AMELIA — Central Catholic went 2-0 at its tournament this weekend with victories against Carencro and Houma Christian.
In its 6-3 victory against Carencro, the Lafayette-area squad plated two runs in the top of the second, while Central Catholic responded with two in the bottom of the frame and single runs in the third and fourth innings for a 4-2 advantage.
Carencro plated a run in the top of the fifth, while Central Catholic plated two in the bottom of the sixth.
Central Catholic pounded out 12 hits in the victory, while its pitching staff limited Carencro to five hits.
Austin Autin finished 3-for-3 with four RBIs to lead the Eagles, while Barron Courtney added a 2-for-3 performance with a double.
Other top contributors included Josh Singleton, 1-for-3, a double, an RBI and a run; Bryson Barbier, 2-for-4; Tyler Hoffpauir, 2-for-2; and Luke Landry, an RBI.
Barbier earned the complete-game victory as he surrendered three runs (one earned) on five hits with four walks and eight strikeouts.
Central Catholic committed three errors in the victory.
Against Houma Christian, the Eagles picked up an 11-4 victory.
While both teams plated single runs in the second and third innings, the Eagles took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth with a six-run frame.
Hoffpauir finished 4-for-4 for Central Catholic with an RBI and two stolen bases, while Samuel Guarisco turned in a 2-for-4 performance with a double and four RBIs.
Other top contributors included Nick Case, 2-for-4, an RBI and a run; Autin, 1-for-2, two RBIs; Dominick Guarisco, 1-for-2, an RBI and a run; Josh Singleton, 1-for-4, an RBI; and Landry, 1-for-1, two runs and three stolen bases.
Samuel Guarisco earned the complete-game victory. In seven innings, he surrendered four earned runs on eight hits with four walks and fanned five.
Central Catholic (6-4) will return to action Tuesday when it hosts Ridgewood in a 5 p.m. non-district contest.
Berwick finishes 3-0
at Chalmette Tourney
The Berwick Panthers finished 3-0 at the Chalmette Tournament with wins against Grace King, John Ehret and Riverdale.
Against Grace King, both teams combined for more errors (four) than hits (three).
Berwick scored the game’s lone runs in the top of the third inning.
Brannon Melancon earned the win as he tossed a one-hitter with five strikeouts and three walks in six innings of work.
Neal Theriot earned the save as he pitched an inning and struck out two.
At the plate, Ian Bergeron and Logan Theriot both finished 1-for-3 with a single, with Bergeron recording an RBI.
In Saturday’s first game against Riverdale, Berwick pitcher Reed Leonard earned the win as he limited the opposition to three hits and struck out eight.
In seven innings of work, Leonard surrendered three runs — two earned — with a walk and two hit batters.
The Panthers scored a run in the first and Riverdale added two in the second for a 2-1 advantage.
The Panthers responded with three runs in the top of the third, highlighted by a two-run home run by Logan Theriot, to take the lead for good.
While Riverdale closed the game to a run with a single run in the bottom of the third, neither team could score again until the top of the seventh when the Panthers erupted for seven runs on five hits.
At the plate, Nick Duthu finished 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Brooks Richard was 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Other top contributors included Logan Theriot, 1-for-3, a home run, two RBIs; Neal Theriot, 2-for-4, a double, an RBI; and Bergeron, 1-for-4, two RBIs.
Against John Ehret, Berwick rolled to a 12-0 victory in five innings.
The Panthers scored three runs apiece in the first two innings, while they added four in the fourth and two more in the fifth.
The Panthers pounded out nine hits in the victory, while its pitching staff of Logan Theriot and Drew Landry limited John Ehret to a hit.
Theriot earned the win as he surrendered a hit and struck out five in three innings of work, while Landry pitched the remaining two innings, striking out five and walking three.
At the plate, Theriot had a monster day as he finished 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and six RBIs, while Anthony Richard finished 2-for-2 with an RBI; Neal Theriot and Brooks Richard, each 1-for-3, with Theriot adding two RBIs and Richard, an RBI; Duthu, two RBIs; and Melancon, 2-for-3, with a double.
Berwick (7-4) will return to action Tuesday when it travels to take on St. Amant in non-district action. The game is set for a 4 p.m. start.
Patterson finishes 1-2
at CCHS Tourney
The Patterson Lumberjacks finished 1-2 at the Central Catholic Tournament this weekend with a win against Carencro sandwiched between losses to Vandebilt Catholic and Central Lafourche.
While the ’Jacks were competitive at the plate with their opponents in terms of hitting, the Patterson defense was plagued as it committed 20 errors in three games.
“It all comes down to a lack of defense,” Patterson coach Ryan Jensen said. “We only gave up 8 earned runs in the 3 games and swung the bats really well, but yet we lose 2 games. We aren’t making the routine plays. It’s really frustrating when you go back and look at the scorebook and see the opportunities we had to win all 3 games. I feel like we’re close. We need to regain some confidence and put all the pieces together that allow us the chance to win games.”
In Friday’s loss to Vandebilt, Patterson never led as Vandebilt jumped out to a 2-1 lead after an inning of play and extended its lead to as much as 9-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh.
While Patterson made a late charge as it scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh, it wasn’t enough.
The ’Jacks committed six errors in the contest.
Dallas Hamlett finished 2-for-2 with a double, two RBIs and two runs, while Deondre Skinner finished 1-for-3 with a home run, an RBI and a run. Other top contributors included Spencer Landry, 1-for-3, two RBIs; and Cameron Fontenot, 1-for-4, two RBIs.
Chase Martin took the loss as he surrendered five runs — three earned — on three hits with two walks and one strikeout in two innings of work.
In its win against Carencro, the ’Jacks jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead and after Carencro responded with four runs combined during the second and third innings, the ’Jacks retook the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth with three runs.
The Patterson pitching staff limited Carencro to four hits. However, the Patterson defense committed five errors.
On offense, Patterson pounded out 10 hits.
Central Lafourche never trailed in the contest as it plated three runs in the top of the second and single runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings before adding two in the top of the seventh.
Patterson plated single runs in the second and fourth and two more in its last at-bat.
Skinner led Patterson with a 1-for-3 performance with a double, two RBIs and a run, while Hamlett recorded a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI and a run.
Other top Patterson contributors included Fontenot, 2-for-2, an RBI; Jake LaGrange, 2-for-3, a run, a stolen base; Bryce Tabor, 2-for-3, two runs; and Taylor Harris, 1-for-3, an RBI.
Fontenot earned the complete-game victory as he surrendered four runs — one earned — on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
In Saturday’s loss to Central Lafourche, the ’Jacks outhit Central Lafourche but Patterson committed nine errors.
Central Lafourche had three miscues.
Tabor finished 3-for-4 with a run and a stolen base, while Chris Fuselier added a 2-for-3 performance with a double, a triple and a stolen base.
Other top contributors included Micah Gowan, 1-for-3, an RBI, a stolen base, a run; Hamlett, 1-for-4, a run, two stolen bases; and Fontenot, an RBI.
Tabor was tagged with the loss as he surrendered six runs — three earned — on four hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings of work.
Patterson (2-7) will return to action Tuesday when it hosts Loreauville in a 6 p.m. non-district contest.
Morgan City drops two
games at Chalmette Tourney
The Morgan City Tigers dropped games to De LaSalle and Grace King during action at the Chalmette Tournament Saturday.
The Tigers fell 12-11 to De LaSalle and 3-1 to Grace King. No individual statistics were available from either contest.
Morgan City (6-5) will return to action Thursday when it begins play in the Thibodaux/E.D. White Tournament with a 5 p.m. contest against Thibodaux and Thibodaux High School.