Baseball: E.D. White downs Rummel

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METAIRIE – Coming back from a trip to Houston where they split four games against outstanding competition, Archbishop Rummel was back home Tuesday night against E.D. White Catholic.

The Raiders had the look of a team with a big of a travel hangover while E.D. White Catholic had the look of the consistently solid program that it is.

Owen Thibodaux pitched six outstanding innings in relief and the Cardinals used timely hits and took advantage of sloppy play by Rummel in a 6-4 victory at Mike Miley Stadium.

The Raiders uncharacteristically committed five errors and allowed two additional runs on wild pitches.

The Cardinals took the lead with a run in the top of the first inning without the benefit of a hit. Matthew Melancon walked, advanced to second on a groundout, stole third and scored on a throwing error to make it 1-0.

The Raiders answered in the bottom of the first inning against Cardinals starter Hudson Simoneaux, scoring three runs after two were out. Rhett Centanni doubled to deep left before Louisiana Tech commit Gavin Nix doubled him home to tie the game. Brock Bullinger followed with an RBI double to make it 2-1 and Gavin Kennedy singled home Bullinger and it was 3-1.

E.D. White bounced back in the top of the third. Braxton Comeaux singled, Cohen LeBlanc reached on an error and Melancon singled home Comeaux and it was 3-2. The Cardinals then executed a double steal with LeBlanc stealing home ahead of a throw with Melancon taking second to tie the game 3-3.

The Cardinals took the lead in the top of the fourth, capitalizing on poor defense again and Rummel mistakes again.

Owen Thibodaux singled and advanced on a throwing error on a bunt by Dylan Robichaux. After a sacrifice bunt, courtesy runner Cooper Bordis scored on a wild pitch before Braxton Comeaux struck out but reached on another wild pitch with a run scoring to make it 5-3.

Rummel pulled closer in the bottom of the fifth on a double by LSU commit Mikey Ryan and an RBI single by Nix to make it 5-4.

The Cardinals answered right away on a single by Robichaux with another error advancing him to second before Brendan Gaudet doubled home Robichaux to make it 6-4.

Thibodaux finished it off by setting the Raiders down in order in the seventh inning.

E.D. White (7-2) will play twice on Thursday, against Holy Cross and John Curtis Christian.

Rummel (8-4) will play East St. John Thursday at Chalmette at 3:30 p.m.

EDW 102 201 0 6 7 1, 5 LOB
RUM 300 010 X 4 7 5, 4 LOB
WP—Owen Thibodaux
LP—Brock Bullinger
Time of Game: 2:18
SB—Matthew Melancon 2, Cohen LeBlanc 2,
2B—Rhett Centanni, Gavin Nix, Brock Bullinger, Mikey Ryan

Area Prep Baseball Results from Tuesday, Mar. 7
Albany 20, Woodlawn (BR) 3
Archbishop Hannan 6, Belle Chasse 4
Assumption 11, St. James 1
Brother Martin 7, Newman 2
Catholic (BR) 7, St. Charles Catholic 5
Centerville 15, V.B. Glencoe Charter 0
Central Lafourche 3, Berwick 0
Chalmette 10, Salmen 0
De La Salle 5, East St. John 3
Delcambre 7, Morgan City 0
Douglass 15, Morris Jeff Community 0
Doyle 6, Fontainebleau 5
E.D. White Catholic 6, Archbishop Rummel 4
Franklinton 11, Holden 3
French Settlement 11, Maurepas 1
Hahnville 6, H.L. Bourgeois 5
Hammond 6, Walker 5
Holy Cross 16, Patrick Taylor 0
Independence 12, Amite 1
Jesuit 15, East Jefferson 0
John Curtis Christian 9, St. Michael 0
Kenner Discovery 9, John Ehret 2
Lakeshore 15, Slidell 4
Live Oak 15, Springfield 2
Loranger 13, Jewel Sumner 0
Lutcher 3, Denham Springs 0
New Orleans Military & Maritime 9, West Jefferson 3
Northlake Christian 9, Pine 4
Patterson 15, Westgate 5
Pearl River 13, Mamou 0
Pope John Paul II 10, Poplarville (MS) 0
Riverdale 13, Haynes Academy 6
St. Amant 14, Ponchatoula 4
Tara 11, McDonogh (35) 6
Thibodaux 13, Central Catholic 5
Varnado 18, West St. John 8
Warren Easton 10, Higgins 2
Willow School 13, Ben Franklin 0
Zachary 6, St. Thomas Aquinas 1

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