Ruston’s Bearcats made sure their road trip to Delhi Charter was as quick as possible Tuesday, while the Choudrant softball team also took control quickly over visiting St. Mary’s.
RUSTON BASEBALL: The Bearcats scored 11 in the first two innings, five in the first, in a five-inning 15-3 non-district romp.
Joshua Miller went 3-for-4 and was among four Ruston hitters with two RBI.Jacob Martin, Isaac White and Cade Patterson also plated a pair.
Wade Crawford recorded four of the Bearcats’ 14 stolen bases. Haydn Shoemaker lashed an RBI triple in the five-run first and Patterson powered a two-run double to highlight the six-run second.
Pitchers Blaine Rollins and Bryant Simpson kept the losers in check.
The Bearcats (19-8) resume District 2-5A play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 5:30 at Pineville, then host the Rebels at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Ruston Sports Complex.
CHOUDRANT SOFTBALL: The Lady Aggies struck early Tuesday in an 11-4 win over visiting St. Mary’s, rolling up five runs in the bottom of the first and a 9-1 lead through three innings.
Tori Martin collected three RBI for Choudrant while Zoey Smith knocked three hits to pace a 10-hit collection for the winners.
Mattie Johnson and Grayson Pyland each had two RBI as the Lady Aggies ran their record to 17-10.
In the circle, Holly Bennett scattered four hits.
SIMSBORO BASEBALL: The Tigers were overwhelmed early on Monday in a visit to Mansfield as the Wolverines rolled 17-1, opening an 8-1 lead after two inning and running in nine in the fourth.
Simsboro (3-16) started well, with a leadoff single by Shamarian Brantley, who stole second and third and scored on an error. But the visitors managed only two more base hits afterward and committed five errors.