However, St. Mary Central scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to secure the 6-5 win.
Because both St. Mary Central and Thibodaux each had one loss, officials drew for who would receive a bye to Wednesday’s championship game.
St. Mary Central will face Morgan City in an elimination game today at 6 p.m. M.C. eliminated Pierre Part, 9-7, in Monday’s first game.
During Monday’s SMC/Thibodaux game, SMC entered the last inning down by a run, 3-2, and scored three innings to take a 5-3 lead.
However, Thibodaux rallied in the bottom of the inning with three runs for the win.
For SMC, Denver Jenkins pitched 5.1 innings, surrendering two earned runs.
Adam Askew led the SMC offense with a 2-for-3 performance with a double and two RBIs; Seth Giroir, 1-for-3 with a single and an RBI; Luke Felterman and Lucas Hatch each finished 1-for-2; and Ian Valdez added a hit.
In Morgan City’s win against Pierre Part, Brooks Thomas got the win on the mound. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate.
Other M.C. hitters included Bam Martin, 1-for-2 with a double; Bryce Grizzaffi, 1-for-3; Tank Charles, 1-for-3 with a double; Colt Gaspard, 1-for-1 with a double; and Ethan Whittington, Alex Brocata and Tucker Manuel each collected a hit.
During the weekend, SMC went 3-0 with wins over Thibodaux (3-2) on Friday, Pierre Part (11-1) on Saturday, and Morgan City (17-2) on Sunday.
Against Thibodaux, Jenkins earned the win. In four innings of work, he struck out five and surrendered one run. Mitchell Fredrick recorded a save for SMC with a 2-inning performance and four strikeouts.
Fredrick led SMC on offense with a 3-for-3 performance with one RBI. Askew, Abram Gilder, Seth Giroir, Barrett Hover, Jenkins, Rustin Ratcliff (one RBI) and Valdez (one RBI) all recorded hits, too.
On Saturday, SMC defeated Pierre Part, 11-1.
Askew earned the complete game win, striking out five.
Jenkins again led SMC at the plate with a 3-for-3 performance and one RBI. Hatch and Felterman both went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Ratcliff (3 RBIs), Michael Aucoin (2 RBIs), Giroir (2 RBIs), Gilder (1 RBI), Askew, Fredrick and Hover all collected hits.
On Sunday, SMC defeated Morgan City, 17-2, in three innings.
Felterman earned the complete game, one-hit victory with three strikeouts. He also finished 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs.
Jenkins also went 2-for-3 (1 RBI) at the plate, while Fredrick (3 RBIs), Gilder (3 RBIs), Giroir (2 RBIs) and Hover (1 RBI) also had hits.
For Morgan City, Manuel had the lone hit.
MC 9s, 11s roundup
The Morgan City 9-year-old and 11-year-old All-Stars advanced to the state tournament in Monroe after winning district championships in their respective age divisions at Complex Park in Morgan City over the weekend.
In the 9-year-old division, Morgan City played Thibodaux three times, with Thibodaux winning 19-16 in the first game on Thursday and Morgan City winning Friday and Saturday, 18-15 and 12-5, respectively.
Leading hitters for Morgan City in game 1 were Phillip Guarisco, 2-for-4, and William LaRocca, 2-for-3.
In game two, Zeph Hoffpauir led the locals with a 2-for-3 performance, while in game 3, Grant Stansbury finished with a 2-for-3 performance.
In the 11-year-old division, Morgan City beat Thibodaux twice, 12-2 on Thursday and 13-4 on Friday.
Cooper LeBlanc led the Morgan City squad in both games with 3-for-3 performances in each outing.
Both teams will participate in state tournaments this weekend in Monroe. Complete schedules will be in Wednesday’s Daily Review.
Patterson Majors Roundup
Patterson went 2-2-1 in weekend action at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson. The squad defeated Pierre Part (7-6) on Friday, lost to Franklin (4-3) and Morgan City (13-1) on Saturday, and on Sunday defeated Pierre Part again (11-1) and tied St. Mary Central (2-2).
In Friday’s win, Malcomb Williams led the Patterson offense with a 2-for-2 performance with a single, double, three RBIs and a run.
Brennan Gouaux added a 1-for-2 outing with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored.
Other offensive leaders were John Brooks, 2-for-2 with two singles and one stolen base; Jamey Fabre, 1-for-2 with a double, walk, one stolen base and two runs; Clint Morris, 1-for-1 with a double, RBI and one run; Joel Singleton, 1-for-2 with a single and a run; Brant Madison, a walk and a stolen base; and Jaylon Jennings, a walk.
Brooks pitched two innings and surrendered six runs on four hits, walked seven and struck out five.
Against Franklin, Gouaux led Patterson on the mound and at the plate. In five innings, he allowed three runs, three hits, walked two and struck out five.
At the plate, he recorded a 2-for-2 performance with a double, a solo home run, two stolen bases and two runs.
Morris also pitched an inning for Patterson and fanned one, walked two and allowed one earned run.
Other offensive leaders for Patterson included Singleton, 2-for-2 with two singles and two stolen bases; Fabre, 1-for-2 with a walk, single and two stolen bases; Williams, 1-for-2 with a double; Hayden Pinho, hit by pitch, one stolen base and a run; and Ryan Daigle, two walks and two stolen bases.
Against Morgan City, Brooks pitched two innings and struck out four, walked two and allowed three runs on three hits. He finished 1-for-2 at the plate with a single.
Singleton also pitched three innings and allowed 10 runs on 11 hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
Other Patterson players making the stat sheet were Gouaux, 1-for-2 with a double and a stolen base; Fabre, 1-for-2 with a single and an RBI; Madison, 1-for-1 with a single and a stolen base; Jennings, 1-for-1 with a single and a run; Pinho, 1-for-2 with a single; and Lukas Carnley, 1-for-1 with a single.
In Sunday’s matchup with Pierre Part, Gouaux once again led the Patterson squad with a 2-for-3 performance with two singles, a walk, four stolen bases, an RBI, and three runs.
Gouaux also pitched three innings, walking three and striking out six. He allowed one hit and three walks.
Cade Thibodaux pitched an inning and allowed one run on two hits and struck out one.
Other leaders included Daigle, 2-for-3, two doubles, three RBIs, two stolen bases and two runs; Madison, 2-for-3, two singles, three stolen bases and one run; Brooks, 2-for-3 with a double, walk, single, two stolen bases and two runs; Jennings, 2-for-2 with two singles and one run; Pinho, 1-for-3 with a walk, single, one stolen base and an RBI; Williams, 1-for-3 with a single and an RBI; Carnley, 1-for-2 with a double and one run; and Fabre, a walk, two stolen bases and one run.