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March 7, 2014

Prep Baseball/Softball Roundup: Rusk's Raiborn tosses no hitter

FAIRFIELD —      BASEBALL

Rusk 11, Fairfield 0: FAIRFIELD — Lefty Josh Raiborn fired a complete game no hitter Wednesday when Rusk opened District 19-3A play by shutting out Fairfield, 11-0. Raiborn fanned 13 of the maroon-clad Eagles. Vijay Stingley racked up three hits and knocked in three runs, while Jordan Roach picked up a hit and reached base three times. Austin Ballew drove in three runs for the winners and Blake Walley knocked in a couple.

Jacksonville 6, Quitman 0: QUITMAN — Brayden Rawlinson forged out two hits in Jacksonville's 6-0 win over Quitman in opening day play of the Quitman Tournament on Thursday. Mason Smith earned the shutout on the hump by going the distance. He gave up 11 hits and fanned three Bulldogs. Chris Holcomb had two hits, including a RBI double. Michael Sexton also doubled in a run for the Tribe.

Jacksonville 10, Mount Vernon 4: QUITMAN — The Tribe picked up its second win of the day by drubbing Mount Vernon, 10-4. A five-run sixth inning keyed the Tribe win. Smith and Sexton provided  two-run doubles for Jacksonville. The game featured six lead changes before and RBI single by Smith in the fourth inning gave Jacksonville the lead for good. Smith's single drove in Richie Gutierrez. Smith picked up four RBI in the game on two hits. Gutierrez also earned the pitching win, scattering four runs on four hits while walking three and striking out one in seven frames of work.

      SOFTBALL

Brownsboro 6, Jacksonville 1: BROWNSBORO — Playing in its final non-district test, Jacksonville lost a 6-1 decision to Brownsboro on Thursday. Damonica Franklin homered for the Maidens, who open District 16-4A play at noon Tuesday in Corsicana, while Caitlyn Matejka doubled.

Lufkin Hudson 6, Rusk 5 : RUSK — Trailing 6-3 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Rusk Lady Eagles fought back to pull to within a run, but went the smoked had cleared it was the Lady Hornets from Hudson that came away with the 6-5 victory over Rusk. Each time had five hits in the game. Rusk will visit Lindale on Tuesday. First pitch in the varsity game will take place at 4:30 p.m.

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