect 3-0 weekend by winning the Tom Miles Invitational at Washington.


In the championship game, Shakamak broke open a close 2-1 game by scoring seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.


Jaden Johnson started the scoring spree in the fourth with an RBI double, scoring younger brother Jalen. Riley Huckaby followed with an RBI single for a 4-1 lead before run-scoring singles from Ian Samm and Madden Husband made it 6-1. Following a wild pitch that scored Samm, Jalen Johnson capped the inning with an RBI single. It was the freshman’s second hit of the frame.


As a team, the Lakers’ offense pounded out 11 hits — two apiece from both Johnson brothers and Samm.


Jaxon Cox pitched the first five innings to earn the win. The Lakers’ ace recorded four punchouts in the win.


Shakamak started the tournament with a 15-7 romp over the host Hatchets.


The Lakers used another big fourth inning, scoring six times and adding four more in the fifth inning to take control.


Huckaby had three hits and scored three runs, while Linden Jenkins recorded a triple, knocked in three runs and scored three runs.


Owen Cox also had two hits.


Samm pitched the final four frames to earn the win in relief. The strong right-hander allowed just two hits, no runs and fanned four batters.


The Lakers started the weekend with a 7-6 win over visiting Vincennes Lincoln on Friday.


Dolton Fiscus worked a bases-loaded, two-out walk in the last of the seventh for the walk-off win.


Jaden Johnson, Huckaby and Samm all wrapped out two hits with Johnson and Samm recording two RBI.


Shakamak takes a 14-7 record into the new week. 




North Harrison 2, Sullivan 1 (13): The number 13 has proven to be unlucky for the Arrows this season. Sullivan dropped the opening game of the Tom Miles Invite as the Cougars broke a 1-all tie in the top of the thirteenth frame. The loss was the second time this season the Arrows have lost in 13 innings.


Freshman Hunter Mason doubled home Isaak Osborne in the last of the fifth inning, giving Sullivan a 1-0 lead.


North Harrison sent the game into extra innings with a tally in the top of the seventh inning. The Cougars had a one-out single sandwiched between a pair of walks, before a wild pitch brought home the tying run.


The Arrows loaded the bases in the tenth with one out, but could not win it. 


North Harrison recorded three singles in the 13th for the win.


Mason recorded three hits in the loss.


Will Brooks pitched the first seven innings and recorded 10 strikeouts, while Jaden Norris racked up eight more punchouts in his six innings of relief.


In the third-place game, Washington blanked the Arrows, 7-0.


Mason, Osborne and Ty Hamilton recorded the lone three hits of the game for Sullivan.


On Friday, the Arrows played another extra-inning contest, this time slipping by Cloverdale, 3-2.


Mason played the role of hero with a two-out, RBI single in the home half of the eighth inning for the walk-off win. The freshman finished the game with two hits.


Sophomore Spencer Hanks also wrapped out a pair of knocks in the win. Hanks and Hamilton also recorded RBI’s in the win.


Ryder Pinkston tossed the final three innings on the bump to pick up the win. Pinkston allowed just two hits and fanned five batters. Mason pitched the first five innings and recorded seven punch outs in the no-decision.




NORTH KNOX 15, Shoals 0 (5): The Warriors kicked off the weekend with a five-inning romp over their Blue Chip Conference rivals.


Korbin Jones led the offense with a pair of hits and drove home five runs. Jones smacked a 2-run home run in the last of the third inning which gave North Knox a commanding 12-0 lead.


Jones kicked off the scoring with a 2-run double in the first inning.


North Knox grabbed complete control of the contest by scoring seven in the third inning. Rylan Oxby and Braxton Yenne recorded RBI doubles in the frame, while Eli Elkins (single) and Kaleb Archer (sacrifice fly) also drove in runs during the big inning.


Elkins earned the win on the hill, tossing a complete-game two hitter. The Warriors’ freshman also fanned nine batters.


On Saturday, the Warriors suffered a heart-breaking 13-11 loss to Northeast Dubois in 12 innings.


The Jeeps took advantage of a pair of walks in the 12th for the BCC win.


Jones forced extra-inning with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh. Elkins scored on the play while Yenne also raced home from first base to tie the game.


Both teams went scoreless over the next three frames, before scoring three in the 11th.


Trailing 11-8, Elkins pulled the hosts to within 11-10 with a 2-run single. Freshman Coy VanMeter scampered home on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Yenne to tie the game.


In the last of the 12th, Camden McCory recorded a single but was left on base.


Elkins and McCory added three hits apiece to pace the Warriors’ 14-hit attack.


Jones homered for the second straight game and also drove in five runs in consecutive games. His three-run blast in the third inning gave the Warriors a 5-3 early lead.


Tyler Clark and Yenne also added multi-hit games in the loss.

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