Baseball Report: Riverside blanks Northlake Christian
Defending Division III state champion Riverside Academy has had an up and down start to the season. The Rebels were unquestionably up Wednesday.
Riverside scored three runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back in an 8-0 shutout win at Northlake Christian.
The Rebels tacked on three more runs in the top of the third and two more in the fifth to complete the resounding victory.
Senior Jordan Loving was superb, going the distance. He allowed just two hits and struck out two. At the plate, Loving had two hits and an RBI. Riverside played flawless defense, committing no errors. Patrick Boudreaux had two hits and two RBI while Dane Edler drove in a pair of runs for the Rebels (7-7-1).
Justin Ethridge took the loss for the Wolverines (8-9), allowing all seven runs, striking out four.
Riverside returns to action today at home against Patrick Taylor (5-10-0-1) at 4:30 p.m. in a District 11-2A matchup while Northlake Christian plays at St. Thomas Aquinas this evening at 6:30 p.m. Riverside beat Patrick Taylor 19-0 in the district opener for both teams on Tuesday.
In District 6-5A, surging Northshore (16-1, 2-0) plays host to Fontainebleau (6-11, 0-2) at 6:30 p.m. The Panthers have won nine straight games, having swept St. Paul’s to open district play.
In 7-5A, it is the rematch as Hahnville (8-10, 0-1) travels to Destrehan (11-8, 1-0) at 4 p.m. The Wildcats took game on e 4-3 on Tuesday. The Wildcats are red hot, having won seven straight games while the Tigers have lost three straight games.
In District 8-5A, Chalmette (3-14, 1-0) travels to John Ehret (5-15, 1-0). The Patriots opened district play with a 15-11 victory over Bonnabel Tuesday while the Owls opened district play with a 10-0 win over West Jefferson.
In 9-5A, Brother Martin (8-9, 0-1) hosts Holy Cross (11-7-1, 1-0) at 7 p.m. at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. The Tigers won the first matchup 16-8 at home on Tuesday.
In 9-4A, Warren Easton (7-5) travels to Belle Chasse (9-8) for a 6 p.m. meeting. The Cardinals won the first meeting 18-7 on Tuesday.
In 7-3A, Loranger (9-7, 1-0) plays at Archbishop Hannan (7-10, 0-1). The Wolves won 9-2 at home on Wednesday.
In 10-3A, Lusher (3-6, 0-1) plays at St. Charles Catholic (11-5, 1-0) at 4 p.m. The Comets easily won the first matchup 18-0 on Tuesday.
In 9-2A, Independence (2-12, 0-1) travels to Slidell to take on Pope John Paul II (2-10, 1-0) at 4 p.m. The Jaguars beat the Tigers 24-1 on Tuesday.
In 12-2A, South Plaquemines (3-12, 0-1) plays Newman (8-11, 1-0) at Avenger Field at 6 p.m. The Greenies beat the Hurricanes 14-2 at Port Sulphur on Tuesday.
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