Baseball: St. Paul’s wins district tournament, Hahnville sweeps Destrehan, Shaw stays hot
Area Prep Baseball Report for Friday, April 14
The run is complete for the Wolves.
St. Paul’s captured the District 7-5A tournament, hammering host Covington 14-2 in a game shortened to six innings by the mercy rule.
Covington started well, scoring single runs in the first and second innings but St. Paul’s took over from that point on, scoring four runs in the top of the third, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and six runs in the sixth inning to put the game away.
The Wolves took advantage of 11 walks and got some timely hits.
Brennan Keim had two hits and four RBI, Marcus Newfield had three hits and three RBI and Cooper Winchester had two hits and two RBI. Kade Anderson and Brodie Bouterie each had a hit and an RBI for the Wolves.
Newfield went the distance to get the win, allowing just one earned run on five hits. Newfield walked three and struck out three.
Gavin Panks had a hit and an RBI while Mason Estrada drove in a run for the Lions.
St. Paul’s ends its regular season 16-12 while Covington fell to 22-9.
Destrehan is the District 7-5A champion but Hahnville will have bragging rights for a year in baseball.
The Tigers completed a sweep of the Wildcats, rallying to win 5-2 Thursday at Destrehan.
Destrehan scored two runs in the bottom of the third before Hahnville began its comeback. The Tigers scored a run in the fourth to make it 2-1 and tied it with a run in the top of the fifth. Hahnville took its first lead with a run in the top of the sixth and added two insurance runs in the seventh inning.
Chase Morales went 3 for 3 with a home run, double and single and drove in three runs. Aidan Machado belted a 2-run homer. Truman Moyer doubled, singled and drove in a run.
Noah Chauvin pitched an excellent game, going the distance to pick up the victory. Chauvin allowed just two runs on two hits. Chauvin walked five and struck out two.
The Tigers turned a triple play in the game.
Hahnville finished its regular season 19-11 while Destrehan (21-10) completes its regular season Saturday at South Lafourche at 11 a.m.
Archbishop Shaw continues its late season run.
The Eagles scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge Holy Cross 6-5 at Winterscheidt Field to extend their win streak to seven games.
The Tigers took a 3-0 lead with single runs in the first, third and fourth innings but Shaw tied it with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning before the Eagles took a 5-3 lead with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Holy Cross rallied to tie it with two runs in the top of the seventh inning, forcing extra innings.
Cameron Bolden had two hits and an RBI while Hayden Percle had a hit and two RBI. Jayce LaCava had a hit and an RBI, Austin Amadeo and Nathan Billiot each drove in a run and Dalton Davidson had three hits.
Davidson got the win in relief, pitching six innings, allowing three runs but just one earned on five hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. Wes Perque and Billiot preceded Davidson on the bump.
Ross Klein took the loss in relief for the Tigers, going two and a third innings, allowing two runs on three hits in relief of Trace Thomas.
Luca Saltaformaggio had two hits and two RBI, Will Andrade had a hit and two RBI and Chris Sercovich had two hits and scored three runs for the Tigers.
Shaw (14-17) will host St. Martin’s Episcopal Saturday at 1 p.m.
Holy Cross (13-15-1) will host De La Salle Saturday at 1 p.m.
Area Prep Baseball Results from Thursday, April 13
Albany 9, Pine 3
Archbishop Shaw 6, Holy Cross 5
Assumption 10, South Terrebonne 0
Berwick 9, H.L. Bourgeois 1
Brother Martin 2, Jesuit 1
Chalmette 11, Belle Chasse 0
Central Catholic 22, Highland Baptist 1
Covenant Christian 20, Centerville 0
De La Salle 2, Willow School 1 (22 innings)
E.D. White Catholic 14, St. James 0
Fontainebleau 5, Mandeville 4
Hahnville 5, Destrehan 2
Higgins 7, Ben Franklin 3
Holden 9, Maurepas 2
Kenner Discovery 23, Booker T. Washington (NO) 2
Loranger 7, Northlake Christian 6
Lutcher 10, Ellender 0
Northshore 7, Ponchatoula 4
Patterson 18, Donaldsonville 0
Slidell 3, Hammond 1
Slaughter Community Charter 10, Kentwood 6
St. Augustine 23, Karr 0
St. Charles Catholic 2, Terrebonne 0
St. Paul’s 14, Covington 2
St. Thomas Aquinas 7, Country Day 4
Thibodaux 6, Central Lafourche 0
Thomas Jefferson 3, East St. John 2
Vandebilt Catholic 3, South Lafourche 1
Westminster Christian 4, Morgan City 3
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