Baseball: Hammond, ESJ cruise to district wins, Easton handles BTW
Area Prep Baseball Report for Wednesday, March 20
Hammond opened District 6-5A play at home and got off to a very good start with a 16-6 victory over Slidell Tuesday in a game shortened to six innings by the mercy rule.
The Tigers jumped out to the early lead with three runs in the top of the first inning before the Tors exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the second inning. Slidell added a run in the top of the fourth to make it 8-4 before Hammond answered with three runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 11-4. Slidell got two in the top of the fifth to make it 11-6 before Hammond ended it with five runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Senior John Francis was the star, going 4 for 4 with four runs scored and three RBI for the Tornadoes (4-11, 1-0) while senior Ashton Dupuy had two hits and three RBI. Kenny Bell and Mason Greer each had two hits and an RBI for Hammond.
Lionel Lusk picked up the win, allowing six runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out five. Noah Hughes took the loss for the Tigers, going four innings, allowing 11 runs (only three earned) on 10 hits. He walked three and struck out five.
Freshman Jackson Dudenhefer had a hit and two RBI while Peyton Broussard had a hit and two RBI for the Tigers (11-8, 0-1). Beau Adams and Matthew Pagano each drove in a run and Cameron Weiss had two hits and two runs scored for Slidell.
The two teams will meet again Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Slidell.
East St. John went to Houma and handled Terrebonne 12-1 in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule in the District 7-5A opener for both teams.
The Wildcats scored a run in the top of the second, added three more in the third and broke it open with eight runs in the top of the fourth inning. The Tigers (6-8, 0-1) got their only run in the bottom of the fourth.
Junior Alanzo Rios led a 10-hit attack for East. St. John (8-8, 1-0) with two hits and three RBI while junior Deonte Fleming had a hit and two RBI. Lonnie Ellis, Hermon Farlough, Rayvon Joseph, Brendon Nunnery and Wade Williams each had a hit and an RBI for East St. John. Everyone in the starting lineup hit safely for the Wildcats.
Ellis picked up the win, doing an outstanding job. In five innings, Ellis allowed just one run on three hits. He walked one and struck out nine.
The two teams will play again Thursday at 4 p.m. at Reserve.
At Larry Gilbert Stadium, Warren Easton whipped KIPP-Booker T. Washington 10-0 in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule.
Terrell Williams pitched the shutout, allowing just two hits and he struck out 13 Lions. Nyan Hayes led the offensive attack for the Eagles with two hits and three RBI. Torey Belton and Antoine Hawkins each had a double and an RBI.
Warren Easton (9-5) will face De La Salle this evening at 6 p.m. at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium while KIPP-Booker T. Washington (1-3) will open District 8-1A play next Tuesday against St. Martin’s Episcopal.
Area Prep Baseball Results from Tuesday, March 19
New Orleans Area
Carver 7, Ben Franklin 6
Chalmette 15, Grace King 0
John Curtis Christian 8, Archbishop Rummel 1
Destrehan 10, Central Lafourche 3
East Jefferson 16, Landry-Walker 3
Warren Easton 10, KIPP-B.T. Washington 0
John Ehret 10, Bonnabel 4
Hahnville 5, H.L. Bourgeois 0
Hammond 16, Slidell 6
Holy Cross 2, Archbishop Shaw 0
Jesuit 2, Brother Martin 1 (8 innings)
Loranger 9, Archbishop Hannan 5
Mandeville 12, Fontainebleau 2
Maurepas 15, Kenner Discovery 2
Newman 13, South Plaquemines 2
Northshore 2, St. Paul’s 1
Pine 18, Amite 8
Ponchatoula 8, Covington 1
Pope John Paul II 15, Independence 0
Riverside Academy 7, Patrick Taylor 1
St. Augustine 13, Plaquemine 6
St. Charles Catholic 10, Lusher Charter 0 (game one)
St. Charles Catholic 15, Lusher Charter 3 (game two)
St. Martin’s Episcopal 12, Thomas Jefferson 0
St. Thomas Aquinas 9, Franklinton 6
Jewel Sumner 10, Bogalusa 8
West Jefferson 10, Higgins 0
Baton Rouge Area
Ascension Catholic 4, Thibodaux 3
Central 11, St. Amant 7
Doyle 7, Pearl River 6
East Ascension 7, Denham Springs 3
Family Christian 16, Cristo Rey 6
French Settlement 2, Episcopal 1
Holden 12, Mount Hermon 8
Kentwood 16, East Iberville 10
Live Oak 12, Brusly 1
Parkview Baptist 2, Lutcher 0
Scotlandville 20, Slaughter Community Charter 10
Springfield 3, Ascension Christian 0
St. Martinville 12, Livonia 6
St. Michael 11, Woodlawn (BR) 1
Walker 8, Salmen 7
Zachary 12, Dutchtown 6
Berwick 18, Patterson 5
Covenant Christian 19, NOMMA 2
East St. John 12, Terrebonne 1
Franklin 13, West St. Mary 3
South Lafourche 6, Ellender 1
Vandebilt Catholic 9, South Terrebonne 5
Vermilion Catholic 15, Centerville 5
Area Prep Baseball Schedule for Wednesday, March 20
New Orleans Area
Warren Easton vs. De La Salle, 6 p.m. at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium
St. Thomas Aquinas at Northlake Christian, 6 p.m.
Baton Rouge Area
Madison Prep vs. Broadmoor, 4 p.m. at Runnels
McKinley vs. Southern Lab, 4 p.m. at Anna T. Jordan Field
Tara at Plaquemine, 4 p.m.
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