|04/02/18 - |
NOBLE – Bo Charboneau went 3-for-3 from the plate with a double, one RBI and a run scored, while Zac Carroll pitched a five-hitter as the Ada Cougars rallied to beat Christian Heritage, 4-3, in six innings Thursday in the Little Axe Tournament.
Thursday’s games shifted from Little Axe to Noble due to inclement weather.
Charbonea had half of Ada’s six hits as the Cougars overcame a 3-0 deficit and did all of their offensive damage in the second inning.
Carroll struck out seven and walked only two in working all six innings from the mound, as all three Christian Heritage scores were unearned.
Hunter Conklin, who finished 1-for-3, got things going for Ada in the second with a leadoff single to center field. Carroll, who was 1-for-2, executed a bunt-single down the third-base line. One out later, Charboneau drove home Conklin with a single to center and Carroll advanced to third.
Jackson McFarlane then singled to right, scoring Carroll and moving Charboneau up to third to pull the Cougars within 3-2. Two batters later, Jerrett Ellis hit a hard ground ball to the shortstop. An error was made on the play as Charbonea scored and McFarlane reached third. McFarlane later scored off a passed ball to round out the game’s scoring.
Ada totaled six hits and committed two errors, while Christian Heritage had three miscues.
Lane Behymer led CHA at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with an RBI. David Salters cracked a double for Crusaders.
Noble 10, Ada 6
The Cougars fell victim to six errors, while three pitchers combined for four walks and three hit batters and dropped a 10-6 decision to the host Noble Bears in 4 ½ innings on Thursday.
Ada outhit Noble by a 9-4 margin but couldn’t overcome a seven-run first inning by the Bears.
Charboneau and Ellis led the Cougar offense, as each went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in. Teammate Trel Moore was 1-for-2 with one RBI and walked once to help out the Ada offense.
Starting pitcher Trey Havens was tagged with the loss after getting relief help from Hunter Conklin and Manny LaValley.
After Noble put up seven runs in the bottom of the first, Ada got on the board in the second off a two-run double to left field by Charboneau, scoring Patrick Tims and LaValley. Tims led off the inning with a single to left, and LaValley followed with a single to right. Two outs later, Charboneau came through with the only extra-base hit of the game.
The Bears then tallied two more in the bottom of the second and added a single score in the third to make it 10-2.
The Cougars finally got on the board again with a four-run fourth. Zac Carroll scored off a passed ball and Ellis hit a two-run single to right, scoring Charboneau and Jackson McFarlane. Moore’s single to left plated Christian Maloy.
LaValley allowed just one hit, struck out two and walked only one as all three runs he surrendered were unearned.
Colton Debusk led Noble, finishing 1-for-1 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored.