Sterlington 7, North Webster 3
SIBLEY — Adam Tubbs twirled a two-hitter and Carson Clowers went 3-for-4 and drove in three as Sterlington subdued North Webster 7-3 Thursday night in the first round of the Bistineau Tournament.
Tubbs got off to a rocky start, hitting the first two batters. Maintaining his composure, the sophomore southpaw retired the next nine batters.
Sterlington took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Both runs were unearned.
Luke Denman reached on a leadoff error and Braden Hough put down a sacrifice bunt. Next, Tucker Allen was hit by a pitch and Trey Rugg singled Denman across with the first run of the game.
Two batters later, Jarrett McDonald clubbed an RBI double.
North Webster did all of its damage in the fourth.
Sam Modisette led off with a double, moved to third on a passed ball and scurried home as Cameron Tyson reached on a misplay.
With one down, Kyler Harbour's two-run dinger put the Knights on top 3-2.
North Webster's lead was short-lived.
Braden Hough took a pitch for the team, Rugg reached via error and McDonald walked to jam the sacks with two away. Moments later, Sterlington retook the lead (4-3) on Carson Clowers' two-run single.
Sterlington (8-0) tacked on three insurance markers in the sixth.
Rugg started the inning with an HBP and Seaver Sheets bunted the runner over. McDonald's single placed runners at the corners, setting the table for consecutive RBI singles by Clowers and Davis Johnson. Brooks Rushworth's squeeze bunt plated Clowers with the final run of the game.
Tubbs registered a career-high 11 punchouts without issuing a walk in the complete game victory.
Clowers had three of the Panthers' eight hits, McDonald doubled and singled, Denman doubled and Johnson and Rugg singled.