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High school baseball: Haughton splits a pair of games in Jason Bland tournament; Josting shines in Parkway victory

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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.

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