Baseball: Newman, Shaw, John Curtis among winners Saturday

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Area Prep Baseball Report for Sunday, March 28

An outstanding season for Newman continued with an outstanding win over a traditionally outstanding opponent Saturday.

Newman edged University High 5-4 at Avenger Field.

Alex Bianchini picked up the win, allowing two runs on three hits in 5 2/3 innings, recording five strikeouts. Pike Philibert picked up the save, pitching a scoreless seventh inning.

Philibert and Will Randle each had a hit and an RBI to pace the Newman offense.

Newman (18-3) plays at Jesuit (19-1) in an intriguing matchup of top area teams Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at John Ryan Stadium while the Cubs (10-8) visit Madison Prep Tuesday.

In District 9-5A action, Archbishop Shaw shutout Holy Cross 1-0 at Winterscheidt Stadium.

Senior Logan Pulliam pitched a complete game 3-hitter, walking just one and strikeout out four.

Will Hayes provided the only run of the game with an RBI single in the fifth inning.

Shaw (9-10, 1-2) and Holy Cross (14-7, 1-2) will meet again Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Tiger Park.

John Curtis Christian remained unbeaten in Catholic League play with a 7-0 shutout of St. Augustine at Harahan Playground.

Michael Curtis pitched a complete game, allowing just three hits. Curtis walked just one in an outstanding performance.

The Patriots broke a scoreless tie with five runs in the bottom of the third inning and added two runs in the sixth inning.

Richard Woodruff doubled and drove in two runs while Josh Eames, Michael O’ Brien and Reggie Bergeron each had an RBI for the Patriots.

John Curtis (12-3, 3-0) has won five straight games. The Patriots and St. Aug (12-6, 0-1) will meet again Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Wesley Barrow Stadium.

Area Prep Baseball Results from Saturday, March 27

Archbishop Shaw 1, Holy Cross 0

Covington 10, Fontainebleau 4

Destrehan 11, H.L. Bourgeois 1

East Jefferson 8, Riverdale 4

Haynes Academy 9, Kenner Discovery 1

Holden 14, Bell City 12

Independence 10, Kentwood 7

Jesuit 6, Archbishop Hannan 3

John Curtis Christian 7, St. Augustine 0

Live Oak 8, Hahnville 5

Newman 5, University High 4

Northshore 10, Ponchatoula 8

Springfield 14, Loranger 3

St. Thomas Aquinas 4, Ascension Episcopal 1

St. Paul’s 3, Hammond 1

Westminster Christian 7, St. Martin’s Episcopal 4 (game one)

Westminster Christian 8, St. Martin’s Episcopal 6 (game two)

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