Cowboys top Yellow Jackets

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Southwood erased a three-run deficit by scoring four fourth-inning runs en route to a 6-3 win against district-leading Byrd.

The Cowboys (5-20, 2-9) broke a nine-game losing streak with Friday’s win, getting their first league win since beating Haughton in the opener.

Christian Harris picked up the win and knocked in two runs. Jake Roberts supplied another two RBIs and the Cowboys took advantage of Byrd’s three errors.

Byrd’s Jared Chance had a two-RBI double in the fourth inning.

The Yellow Jackets (17-11, 8-3) are tied with Airline (15-14, 8-3) for the District 1-5A lead although Byrd beat Airline 2-1 in the season series.

Byrd, sitting at No. 20 in kenramsey.com’s power ratings, likely won’t need the automatic playoff spot via a district championship, but No. 31 Airline could be in need of that bid.

Parkway 5, Haughton 2

The Panthers rebounded from a series-opening loss to the Bucs with a 5-2 win Friday.

Kyle Laverdiere plated three runs on a 2-for-3 knight while Carson Vaughn and Hunter Knowles added two hits each.

Jon Koestner earned the win and Caleb Stock got the save. For Haughton, Seth Ryan knocked in the Bucs lone two runs in the sixth and seventh innings.

OCS 5, Lakeside 4

The Warriors couldn’t get past visiting Ouachita Christian after the Eagles scored two seventh-inning runs to grab the lead.

The Eagles’ Hays Barber and Cade Harper each knocked in two runs whiel Lakeside’s Luke Griffith and Chase Woodall recorded doubles.

Evangel’s Jordan throws no-hitter with 15 strikeouts

Austin Jordan threw a perfect game against Mansfield last season, and Evangel players were asking if he could do it again when he stepped on the mound Thursday against the Wolverines (3-20, 0-6 District 1-3A).

Jordan couldn’t repeat the feat, but he came awfully close.

He threw a five-inning no-hitter in which he struck out all 15 batters he faced, falling short of a perfect game with a second-inning walk and a hit batsman.

“I guess I was going for it (another perfect game), but I tried not to think about it even though it was in the back of my mind,” Jordan said. “When I walked the guy, it got (the perfect game) out of the way and I didn’t think about it.

“My goal was to throw first-pitch strikes and get ahead, and I mostly relied on my fastball.”

Evangel won Jordan’s start 10-0 and finished the sweep with a 17-0 win, winning District 1-3A in the process.

Jordan is 4-1 in his five starts.

The Eagles (21-9-1, 6-0) are the No. 2 team in kenramsey.com’s Class 3A power ratings.

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