John Curtis rolls over St. Augustine, 13-0
It is safe to say that John Curtis Christian is on a roll.
The defending Division I state champion Patriots increased their win streak to seven, posting its second consecutive Mercy rule victory with a 13-0 whitewash of St. Augustine at Mike Miley Stadium in Metairie Saturday afternoon to remain unbeaten in District 9-5A in a game shortened to four and a half innings.
The Patriots took a 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the second and broke the game open with a big nine-run third inning to make it 10-0. Curtis added five more in the bottom of the fourth to finish off another convincing victory.
Tennessee football commit Brandon Davis tripled and drove in three runs while UL-Lafayette commit Dax Ford went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBI. LSU commit Cade Beloso was 3-for-3 with an RBI, LSU commit Will Ripoll drove in a run, Corey Vidrine doubled and drove in two runs, Jay Curtis tripled and drove in a run and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College commit Ian Landreneau drove in a run to pace a 14-hit attack for John Curtis (14-2, 3-0).
Tulane commit Logan Stevens pitched four innings, allowing just one hit. He walked one and struck out four to pick up the win. Ford pitched the final inning for the Patriots.
Junior Will Spears had the only hit for the Purple Knights (10-8, 0-1). Junior Michael Mims took the loss, going three innings, allowing 10 runs (three earned) on 10 hits. He walked four and struck out one. Freshman Nijal Johnson pitched the final inning, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits. He walked two and struck out three.
The two teams will complete the two-game series Monday at 4 p.m. at RBI Field at Wesley Barrow Stadium.
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