Baseball: Destrehan, Hahnville, St. Thomas Aquinas among Monday winners

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Area Prep Baseball Report for Tuesday, March 30

Destrehan is heating up.

The Wildcats made it four straight wins with a 10-7 home victory over St. Martin’s Episcopal Monday.

Destrehan scored a run in the bottom of the first inning before St. Martin’s tied it with a run in the top of the second. The Wildcats scored five runs in the bottom of the second to make it 6-1.

The Saints cut the deficit to 6-4 with three runs in the top of the fifth but Destrehan answered with four runs in the bottom of the fifth to make it 10-4. St. Martin’s closed out the scoring with three runs in the top of the seventh.

Noah Simon had a two-run single in the first inning while Shane Lee came off the bench and went 2-for-2 with a single and a double. Brayden Marcotte had a two-run triple while Jonah Haslauer also doubled to pace the Destrehan offense.

Greg Harding picked up the win, going three innings, allowing a run on two hits.

Jonathan Castaneda had two hits and an RBI while Johnny Morreale had a double and three RBI and Matthew Dufrene had a hit and two RBI for the Saints. Seth Brower took the loss for St. Martin’s.

Destrehan (12-8-1) returns to District 7-5A play today, traveling to H.L. Bourgeois at 4 p.m.

St. Martin’s (5-13) dropped its fourth straight game. The Saints travel to Kenner Discovery Thursday at 4 p.m.

It appeared that Hahnville was on its way to defeat at home against a good Dutchtown team.

Then, the Tigers got up off the mat and staged a furious late rally to edge the Griffins 5-4 in Boutte.

Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Hahnville scored twice in the sixth, tied the game with two in the bottom of the seventh to send it to extra innings and won it with a run in the bottom of the eighth.

Seth Whitney had an RBI groundout and Aiden Machado produced a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to make it 4-2.

In the seventh, Vladimir Furl had a dramatic, two-out, two-run single to send the game to extra innings.

The winning run scored on a bases loaded, RBI single by Collin Galland.

Furl, Ethan Chacon, Talen Theriot and Mason Long each had a pair of hits to pace the Hahnville attack.

Landon Cortez went 7 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits. Seth Whitney came on and went 2/3 of an inning to pick up the win, striking out one.

Hahnville (10-11) returns to District 7-5A play Wednesday at H.L. Bourgeois at 4 p.m. while Dutchtown (15-6) saw its five-game win streak end. The Griffins will host Woodlawn of Baton Rouge today at 4 p.m. in District 5-5A play.

Sitting atop the latest LHSAA Division III power rankings, St. Thomas Aquinas drilled French Settlement 14-2 in the District 10-2A opener for both teams at French Settlement.

The Falcons had 11 hits and broke the game open early.

Jaden Collura had three hits and an RBI. Logan Pierre and Jordan Trapani each contributed a pair of hits for the Falcons. Trapani had a two-run triple in the top of the first inning, when STA put up three runs.

St. Thomas Aquinas blew the game wide open with 10 runs in the second inning.

Dane Watts picked up the win, pitching three hitless innings. Watts struck out four and walked one. Hayden Asprion and Austin Davis each pitched an inning in relief.

Brady Andres took the loss for French Settlement (5-8, 0-1).

St. Thomas Aquinas (17-2, 1-0) will host French Settlement Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Area Prep Baseball Results from Monday, March 29

Brother Martin 7, St. Augustine 6 (9 innings)

Chalmette 10, East Jefferson 4

Destrehan 10, St. Martin’s Episcopal 7

Douglass 18, Livingston Collegiate 2

Doyle 2, Springfield 1

Fisher 15, Bonnabel 3

Franklinton 10, Pearl River 2

Hahnville 5, Dutchtown 4

Holden 20, Amite 8

Karr 19, Landry 1

Pine 10, Varnado 0

Jesuit 12, De La Salle 1

Lutcher 4, Warren Easton 1

St. Thomas Aquinas 14, French Settlement 2

Terrebonne 11, East St. John 4

Thomas Jefferson 8, Kenner Discovery 3

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