Jesuit, Curtis, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Charles Catholic among many to advance to semifinals in Sulphur
All 12 top seeds have made it through to the LHSAA state baseball tournament in Sulphur next week. Area teams were among the quarterfinal winners on a busy Saturday around the state.
In Division I, No. 1 Byrd advanced, outscoring No. 8 St. Augustine 9-7 to win the series 2-0.
Byrd took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning and made it 2-0 with a run in the top of the fourth but St. Augustine plated a run in the bottom of the fourth to make it 2-1. The Yellow Jackets scored twice in the top of the fifth to make it 4-1 but the Purple Knights took the lead at 5-4 with four runs in the bottom of the fifth.
The Yellow Jackets then came up huge with five runs in the top of the sixth to take a 9-5 lead. St. Aug scored twice in the bottom of the seventh but fell short.
Mason Langdon was the star for Byrd with three hits and five RBI while Cole Joyner drove in three runs for the Yellow Jackets. Evan Adcock went six innings to get the win, striking out eight.
Louisiana Tech signee Kenya Huggins had three hits and four RBI to pace the Purple Knights while Nijal Johnson had three hits.
No. 4 Catholic of Baton Rouge downed No. 12 St. Paul’s 8-4 to win the series 2-1.
The Bears had to come from behind as the Wolves took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
Catholic got on the board in the bottom of the third on a sacrifice fly by Cole Cranford and an RBI single by CJ Sturiale to cut the deficit to 3-2.
The Wolves scored a run in the top of the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Kade Anderson to make it 4-2 but the Bears responded as Cranford drilled a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game 4-4 and Addison Ainsworth singled home a run and it was 5-4 and an error scored another run to make it 6-4. Dalton Wilsonn followed with an RBI single and Cranford produced a sacrifice fly to complete the uprising and the scoring.
William Boneno, who came on in relief in the first inning of Prescott Marsh, went the rest of the way to pick up the win.
The Bears (22-14) advance to Sulphur to take on Byrd at 6 p.m. Thursday at McMurry Park in Sulphur.
The Blue Jays rallied from a 4-0 deficit to overcome No. 7 Archbishop Rummel 6-4 at John Ryan Stadium to sweep the series 2-0.
Rummel jumped on top in the bottom of third inning, breaking through after 16 straight scoreless innings against Jesuit. The Raiders scored four runs, including an RBI single by Ryan Smilari, an RBI double by Tyler Cook while an error scored the third run. After a double by Aidan Champagne, Jake Cabeceiras singled him home to make it 4-0.
It stayed that way until the top of the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly by William Good to make it 4-1.
Rummel lifted Cabeceiras after six innings. Cabeceiras allowed just one run on six hits in an outstanding outing.
With Cabeceiras out of the way, Jesuit rallied in the top of the seventh for five runs against Rummel relievers.
Ira Austin relieved Cabeceiras and gave up a single to UNO commit Collin Loupe before Giovanni Licciardi and Zack Casebonne were both hit by pitches to load the bases.
Rummel coach Frank Cazeaux went to Giancarlo Arencibia, who struck out Tripp Haddad.
Holden Hess then singled home a pair of runs to make it 4-3 before Joel Terry walked. Luke Brandau tied the game with an RBI single to make it 4-4 before William Good singled home a pair of runs which proved to be the game-winning hit.
Ryan Porche went the distance for Jesuit to pick up the win, allowing four runs on nine hits.
No. 3 John Curtis Christian completed a sweep of No. 6 Brother Martin 10-7 at Harahan Playground.
The game was tied 1-1 going to the third inning when Curtis took a 2-1 lead.
Brother Martin then turned on the heat with four runs in the bottom of the fourth and one in the fifth to take a 6-2 lead.
John Curtis fought back with four runs in the top of the sixth to tie it, forcing extra innings.
The Patriots scored four runs in the top of the eighth and the Crusaders scored a run in the bottom of the frame but fell short.
Logan O’Neill had three hits, including two home runs and four RBI, Michael Curtis drove in two runs and Mason Despeaux had a hit and three RBI to pace the Curtis offense. B. Micheu added a hit and an RBI.
Richard Woodruff picked up the win in relief of Nyan Hayes while Michael Curtis got the save.
Cameron Senior, Ben Harris and Tyler Velino all homered for the Crusaders and Velino drove in three runs.
Alex Laiche took the loss in relief of Mayson Keene.
John Curtis will take on No. 2 Jesuit in the semifinals on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Sulphur.
In Division III, No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas whipped No. 5 Newman 10-2 to sweep the series 2-0.
The Falcons will take on No. 1 Notre Dame Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the semifinals at McMurry Park.
No. 2 St. Charles Catholic completed a sweep of No. 7 Dunham, winning 13-8 in LaPlace.
The Tigers jumped on top with four runs in the bottom of the second inning but St. Charles Catholic answered with three in the top of the third to cut the deficit to 4-3 before the Comets exploded for seven runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to grab an 11-4 lead.
Dunham responded with four runs in the bottom of the fifth and it was 11-8. The Comets finished the scoring with two runs in the sixth inning.
Ryan Laiche got the win while Cade Pregeant picked up the save for the Comets.
Josh Tamplain had three hits, including two doubles and four RBI while Anthony Fernandez had three RBi and Ayden Authement had two hits and two RBI for St. Charles Catholic.
Mason Modica had two hits for the Tigers.
