Baseball: Pearl River downs Karr, Holy Cross stays hot, Fisher wins edges Riverside
Area Prep Baseball Report for Tuesday, April 13
Pearl River downed Karr 4-1 at home Monday.
Karr took the early run with a run in the top of the second but Pearl River scored three runs in the bottom of the third to make it 3-1. The Rebels added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth.
The Rebels got RBI by Roy Smith and Aaron Penton. Pearl River was held to three hits, one each by Garrett Charouleau, Jude Colley and Hunter Spiehler but made them count and Pearl River took advantage of three Karr errors.
John McQueen pitched a complete game, allowing just one run on six hits while striking out nine Cougars while walking just one.
Edward Brown took the loss for Karr.
Pearl River (14-9) will host Franklinton tonight at 6:30 in the first game of a two-game series between the two 9-4A rivals. Karr (12-7) saw its six-game win streak snapped. The Cougars play St. Augustine Wednesday at Wesley Barrow Stadium.
Holy Cross remained hot, downing St. Augustine 9-4 Wesley Barrow Stadium.
Tied at 2-2 in the top of the sixth, the Tigers broke it open with six runs to take an 8-2 lead. Luke St. Amant tripled home the go-ahead run and the floodgates opened in a big inning. Jake Kaufmann added a two-run triple while Josh Orr doubled in a run and Todd Canatella singled home a run to cap the uprising.
The Purple Knights scored a run in the bottom of the sixth to make it 8-3 and each team scored a run in the seventh to complete the scoring.
Canatella had three hits and three RBI to lead the Holy Cross attack while St. Amant had a pair of hits. Max Licciardi had a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning for the Tigers.
Northwestern State signee Jardy Montgomery had two hits and two RBI to lead St. Augustine while Genesis Prosper had an RBI single in the seventh inning.
Andrew Bradley was the winning pitcher for the Tigers, going three innings in relief of starter Lance Lauve. Canatella was the bridge on the mound, pitching out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth inning.
Jeffrey Duroncelay took the loss for the Purple Knights, going 5 1/3 innings, recording five strikeouts.
Holy Cross (18-7, 5-2) has won four straight in league play and will host Brother Martin tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Tiger Park. St. Augustine (13-11, 1-6) will host Archbishop Shaw tonight at 6 p.m. at Wesley Barrow.
Fisher held off Riverside Academy 5-4 at Reserve.
The Gators jumped out to a 4-0 lead, scoring a run in the in the top of the first and added three runs in the third. Fisher scored one in the top of the fifth before the Rebels answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth to make it 5-1.
Riverside rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh but it was not enough.
Matthew Creppel had a hit and two RBI for Fisher while Trey Usey had a single and a double. Landyn Hass, Tyler Landry and Curt Silver each had a hit and an RBI for the Gators.
Hass picked up the win, going 6 2/3 innings, allowing three unearned runs on two hits. Hass walked five and struck out 14. Usey picked up the save.
Fisher (15-3) has won 10 of 11 games and plays at Kenner Discovery Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. while the Rebels (7-18) will host St. Martin’s Episcopal Tuesday at 4 p.m. in a district contest.
Area Prep Baseball Results from Monday, April 12
Amite 18, Varnado 11
Archbishop Shaw 10, Thomas Jefferson 0
Belle Chasse 16, New Orleans Military & Maritime 0
Ben Franklin 11, Carver 5
Family Christian 11, Grand Isle 3
Fisher 5, Riverside Academy 4
Holy Cross 9, St. Augustine 4
Jewel Sumner 16, East Felicana 2
Loranger 5, Archbishop Hannan 1
Lutcher 5, Newman 4
Pearl River 4, Karr 1
Pine 10, Kentwood 0
Riverdale 16, Grace King 6
South Lafourche 1, Destrehan 0
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