The Haughton Bucs split games in the Jason Bland Memorial Tournament Thursday at Haughton.
Haughton defeated Texas High 12-3 to extend its winning streak to six. The Bucs then fell to Ruston 11-6.
Austin Anderson (3-0) got the win against Texas High, striking out eight and walking just one in six innings.
Colin Rains went 4-for-4 with two RBI. Chan Lytle hit two home runs and had five RBI.
Joshua Sewell went 2-for-2 with two RBI.
Haughton had nine hits against Ruston but left 10 on base.
Rains had another strong performance at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three RBI.
Gary Rondeau (2-2) took the loss.
The Bucs trailed 5-1 after four innings then got within one with four runs in the bottom of the fifth. But the Bearcats tallied five in the top of the sixth.
Haughton (9-2) is scheduled to host Texas High again Friday at 4 p.m.
In other games Friday in the Jason Bland tournament, which is hosted by Airline, Ruston (7-2) is scheduled to play Benton (5-2-2) at noon and Airline (4-2) at 2:30 at Airline. The games were moved up from later in the day because of the threat of inclement weather.
Elsewhere, Parkway defeated Northshore 8-2 on the first day of the East Ascension Tournament in Gonzalez.
Cade Josting gave up just one hit in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two.
He also drove in two runs with a two-out single in the bottom of the third.
Trenton Lape had a two-run triple with two outs in the second to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead. Shawn Driggers had a two-out, two-run double that put Parkway up 8-0 in the fourth.
Parkway (4-5) is scheduled to play East Ascension at 6:30 Friday.
Note: The above report is based on information provided by coaches or available on teams’ official GameChanger accounts.