REPLAY: Brother Martin routs Scotlandville to advance to state baseball quarterfinals

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NEW ORLEANS – You always want to be playing your best by playoff time.

Brother Martin would seem to fit that description.

The sixth-seeded Crusaders blasted No. 11 Scotlandville 25-4 and 20-1 in a pair of games shortened to five innings by the mercy rule in the regional round of the Division I playoffs in games seen live at CrescentCitySports.com.

In game one, the Crusaders decided the outcome early.

In the bottom of the first, Brother Martin erupted for 14 runs on 11 hits.

Ben Harris had a pair of RBI singles, Tyler Johnson drove in three runs with two RBI singles, an error scores one andan wild pitches scored two runs. There was an RBI groundout by Eli Booth, RBI single Tyler Velino, RBI singles by Colin Roussel, and Bryce Gauthier, and Sully Stringer before Conner Couret finished the uprising with an RBI single and it was Brother Martin 14-0 after one inning.

In the second inning, Andrew Sietta singled, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Brennan LeBlanc to make it 15-0. With the bases loaded, Tyler Velino cleared them with a triple to make it 18-0 before Couret drove in a run with a groundout and it was 19-0.

Scotlandville got on the board with four runs in the top of the third on singles by Trevian Johnson and Jamal Rogers, a walk to Amonte Yates and a bases loaded walk to Javonte Cossett to make it 19-1. Jardein Rogers singled home a run to make it 19-2, Kylin Rogers singled home another and it was 19-3 and a double play grounder plated a fourth run to make it 19-4.

Brother Martin scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the third on three walks, a sacrifice fly by Booth, an error scored another run and Stringer delivered two more runs with a double to make it 23-4. Another error scored a run and it was 24-4 after three innings.

The Crusaders completed the scoring in the bottom of the fourth on a triple by LeBlanc and a sacrifice fly by Walker Bazile.

FINAL
SCOT 004 00 — 4 6 4, 4 LOB
BM (14)55 1x — 25 17 0, 6 LOB
WP—Sam Gernhauser (3-2)
LP—Jardein Rogers (0-2)
Time of Game: 1:49
SB—Ben Harris, Tyler Velino, Sully Stringer, Andrew Sieta
2B—Sully Stringer, Kylin Rogers
3B—Tyler Velino, Brennan LeBlanc

In game two, Brother Martin jumped on top in the top of the first inning on an error, a walk and an RBI groundout by Roussel to make it 1-0. Tyler Johnson added to the lead with a sacrifice fly and it was 2-0.

The Crusaders added two runs in the second inning on a walk, an error, an RBI groundout by Andrew Sieta to make it 3-0 before Cameron Senior tripled to right, scoring Tyler Velino and it was 4-0.

Brother Martin opened up the lead in the top of the third inning on a single by Roussel, a walk to Johnson and Bryce Gauthier was hit by a pitch. Eli Booth drove in a pair with a single to right and it was 6-0. Walker Bazile grounded out to drive in a run to make it 7-0.

Andrew Sieta followed with an RBI single and it was 8-0 before Senior drilled a two-run single to make it 10-0 and Ben Harris had an RBI groundout to make it 11-0. Julian Oubre delivered another run with a double to make it 12-0. Eli Booth then made it 14-0 on a two-run single.

Scotlandville picked up a run in the bottom of the third on a wild pitch, scoring Amonte Yates, who singled.

In the top of the fourth, Roussel singled home a run to make it 15-1 and a bases loaded walk to Oubre made it 16-1. Bryce Gauthier singled home a run and Mayson Keene produced another run with a sacrifice fly to make it 18-1. Cole Mang finished the six-run inning with a two run double to make it 20-1.

Brother Martin (22-10) advances to face 9-5A rival John Curtis Christian in the quarterfinals. The Patriots swept a pair of district games from the Crusaders during the regular season.

Scotlandville finished 3-22, losing its last 18 games.

FINAL
BM 22(10) 60 — 20 12 0, 5 LOB
SCOT 000 00 — 1 3 6, 6 LOB
WP—Tyler Gelvin (2-0)
LP—Jevonte Cossett (0-2)
Time of Game: 1:55
SB—Cameron Senior, Ben Harris, Colin Roussel, Bryce Gauthier, Amonte Yates
2B—Julian Oubre
3B—Cameron Senior

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