Creek baseball, softball complete busy weekend of action

Lillian Soto makes a play at first base during the Lady Cougars action this weekend at the Caroline Menzina Memorial Tournament. (Photo by Darrell James)

By Malcolm Butler


The Lady Cougars (10-7) posted a 1-2 record during the Caroline Menzina Memorial Softball Tournament hosted by Cedar Creek over the weekend at Lady Cougar Field.

Creek defeated Winnfield 11-1 before falling to West Ouachita 12-6 and to Benton 14-13.

“We played well Friday night in all areas of the game,” said head coach Julie Riser. “Saturday our bats did really well. We were very productive at the plate. We made a few mistakes in the field and are going to have to work to get better on defense. I was glad that we had a great turnout for the Caroline Menzina Memorial Tournament.”

In the victory over Winnfield, Allie Furr (3-4, 3 runs, 2 RBI), Peyton Muse (3-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI) Chloe Brashear (3-3), Mallory Smith (2-2, 2 runs, 2 RBI) and Lillian Soto (3-3, 1 run, 4 RBI) led the way for Creek at the plate.

Brashear got the win in the circle, allowing just one run on six hits and one walk over 4.2 innings of action.

In Saturday’s loss to West Ouachita, Soto (2-4, run, 3 RBI), Olivia Underwood (1-2, 2 runs, RBI) and Muse (2-4, RBI) were the offensive leaders for the Lady Cougars. Lizzie McAdams took the loss in the circle, allowing nine runs on 12 hits in 5.2 innings of work.

Muse (2-3, 2 runs, 4 RBI), Soto (1-3, 2 runs, 4 RBI), Furr (3 runs) and Olivia Salter (1-4, run, 2 RBI) paved the way at the plate.

Creek hosts Lincoln Prep Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.



The Cougars (3-13) picked up a pair of wins over the weekend, defeating Southwood 9-4 and Many 3-0 while falling to Northwood 12-0.

“It was a relief to go out and win two out of three this weekend,” said head coach Trey Long. “We have played several good games this year and either didn’t finish the game the way we wanted to or made a mistake late that cost us a couple more wins. Our starting pitching was good all weekend.

“In our two wins we played solid defense, got some timely hits, and took advantage of our opponents mistakes. Jackson Mock’s outing against St. Mary was incredible and gave us a spark after the loss to Northwood. In our win over Southwood, Ladd Thompson had a good game at the plate with four RBIs.”

In the win over Southwood, the score was tied at 4-4 through three innings before the Cougars scored one in the fourth, two in the sixth and two more in the seventh to pull away.

Ladd Thompson (2-2, run, 4 RBI) led the Cougars in the win while Brady Wade (2-4, run, RBI), JR Moak (1-3, 3 runs) and Max Brister (1-3, 2 RBI) contributed to the win.

Wade picked up the win on the mound, tossing a complete-game while allowing four runs on eight hits with six strikeouts and no walks.

In the Cougars 3-0 win over Many, Mock tossed 6.2 scoreless innings allowing just three hits and four walks while striking out seven batters.

Offensively, Wade (2-2), Jordan Vail (1-3, 2 RBI), Moak (1-2, run) Davis Long (1-2) led the way in the win.

Brister recorded the lone hit of the contest for Creek.

The Cougars will host OCS Tuesday.