, Port Arthur, Texas

March 18, 2014

Shugart strikes out 16 Tigers; BC beats Silsbee, 2-1

Van Wade
The Port Arthur News

SILSBEE — Hits were definitely tough to come by but the Bridge City Cardinals went on the road and picked up an important 2-1 District 21-3A victory over the Silsbee Tigers Tuesday night behind an outstanding pitching performance by Chase Shugart.

The Cardinals (12-2-2, 2-0) picked up four hits while the Tigers (9-5-1, 1-2) had just three as Shugart stifled Silsbee throughout the night by posting 16 strikeouts to go along with four walks.

Bridge City went up 2-0 in the top half of the fourth inning.

Shugart helped himself out when he smacked a double and Jonah Watts drove in the run with a RBI single.

The Cardinals snagged a run in the top of the first.

Keaton Langston drew a walk and Kyle Bergeron plated him with a run-scoring single.

The Tigers managed to scratch in a run in the bottom of the seventh off a Jordan Gore RBI double after a walk.

Silsbee had runners on second and third in the third but Shugart got out of it with a strikeout.

Tyler Powell had a single for the Tigers in second inning and Jordan Gore had a single in the third inning.

Langston had a single for the Cardinals in the top half of the seventh.

The Cardinals will venture to Hamshire-Fannett Friday to take on the Longhorns.

In other 21-3A action Tuesday night, Hamshire-Fannett turned back the Buna Cougars 9-2.