The Central Catholic Eagles went 3-0 in the Small Schools Tournament at Bringhurst Field in Alexandria this weekend.
On Friday, the Eagles defeated Montgomery High, 27-7, in four innings and Oberlin, 7-3, while on Saturday, the squad edged Grace Christian, 6-5.
Against Montgomery, the Eagles exploded for 10 runs in the first, added five in the second, seven in the third and five more in the fourth.
The Eagles pounded out 12 hits in the victory.
Barron Courtney led the Eagles with a 2-for-2 performance with a home run, four RBIs, two runs and a walk, while Tyler Hoffpauir also finished 2-for-2 with a triple, three RBIs, two runs and a walk.
Other CCHS offensive contributors included Austin Autin, 1-for-2 with two runs, a triple, four RBI and a walk; Matthew Barbier, 1-for-1 with a run, three RBI and a walk; Charlie Barron, 1-for-1 with two runs, a double, two RBI and a walk; Ridge Rousseau, 1-for-1 with two runs, an RBI and hit by a pitch; Bradley Patterson, 1-for-1 with two runs and a walk; Samuel Guarisco, 1-for-2 with three runs; Gage Green, 1-for-1 with a run and an RBI; Josh Singleton, 1-for-1 with three runs; Bryson Barbier, two RBI; and Ryan Ratcliff and Tony Pennison, an RBI apiece.
On the mound, Eriq Blanchard pitched two innings and surrendered two hits and struck out three.
Against Oberlin, the Eagles jumped out to a 6-1 lead en route to the victory.
Luke Landry led the Eagles with a 2-for-3 performance with a double, two RBI and a walk, while Dominick Guarisco also finished 2-for-3 with a run, two RBI and was hit by a pitch.
Other CCHS players collecting hits included B. Barbier, 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI; Rousseau, 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk; Autin, 1-for-3 with a run and a walk; and Blanchard, 1-for-3 with a run and hit by a pitch.
On the mound, Nicholas Longman pitched five innings and surrendered two earned runs on four hits with three walks and struck out seven
Against Grace Christian, the Eagles rallied from a 4-3 third-inning deficit with two runs in the fifth and another in the sixth for a 6-5 victory.
Courtney led the Eagles with a 1-for-2 performance with three RBI, a walk, a run and a sacrifice; Landry was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run; and Blanchard was 2-for-3.
Rousseau finished 1-for-3 with a run and a stolen base and Hoffpauir finished 1-for-2 with a double for CCHS.
On the mound, Autin pitched two innings and surrendered four runs (three earned) on five hits with three walks and a strike out
Lumberjacks finish 1-2
in Caldwell Tournament
The Patterson High School Lumberjacks finished 1-2 in the Caldwell Tournament this weekend, with a win against Caldwell and losses against Franklin Parish and Mangham.
In its loss against Franklin Parish, the ’Jacks blew a 9-2 lead as Franklin Parish erupted for 10 runs in the sixth inning en route to the 13-10 victory.
The ’Jacks committed eight errors in the loss.
Ryan Wade led the ’Jacks with a 2-for-3 performance with two runs, a triple, an RBI and was hit by a pitch, while Cameron Fontenot finished 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI.
Other PHS offensive performers included Cameron Clements, 1-for-2 with two runs, an RBI, a walk and a sacrifice, Jaydrick DeClouet, 1-for-3 with two runs, an RBI and two walks; Dallas Hamlett, 1-for-4 with two RBIs; Spencer Landry, 1-for-4 with a run; Micah Gowan, 1-for-3 with a run and a walk; and Bryce Tabor, an RBI.
Against Caldwell, the ’Jacks had a 9-0 fourth inning lead en route to the victory.
Fontenot led the ’Jacks with a 2-for-5 performance with a double and three RBI, while Landry also finished 2-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs.
Other PHS contributors included DeClouet, 2-for-3 with two runs, an RBI, two walks and a stolen base; Ryan Wade, 2-for-5; Tabor, two runs, two RBI and a walk; and Taylor Harris, an RBI, a walk and a sacrifice.
