Bullard baseball falls to 4-5 overall after struggling at Jasper Baseball Tournament

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Bullard Panthers 5, Marshall Mavericks 7, FINAL

BHS: 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 - 5

MHS: 0 0 4 1 2 0 X - 7

Making their way back onto the field last week was the Bullard Panther varsity baseball team, as the Panthers loaded the bus and traveled to compete against the Marshall Mavericks Monday, March 5, at Marshall High School.

The Panthers were quick to prowl their way onto the scoreboard, with a total of three runners crossing home plate in the top of the first inning.

Marshall answered the early Panther lead with a big inning of their own, taking the lead in the bottom of the third inning with a total of four runs, 4-3.

After both teams added one run each in the fourth inning, the Mavericks found success in the bottom of the fifth frame, adding two runs, allowing Marshall to hold a 7-4 advantage over Bullard.

The Panthers attempted to make their way back into the contest with one run in the seventh inning, but was unable to overcome the Mavericks lead, as Marshall went on to defeat Bullard, 7-5.

In the contest against Marshall, Bullard held the advantage in hitting despite the loss, as the Panthers collected a total of nine hits, compared to the Mavericks’ four hits.

Tanner Fowler was the leader at the plate for the Panthers against the Mavericks, turning in a perfect 3-3 performance, including a double, with one run batted in.

Other significant contributors for Bullard against Marshall included Jensen Mattingly, going 2-4 with one RIB; Gage Wakefield, going 1-3 with one RBI and one stolen base; Jacob Johnson, going 1-4, including a double, with one RBI and one stolen base; Nic Costas, going 1-4 with one stolen base; Dakota Walsworth, going 1-3, including a double; and Cody Rowan, going 0-2 with one RBI.

On the mound for the Panthers, Hagen Smith was tagged with the loss, allowing two hits and three runs, while striking out four and walking two, in 2.1 innings of work.

Colton Bowman was the starting pitcher for Bullard in the contest against Marshall, allowing no hits and no runs, while striking out six and walking two, in a two-inning outing.

The Panther coaching staff elected to use CJ Gardner and Johnson as relief pitchers in the battle against the Mavericks. Gardner allowed one hit and four runs, while walking four, in a short 0.2 innings, while Johnson allowed one hit and no runs, while striking out two, in one inning of pitching.

Bullard Panthers 2, Carthage Bulldogs 9, FINAL

CHS: 0 5 0 4 0 - 9

BHS: 2 0 0 0 0 - 2

Continuing their prowl through the schedule of action last week, the Bullard Panther varsity baseball team traveled to compete in the Jasper Baseball Tournament, held Thursday through Saturday, March 8-10, at Jasper High School.

In the first round of the Jasper Baseball Tournament, the Panthers were matched up against the Carthage Bulldogs.

Bullard found its way on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning, as two Panthers found their way across home plate.

Despite the early run by the Panthers, the Bulldogs answered back in the top of the second inning by batting in a total of five runs.

Carthage continued to find success at the plate, bringing home a total of four runs in the top of the fourth inning, allowing the Bulldogs to claim the victory over the Panthers, 9-2.

In the contest, Carthage held the advantage in batting, collecting a total of nine hits, while Bullard amassed a total of six hits at the plate.

The bat of Rowan was the strongest for the Panthers in the matchup against the Bulldogs, as Rowan turned in a perfect 2-2 performance, with a total of two RBIs and one stolen base.

Other significant contributors for Bullard against Carthage included Bryce Jewell, going 1-2; Johnson, going 1-3; Mattingly, going 1-3; and Walsworth, going 1-3.

Johnson was tagged with the loss on the mound for the Panthers against the Bulldogs, allowing seven hits, eight runs, and three earned runs, while striking out four and walking two, in 3.1 innings of work.

Rowan and Grant Walters were the relief pitchers used by the Bullard coaching staff in the contest against Carthage, as Rowan allowed two hits, one run, and one earned run, while walking four, in 0.2 innings, while Walters allowed no hits and no runs in one inning of pitching.

Bullard Panthers 8, Central Heights Blue Devils 12, FINAL

CHS: 0 0 2 0 2 8 - 12

BHS: 3 0 0 0 1 4 - 8

In the second round of the Jasper Baseball Tournament, the Panthers battled against the Central Heights Blue Devils.

Similar to its two previous games, Bullard lit up the scoreboard early in the contest, scoring a total of three runs in the bottom of the first inning.

The Blue Devils attacked the Panthers with a strong performance at the plate in the third inning, scoring a total of two runs.

Central Heights and Bullard found themselves all knotted up by the end of the fifth inning, as the Blue Devils scored two runs, while Bullard plated one run, resulting in a 4-4 tie.

