Meridian Star

February 24, 2013


Softball and baseball seasons underway on Saturday

Tony Tsoukalas
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — Clarkdale 4

Northeast Lauderdale 0


    Clarkdale baseball earned its first win of the season Saturday, as they took down Northeast Lauderdale 4-0 in the Lauderdale Tourament at Clarkdale High School.

    Jonathan Ford (1-0) earned the win for the Bulldogs, going all seven innings while striking out six batters and only allowing two hits.

    Blake Griffith went 1/3 in the game, including  a two-run double. Dillon Reed also went 1-3 with a double for the Bulldogs.

West Lauderdale 3

Clarkdale 1

    West Lauderdale pitcher Will Stokes led the Knights to their first win of the season Saturday, as West Lauderdale took down Clarkdale 3-1 in its opening game of the year.

    Stokes (1-0) pitched six innings, striking out six batters while only giving up two hits on the day. Blake Anderson earned the save for the Knights, striking out two batters. Anderson also went 2/3 at the plate for West Lauderdale.

    Clarkdale moved to 1-1 on the season after the day.

West Lauderdale 5

Southeast Lauderdale 1

    West Lauderdale continued its success of earlier in the day, beating Southeast Lauderdale 5-0 in their second game of the season Saturday.

    Ryan Lane ( led the Knights on the mound, pitching six innings while striking out six batters and only allowing one run on one hit.

    Mason Wooldridge went 2/3 at the plate, while Daniel Hill and Ryan Lane both had hits as well for West Lauderdale.

    The Knights improve to 2-0 after the day, while Southeast moves to 1-1 after beating Northeast Lauderdale 11-1 earlier in the day.

    West Lauderdale will travel to Gulfport on Thursday.

Russell Christian 15

Wayne Academy 8

    Russell Christian Academy earned its first win of the season Saturday, as the Warriors took down Wayne Academy 15-8

    Dylan Nolan (1-0) earned the win for RCA, pitching four innings and striking out four batters while allowing one run.

    Jacob House was 2/4 on the day with two RBIs. J.D. McCraw also went 2/4 for RCA and Nolan added for runs to aid the Warriors.


Philly 10

Clarkdale 3

    Clarkdale softball dropped the opening game of the season 10-3 to Philadelphia during the Northeast Classic at Northeast Lauderdale on Saturday.

    Kristen Mitchell (0-1) had the loss for the Bulldogs. Molly McCloud and Shelby Blackwell both went 1/3 at the plate in the loss.


Clarkdale 4

Northeast Lauderdale 3

    Clarkdale softball rebounded from a loss earlier in the day to beat Northeast Lauderdale 4-3 in its second game of the Northeast Classic at  Northeast Lauderdale on Saturday.

    Molly McCloud (1-0) earned the win for the Bulldogs while also going 2/4 at the plate with a double. Kristen Mitchel also went 2/4 with a double for Clarkdale. The Trojans were led by Katie Nelson who had three hits in the game.

    Clarkdale moves to 1-1 on the season and will travel to Newton County on Tuesday.