On the mound, Fontenot pitched five innings and surrendered two runs (one earned) on two hits with a walk and five strikeouts.
In its game with Mangham, the ’Jacks surrendered three runs in the third to help Mangham pull away.
Hamlet led the ’Jacks with a 2-for-2 performance with a double, a walk and a run, while Fontenot had a 1-for-3 performance with a double and an RBI.
Other PHS offensive contributors included DeClouet, 1-for-3 with a run, an RBI, a walk and a stolen base; and Landry and Gowan, each 1-for-3.
On the mound, Landry surrendered four runs (three earned) on six hits with three walks in six innings of work.
Landry pitched six innings and surrendered four runs (three earned) on six hits with three walks
MCHS goes 0-3
Morgan City High School finished 0-3 in the Cardinal/Tiger Classic in Thibodaux this weekend.
The Tigers fell to South Lafourche, 15-11, on Thursday before falling to Redemptorist, 2-1 on Friday and Livonia, 4-3 on Saturday.
In the game against South Lafourche, MCHS coach Marc Gonzales said, “South Lafourche hit the ball very well and made us play defense. We didn’t execute very well on defense, giving up too many unearned runs. We finally had a big inning offensively, which was good to see.”
As for the loss against Redemptorist, the Wolves scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win.
“This was a hard-fought game,” Gonzales said. “We played very well. Redemptorist just found a way to win. We played much better defensively and pitched very well.”
Against Livonia, the Tigers faced the defending Class 3A state champs, who scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to win.
“Once again, (it was) a hard-fought game,” Gonzales said. “We played extremely well and had the defending 3A state champs on the ropes. (It was) two crushing losses in a row in the last inning. We have to keep our heads up.”
Despite the finish, Gonzales said he was happy with how his team played.
“Now we have to find ways to win and continue to fight hard,” Gonzales said. “Losing two games in this manner will test the character of a team. Our challenge is to continue to play hard and do things the right way. If we do that, things will start to go our way. We are playing well right now, which is a good sign with district starting Tuesday.”
Berwick struggles in
St. Michael’s Tourney
The Berwick Panthers went 0-3 in the St. Michael’s Tournament in Baton Rouge this weekend as the squad fell to Woodlawn on Friday in eight innings, 11-10, and then was run-ruled by St. Paul High School, 13-3, in five innings and St. Michael in five innings, 16-6.
Against Woodlawn, Trey Williams led the Panthers at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance with a triple, a home run, two RBI and two walks, while Anthony Richard finished 2-for-5 with three RBI and a stolen base.
Other BHS offensive contributors included Matt Skelton, 2-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base, a walk and three runs; Logan Theriot, 2-for-4 with two RBI and hit by a pitch; Brooks Richard, 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base; Reed Leonard, 2-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base; and Ian Bergeron, 2-for-5 with a double.
Nick Duthu was tagged with the loss as he surrendered five runs (four earned) on five hits with two walks and struck out one in an inning of work.
In its game with St. Paul, Berwick fell behind 7-0 after one inning of play and could not recover.
Theriot finished 2-for-2, while Chris Charpentier finished 2-for-3 with a stolen base, Skelton finished 1-for-1 with two runs and Richard added an RBI and a run.
Duthu again suffered the loss as he surrendered seven runs (four earned) on six hits with two walks in an inning of work.
In its loss to St. Michael, the tournament hosts broke the game open with an eight-run third inning.
Brannon Melancon suffered the loss for Berwick, surrendering three runs (two earned) on a hit with two walks.
Theriot led the Panthers with a 1-for-2 performance with a double, two RBI and a walk, while Lee Rhodes finished 2-for-2 with two runs, a double and a stolen base.
Other Panther contributors included Richard, 1-for-1 with a stolen base; Charpentier, an RBI, a stolen base and a run; and Leonard, an RBI and a sacrifice.