Baseball: Holy Cross, Hannan, Hammond, Central Lafourche post wins Monday
Area Prep Baseball Report for Tuesday, March 14
Holy Cross opened District 9-5A play with a resounding 23-1 victory over Edna Karr at RBI Field at Wesley Barrow Stadium in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule.
Luca Saltaformaggio led the attack, going 2 for 2 with a 3-run homer and a double. Ryder Planchard went 3 for 3 with a double and two triples as the Tigers (8-6, 1-0) banged out 19 hits.
Karr (1-6, 0-1) will play the second game of the series at Tiger Park Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Caden Fontenot delivered a walk-off, RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Archbishop Hannan a 4-3 victory over St. Thomas Aquinas at home Monday.
Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Sammy Loeb had a sacrifice fly for the Hawks to tie the game, setting the table for Fontenot’s heroics.
Owen Stempel started and went six and two-third innings, allowing three runs on six hits, striking out 11.
Cole Matherne led the Hannan offense with three hits.
The Hawks (5-10) return to action Tuesday, hosting Chalmette at 5 p.m.
The Falcons (4-9) will play John Curtis Christian Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Mike Miley Stadium.
Hammond is playing good baseball.
The Tornadoes hammered Loranger 11-1 at home in a game shortened to six innings by the mercy rule.
Kaleb O’Hara paced the Hammond offense with three hits, including a double with four RBI while Konnor Graham had two hits and two RBI. Justin Harland added two hits and an RBI.
Ian Trahan went the distance to pick up the win, allowing just an unearned run on three hits. Trahan walked one and struck out seven.
Hammond (11-2) has won six straight games and will play at French Settlement next Monday.
The Wolves (5-10) will host Springfield Thursday at 6 p.m.
In a rivalry contest, Central Lafourche outlasted South Lafourche 7-6 in 10 innings.
It was tied 1-1 after an inning before scored three runs in the second inning to take a 4-1 lead. Central Lafourche stretched the lead to 6-1 with two runs in the fifth inning and appeared on their way to a solid win.
The Tarpons had other ideas, scoring three runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to force extra innings.
The Trojans ended the marathon with a run in the bottom of the tenth inning.
M. Canter was the hitting star with four hits, including a home run and four RBI. Keegan Pertuit and Justin Pierce each added an RBI and Brandt Martin had two hits and scored a pair of runs.
Jacob Curole had two hits, including a double and two RBI for South Lafourche. Eduardo Galicia had two RBI while Jack Ledet and Mason Bousegard each drove in a run.
Jace Morvant started for Central Lafourche, allowing just two earned runs in six innings before Beau Champagne pitched three scoreless frames. Jacob Davis pitched a perfect tenth inning to pick up the win.
Central Lafourche (10-4) will host South Terrebonne today at 6:30 p.m. while South Lafourche (8-3) will play at South Terrebonne next Tuesday.
Area Prep Baseball Results from Monday, March 13
Archbishop Hannan 4, St. Thomas Aquinas 3
Delcambre 17, Centerville 0
Hammond 11, Loranger 1
Holy Cross 23, Karr 1
Independence 11, Kentwood 5
John Ehret 18, John F. Kennedy 10
Mandeville 4, Covenant Christian 1
Morgan City 10, Ville Platte 0
Northlake Christian 19, New Orleans Military & Maritime 5
Patterson 25, Landry 9
Pearl River 11, Patrick Taylor 1
Riverside Academy 7, St. Martin’s Episcopal 1
Slidell 6, South Terrebonne 5
Thibodaux 15, Bonnabel 0
Vandebilt Catholic 7, Catholic (NI) 6
Varnado 14, Amite 5
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