Baseball Playoffs: Lakeshore, Franklinton, Fisher, St. Aug, Newman advance to quarterfinals

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Area Prep Baseball Playoff Report for Sunday, May 2

Saturday was good to many southeast Louisiana teams in the LHSAA playoffs, except in cases where they were playing one another.

District 9-4A rivals Lakeshore and Franklinton each advanced to the Class 4A quarterfinals.

The fifth-seeded Titans downed 12th seed Assumption 3-1 to win the regional round series two games to none.

Tied 1-1 in the top of the seventh inning, Dominick Letort and Nathan Abadie each produced an RBI single to provide the margin of victory.

Everett Cogan doubled in a run in the top of the third to give Lakeshore a 1-0 lead but Assumption tied it with a run in the bottom of the third and it stayed that way until the seventh inning.

Morgan Sauber went the distance to pick up the win, allowing an unearned run on just four hits. Sauber walked two and struck out six.

Sage Rivere pitched well but took the loss, allowing three runs on seven hits. Rivere walked one and struck out two.

Lakeshore (20-11) advances to play a quarterfinal series at No. 4 Neville next weekend.

No. 6 Franklinton lost 4-1 to No. 11 Rayne but came back in game three of the series to down the Wolves 16-6 in five innings to reach the quarterfinals.

Rayne took the first game and carried the momentum over into game two, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning but the Demons came roaring back, scoring five in the bottom of the first.

Daylin Sigler picked up the win and helped himself, driving in three runs at the plate. Franklinton had 13 hits with everyone in the lineup recording at least a hit. Chase Penton had three hits while Micah Wascom and Jordan McKenzie each had four RBI. Trayshun Warren homered for the Demons.

Franklinton (25-5) will travel to No. 3 North Vermilion in the best-of-three quarterfinal round.

In Class 2A, No. 7 Fisher swept No. 23 Vinton 11-1 and 6-4 to win their regional round series two games to one after Vinton had won Friday night.

In game one, Vinton took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first before the Gators took the lead with three runs in the top of the third and added a run in the fourth to make it 4-1. Fisher added three runs in the fifth and finished the scoring with four runs in the sixth inning.

Delvin Williams was 3-for-5 with two RBI while Trey Usey and Landynn Haas each added a pair of RBI for the Gators. Lane Creppel added a pair of hits.

Usey went the distance, allowing a run on three hits, striking out 11 for the win.

In game two, Fisher jumped all over the Lions early with a run in the bottom of the first and five runs in the second to take a 6-0 lead. Vinton chipped away with a run in the third, two runs in the fifth and a run in the sixth but the Gators held on for the win.

Logan Rome had two hits and an RBI, Creppel had a hit and two RBI, Tyler Landry had two hits and an RBI and Usey had a hit and an RBI as the Gators had nine hits.

Creppel went 6 2/3 innings to pick up the win, allowing three earned runs, scattering 12 hits, walking two and striking out five. Usey got the final out for the save.

Fisher (21-4) advances to play at No. 2 Rosepine in a best of three quarterfinal series.

Eighth seed St. Augustine trailed early but came from behind to down No. 9 Archbishop Shaw 7-4 at Wesley Barrow Stadium Saturday to win their Division I regional round series two games to none.

St. Aug took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first but the Eagles answered with three runs in the bottom of the first to take a 3-2 lead.

The Purple Knights recaptured the lead with two runs in the third and added two in the fourth to grab a 6-3 lead. St. Aug made it 7-3 with a run in the sixth before the Eagles scored a run in the seventh but fell short.

Kabrel Johnson and Leon Franklin Jr. each drove in a pair of runs for the Purple Knights while Jeffrey Duroncelay and Shannon Martin each had two hits. Louisiana Tech signee Kenya Huggins went six innings, striking out eight to pick up the win.

Cole Guidry took the loss for Shaw, going six innings. Jacob Jackson drove in two runs for the Eagles while Parker Smith had a pair of hits for Shaw (15-20).

St. Augustine (16-16) advances to play at No. 1 Byrd next weekend..

In Division III, No. 5 Newman advanced, completing a sweep of No. 12 Houma Christian 14-5 at Avenger Field.

Newman jumped on top in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by IV Guillot before the Greenies scored four runs in the second as Guillot drove in another run before Hayden Dolese, William Hewitt and Will Randle all had RBI’s. and

Wyatt Biever picked up the win for Newman, striking out eight. Alex Fischmann pitched an inning in relief.

Thomas took the loss for Houma Christian.

Dolese had three hits to lead the Newman attack.

Newman (23-9) advances to take on No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas in the quarterfinals.

Area Prep Baseball Playoff Results from Saturday, May 1

4A
(5) Lakeshore 3, (12) Assumption 1 (Lakeshore wins series 2-0)
(11) Rayne 4, (6) Franklinton 1
(6) Franklinton 16, (11) Rayne 6 (5 innings) (Franklinton wins series 2-1)

3A
(3) Lutcher 5, (19) Loranger 0 (Lutcher wins series 2-0)

2A (1) Doyle, (17) Pine 0 (5 innings. Doyle wins series 2-0)
(6) Springfield 5, (11) D’Arbonne Woods 4 (Springfield wins series 2-0)
(7) Fisher 11-1 & 6-4 over (23) Vinton (Fisher wins series 2-1)

Division I
(8) St. Augustine 7, (9) Archbishop Shaw 4 (St. Augustine wins series 2-0)

Division II
(8) E.D. White Catholic 10-0 & 4-2 over (9) Archbishop Hannan (EDW wins series 2-1)

Division IV
(7) Opelousas Catholic 12, (10) Country Day 0 (5 innings. OC wins series 2-0)
(2) Ascension Catholic 12, (15) St. Martin’s Episcopal 1 (5 innings. AC wins series 2-0)

Division III
(5) Newman 14, (12) Houma Christian 5 (Newman wins series 2-0)

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