AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP
Buffalo Island Central's Mark Stone continued his power surge, blasting a pair of solo homers and leading the Mustangs to a 10-4 romp of Osceola Thursday afternoon on the road. It was Stone's fourth homer in the past week as the Mustangs improved to 10-2 overall on the season.
BIC pounded out 20 hits on the day, led by Wes Colbert who went a perfect 4-4 at the plate. Jeremy Smith also had a big day at the dish, going 3-5. Nathan Whitlow worked four innings to pick up the win. Whitlow struck out five Seminoles on the afternoon.
The Lady Mustangs picked up their first two victories of the season, sweeping a doubleheader from Maynard. BIC won the opener 16-6 and took the nightcap with a 22-3 rout. The wins improved the Lady Mustangs to 2-3 overall and evened their conference mark at 2-2.
Jodiee Clay was credited with the win in both games, striking out five while allowing six earned runs on just two hits in the opener. Clay allowed two earned runs on three hits while issuing three walks in the nightcap.
Brittany Stockton went 3-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored to lead the Lady Mustangs in the opener. Megan Misner was 3-4 while Cassidy Qualls went 2-4 with three runs scored. Connor Berry was 2-4 with two RBIs while Biannca Garcia went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Brittany Fowler was 2-4 with an RBI.
In the nightcap, Fowler went 2-4 with two runs scored and three stolen bases. Qualls went 2-5 with three runs scored while Shania Junyor was 2-4 with three runs scored.
Marked Tree shut out Riverside 16-0 in high school baseball action Monday afternoon at Marked Tree. The victory improved the Indians to 8-3 overall and a perfect 5-0 in 2A-3 conference play. Ryan Cotrell picked up the win to move his record to 3-0 on the year. Cotrell pitched four innings while allowing just one hit. Cotrell fanned seven Rebels while issuing four walks.
T.J. Laster led the Indians at the plate, going 3-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Laster also ripped two triples in the game. Gunner Pitts had a pair of hits and scored three runs while Jagger McCrary and Zach Bond both finished with two hits apiece.
Tuckerman knocked off Manila 14-4 in 3A-3 conference softball action Thursday afternoon at Tuckerman.
Tristy Toddy and Morgan Lowery each had three hits to lead the Tuckerman offensive attack. Toddy finished 3-4 with three RBIs while Lowery was a perfect 3-3 with two RBIs. The victory pushed Tuckerman to 8-3 overall and 3-0 in league play.
Sara Shipman picked up the win and also had a pair of hits for the Lady Bulldogs. Shipman struck out eight while allowing five hits. Sadye Calhoun and Kaitlyn McGonigal both had two hits and two RBIs apiece for Tuckerman. Hannah Kagen and Lyz Winemiller both had a a pair of hits and an RBI apiece.