Baseball: Holy Cross, Karr, Mandeville among Thursday winners

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Area Prep Baseball Report for Friday, April 16

Holy Cross handed John Curtis Christian its first Catholic League loss, whipping the Patriots 8-0 at Tiger Park Thursday night.

The Tigers scored the only run they would need in the bottom of the second and added a run in the bottom of the third and it was 2-0. Holy Cross added two runs in the fourth inning and finished it off with four runs in the sixth.

Josh Orr went the distance, hurling a four-hitter for the Tigers. Orr struck out four.

Michael Curtis took the loss for John Curtis, going five innings.

John Dade Wooton had three hits and two RBI, Brody Forstall drove in two runs and Davis Stevens added an RBI for Holy Cross.

Richard Woodruff had two hits for the Patriots.

Holy Cross (19-7, 6-2) has won five straight games while John Curtis (17-4, 8-1) saw its 10-game win streak come to a close.

The two teams conclude the series tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Harahan Playground, weather permitting.

After being shutout for five innings, Karr staged a furious rally, scoring six runs in the sixth inning and one in the top of the seventh to edge St. Augustine 7-6 at Wesley Barrow Stadium Thursday.

The Purple Knights scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, one in the second and another run in the fifth inning to take a 4-0 lead.

Karr erupted for six runs in the top of the sixth and added a run in the seventh to take a 7-4 lead. St. Augustine scored twice in the bottom of the seventh but fell just short.

With the game tied 4-4 in the top of the sixth inning, James Trask produced a pair of runs with a sacrifice fly to put Karr ahead to stay.

Jawin Newman had two hits and three RBI for Karr while Edward Brown and Michal Richard each had two hits and James Trask drove in a run for the Cougars.

Leon Franklin Jr. drove in two runs for the Purple Knights while Jardy Montgomery added two hits.

Charles Green went the distance for Karr to pick up the win, allowing just four hits, striking out 13. Brown pitched the final inning, picking up the save.

Karr (13-7) has won seven of eight games and the Cougars will travel to Salmen Saturday at 11 a.m. St. Augustine (13-12) returns to action tonight at 6:30 p.m. against Warren Easton at Wesley Barrow.

Mandeville shutout Hammond 8-0 at home in District 6-5A.

The Skippers scored twice in the bottom of the first to take a 2-0 lead. The lead grew to 3-0 in the fourth before Mandeville scored twice in the fifth and three more in the sixth inning.

Michael Scott pitched a complete game two-hitter, striking out 11 in a dominating performance for Mandeville.

Lance Anthony drove in three runs, Brenton Gant had two hits and two RBI while Nic Schwing had two hits and an RBI.

Scott Perise II had the only two hits for the Tornadoes. Perise took the loss, going the distance, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits. Perise walked five.

Mandeville (16-12, 7-3) will play at St. Paul’s tonight at 6 p.m. while Hammond (5-22, 3-7) will complete its series with the Skippers at home Saturday at noon.

Area Prep Baseball Results from Thursday, April 15
Brother Martin 2, Jesuit 1 (9 innings)
Chalmette 12, Higgins 0
Holden 3, Mount Hermon 2
Holy Cross 8, John Curtis Christian 0
Karr 7, St. Augustine 6
Mandeville 8, Hammond 0
Patterson 10, St. James 0
Pine 11, Kentwood 1

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