Hicks blanks Simpson; Anacoco, Pitkin, Hornbeck all win

Published 11:26 am Thursday, April 7, 2022

By Will Norris | BWS Sports

HICKS — Hicks pitcher Zach Haymon couldn’t have been much more efficient.

The senior threw just 80 pitches over seven innings, 61 of them for strikes, as he guided the Pirates to a 3-0 District 3-C win over the Simpson Broncos on Thursday evening.

For the contest, Haymon allowed only two hits, while striking out 10 in picking up the win for the Pirates, who are now 13-4-1 on the season.

The Pirates got all of the runs they needed in the bottom of the first as they scored off of Simpson starter Ethan Nash, who struck out seven, but surrendered three runs on four hits over four innings. However, Hicks added runs in both the bottom of the third and fourth to secure the lead even more.

The Broncos managed singles from Tristin Williams and Mike Merriman in the contest, but were unable to move them around to score as the Simpson bats remained relatively silent as Haymon worked the strike zone to near perfection.

Brad Pelt had a double, a run scored and an RBI to lead the Pirates at the plate, while Cayden Cowgill also had a hit and an RBI.

Chase Taylor worked two innings of relief for the Broncos, giving up no runs on no hits.



LACASSINE — Reid Rodriguez surrendered six hits, while Xxavier Matthews drove in three RBIs as the Anacoco Indians pounded the Lacassine Cardinals in non-district play on Tuesday, 12-0.

Rodriguez fanned five batters and gave up no runs in the win.

Matthews was 2-for-4 with a triple, three runs scored and three RBIs, while Kyle Scott had two doubles and two RBIs. Landon Goodwin added three hits and two RBIs, while Dylan Fitzgerald had a double and two RBIs.



GRANT — Hunner Perkins got the job done both hitting and pitching as he helped lead the Pitkin Tigers to a 6-3 win over the Fairview Panthers.

Perkins was 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and an RBI, while also going six innings on the hill, giving up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts. Julius Johnson earned the save.

Kash Wisby and Connor Goleman each had a pair of hits, wile Brock Nolen had a double and two RBIs.

Landon Strother suffered the loss.



ROSEPINE — Braden Trull gave up a run on two hits, while Dalton Keel had a homer and three RBIs as the Rosepine Eagles had little trouble knocking off the Pickering Red Devils in district play, 16-1.

Logan Calcote had a trio of hits and four RBIs, while Trull added two hits and three RBIs. Jake Smith added three hits and two RBIs.

Kaden “Buck” O’Banion suffered the loss on the mound, while Landry Holt and Logan Sneed had a hit each for the Red Devils.



DERIDDER — Alex Brannan fired a two-hitter, while Riley Burge drove in three runs as the DeRidder Dragons downed the Leesville Wampus Cats in district play on Tuesday night, 14-0.

Brannan went the distance, giving up no runs on two hits with seven strikeouts and a walk against his former team. He also had a hit and four runs scored out of the leadoff position.

Burge went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while Mason Kaiser was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Cole Smith suffered the loss for the Wampus Cats. Luke Dupree had a hit to lead the Cats.