2 big innings key ‘Jacks victory over Independence

Published 9:10 am Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bogalusa had a pair of big innings en route to a 20-6 victory over Independence in District 8-3A competition Thursday.

After trailing 1-0 through one inning of play, Bogalusa put up 15 runs between the second and third frames to put the game out of reach.

The Lumberjacks responded from the scoreless first inning by scoring eight runs in the second to take an 8-1 advantage.

The Tigers came back with three in the bottom of the second to make it an 8-4 contest.

Bogalusa then put up seven runs in the third, grabbing a 15-4 lead to put the game away.

“Offensively, we looked sharp,” Bogalusa coach Michael Cummings said. “We were putting the bat on the ball and manufacturing runs. We got some key hits in some key situations. We’ve got to keep that going.”

Trevion Harris, who threw a complete game one hitter and scored three runs when the teams met last Tuesday, had another solid day at the plate.

Harris tallied four hits in five at bats, drove in four runs and scored three runs. One of his hits was a double.

Meechie Baham posted two hits in four at bats, including a double and a run batted in.

Caleb Greely also posted two hits to go with an RBI.

Marlon Myles went one for three with a run driven in while Harlum McGee was two for four.

Thomas Turner had a hit.

Alondo Jefferson had two hits and two RBIs, and Sheylyn Griffin doubled and drove in a pair of runs.

Turner pitched four innings in relief, allowing two earned runs on two hits with two strikeouts and a walk.

It was Turner’s first appearance on the mound this season.

The win put Bogalusa’s record at 9-2 overall and 4-0 in district.

Bogalusa played Loranger yesterday.

The Lumberjacks continue their season tomorrow at home against Loranger, as they hope to continue the winning ways of this year.