Baseball Report: John Curtis, Brother Martin continue winning ways Saturday

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Area Prep Baseball Report for Sunday, April 14

Make it three straight for John Curtis Christian.

The two-time defending state champion Patriots doubled up Archbishop Shaw, 4-2, at Mike Miley Stadium in District 9-5A play Saturday afternoon to climb above .500 in the league.

Each team scored a run in the first inning before the Patriots took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth. The Eagles tied it with a run in the top of the fifth before Curtis decided it with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Collin Guggenheim paced the Patriots with a pair of RBI while Austin McCready went five innings to pick up the win. McCready recorded four strikeouts. Peyton Clement had three hits and an RBI Logan Muhlheisen had two hits and an RBI for the Eagles. Tyler Nichol took the loss for Shaw (

The Patriots (12-12, 6-4) return to action Monday at 4 p.m. at Tiger Park against Holy Cross while the Eagles (10-17, 1-11), who have lost eight straight games, will host John Ehret Monday at 5 p.m.

In a non-district contest with big power points on the line, Brother Martin outlasted St. Charles Catholic, 10-9, in eight innings at LaPlace. It was the fourth straight win for the Crusaders.

Brennan Stuprich doubled home Brady Faust, who had singled, with the winning run in the top of the eighth inning.

The Crusaders jumped all over the Comets early, scoring three runs in the top of the first on an RBI double by Stuprich, a sacrifice fly by Ethan Moser and an RBI double by Cole Stromboe. Each team scored a run in the second and it was 4-1.

Brother Martin scored twice in the third on an RBI single by Jake Dickinson with a second run scoring on an error to make it 6-1 but the Comets answered with three in the bottom of the third on a base clearing double by C. Martin.

The Crusaders got the three runs back in the top of the fifth on a base-clearing double by Faust to make it 9-4.

It stayed that way until the bottom of the seventh when St. Charles Catholic staged a dramatic five-run rally to tie it. Justin Dumas had a two-run single to make it 9-6, Kendel Harris drew a bases loaded walk to make it 9-7 Nick Lorio drove in a run on a fielder’s choice grounder and Joe Chiarella drew a bases loaded walk to plate the tying run to send it to extra innings.

Faust had two hits and three RBI, Stuprich had two hits and two RBI while Stromboe and Dickinson each had a hit and an RBI to pace a 14-hit Brother Martin attack. Caleb St. Martin had two hits and three RBI while Robbie Gilbert had three hits to pace a 13-hit St. Charles Catholic attack.

Stuprich picked up the win in relief, getting the final two outs after Jacob Cohen went five and two-thirds innings before giving way to Collin Ardon and Mayson Keene.

Brother Martin (22-5) returns to Catholic League play Tuesday at 6 p.m. against St. Augustine at Wesley Barrow Stadium while St. Charles Catholic returns to District 10-3A play Tuesday, hosting St. James at 4 p.m.

Area Prep Baseball Results from Saturday, April 13

New Orleans Area

Archbishop Hannan 17, Riverside Academy 7

Archbishop Rummel 9, St. Augustine 5

Brother Martin 10, St. Charles Catholic 9 (8 innings)

John Curtis Christian 4, Archbishop Shaw 2

Destrehan 12, Terrebonne 2

Donaldsonville 22, Family Christian 2

Warren Easton 15, East Jefferson 1

Hammond 7, Covington 6

Jesuit 8, Holy Cross 3

Pearl River 8, Loranger 6

Slidell 13, Pope John Paul II 11

St. Martin’s Episcopal 12, Haynes Academy 0

Jewel Sumner 10, Lusher Charter 7

Baton Rouge Area

Albany 11, Holden 0

Ascension Christian 14, Patrick Taylor 1

Catholic (BR) 14, Dutchtown 5

Denham Springs 1, Live Oak 0

East Ascension 15, McKinley 0

East Iberville 10, Broadmoor 5

Parkview Baptist 2, Dunham 0

Port Allen 18, White Castle 11

University High 12, St. Michael 0

Walker 7, Scotlandville 3

Zachary 7, Central 4

Bayou Area

Berwick 9, North Vermilion 5

H.L. Bourgeois 4, East St. John 0

South Terrebonne 5, South Lafourche 3

Vandebilt Catholic 14, Morgan City 4

E.D. White Catholic 10, Ellender 1

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