Baseball: St. Paul’s, Country Day post wins on rainy Friday
Area Prep Baseball Report for Saturday, March 18
After a slow start to the season, St. Paul’s is a hot team.
The Wolves have now won five in a row after a 4-2 victory Friday over Archbishop Rummel.
Pace Robertson picked up the win, going five and two-third innings. Robertson allowed no earned runs and just four hits. He walked two and struck out seven. Easton LeBlanc came on to get the save with a scoreless seventh inning. Logan Pontiff was the hitting star, going 3 for 3 for the Wolves (7-8). Drew Bode and Marcus Newfield each had a hit and an RBI for the Wolves.
Brady Schmidt took the loss for the Raiders (11-7), who are struggling after losing their fourth straight game. Schmidt went the distance, allowing just two earned runs on seven hits. Schmidt walked three and struck out five.
The same two teams conclude the three-game series today at 1:30 p.m. at Heap Field.
In the St. Mary Tournament at Natchitoches, Country Day scored seven runs in the first inning and held off Covington 9-7. The seven runs came on two hits, one each by Jake Ibieta and Owen Marchal with drove in runs. The Cajuns then took advantage of mistakes, scoring five runs on a passed ball, a hit batter, a walk and an error.
Country Day scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning, which proved to be the difference. With two on base, Maddox Moss moved both runners with a sacrifice bunt before a passed ball scored a run. Sinnott Bland then drove in a run and Country Day led 9-4.
Marchal pitched into the seventh inning to get the win before the Lions rallied in the seventh inning, scoring three runs to cut the deficit to 9-7. Bland came in and picked up the save, getting the final two outs.
The Cajuns (4-4) return to action today with two games, facing Florien at 10 a.m. and host St. Mary’s at 4 p.m.
The Lions (11-3) play Lakeview at noon and St. Mary’s at 2 p.m. today.
Area Prep Baseball Results from Friday, March 17
Country Day 9, Covington 7
St. Paul’s 4, Archbishop Rummel 2
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