Varnado captures every game of Independence Tournament

Published 10:10 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Varnado’s Wildcats captured all three games at the Independence Tournament that took place last Thursday through Saturday.
On Thursday, Varnado was victorious over Lusher Charter, 11-7.
The Wildcats recorded 11 hits.
Errol Varnado, Jaylan Jefferson and Xavier Moses posted two each.
Varnado had a pair of RBIs and two runs scored. Jefferson tripled, drove in three and scored twice. Moses posted two RBIs.
Travon Stokes, Trace Lozier, Christian Matthews, Armontee Kemp and Kevin Boudreaux all had one hit.
Stokes scored twice, Lozier had an RBI, Matthews posted an RBI and a run scored, Kemp drove in two runs and Boudreaux tallied a run.
Jaccourious Bickham scored three runs.
Jefferson was the winning pitcher. He allowed two unearned runs on no hits with six strikeouts and two walks over 2-1/3 innings of relief.
The following day, Varnado defeated Amite, 14-6.
The Wildcats pounded out 20 hits, led by Moses and Matthews, who both went 4-for-4. Moses had a double, two RBIs and two runs scored while Matthews doubled, drove in two and scored twice.
Stokes, Jefferson, Lozier, Kemp and Boudreaux all had two hits. Stokes scored a run. Both of Jefferson’s hits were for extra bases. He doubled, tripled, drove in three runs and scored twice. Lozier doubled, scored a run and drove one in. Kemp scored a run and Boudreaux doubled and scored in the win.
Varnado and Ja’Roderick Robinson had a hit each. Varnado tallied twice.
Ja’Kyle Newkirk scored three runs while ClaDarriun Robertson had a run scored.
Varnado was the winning pitcher.
The Wildcats capped off play in the tournament Saturday by topping Kentwood, 3-2 in eight innings.
The Wildcats had three hits, one each by Varnado, Kemp and Newkirk. Kemp drove in a run.
Bickham tallied two runs while Moses scored one.
Moses got the win in relief of Jefferson. Moses threw a pair of shutout innings, allowing two hits with a strikeout and three walks.
Starting pitcher Jefferson got a no decision, but was solid on the hill, allowing two runs on three hits with 11 strikeouts and four walks over six innings of work.