Baseball: John Curtis edges Newman; Jesuit, Northshore with wins Thursday

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Area Prep Baseball Report for Friday, Mar. 17

It was a superb game and pitcher’s dual Thursday at Mike Miley Stadium.

In the end, John Curtis Christian put up a run in the first inning and four pitchers made it stand up in a 1-0 victory over Newman. It was the sixth straight win for the Patriots.

Delgado commit Josh Eames drove in the lone run of the game.

Mississippi State signee Michael O’Brien, Juan Washington, Bryce Hebert and New Mexico signee Austin Ackel did the job on the bump for the Patriots.

O’Brien pitched four scoreless innings, allowing two hits. He walked one and struck out seven. Washington and Martinez followed with a clean inning each before Ackel came on in the seventh inning to pick up the save, pitching around a pair of hits. Ackel added a pair of hits for the Patriots.

Grayson Gallinghouse pitched an outstanding game for the Greenies, going the distance, allowing a run on five hits. Gallinghouse walked four and struck out four. P. Loop had a pair of hits for Newman.

John Curtis (9-4-1) will open a two-game District 9-5A series next Tuesday against Brother Martin at Mike Miley Stadium at 7 p.m.

Newman (5-10) will host Ascension Catholic next Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Having lost its district opener to St. Augustine Tuesday, Jesuit was looking for revenge and a split of the District 9-5A series Thursday at Wesley Barrow Stadium.

The Blue Jays got it with a 6-0 victory behind the pitching of Lee Bridgewater and Jack Ainsworth.

Bridgewater pitched five shutout innings, allowing no runs on two hits Bridgewater walked three and struck out eight. Ainsworth finished up with two perfect innings, striking out three Purple Knights.

Patrick Bergeron and Michael Brothers each had a hit and an RBI for Jesuit. The Blue Jays benefited from 10 walks issued by St. Augustine pitching.

Jesuit (11-4, 1-1) opens a two-game Catholic League series at Holy Cross next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. while St. Augustine (4-12, 1-1) will play Monday at East St. John at 4 p.m.

Northshore handled De La Salle 9-3 at home in a non-district contest.

The Cavaliers scored twice in the top of the first to take the early lead before the Panthers cut the deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the first inning and tied it with a run in the second. Northshore took the lead with two runs in the fourth inning before De La Salle cut the deficit to 4-3 with a run in the top of the sixth. Northshore put the game away with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Jack Buell and Tyson Hailey each had a hit and two RBI to pace the Panthers while Andrew Powell, Grant Simmons and Anthony Tamborella each drove in a run.

Connor Smith picked up the win in relief, pitching three and two-third scoreless innings with five walks and six strikeouts.

Northshore (6-10) will travel to Denham Springs next Tuesday while De La Salle (8-6) travels to St. Paul’s next Tuesday.

Area Prep Baseball Results from Thursday, Mar. 16

Archbishop Shaw 5, Mullen (CO) 2

Berwick 3, Dutchtown 1

Bonnabel 7, New Orleans Military & Maritime 5

Calvary Baptist 11, Mandeville 4

Catholic (BR) 12, Hahnville 7

Centerville 12, Acadiana Renaissance Charter 2

Central Catholic 5, French Settlement 1

Chalmette 10, Terrebonne 0

Destrehan 6, South Terrebonne 3

Douglass 15, McDonogh (35) 5

Dunham 9, Assumption 7

Dutchtown 4, Ponchatoula 3

East Jefferson 14, Haynes Academy 8

E.D. White Catholic 2, H.L. Bourgeois 1

Episcopal 11, East St. John 1

Fontainebleau 5, Vandebilt Catholic 2

Hanson Memorial 2, Houma Christian 0

Jesuit 6, St. Augustine 0

Jewel Sumner 12, Bogalusa 2

John Curtis Christian 1, Newman 0

Karr 21, Livingston Collegiate 11

Kenner Discovery 11, John F. Kennedy 1

Lakeshore 17, Zachary 7

Lutcher 3, Albany 0

Mount Hermon 14, Varnado 13

Northlake Christian 17, Patterson 1

Northshore 9, De La Salle 3

Patrick Taylor 8, Higgins 5

Pine 10, Amite 0 (game one)

Pine 17, Amite 0 (game two)

Pope John Paul II 4, Slidell 2

South Plaquemines 16, West St. John 6

Springfield 7, Loranger 3

St. Charles Catholic 13, St. Pius X (TX) 3

St. Martin’s Episcopal 16, Thomas Jefferson 2

St. Paul’s 8, Archbishop Rummel 7

St. Thomas Aquinas 3, Parkview Baptist 1

Tara 13, Donaldsonville 7

Thibodaux 10, St. James 0

Warren Easton 9, Ben Franklin 2

West Jefferson 22, Booker T. Washington (NO) 6

Willow School 10, John Ehret 0

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