Hanson downs Central Catholic

From Staff Reports

The Central Catholic High School Eagles blew a 4-0 lead as Hanson scored six unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth innings for a 6-4 District 8-1A win in Franklin on Wednesday.

Central Catholic scored a run in the first and three more in the fifth for a 4-0 lead.

However, Hanson responded with five runs in the bottom of the fifth and a single run in the sixth.

“This was as disappointing a loss that we’ve had all year long,” CCHS coach Tyler Jensen said of the game, which he said his squad was in “complete control” of for four and a half innings. “We had to face adversity in the bottom of the (fifth), and we crumbled. Give credit to Hanson. They wanted this game more than we did, and it showed. Also, give credit to their pitcher. He handled the sloppy conditions and found a way to get the job done.”

Despite the scoring output, each team only managed two hits. However, CCHS pitching surrendered seven walks, and Hanson pitching surrendered four walks and hit three CCHS batters.

Bryson Barbier took the loss for CCHS. In five and a third innings, he surrendered six runs (five earned) on two hits. He walked five but struck out an impressive 14 batters, meaning he single-handedly recorded 14 of the 16 outs during his outing via a strikeout.

At the plate, Dominick Guarisco led the Eagles with a 1-for-2 performance with two RBI, while Barron Courtney added a 1-for-4 performance with a run.

With the loss, the Eagles fall to 12-9 overall and 2-2 in District 8-1A play. The Eagles will return to action Saturday when they host Delcambre in a non-district matchup at 3 p.m. in Amelia.

“I really hope our guys learned from this loss and make a move in the right direction moving forward,” Jensen said.

He also thanked the fans who stayed at the game despite a downpour.

“It means a lot,” he said.

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