Baseball: Mandeville, Holy Cross. St. Charles Catholic stay hot with wins
Area Prep Baseball Report for Monday, April 19
Mandeville earned a split of its two-game series Sunday with St. Paul’s, downing the Wolves 6-3 at St. Paul’s.
The Skippers essentially won the game in the top of the first inning, scoring all six of its runs.
The Wolves scored a run in the top of the fourth inning and two in the fifth.
Brenton Gant had two hits and an RBI while Wes Carr had a pair of hits for Mandeville. Kade Anderson drove in two runs for St. Paul’s.
Remy Marsh went the distance, allowing five hits, Marsh struck out six.
Mandeville (17-12, 8-3) has won five of six games and will play at Covington Monday at 6 p.m. while the Wolves (17-8, 5-4) have lost four of their last five games and will host Fontainebleau Monday at 6 p.m.
Holy Cross remained red hot, dismantling Archbishop Shaw 10-0 at Tiger Park in a game shortened to six innings by the mercy rule.
Josh Orr gave the Tigers the only run they would need with an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning.
Holy Cross opened the game up with four runs in the second inning to take a 5-0 lead. Orr had a sacrifice fly while Gavin Schulz had an RBI double and Jake Kaufmann contributed an RBI single.
The victory avenged a 1-0 loss at Shaw on March 27.
Tulane signee Chandler Welch pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, walked just one batter and struck out eight to pick up the win.
Davis Stephens had three hits while Schulz, a Tulane signee, along with Orr and Todd Canatella each had two hits to key the Holy Cross 14-hit attack. Schulz added three stolen bases.
Parker Smith had both hits for the Eagles.
Holy Cross (20-7, 7-2) has won five straight games and remained a close second in District 9-5A play. The Tigers will host St. Augustine Monday at 6:30 p.m.
The Eagles (12-14, 2-4) will play a doubleheader with Archbishop Rummel Monday at 4 p.m. at Winterscheidt Stadium with each team serving as the home team in one of the games.
At Avenger Field, St. Charles Catholic made it four straight wins with a 10-6 victory over Newman in a District 11-2A showdown.
St. Charles Catholic won it with a dramatic rally, coming back from four runs down to emerge victorious.
The Comets scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning with the key blow coming on a base-clearing double by Connor Dejean. Anthony Fernandez capped the rally with a two-run single.
The Greenies took a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first on a two-run home run by Sam Zurik before the Comets tied it with two runs in the top of the second inning. Newman scored four runs in the bottom of the third and grabbed a 6-2 lead. The Comets began their comeback with a run in the fifth inning on a home run by Fernandez to make it 6-3 and two in the sixth and it was 6-5. St. Charles Catholic won it with five runs in the top of the seventh.
Bryce Bertucci had three hits for St. Charles Catholic and Austin St. Pierre had a pair of hits while Dejean and Fernandez each drove in three runs as the Comets totaled 12 hits.
Zurik had two hits while Pike Philibert and William Hewitt each drove in a run for Newman.
Ryan Laiche picked up the win in relief for the Comets while Pike Philibert took the loss in relief for the Greenies.
St. Charles Catholic (14-9-1, 2-0) will play at Lutcher today at 6:30 p.m. while Newman (19-8-1, 0-1) will host Fisher Tuesday at 6 p.m. in district play.
Area Prep Baseball Results from Sunday, April 18
Booker T. Washington 9, Douglass 5
Holy Cross 10, Archbishop Shaw 0
Jesuit 5, Archbishop Rummel 0
Mandeville 6, St. Paul’s 3
St. Charles Catholic 10, Newman 6
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