Baseball: Riverdale drops Country Day by run rule

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Area Prep Baseball Report for Thursday, March 21

After a memorable season in 2018 in which the Rebels won a playoff game, Riverdale is trying to cement itself as a consistently solid baseball program.

The Rebels took another step Wednesday, whipping Country Day 13-2 in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule at Pontiff Playground.

Ryder Chriss and Casey Pittman each had three hits and two RBI to pace the Rebels attack. Alan Castro and Caleb Laird each produced a pair of hits for Riverdale (8-6). Chriss pitched a two-hitter, striking out five for the win. The Rebels put the game away with seven runs in the fifth inning. Three-sport star Justin Ibieta belted a two-run home run for the Cajuns.

Riverdale returns to action Saturday, on the road against a very good Lakeshore team in Mandeville while Country Day (2-3) is back in action today, hosting Fisher at 4:30 p.m. at Pontiff Playground.

Tonight, three-time defending Catholic League champion and two-time defending Division I state champion John Curtis Christian looks for a sweep of Archbishop Rummel as the 9-5A rivals meet at Mike Miley Stadium in Metairie at 7 p.m.

You can watch the game live at CrescentCitySports.com.

Curtis whipped Rummel 8-1 on Tuesday at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.

Area Prep Baseball Results from Wednesday, March 20

New Orleans Area

Albany 6, French Settlement 3

Riverdale 13, Country Day 2

St. Thomas Aquinas 5, Northlake Christian 4

Baton Rouge Area

Brusly 10, St. Michael 2

Dunham 10, University High 5

Madison Prep 13, Broadmoor 12

Plaquemine 20, Tara 0 (game one)

Plaquemine 20, Tara 1 (game two)

Southern Lab 14, McKinley 9 (game one)

Southern Lab 21, McKinley 7 (game two)

Bayou Area

Erath 9, Central Catholic 7

St. John 9, Covenant Christian 4

E.D. White Catholic 12, Assumption 1

Area Prep Baseball Schedule for Thursday, March 21

New Orleans Area

Archbishop Hannan at Loranger, 6:30 p.m.

Archbishop Rummel vs. John Curtis Christian, 7 p.m. at Mike Miley Stadium

Bogalusa at Jewel Sumner, 5 p.m.

Carver vs. St. Augustine, 6 p.m. at RBI Field/Urban Youth Academy

Covington at Ponchatoula, 6:30 p.m.

Helen Cox at Belle Chasse, 5 p.m.

Fisher vs. Country Day, 4:30 p.m. at Pontiff Playground

Ben Franklin vs. NOMMA, 4 p.m. at Joe Brown Park

Hammond at Slidell, 6:30 p.m.

Holy Cross vs. Archbishop Shaw, 6:30 p.m. at Winterscheidt Stadium

Jesuit vs. Brother Martin, 7 p.m. at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium

Grace King at Chalmette, 5 p.m.

Landry-Walker at East Jefferson, 4 p.m.

Mandeville at Fontainebleau, 6:30 p.m.

Newman at South Plaquemines, 5 p.m.

Northshore at St. Paul’s, 6:30 p.m.

Pearl River Central (MS) at Pearl River, 6:30 p.m.

Pope John Paul II at Independence, 4 p.m.

Ridgewood at Ecole Classique, 4 p.m.

Riverside Academy at Patrick Taylor, 5 p.m.

Springfield at Northlake Christian, 6 p.m.

St. James at Donaldsonville, 4 p.m.

West Jefferson at Higgins, 4 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Catholic (PC) at East Ascension, 4 p.m.

Central at Dutchtown, 6 p.m.

The Church Academy at Ascension Christian, 4 p.m.

Dunham at Scotlandville, 4 p.m.

Lakeshore at Denham Springs, 4 p.m.

Southern Lab at Port Allen, 5 p.m.

West St. John at East Feliciana, 4 p.m.

Bayou Area

Bonnabel at Thibodaux, 4 p.m.

Destrehan at Central Lafourche, 3:30 p.m.

Ellender at South Lafourche, 4 p.m.

Hahnville at H.L. Bourgeois, 4 p.m.

Vandebilt Catholic at South Terrebonne, 4 p.m.

West St. Mary at Franklin, 5 p.m.

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