Baseball Report: Hahnville takes non-district win at Jesuit, Easton drills Ben Franklin
Area Prep Baseball Report for Thursday, March 27
Having lost their first eight games of the season and 12 of their first 13 games, it has been an uphill climb for the Hahnville Tigers to fight back into playoff contention. The Tigers took a big step toward that goal Wednesday in Metairie.
Joey Saucier pitched a complete game while Hayden Theriot had two hits and two RBI to pace Hahnville to a 2-1 victory over Jesuit at John Ryan Stadium.
Hahnville struck first with a run in top of the first inning. Ethan Chacon singled and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mason Lucky. Theriot doubled home Chacon to make it 1-0.
The Tigers got the run they needed in the top of the fifth to make it 2-0. Chacon started it again by drawing a walk before Lucky walked as well. Chacon advanced to third on a fielder’s obstruction call on a pickoff attempt. Theriot then drove in Chacon with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.
The Blue Jays scored their run in the bottom of the sixth inning on an RBI single by Parker Serio, scoring Brian Valigosky, who had reached on a fielder’s choice. Jesuit had its chances but left nine men on base.
Saucier went the distance, pitching a five-hitter, allowing just one run. He walked three and struck out seven. Saucier used the maximum number of 115 pitches in an outstanding performance.
Will Moran took the loss, going five innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out five. Max Mancheski and Gannon Hyer each pitched a shutout inning for the Blue Jays.
The Tigers (6-14) are making their run at trying to get into the Class 5A playoffs. They have now won five of their last seven games and now have wins over Jesuit, Brother Martin and Sulphur.
Hahnville opens an important District 7-5A series with East St. John today at 4 p.m. at Boutte. Jesuit (15-6) will face a tough De La Salle squad Saturday at 7 p.m. at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. The Cavaliers beat the Blue Jays 1-0 on March 2 at John Ryan Stadium.
Warren Easton handled Ben Franklin 16-3 Wednesday. It was the second straight win for the Eagles.
Terrell Williams picked up the win while Torey Belton, Antoine Hawkins and Nyan Hayes each had a triple, a double and three RBI for the Eagles.
Warren Easton hosts McMain at 6 p.m. at RBI Field/Wesley Barrow Stadium this evening while Ben Franklin (4-9) travels to face Riverdale Friday at 7 p.m. at Jefferson Playground.
Area Prep Baseball Results from Wednesday, March 26
New Orleans Area
Archbishop Shaw 11, Riverdale 1
Chalmette 1, Riverside Academy 0
Covenant Christian 11, West St. John 0
De La Salle 5, Archbishop Hannan 1
Warren Easton 16, Ben Franklin 3
French Settlement 19, East Feliciana 2
Hahnville 2, Jesuit 1
Northlake Christian 4, Belle Chasse 3
St. Charles Catholic 15, Donaldsonville 0 (game one)
St. Charles Catholic 12, Donaldsonville 0 (game two)
St. Martin’s Episcopal 19, Patrick Taylor 6
St. Thomas Aquinas 4, Opelousas Catholic 3
Baton Rouge Area
Brusly 4, Catholic (PC) 3
Central Catholic 1, Parkview Baptist 0
Cristo Rey 17, Tara 7
East Iberville 14, Istrouma 2
Madison Prep 17, Independence 2
Mount Hermon 17, Crescent City Christian 0
St. Martinville 8, Livonia 6
Berwick 12, Carencro 2
Delcambre 14, Franklin 2
Area Prep Baseball Schedule for Thursday, March 28
New Orleans Area
Archbishop Hannan at Jewel Sumner, 5 p.m.
Archbishop Shaw vs. Brother Martin, 7 p.m. at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium
Chalmette at Bonnabel, 6:30 p.m.
De La Salle at Lusher Charter, 4 p.m.
Doyle at Loranger, 6:30 p.m.
East St. John at Hahnville, 4 p.m.
Fontainebleau at Hammond, 6:30 p.m.
Haynes at St. James, 4 p.m.
Holy Cross vs. Archbishop Rummel, 4 p.m. at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium
Karr at Belle Chasse, 6 p.m.
Grace King at John Ehret, 4 p.m.
Landry-Walker vs. Higgins, 4:30 p.m. at Perry Roehm Stadium
McDonogh 35 vs. NOMMA, 4 p.m. at Joe Brown Park
Northshore at Mandeville, 6:30 p.m.
Slidell at Ponchatoula, 6:30 p.m.
St. Augustine vs. John Curtis Christian, 7 p.m. at Mike Miley Stadium
St. Paul’s at Covington, 6:30 p.m.
Thibodaux at Destrehan, 4 p.m.
West Jefferson at East Jefferson, 4 p.m.
Baton Rouge Area
Dutchtown at East Ascension, 6 p.m.
Kentwood at Ascension Catholic, 5 p.m.
Live Oak at Scotlandville, 4 p.m.
Madison Prep at Port Allen, 4 p.m.
McKinley at Broadmoor, 4 p.m.
Plaquemine at Parkview Baptist, 6:30 p.m.
Southern Lab at Ascension Christian, 4 p.m.
Central Lafourche at H.L. Bourgeois, 4 p.m.
Franklin at Delcambre, 5 p.m.
South Lafourche at Assumption, 4 p.m.
South Terrebonne at Morgan City, 6 p.m.
Vandebilt Catholic at Ellender, 4 p.m.
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