HS baseball in full swing
The Bakersfield Lions won both of their games last week, including the championship of the Lutie Invitational Baseball Tournament.
The Lions hosted Mammoth Spring, Ark., on March 27 and came away with a 10-8 win. Austin Lamb led Bakersfield in hitting with a 2 RBI-triple, which ended up being the winning runs. Lions pitcher Kenyon Johnson struck out five in his five innings, notching his first varsity win on the mound.
On Wednesday, Summersville was the Lions' opponent in the championship game of the Lutie Invitational. It was a back-and-forth battle, but the Lions took the lead in the fourth and pulled out a victory, 10-6. "It was a good game for the boys," said Bakersfield's coach, Nick Openshaw. "Any time you can come through with a championship in a tournament, it feels good," Openshaw said. Taylor Bales went 2 for 3, including 3 runs, a hit-by-pitch, and 3 stolen bases. Zack McCormack went 3 for 3, including 2 runs, 2 doubles, and 3 RBI's. He also threw seven innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 earned run, while striking out 11.
The Lions will play three games this week, trying to improve on their 4-2 mark. The Lions will host Lutie Friday.
Lutie hurler Gavin Jennings tosses one over the plate during a recent contest with Bakersfield. Lutie will travel to Bakersfield Friday for a rematch. Other high school baseball games this week include Cabool at Gainesville on Friday and Dora at Bakersfield on Monday (April 11).