Baseball: Holy Cross, Brother Martin, St. Charles, Covington stay hot

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Area Prep Baseball Report for Tuesday, April 20

Holy Cross continues to roll.

The Tigers made it six straight, scoring early and made it stand up in a 3-1 win at home Monday evening over St. Augustine.

Holy Cross scored two runs in the bottom of the first against Purple Knights ace Kenya Huggins and that would prove to be enough.

The Tigers added a run in the bottom of the fourth before St. Augustine scored a run in the top of the sixth to complete the scoring.

Max Licciardi and Todd Canatella each drove in a run for the Tigers.

Canatella did the job on the mound, pitching six innings, allowing just six hits while striking out nine for the victory. Jake Kaufmann pitched the seventh inning to pick up the save.

Huggins was quite good, allowing just three hits while striking out nine but took the loss. Kabrel Johnson drove in the only run for St. Augustine.

Holy Cross (21-7, 8-2) faces a showdown for first place in the Catholic League against John Curtis Christian (17-4, 8-1) Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Harahan Playground.

St. Augustine (13-13, 1-7) will host Archbishop Rummel Tuesday at 6:30 p.m .at Wesley Barrow Stadium.

Brother Martin completed a sweep of Jesuit, winning 4-2 at John Ryan Stadium.

Tyler Velino starred for the Crusaders.

At the plate, Velino had two hits and an RBI while on the mound, Velino pitched a complete game, allowing just one earned run on three hits. Velino talked no one and struck out five, using just 85 pitches.

Brother Martin took the early lead with a run in the top of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Johnson to make it 1-0.

The Crusaders made it 2-0 in the top of the fourth on an RBI single by Velino.

Jesuit fought back to tie the game. In the bottom of the fifth, Joel Terry tripled home a run to make it 2-1 before Dartmouth commit Zack Casebonne tied it with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth.

Brother Martin won it by scoring two runs in the in the top of the seventh inning.

Eli Booth and Velino singled and Walker Bazile all singled to load the bases. Andrew Sieta then produced what proved to be the game winning hit with a single to right, scoring Booth to make it 3-2. Bazile then scored an insurance run on a Jesuit error to make it 4-2.

Michael King took the loss, pitching the final three innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits. Sean Cashman pitched the first four innings, allowing two runs on four hits.

Brother Martin (17-10, 4-5) returns to action Tuesday at Archbishop Shaw at 6 p.m. while Jesuit (25-5, 5-5) will play John Curtis Christian Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Harahan Playground.

St. Charles Catholic won at Lutcher 4-2 for its fifth straight win.

The Comets took a 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the second but the Bulldogs tied it with a run in the bottom of the third. St. Charles Catholic scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to make it 3-1 before Lutcher cut the deficit to 3-2 with a run in the bottom of the fifth. The Comets completed the scoring with a run in the sixth.

Bryce Bertucci had two hits and an RBI to pace St. Charles Catholic and Ayden Authement had two hits and an RBI. Josh Tamplain added two hits.

Bertucci got the win in relief, going 1 2/3 innings, following Brandon Kragle to the mound. Cade Pregeant picked up a three inning save, allowing no runs, striking out two.

Kyle St. Pierre took the loss for Lutcher, going five innings, allowing three runs on eight hits. Noah Detillier had a hit and an RBI for the Bulldogs.

St. Charles Catholic (15-9-1) will host Covenant Christian Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Lutcher (20-6) hosts Patterson Tuesday at 6 p.m. in District 9-3A action.

In District 6-5A, Covington whipped Mandeville 10-1 at home. The Lions have won 10 of 12 games.

Covington scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and added a run in the second to make it 4-0. The Lions added two runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth to make it 8-0.

Mandeville scored a run in the top of the sixth to make it 8-1 before the Lions wrapped it up with two runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Mason Estrada had three hits and three RBI and Landon Fauntleroy had two hits and four RBI to lead the Covington attack. Ben Fernandez added two hits and an RBI.

Tyler Wolfe pitched six innings to pick up the win, allowing just two hits while striking out eight.

Covington (18-9, 9-3) will complete its series at Mandeville (17-13, 8-4) Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Area Prep Baseball Results from Monday, April 19
Archbishop Rummel 12, Archbishop Shaw 1 (game one)
Archbishop Shaw 6, Archbishop Rummel 5 (8 innings, game two)
Ben Franklin 22, Livingston Collegiate 6
Bonnabel 8, Higgins 7
Brother Martin 4, Jesuit 2
Chalmette 7, West Jefferson 4
Covington 10, Mandeville 1
De La Salle 12, Kenner Discovery 2
Destrehan 5, Hahnville 0
Doyle 7, French Settlement 3
Hammond 7, Ponchatoula 6
Holden 11, Episcopal of Acadiana 1
Holy Cross 3, St. Augustine 1
Loranger 10, Jewel Sumner 6
Northshore 3, Slidell 1
Mount Hermon 3, Pine 0
Riverside Academy 3, St. Martin’s Episocpal 2
Salmen 2, Pearl River 0
Springfield 10, Northlake Christian 4
St. Charles Catholic 4, Lutcher 2
St. Paul’s 9, Fontainebleau 0
St. Thomas Aquinas 8, Pope John Paul II 5

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