Baseball: Jesuit sweeps tourney, Rummel stays unbeaten, Chalmette handles Vandebilt Catholic

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Area Prep Baseball Report for Sunday, March 8

It was an outstanding day for Jesuit in the Jesuit Invitational at John Ryan Stadium.

The high-flying Blue Jays won a pair of close games against outstanding competition, both in walk-off fashion.

In game one, Jesuit edged Harrison Central (MS) 3-2 on a walk-off, RBI double by Collin Loupe, scoring Gordon Kitziger, who had walked.

It was an impressive day for Jesuit relief pitcher Jack Larriviere, who picked up victories in both contests.

Canaan Clayton pitched six shutout innings, allowing no runs, striking out 10. The Red Rebels rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh against Preston Berggren, who pitched two-thirds of an inning before Larriviere came on to get out of the jam.

The game was scoreless into the bottom of the sixth inning when Tripp Haddad singled home a run and Parker Serio followed with an RBI double to give Jesuit a 2-0 lead.

Harrison Central rallied to tie it in its final at-bat in the top of the seventh, scoring a run on an error and on an RBI single by Tyler Hearn, setting the stage for Loupe’s heroics.

Peyton Gates pitched six innings for the Red Rebels, allowing two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out four. Hayden Enroth took the loss in relief.

In a battle of top Division I teams, Jesuit scored a walk-off 2-1 victory over Catholic High of Baton Rouge in game two for the Blue Jays.

Jesuit took a 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the fifth as Loupe was hit by a pitch, before Zack Casebonne bunted for a single. LSU signee Will Hellmers doubled to left field, scoring Loupe.

The Bears tied it in their final at-bat with a run in the top of the seventh on an RBI double by Mason Zambo.

The Blue Jays won it in the bottom of the seventh.

As was the case in the fifth inning, Loupe started the winning rally, reaching on an error. Casebonne was hit by a pitch and Tripp Haddad singled off the left field wall, scoring Loupe with the game-winner.

Bryan Valigosky pitched five and one-third shutout innings for Jesuit, striking out one before being relieved by Larriviere, who pitched the final two frames to get the win. Larriviere recorded a pair of strikeouts. Casebonne was 3-for-3 with a double for the Blue Jays.

CJ Sturiale and Jakob Wax each had two hits for Catholic. Cole Cranford took the loss in relief for the Bears. He went two and two-thirds innings, allowing the winning run. Cranford walked none and struck out three. Luke McGibboney started for Catholic, going four innings, allowing one run on two hits with a walk and three strikeouts.

Earlier in the day, Jesuit edged Harrison Central 3-2 while Catholic defeated Brother Martin 9-3.

Jesuit (9-1) returns to action next Friday in the Jay Patterson Tournament at Gonzales against Sulphur while Catholic (6-2) will host Central Tuesday at 4 p.m.

In the St. Tammany Invitational, Archbishop Rummel remained unbeaten with a 9-4 victory over a very good Lakeshore squad.

The Raiders jumped on the Titans early, scoring a run in the top of the second and breaking it open with seven runs in the top of the third to take an 8-0 lead. The Titans scored twice in the bottom of the third to make it 8-2 and it stayed that way until the seventh inning when Rummel scored another run to make it 9-2 before Lakeshore scored twice in the bottom of the frame to complete the scoring.

Logan Bertucci homered and drove in three runs while Jake Cabeceiras also homered for the Raiders. Josh Sterling doubled home a run, Kyle Walker had three hits and an RBI and Jake Smilari and Lance Johnson each drove in a run.

Matt Villa (3-0) picked up the win for Rummel, going five innings, allowing two runs on four hits. He overcame five walks and struck out three Titans. Cole Bordes pitched an inning allowing two runs (one earned) before Michael Tant pitched a shutout inning to finish the game for the Raiders.

Jacob Moore took the loss for Lakeshore, going three innings, allowing eight runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out five. Norris McClure pitched four strong innings, allowing just one unearned run on one hit. He issued no walks and struck out three. Devin Weilbacher drove in a pair of runs while Nicky Maus and Peyton Parker each added an RBI for the Titans.

Rummel (8-0) returns to action in the Jay Patterson Tournament Thursday against Denham Springs at 4 p.m. in Gonzales while Lakeshore (6-2-1) will travel to Holy Cross Tuesday at 4 p.m.

At Houma, Chalmette whipped Vandebilt Catholic 7-1.

The Owls scored three runs in the top of the second and three more in the fourth to take a commanding 6-0 lead. The Terriers answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth to make it 6-1 before Chalmette added in insurance run in the top of the seventh inning.

Lane Dibartolo went the distance for the victory, allowing no earned runs on just four hits. Dibartolo walked just one and struck out six Terriers. Dibartolo and Kaleb Walter paced a 7-hit attack with a pair of hits each while Alex Crews, Mike Ludwig, Mason Montelaro, Hunter Wheaton and Bryce Wilson each drove in a run for the Owls.

Evan Frank took the loss for Vandebilt Catholic, pitching three innings, allowing three unearned runs on four hits. Frank walked two and struck out four.

The Owls (3-6) will host East St. John Monday at 6 p.m.

Area Prep Baseball Results from Saturday, March 7

Airline 4, St. Charles Catholic 2

Barbe 6, Hahnville 1

Belle Chasse 5, Hammond 4

H.L. Bourgeois 4, St. James 2

Catholic (BR) 9, Brother Martin 3

Chalmette 7, Vandebilt Catholic 1

Country Day 25, Helen Cox 0

John Curtis Christian 5, Parkway 0

De La Salle 10, Ellender 4

Delta Charter 13, Higgins 3

Doyle 7, Patrick Taylor 4

Dutchtown 5, Holy Cross 4

East Ascension 6, Archbishop Shaw 0

East St. John 10, Karr 0

Fontainebleau 10, Archbishop Hannan 0

Fontainebleau 9, Destrehan 6

French Settlement 7, East Jefferson 2

French Settlement 13, Maurepas 6

Holden 4, East Jefferson 3

Sam Houston 7, Northshore 6

Thomas Jefferson 17, Fisher 3

Jesuit 2, Catholic (BR) 1

Live Oak 3, Mandeville 1 (game one)

Live Oak 8, Mandeville 7 (game two)

Loranger 8, Mangham 5

Morgan City 18, Kenner Discovery 2

Newman 10, Loranger 7

Pearl River 11, Northlake Christian 5

Ponchatoula 9, Springfield 1

Ponchatoula 17, Jewel Sumner 0

Ruston 4, St. Charles Catholic 3

Slidell 20, Independence 0

Slidell 7, Northlake Christian 0

South Lafourche 14, Riverdale 0

South Lafourche 9, St. Martin’s Episcopal 5

St. Amant 15, Salmen 5

St. Augustine 13, Delta Charter 6

St. Paul’s 3, St. Amant 2

St. Thomas Aquinas 11, Baptist Prep (AR) 1

Patrick Taylor 16, Warren Easton 6

Booker T. Washington 5, Lusher Charter 4

West St. John 11, Landry-Walker 8

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