By Christy Suggs
RR 1 Choudrant 11
It was a tough game. Bulldogs opened with scoring off of a fly by Chris Carper in the first inning, but Choudrant came up hard in the seventh inning scoring 7 runs. Keegan King was on the mound for RR and went three innings, allowing runs on one hit and striking out one. John Dickey and Pierce Kellogg entered the game as relief, throwing 2 and a third innings and on and two-thirds innings respectively. Eli Harper went 2 for 3 at the plate to lead in hits.
RR 0 vs. West Ouachita 4
West Ouachita took the lead on a signal in the first inning and RR could never recover. One bright spot in the game was a double play by Tyler Hughes in the first inning. Hughes took the loss for Red River as the pitcher of the night. The Bulldogs surrendered zero runs on three hits over seven innings striking out 14 and walking zero. Hughes led the bulldogs with 2 hits in three at bats.
Saturday the Bulldogs pulled a double header against Simsboro coming up with 2 wins to finish out the week. RR jumped out to an early lead over Simsboro and took home a 14-1 victory. Bulldogs scored on a single by Peirce Kellogg and a triple by Chris Carper in the first inning. RR tallied 7 runs in the fourth inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by John Dickey and Jacob Kellogg, an error put in play by Carper and a double by Keegan King. Ryder Hogan pitched the Dawgs to victory. The fireballer lasted 4 innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out five and walking 0. Dickey threw one inning in relief and record the last three outs to earn the save. Kenneth Lazarus, Kellogg, and Carper each racked up multiple hits for the Dawgs. They all had two hits each. RR stole 11 bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Lazarus led the way with three.
In the second game, Pierce Kellogg was an RBI machine, driving in four on three hits to lead RR past Simsboro 13-6. RR opened the scoring in the 2nd inning. The Varsity pulled away for good with 3 runs in the fourth. Kellogg singled on a 2-0 count scoring one run, Chris Carper grounded out but scored one run and Ryder Hogan singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. RR came around and put up 5 runs in the sixth inning. Contributing batters in the big inning were Trenton Grigg, Keegan King, Kenneth Lazuras, and Kellogg. King led the Dawgs to victory on the mound. He went one and two thirds innings, allowing one run on one hit and striking out three. Hogan threw one and one third innings in relief. Hogan recorded the last four outs to earn the save for the Bulldogs.
The Earl Martin Invitational Baseball Tournament is being played at Red River through Saturday. Games Friday are:
4:00 pm Arcadia vs Calvin on natural grass and Ringgold vs Saline on the turf field.
6:30 pm Pleasant Hill vs Saline on the turf field.
Saturday games (all played on the turf field):
10:00 am Pleasant Hill vs Downsville
12:30 pm Arcadia vs. Ringgold
3:00 pm North Caddo vs Downsville
5:30 pm Castor vs Red River
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