Central Catholic Eagles baseball

Championship drought continues

Central Catholic shortstop Bryson Barbier prepares to throw to first base to complete a double play in the top of the seventh inning after getting Garrett Granger out at second base. No. 7 Cedar Creek upset No. 3 Central Catholic 13-8 in the Class 1A semifinal Friday. The Cougars went on to win the Class 1A title Saturday with a 5-1 win against No. 9 seed Sacred Heart of Ville Platte. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Central Catholic Eagles’ baseball team has been on the cusp of a state championship the past two seasons, falling in the Class 1A title game.

Third time’s the charm?

Central Catholic third baseman Nicholas Case makes a throw to first-base during District 7-1A action against Hanson Memorial last month. Case and the rest of the Eagles look to cap their season with a Class 1A state title this weekend at the Class 1A State Tournamenti in Sulphur. The Eagles will be making their third straight semifinal appearance and will be looking to advance to the state championship game for the third straight year after finishing as state runner-up the past two seasons. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

On To Sulphur

Central Catholic High School head coach Tyler Jensen, left, talks to T.J. Ruffin, center, and Stefano Guarisco during a break in the Eagles’ Class 1A quarterfinal contest against St. Mary’s School Saturday. Central Catholic topped St. Mary’s to advance to the Class 1A semifinals at McMurray Park in Sulphur. The Eagles will face the winner of No. 2 St. Frederick and No. 7 Cedar Creek at 5 p.m. Friday. Cedar Creek and St. Frederick are playing today. (The Daily Review/Michelle Blanc)

Samuel Guarisco’s arm and T.J. Ruffin’s bat powered Central Catholic to the state semifinals for the third year in a row.

CCHS to host St. Mary’s in Class 1A quarterfinals

Central Catholic High School’s Sage Thibodaux pursues a ball in right field during the Eagles’ quarterfinal contest against St. Edmund Tuesday in Class 1A regional round action in Eunice. The No. 3 seed Eagles will return to the field Saturday when they host No. 11 seed St. Mary’s School in the Class 1A quarterfinal. The winner will advance to the Class 1A state tournament in Sulphur next week. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

No. 3 Central Catholic will look to advance to its third straight Class 1A semifinals when it hosts No. 11 seed St. Mary’s School in Amelia Saturday at 6 p.m.

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