In the decisive sixth inning of play, the two teams battled ferociously as they pushed towards the end of the contest. As Central Heights scored a total of eight runs in the top of the frame, Bullard attempted to mount a comeback attempt.

The late rally by the Panthers proved to be unfruitful, as Bullard scored a total of four runs, falling to Central Heights, 12-8.

Despite suffering the loss, the Panthers were the leaders at the plate in the contest against the Blue Devils, as Bullard collected a total of 10 hits, compared to the eight hits collected by Central Heights.

Mattingly was the leader at bat for the Panthers, going 1-3, including a home run, with two RBIs, against the Blue Devils.

Other significant contributors for Bullard against Central Heights included Fowler, going 1-3 with two RBIs; Walsworth, going 1-3 with one RBI; Costas, going 2-2, including a double, with one RBI and one stolen base; Johnson, going 2-2, including a double, with two stolen bases; Rowan, going 2-3; Jewell, going 1-3; and Walters, going 0-4 with one RBI.

The losing pitcher for the Panthers on the mound against the Blue Devils was Walters, allowing one hit, three runs, and three earned runs, while striking out two and walking two, in 0.2 innings.

Beginning the game for Bullard was Bowman, allowing three hits, four runs, and one earned run, while striking out seven and walking three in 4.1 innings of work.

Smith and Rowan were the two relief pitchers for the Panthers against the Blue Devils, as Smith allowed two hits, four runs, and four earned runs, while striking out two and walking one in 0.2 innings, while Rowan allowed two hits, one run, and one earned run, while walking one, in 0.1 innings.

Bullard Panthers 4, Bridge City Cardinals 7, FINAL

BHS: 1 0 2 1 - 4

BCHS: 0 1 3 3 - 7

In the third round of the Jasper Baseball Tournament, the Panthers faced off against the Bridge City Cardinals.

Bullard’s early success at the plate continued into the contest against the Bridge City, plating one run in the top of the first inning of play. The early run by Bullard was negated by the one run scored by Bridge City in the bottom of the second inning.

After the Panthers prowled their way to two runs in their share of the third inning, the Cardinals soared over their opponent, scoring a total of three runs.

In the fourth inning, Bullard attempted to battle its way back into the contest, with one runner finding his way home. However, the bats of Bridge City proved to be too strong, as the team scored a total of three runs, as the Cardinals defeated the Panthers, 7-4.

The matchup between Bullard and Bridge City was evenly matched in terms of hitting, as both teams collected a total of four hits each in the game.

The bats of Jewell and Mattingly proved to be the most productive at the plate for the Panthers against the Cardinals, with both players going 1-2 with one RBI. Mattingly also picked up a double for his efforts.

Other significant contributors for Bullard against Bridge City included Walters, going 1-2; Fowler, going 1-3; and Rowan, going 0-2 with one RBI.

Tagged with the loss on the mound for Bullard was Gardner, allowing three hits, five runs, and five earned runs, while striking out two and walking six, in three innings of work against Bridge City.

Costas and Fowler saw action as relief pitchers for the Panthers against the Cardinals, as Costas allowed no hits and two runs, while walking two, in 0.1 innings, while Fowler allowed one hit and no runs in 0.1 innings of pitching.

Bullard Panthers 4, Kirbyville Wildcats 1, FINAL

BHS: 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 - 4

KHS: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1

In the fourth and final round of the Jasper Baseball Tournament, the Panthers were on the prowl against the Kirbyville Wildcats.

After a stalemate during the first two innings of play, Kirbyville was the first team to score in the contest, plating a total of one run.

The Panthers responded late in the contest against the Wildcats, with a total of three Bullard players navigating their way around the base path and across home plate.

Bullard also was able to plate one run in the top of the seventh inning, allowing the Panthers to defeat the Wildcats, 4-1.

The Panthers were the leaders in the contest in terms of batting, collecting a total of five hits, while the Wildcats amassed a total of four hits.

On their way to victory against Kirbyville, Bullard was led by the strong bat of Costas, going 2-3 with one RBI and a total of three stolen bases.

Other significant contributors for the Panthers against the Wildcats included Wakefield, going 1-3 with one RBI and one stolen base; Walters, going 1-3 with one RBI; and Jewell, going 1-3.

Fowler picked up the win on the mound for Bullard against Kirbyville, allowing three hits and no runs, while striking out two and walking two, in five innings of work.

The starting pitcher for the Panthers against the Wildcats was Smith, allowing one hit, one run, and one earned run, while walking four, in two innings of pitching.

With a record of 1-4 last week, the Bullard Panther varsity baseball team currently stands with an overall record of 4-5 on the 2018 season.

Next week: Tuesday, March 13 – Whitehouse at Bullard; Friday, March 16 – Bullard at Winnsboro.

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