Malcolm Dienes solidifies hold on top spot with wins Wednesday, Thursday

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Archbishop Rummel-based Malcolm Dienes tightened its grip on first place in the Crescent City Sports Prep Summer League with a pair of victories.

The Raiders handled St. Charles Catholic-based Cretin Townsend Homes 10-2 Wednesday at Raider Park.

The Comets scored two runs in the top of the first inning to grab the early lead.

Malcolm Dienes answered with four runs in the bottom of the second and six runs in the third to put it away.

Gavin Kennedy had three hits, including a home run and drove in three runs while Connor Perrot went 4 for 4 and scored twice. Brandt Frey had two hits and three RBI and Tulane commit Giancarlo Arencibia had a hit and two RBI. Ruben Ramirez tripled and scored a run as the Raiders banged out 13 hits.

Perrot went three innings to pick up the win, allowing two runs. Ryan Claverie, Nick Culotta and Brian Keller combined to throw four shutout innings.

Noah Troxclair and Joshua Jensen each had a hit and an RBI for the Cretin Townsend Homes. Hudson Heltz was the losing pitcher.

Malcolm Dienes backed that win up with a tough 5-3 win over Pope John Paul II Thursday at Raider Park.

The Jaguars jumped on top with two runs in the top of the second inning before Malcolm Dienes began its comeback.

The Raiders tied it with two runs in the bottom of the fourth and scored three runs in the fifth. Pope John Paul II got its final run in the seventh inning.

Louisiana Tech commit Gavin Nix had two hits, including a homer with two RBI while Aiden Gernard had a double and drove in two runs.

Claverie got the win in relief, hurling three scoreless, hitless innings. Claverie walked one and struck out five. Keller pitched the final inning to pick up the save. Coleman Capaci started and gave up two runs in three innings.

Malcolm Dienes (10-1) will host De La Salle-based Courcelle Law Monday.

Pope John Paul II (0-7-1) hosts Retif Oil Monday.

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