REPLAY: Cretin Townsend Homes blasts Gulf Coast Bank & Trust to cap CCSL regular season
CHALMETTE – Having already clinched a playoff spot in the Crescent City Sports Prep Summer League, St. Charles Catholic-based Cretin Townsend Homes arrived at Noel Suarez Stadium Thursday evening loose, not needing a win on the final day of regular season play.
It was a perfect spot for Chalmette-based Gulf Coast Bank & Trust, or so it seemed.
A program laser-focused on winning, Cretin Townsend Homes pummeled Gulf Coast Bank & Trust 18-0 in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule in a game streamed live on CrescentCitySports.com.
The Comets (11-3-1) put up crooked numbers four straight innings and got outstanding pitching from Brady St. Pierre and Michael Hotard in a dominant performance.
Brayden Bertucci went 3 for 3 with three RBI while Hudson Heltz drove in four runs for the St. Charles Catholic-based squad.
Cretin Townsend Homes broke on top with three runs in the top of the second inning as Bertucci singled, advanced to second on a grounder by Heltz to make it 1-0. St. Pierre followed with an RBI groundout and it was 2-0 before a wild pitch scored another and it was 3-0.
The floodgates opened in the top of the third inning as the Comets scored eight runs on just three hits on a hit batter, a sacrifice bunt with an error scoring a run. Bertucci drilled a two-run single to make it 6-0 and Brandon Kragle had a sacrifice fly to increase the lead to 7-0. Heltz added a two-run single and errors scored the other two runs and it was 11-0.
The lead grew in the fourth inning on a leadoff triple by Ayden Authement, a walk to Jackson Monica and an RBI single by Bertucci to make it 12-0. Kragle followed with an RBI single to make it 13-0. Heltz and St. Pierre each followed with an RBI groundout to make it 15-0.
Cretin Townsend Homes finished off the one-sided affair with three runs in the top of the fifth on a two-run triple by Owen Faucheux and a throwing error to account for the final margin.
St. Pierre pitched three innings, allowing just one hit. St. Pierre walked one and struck out four. Hotard pitched the final two innings, allowing just one hit with a strikeout.
Bryce Wilson started and took the loss for Gulf Coast Bank & Trust (3-9), going two innings, allowing nine runs (six earned) on six hits. Wilson walked two and struck out four.
Kyler Tipton went one inning, allowing six runs (four earned) on four hits. Tipton walked two and struck out one.
Devin Dipascal went the final two innings for the Owls, yielding three runs (two earned) on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts.
Cretin Townsend Homes advances as the fourth seed to the inaugural Crescent City Sports Prep Summer League playoffs. The Comets will face the top seed, Jesuit-based Retif Oil, next Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Lutcher.
The other CCSL semifinal game is set for 4 p.m. with Archbishop Rummel-based Malcolm Dienes squaring off against the John Curtis Christian-based River Ridge Patriots.
Cretin Townsend Homes 038 43 — 18 10 0, 2 LOB
Gul Coast Bank & Trust 000 00 — 0 2 6, 3 LOB
WP—Brady St. Pierre (2-0)
LP—Bryce Wilson (0-2)
Time of Game: 1:29
SB—Brayden Bertucci, Brandon Kragle, Logan Barrios, Ayden Authement
3B—Ayden Authement, Owen Faucheux
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