Baseball: Notrhshore, Covington, Jesuit post district wins

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Area Prep Baseball Report for Wednesday, April 7

In District 6-5A play, Northshore scored an impressive victory, downing St. Paul’s 3-1 in Slidell.

Cole Randazzo (4-4) pitched 6 2/3 innings to pick up the win, allowing just one run on three hits. Randazzo walked three and struck out six. Stephen Bateman came on to pick up the save.

Ian Fontenot was 2-for-3 with a run scored while Bateman, Jacob Gross and Alex Umberger each had a hit and an RBI to pace the Panthers nine-hit attack.

Aiden Barrios took the loss for the Wolves.

Northshore (8-17, 4-3) won its second straight game while St. Paul’s (16-6, 4-2) lost its second straight game . The two teams conclude their series Thursday at St. Paul’s at 6 p.m.

In another 9-5A contest, Covington held off a late Hammond rally, winning 9-7 at home Tuesday.

Each team scored a pair of runs in the first inning before the Lions tallied three runs in the bottom of the second to take a 5-2 lead. Covington extended the lead to 9-2 with three runs in the third inning and one run in the fourth before the Tornadoes scored a run in the top of the fifth and it was 9-3. Hammond scored a run in the top of the sixth and scored three in the top of the seventh but fell short.

Miles Pond drove in a pair of runs for the Lions while Jacob Gottschalk drew three walks. Landon Fauntleroy was the winning pitcher, going 6 1/3 innings, recording nine strikeouts.

Konnor Graham paced the Tornadoes, going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI while Kaden Slocum had two hits and three RBI. Tylen Moore and Ian Trahan each had two hits and Colin McAndrew drove in a run as part of an 11-hit attack for Hammond. Graham took the loss.

Covington (14-8, 5-2) has now won six of seven games while the Tornadoes (5-19, 3-4) saw a two-game win streak snapped. The two teams conclude their series Thursday at Hammond at 6 p.m.

At John Ryan Stadium, Jesuit blanked St. Augustine 5-0 in District 9-5A action.

In the bottom of the first, Collin Loupe singled before Zack Casebonne doubled him home to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead.

The same combination helped Jesuit score again in the bottom of the third as Loupe walked, Casebonne singled and Tripp Haddad drove in Loupe with a double to make it 2-0. Holden Hess followed with an RBI single, scoring Casebonne and it was 3-0. Luke Brandau then singled home Haddad and the Blue Jays led 4-0.

Hayden Morris completed the scoring for Jesuit with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth inning.

King pitched four shutout innings, allowing four hits, striking out three. William Good followed with King to the mound, going 2 2/3 shutout innings with two strikeouts before Hess finished up, striking out the final batter of the game.

Casebonne had three hits, including the RBI double to pace an eight-hit attack for the Blue Jays.

Shannon Martin took the loss for the Purple Knights, going five innings, allowing five runs.

Jesuit (23-2, 3-2) and St. Augustine (12-10, 0-5) will conclude their series on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at RBI Field at Wesley Barrow Stadium in a game that you can watch live at CrescentCitySports.com.

Area Prep Baseball Results from Tuesday, April 6

Albany 18, Jewel Sumner 10

Archbishop Shaw 17, Higgins 8

Berwick 12, St. James 0

Covington 9, Hammond 7

Destrehan 12, East St. John 8

Douglass 12, Family Christisn 2

Franklinton 3, Lakeshore 0

Hahnville 6, Central Lafourche 0

Holden 14, Maurepas 4

Holy Cross 6, Archbishop Rummel 3

Jesuit 5, St. Augustine 0

John Curtis Christian 11, Brother Martin 1

Loranger 20, Bogalusa 1

Mandeville 9, Fontainebleau 3

McMain 6, Carver 5

Northshore 3, St. Paul’s 1

Ponchatoula 9, Slidell 0

Riverside Academy 15, Ecole Classique 3

Springfield 11, French Settlement 0

Warren Easton 9, Ben Franklin 1

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