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DeRidder Shuts Out Westgate to Advance to State Championship Game
5/14/2018 1:12 PM
  • Chipper Menard threw a shutout to lead DeRidder past Westgate 3-0 on Friday.
  • The pitching was strong on both sides. Menard struck out 12, while D Charles sat down five.
  • DeRidder got on the board in the second inning when Charles induced Gage Johnson to hit into a fielder's choice allowing Parker Taylor who singled to lead off the inning to score.
  • Menard led the Dragons to victory on the pitcher's mound. He went seven innings, allowing zero runs on one hit and striking out 12.
  • Charles took the loss for Westgate. He surrendered three runs on six hits over six innings, striking out five and walking one.
  • Lane NeelyMenardGavin HebertThomas SmithParker Taylor, and Cameron LeJeune all had one hit to lead DeRidder. The Dragons were sure-handed and didn't commit a single error.
  • DeRidder will play the Benton Tigers Saturday, May 12th, at 11:30 am for the State Championship.
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