Baseball: Pearl River, Chalmette with close wins
Area Prep Baseball Report for Tuesday, Mar. 10
Pearl River edged Slidell 8-6 at home Monday.
The Rebels took an early 3-0 lead with two runs in the bottom of the first and another run in the second inning. The Tigers tied it with a run in the top of the third and two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Pearl River took a 5-3 lead with two runs in the fifth before each team scored three runs in the sixth inning to account for the final margin.
Christian Kosinski had two hits and two RBI to pace the Rebel attack while Matthew Galloway and Hayden Dejean each drove in a run for Pearl River. Bailey Lupo had two hits, including a double, and four RBI to lead the Tigers. Jackson Dudenhefer added an RBI for Slidell.
Coby Stevens picked up the win for Pearl River, pitching two innings in relief, allowing just an unearned run. He walked two and struck out three. Galloway started for Pearl River, going five innings, allowing two earned runs. Matthew Pagano took the loss in relief for Slidell, following James Oates to the mound, who pitched five innings.
Pearl River (5-4) has won three straight games and the Rebels will face Walker Thursday at 4 p.m. while Slidell (6-4) will face Belle Chasse Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Chalmette.
In a pitcher’s dual, Chalmette edged East St. John 2-1 at Noel Suarez Stadium.
In a game that featured just six hits combined, the Wildcats scored a run in the top of the first to grab a 1-0 lead before the Owls tied it with a run in the top of the third and scored what proved to be the winning run in the top of the fourth.
Trent Gonzales picked up the win, going six innings, allowing just a run on four hits. He walked two and struck out six. Bryce Babin came on in the seventh inning to pick up the save. Bryce Catania had two hits for the Owls.
Lonnie Ellis doubled home a run in the top of the first inning to give East St. John a 1-0 lead. The Owls tied it in the bottom of the third inning as M. Ludwig walked, reached second base on an error, stole third base and scored on a wild pitch to make it 1-1. Alex Crews drove in what proved to be the winning run with a groundout in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Ellis took the loss, pitching five innings, allowing two runs on just two hits. He walked five and struck out eight.
Chalmette (4-6) will host Belle Chasse Thursday at 7 p.m. while East St. John plays at Riverside Academy Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Area Prep Baseball Results from Monday, Mar. 9
Belle Chasse 9, Archbishop Shaw 3
Bonnabel 7, Karr 6
Carver 12, McDonogh 35 2
Chalmette 2, East St. John 1
Country Day 3, Riverdale 2
Doyle 12, Fontainebleau 2
Warren Easton 10, Helen Cox 0
Ecole Classique 18, McMain 5
Hammond 7, Lutcher 2
Live Oak 6, Springfield 0
Northlake Christian 12, Amite 2
Northshore 10, Hahnville 0 (6 innings)
Pearl River 8, Slidell 6
Poplarville, MS 6, Pope John Paul II 4
South Terrebonne 10, John Ehret 0
West Jefferson 8, New Orleans Military & Maritime 7
Area Prep Baseball Schedule for Tuesday, Mar. 10
Assumption at St. James, 5 p.m.
Brother Martin at St. Paul’s, 4:30 p.m.
Covington at Salmen, 4 p.m.
John Curtis Christian at St. Michael, 4 p.m.
De La Salle at Archbishop Shaw, 6 p.m.
Douglass at West St. John, 4 p.m.
Fisher at Grace King, 4 p.m.
Ben Franklin at Higgins, 4 p.m.
French Settlement at Maurepas, 4 p.m.
Hammond at Riverside Academy, 4:30 p.m.
Holden at Amite, 5 p.m.
Independence at Varnado, 5:30 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson at West Jefferson, 4 p.m.
Kenner Discovery at B.T. Washington (NO), 4 p.m.
Lakeshore at Holy Cross, 4 p.m.
Loranger at Franklinton, 6:30 p.m.
Lusher Charter vs. Haynes Academy, 4 p.m. at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium
Mandeville vs. Northpoint Christian, 2:30 p.m. at Long Beach High
McMain at South Plaquemines, 5 p.m.
New Orleans Military & Maritime at East Jefferson, 4 p.m.
Northlake Christian at Pine, 6:30 p.m.
Ponchatoula at St. Thomas Aquinas, 6:30 p.m.
Springfield at Live Oak, 6 p.m.
Patrick Taylor vs. St. Martin’s Episcopal, 7 p.m. at Mike Miley Stadium
Terrebonne vs. Newman, 7 p.m. at The Fly
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