St. Charles Catholic (22-9-1) advances to the semifinals to face No. 3 Lafayette Christian Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Sulphur.
In Class 4A, No. 4 Neville rallied from a game down to defeat No. 5 Lakeshore 8-3 and 14-3 Saturday to win the series 2-1 in Monroe.
No. 3 North Vermilion eliminated No. 6 Franklinton 15-7, taking the series 2-0.
In 3A, No. 3 Lutcher completed a two-game sweep of No. 6 West Feliciana, winning 5-1.
In 2A, No. 1 Doyle shutout No. 8 Kinder 5-0 to win the series 2-0.
No. 3 Mangham rallied to defeat No. 6 Springfield 10-5 and 11-3 to win the series 2-1.
No. 2 Rosepine eliminated No. 7 Fisher 7-3 to win the series 2-0.
Prep Baseball Playoff Results from Saturday, May 8
Class 5A (1) Barbe 5, (8) Haughton 1 (Barbe wins series 2-1)
(4) Sam Houston 17-1, 8-4 over (12) Central (Sam Houston wins series 2-1)
(6) Walker 10, (19) New Iberia 1 (Walker wins series 2-1)
(2) West Monroe 10, (10) Dutchtown 7 (West Monroe wins series 2-1)
Class 4A (1) Tioga 2, (8) South Lafourche 1 (Tioga wins series 2-0)
(4) Neville 8-3, 14-3 over (5) Lakeshore (Neville wins series 2-1)
(3) North Vermilion 15, (6) Franklinton 7 (North Vermilion wins series 2-0)
(7) South Terrebonne 14, (2) North DeSoto 7 (South Terrebonne wins series 2-0)
(9) Jena 8-7 over (1) Sterlington, (1) Sterlington 20-3 over Jena (Sterlington wins series 2-1)
(4) Iota 7-4 over (5) Iowa, (5) Iowa 14-11 over (4) Iota (Iowa wins series 2-1)
(3) Lutcher 5, (6) West Feliciana 1 (Lutcher wins series 2-0)
(2) S. Beauregard 7-5 over (7) Brusly, (7) Brusly over (2) S. Beuregard 7-4) (Brusly wins series 2-1)
Class 2A (1) Doyle 5, (8) Kinder 0 (Doyle wins series 2-0)
(5) Loreauville 1-0, 7-3 over (4) DeQuincy (Loreauville wins series 2-0)
(3) Mangham 10-5, 11-3 over (6) Springfield (Mangham wins series 2-1)
(2) Rosepine 7, (7) Fisher 3 (Rosepine wins series 2-0)
Class 1A (1) Oak Grove 21, (8) Montgomery 0
(12) Slaughter Community Charter 10, (4) Delta Charter 6
(6) LaSalle 18, (3) Merryville 0
(2) Grand Lake 14, (10) Oberlin 2
Class B (1) Choudrant 3, (8) Fairview 1
(20) Monterey 1, (12) Pitkin 0
(3) Elizabeth 9, (6) Quitman 0
(2) Anacoco 15, (10) Weston 0
Class C (1) Hicks 8, (8) Starks 0
(5) Downsville 5 (4) Calvin 4
(6) Hornbeck 13, (3) Summerfield 0
(7) Harrisonburg 5, (2) Simpson 3
Division I (1) Byrd 9, (8) St. Augustine 7 (Byrd wins series 2-0)
(4) Catholic (BR) 8, (12) St. Paul’s 4 (Catholic wins series 2-1)
(3) John Curtis Christian 10, (6) Brother Martin 7 (John Curtis wins series 2-0)
(2) Jesuit 6, (7) Archbishop Rummel 4 (Jesuit wins series 2-0)
Division II (1) Parkview Baptist 5-2, 9-6 over (8) E.D. White (Parkview Baptist wins series 2-1)
(4) U-High 4-3 over (5) Teurlings Catholic, (5) Teurlings Catholic 16-8 over (4) U-High (Teurlings Catholic wins series 2-1)
(3) Vandebilt Catholic 5, (6) Evangel Christian 4 (Vandebilt Catholic wins series 2-1)
(2) St. Louis Catholic 11, (10) St. Michael 5 (St. Louis Catholic wins series 2-1)
Division III (1) Notre Dame 3-2, 10-0 over (8) Holy Savior Menard (Notre Dame wins series 2-1)
(4) St. Thomas Aquinas 10, (5) Newman 2 (STA wins series 2-0)
(3) Lafayette Christian 5, (6) Ascension Episcopal 0 (LCA wins series 2-0)
(2) St. Charles Catholic 13, (7) Dunham 8 (SCC wins series 2-0)
Division IV (1) Ouachita Christian 3, (8) Covenant Christian 2 (OCS wins series 2-0)
(4) St. Mary’s 5-3 over (5) Catholic (PC), (5) Catholic (PC) 4-2 over (4) St. Mary’s (Catholic wins series 2-1)
(3) Calvary Baptist 5, (11) Central Private 2 (Calvary Baptist wins series 2-0)
(2) Ascension Catholic 4, (7) Opelousas Catholic 3, (7) Opelousas Catholic 4, (2) Ascension Catholic 2 (Opelousas Catholic wins series 2-1)
Division V (1) Grace Christian 9, (8) Episcopal of Acadiana 8
(5) Northside Christian 6, (4) Family Community 0
(3) University Academy 15, (6) Family Christian 0
(2) Claiborne Christian 5, (7) St. Joseph’s-Plaucheville 0
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