Northshore pitches, hits way to win over error-prone Hahnville
BOUTTE – Good teams do not need much help.
When you give a good team a lot of help, you can expect a bad outcome.
Hahnville is always a solid team but did not look the part Monday afternoon at home against a good Northshore squad.
The Panthers parlayed a big days from TJ Salvaggio at the plate and Carson Lore on the mound and seven errors on the Tigers into a 10-0 victory in a game shortened to six innings by the mercy rule.
Salvaggio homered, doubled, and drove in four runs while Lore pitched a 4-hitter, walking no one and striking out six for his second victory of the season.
“With the wind blowing out, I knew if I got a hold of one to left field, I knew it would be out,” Salvaggio said. “I knew it was gone when it left the bat. I think our team is really good this year. We’ve got a lot of good pitching, we’re pretty good at the plate and I think we’ll make it far this year.”
Lore believes strongly in his team.
“I just threw strikes and let my defense play,” Lore said. “I think we have started off great. We’re hitting the ball, making plays. We have a hard week coming. We have to keep working. We can win state.”
Lore needed just 80 pitches to complete the six-inning contest.
The Panthers took the lead in the top of the second inning, scoring six unearned runs as the Tigers committed four errors. Preston Ratliff reached on an error and stole second. He scored on a single by Bryce Miller to make it 1-0. A bases loaded walk to Carson Lore made it 2-0 before two more runs scored on an error to make it 4-0. TJ Salvaggio doubled home two more and it was 6-0.
Salvaggio continued his big day in the top of the fourth. After Andrew Landry singled with two outs, Salvaggio drilled a 2-run home run to left to make it 8-0. After an error kept the inning alive, Miller added his second RBI single to make it 9-0.
In the top of the sixth, Northshore finished it, scoring another unearned run on a pair of errors, a single by Ratliff and an RBI groundout by Dillon Cousin to make it 10-0.
“I’m real pleased, we played well,” Northshore coach Glenn Rivero said. “We’re swinging the bats well and we got a good performance on the mound from Carson Lore. Defensively, we played well so hopefully, we can carry this on to the Jay Patterson Tournament this weekend. In high school baseball, if you throw strikes, you have a good chance to win. Carson had very good command. I’m real proud of him. TJ has been big, along with Preston Ratliff all year.”
Cameron Schmill took the loss for Hahnville, allowing nine runs but only two earned on nine hits. He walked one and struck out three in four innings pitched Jean Domengeaux a shutout inning before Austin Aucoin pitched the final inning. Mason Long had a pair of singles for the Tigers.
Hahnville coach David Baudry said the performance was uncharacteristic of his team’s ability.
“No doubt, defensively for one inning, we imploded,” Baudry said. “You really can’t do that against good teams. The way we’re hitting the ball, we cannot fall behind. We have to stay within a run or two in order to maintain a chance to win the game. We will do a lot of soul-searching. This team had high expectations coming in. We’ve played really good teams but those are the kind of teams you aspire to play in May. We have to come back and go to work.”
Northshore (6-4) returns to action Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against Lakeshore at Ned Eades Field while Hahnville (2-9), which has lost six straight playing a very difficult schedule, will face another tough opponent in Brother Martin Thursday at 4 p.m. at Dutchtown in the Jay Patterson Shootout. Hahnville defeated the Crusaders 5-1 on Feb. 29 in the WGNO Tournament.
“Lakeshore is always tough, there a quality ballclub and very well coached so it will be interesting to see how we match up with them,” Rivero said.
Northshore 060 301 10 11 2, 5 LOB
Hahnville 000 000 0 4 7, 3 LOB
WP—Carson Lore (2-0)
LP—Cameron Schmill (0-2)
Time of Game: 1:27
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