Cretin Townsend Homes’ second straight no-hitter highlights important Tuesday in CCS Prep League

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For the second time in as many nights, there was a no-hitter pitched in the Crescent City Sports Prep Summer League.

For the second straight time in as many nights, it was done by Cretin Townsend Homes pitching.

On Monday, Brandon Kragle and Jackson Monica combined for a no-hitter in an 8-0 win at Ascension Catholic-based State Farm.

This time, it was one pitcher accomplishing the feat. Ian Arnett threw the gem in a 10-0 victory for Cretin Townsend Homes over Newman in LaPlace in a game shortened to six innings by the mercy rule.

Arnett narrowly missed a perfect game, allowing just one base runner on a walk. Arnett struck out six, using 65 pitches, 46 of which were strikes.

The Comets (10-3-1) won their fourth straight game, scoring in every inning, tallying twice in the bottom of the first, once in the second, three in the third, two runs in the fourth and single runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

Brayden Bertucci and Jackson Monica each had a hit and two RBI to pace the Cretin Townsend Homes attack. Hudson Heltz and Ayden Authement each had a hit and an RBI. Brady St. Pierre added an RBI.

Newman (3-10) lost for the sixth straight time.

Everett Ott took the loss, going two innings, allowing six runs (four earned) on two hits with three walks. IV Guillot pitched two innings, allowing two runs on one hit, Saint Villere pitched an inning, yielding a run on two hits and Jack Nesser finished it with a third of an inning.

At Tiger Park, Jesuit-based Retif Oil clinched the top seed in next week’s playoffs with a 4-1 victory at Holy Cross-based Ponstein’s Food Store.

It was the seventh straight league win and the eighth in a row overall for the Oilers.

Retif Oil (11-1) scored single runs in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings. Ponstein’s got its only run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Alex Jeansonne had two hits and an RBI, Everett Denny had a hit and an RBI hile Hunter Oufnac had a pair of hits for Retif Oil.

Bryce Pitts was outstanding on the mound, pitching five shutout innings, allowing just two hits with four walks and eight strikeouts to record the win. Lee Bridgewater pitched the final two innings, giving a run on two hits for the Oilers.

Mason Smith went the distance and took the loss for Ponstein’s (8-5). Smith pitched very well, allowing just one earned run on seven hits with one walk and four strikeouts. Luca Saltaformaggio doubled home the only run for the Tigers.

John Curtis Christian-based River Ridge clinched their CCSL playoff spot with an 8-3 victory over Lutcher-based Atalco at Mike Miley Stadium Tuesday.

The Patriots (9-2-1) jumped on top with two runs in the bottom of the first before Atalco got a run in the top of the second to make it 2-1. River Ridge added a pair of runs in the bottom of the second and it was 4-1.

Each team scored a run in the fourth and it was 5-2 and Atalco made it 5-3 with a run in the fifth inning. The Patriots pulled away with three runs in the sixth inning.

Cole Romano started and picked up the win for River Ridge, going three and two-third innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Romano walked four and struck out two. Reed Duthu pitched two innings, allowing one run on two hits and Josh Eames finished on the bump with one and a third scoreless innings, walking one and striking out two.

Andrew Martinez led a 10-hit attack with three hits and three RBI while Dagan Bruno had two hits and two RBI. D. Gilbert and Juan Washington each added an RBI and Duthu had two hits, including a triple for the Patriots.

Carson LeBlanc had a hit and two RBI and Colin Roques added a hit and an RBI for the Bulldogs (4-7-1). Gavin Gill started and took the loss, going four innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits with four walks and three strikeouts. Chaduthaddeus Carter went two innings, allowing three runs on four hits.

Hahnville remained hot as well with its sixth straight win, whipping Archbishop Shaw-based Refuel at Winterscheidt Field.

The Tigers (8-3-1) scored three runs in the top of the third inning before Refuel cut the deficit to 3-1 with a run in the bottom of the fourth. Hahnville broke the game open with five runs in the sixth inning and added two in the seventh before Refuel scored its final run in the bottom of the seventh.

Chase Morales had two hits and four RBI while Aidan Machado had two hits and three RBI for Hahnville. Sammy Simoneaux was 3 for 3 with an RBI while Jaden Rosales and Donovan Friloux each had two hits and an RBI for the Tigers.

Beau Parker pitched six strong innings to pick up the win, allowing a run on five hits. Parker walked five and struck out four. Patrick Sander pitched the final inning, allowing an unearned run.

Refuel (3-10) got a hit and an RBI from B. Mills while J. Mahler drove in a run. Gavin Richard took the loss, going five and a third innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) on nine hits. Richard walked two and struck out three. Julyan Clarks pitched the final inning and two-thirds, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits.

Archbishop Rummel-based Malcolm Dienes at Lakeshore-based Mortgage Gumbo and Ascension Catholic-based State Farm at St. Paul’s-based In & Out Urgent Care were not played due to rain on the north shore.

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