St. Paul’s, Destrehan earn extra inning victories
Area Prep Baseball Report for Tuesday, Feb. 23
It was an exciting opening day of prep baseball for St. Paul’s and Destrehan.
St. Paul’s, which won the Division I state championship in 2019, opened the season with a thrilling 5-4 win at Catholic of Baton Rouge in nine innings.
The Wolves had to rally for the victory.
St. Paul’s scored a run in the top of the first but the Bears answered with three runs in the bottom of the first to take a 3-1 lead.
The Wolves cut the deficit to 3-2 with a run in the top of the third inning before Catholic extended the lead with a run in the bottom of the fourth.
St. Paul’s scored twice in the top of the fifth to even the game 4-4, forcing extra innings before plating the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning.
Sophomore Kade Anderson stole the show.
On the mound, Anderson worked four shutout innings in relief, allowing just one hit and he struck out 10 Bears to pick up the win.
At the plate, Anderson went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI while senior Hunter Cross had the only other hit for the Wolves.
At Destrehan, it was another nine inning thriller as the Wildcats rallied to defeat Archbishop Rummel 3-2.
Caleb Clouatre delivered a bases loaded, RBI infield single in the bottom of the ninth to win it for Destrehan.
Wildcats pitchers recorded 12 strikeouts.
Gage Harding picked up the win in relief, pitching four shutout innings, allowing just two hits with six strikeouts.
Cole Bordes absorbed the loss in relief for the Raiders, pitching the final two and a third innings.
Brock Bullinger started for Rummel, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings, strking out five.
Rummel took the early lead with two runs in the top of the second inning.
Logan Bertucci singled, advanced to second on an error and, moved to third on a single by Tyler Cook and scored the first run on a double steal to make it 1-0. Jake Cabeceiras doubled and scored on an error to make it 2-0.
Destrehan pulled close with a run in the bottom of the fourth.
John Carmichael was hit by a pitch, Noah Simon singled and Cloutre had an infield single, scoring Carmichael to make it 2-1.
Harding then tied the game with a home run over the field fence in the bottom of the fifth.
Harding, Carmichael and Simon each had two hits to pace a 10-hit attack for the Wildcats. Bertucci and Cook each had a pair of hits for the Raiders. Simon started for Destrehan, going four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits with six strikeouts.
Area Prep Baseball Results from Monday, Feb. 22
Archbishop Hannan 8, Slidell 4
Slidell 7, Archbishop Hannan 4
Destrehan 3, Archbishop Rummel 2 (9 innings)
East Jefferson 12, Kenner Discovery 2
H.L. Bourgeois 4, Riverside Academy 0
Holy Cross 7, Chalmette 0
Jesuit 8, Northshore 5
Jewel Sumner 17, Amite 5
Live Oak 7, John Curtis Christian 3
Lutcher 3, Central Lafourche 1
Mount Hermon 23, Varnado 0
Patterson 10, John Ehret 0
Riverdale 10, St. Martin’s Episcopal 8
South Lafourche 7, Northlake Christian 2
Springfield 5, Pearl River 4
St. Paul’s 5, Catholic (BR) 4
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