Baseball: Chalmette takes district lead, St. Martin’s wins in romp
Area Prep Baseball Report for Friday, April 1
In a District 8-5A showdown for first place, Chalmette edged Riverdale 1-0 in an outstanding game Thursday at Noel Suarez Stadium.
Bryce Wilson and Brenden Zahn combined on the shutout with Wilson going three innings and Zahn pitching four innings. Wilson did not allow a hit while Zahn allowed two hits. The duo combined for nine strikeouts.
Landon Tircuit drove in the game’s only run in the bottom of the fourth inning to provide the margin of victory.
Gage Dufour (4-4) took the loss for the Rebels, giving up just three hits and he struck out four. Dufour had a hit and stole bases as well.
With the win, Chalmette (15-6, 3-0) remains in a tie for first in the league with East Jefferson and will travel to John Ehret Tuesday at 4 p.m. while Riverdale (11-8, 2-1) will host East Jefferson Tuesday at 6 p.m.
In District 9-4A, St. Martin’s Episcopal drilled Crescent City Christian 18-0 in a game shortened to 4 ½ innings by the mercy rule.
The Saints scored seven runs in the second, two in the third and erupted for nine runs in the fourth inning.
Bryson Gorrondona pitched four shutout innings, allowing one hit with no walks and five strikeouts to pick up the win. Matthew Weaver had two hits and three RBI while Gorrondona helped himself with a hit and two RBI. Jess Akers, Sage Falterman and Johnny Morreale also had a hit and two RBI each.
Dane Deporter started and took the loss for the Pioneers. Deporter had both hits for Crescent City.
St. Martin’s (5-14, 1-2) return to district play at Patrick Taylor Saturday at 3 p.m. while Crescent City Christian (3-6, 2-1) travel to Ecole Classique next Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
Area Prep Baseball Results from Thursday, March 31
Albany 15, Bogalusa 8
Archbishop Hannan 8, Jewel Sumner 1
Archbishop Rummel 8, Jesuit 2
Belle Chasse 22, Landry 0
Berwick 3, Lutcher 2
Chalmette 1, Riverdale 0
Country Day 4, Riverside Academy 3
Ecole Classique 5, West St. John 3
Family Christian 21, Amite 3
Holy Cross 12, Archbishop Shaw 0
John Curtis Christian 15, St. Augustine 4
Loranger 6, Central Private 1
Mandeville 5, Ponchatoula 4
Northshore 11, Fontainebleau 1
Pearl River 7, Franklinton 4
Pine 18, Varnado 1 (game one)
Pine 9, Varnado 1 (game two)
Pope John Paul II 10, Northlake Christian 0
Slidell 6, Hammond 4
Springfield 2, Doyle 0
St. James 11, Donaldsonville 1
St. Martin’s Episcopal 18, Crescent City Christian 0
St. Paul’s 2, Covington 0
St. Thomas Aquinas 14, French Settlement 1
Thomas Jefferson 4, Patrick Taylor 1
Warren Easton 10, Ben Franklin 6
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