by Doug Glosson
Baseball - Last Monday, Trinity visited Warren for an early season scrimmage. Scrimmages are used to give several pitchers a chance to show themselves while getting their arms in shape for the long season, and batters a chance to work on their timing.
Each team was only allowed six batters or three outs, whichever came first. Warren's Jacob Riley pitched the first two innings striking out two while allowing no hits or runs.
Trinity was able to get on the board with a run in the third inning, but Warren would strike in the bottom of the inning as well. Austin Scarborough, pitching the third and fourth innings, started off the bottom half of the third with a double. Riley then hit a single to set up Easton Perfect who hit a two-run double, to give the Warriors a 2-1 lead. Dylan McGallion then hit a RBI single to score Perfect and then Cody Freeman with a single to score McGallion, giving Warren a 4-1 lead.
Trinity would not fold so easily and got right back in the game with two runs in the top of the fourth inning, making the score 4-3.
Warren had a chance to blow it open in the bottom of the fourth with bases loaded and no outs, but were unable to push any runs across.
Scarborough and Austin Scherry did a good job of holding Trinity to just three runs over the next couple of innings.
Warren was able to push across three runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to take the scrimmage 8-3.
Next up, the Warren JV is hosting a tournament February 23-24. Varsity is heading to Hemphill for a tournament February 23-25.
Softball – The Lady Warriors participated in the Bayou Classic hosted by the Hampshire Fannett Lady Horns this past weekend. They took their first win with a score of 13-1 over Port Arthur Memorial. Junior Alyssa Phillips went two for two with two RBI's and an in-the-park homerun. Freshman pitcher, Hailey Craigen went one for one at the plate with one RBI. She also had seven strikeouts and gave up on two hits.
The Lady Warriors then took on Hampshire Fannett, defeating them 9-0. Junior shortstop, Laikyn Bell, went one for two with two stolen bases. Junior first baseman, Bailey Hamilton, went two for two with a double, a stolen base, and RBI. Junior third baseman, Marion Purvis, went two for two with two RBI. Craigen again only gave up two hits while on the mound and went two for two with two RBI at the plate.
The Lady Warriors played in the championship game Saturday night against the Hardin Lady Hornets, coming up short by a score of 5-1. Hamilton and Emily Cloud both went one for two. Cloud hit a solid double, getting the only RBI of the game. Craigen worked hard on the mound, getting four strikeouts while giving up only six hits.
Coach Deaver said, "It was a lot of fun and the game gave the girls a good taste of the great things that are ahead of them this season."
Phillips and Hamilton were both selected for All-Tournament honors, while Craigen was chosen MVP for the Lady Warriors for the tournament.
They will travel to Jasper this weekend for a tournament, playing at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and then at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday.