Baseball: Patrick Taylor, Brother Martin among Saturday victors

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Area Prep Baseball Report for Sunday, April 4

Patrick Taylor downed St. Martin’s Episcopal 9-3 Saturday.

The Tigers scored a run in the top of the first to take the early lead but the Saints scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning to make it 3-1.

Patrick Taylor took the lead for good with four runs in the top of the fifth inning to make it 5-3. The Tigers added a run in the sixth and put the game away with three runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Kyle Smith had two hits and an RBI while Grant Roberts had a hit and three RBI for Patrick Taylor. Gavin Tranchina added a hit and an RBI and Anson Mo-Billiot drove in a run as well for the Tigers, who had nine hits.

Jonathan Castaneda went 3-for-3 with an RBI while Gavin Sperandeo drove in a run for St. Martin’s among their seven hits.

Tranchina went the distance to pick up the win, allowing no earned runs. He walked just one and struck out 10, using 108 pitches. David Helwig took the loss in relief for St. Martin’s.

Patrick Taylor (9-7) snapped a four-game losing streak. The Tigers will host Kenner Discovery Monday at 2 p.m. in District 11-3A action.

St. Martin’s (7-15) will host rival Country Day Wednesday at 4 p.m. in a district contest.

Brother Martin rallied to overcome St. Charles Catholic 6-5 at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.

The Comets led 1-0 going to the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Josh Tamplain before Brother Martin scored twice in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead, scoring both runs on an error by the Comets.

St. Charles Catholic scored three times in the top of the second to take a 4-2 lead on a sacrifice fly by Cade Pregeant and a 2-run double by Anthony Fernandez.

The Comets made it 5-2 in the top of the third on an RBI groundout by Brandon Kragle.

That is when the Crusaders started their comeback.

Brother Martin scored twice in the bottom of the fourth to make it 5-4 on a two-run single by Cameron Senior.

The Crusaders it 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single by Tyler Velino.

The Crusaders scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. Eli Booth singled, Senior singled and Ben Harris drove home Booth with what proved to be the winning run on an RBI single.

Senior was 4-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored to pace a 12-hit attack for the Crusaders. Booth and Bryce Gauthier each had two hits for Brother Martin.

Tamplain was 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Comets.

Alex Laiche picked up the win in relief of Caden Durand. Laiche went 4 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on two hits with one walk and two strikeouts.

Kragle took the loss in relief of Michael Hotard for the Comets.

Brother Martin (15-7) returns to action Tuesday against Catholic League leader John Curtis Christian at 4 p.m. at Harahan Playground.

St. Charles Catholic (10-9-1) will host Archbishop Shaw Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Area Prep Baseball Results from Saturday, April 3
Albany 10, Kentwood 0
Brother Martin 6, St. Charles Catholic 5
Dunham 5, Ponchatoula 2
East Jefferson 11, Haynes Academy 0
Hahnville 5, East St. John 0
Hicks 19, Mount Hermon 1
Jesuit 10, Archbishop Shaw 6
John Curtis Christian 8, Archbishop Rummel 4
Plaquemine 8, Douglass 0
Patrick Taylor 9, St. Martin’s Episcopal 3
Thibodaux 7, Destrehan 5
West Feliciana 8, Springfield 1

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