Panthers finish 1-1 this weekend at tournament
Berwick and Morgan City high schools participated in Berwick’s Panther Classic this past weekend. The Panthers finished the weekend 1-1, falling to Chalmette in the championship game, while Morgan City finished 1-2, with its win coming against Ellender. Berwick’s Brandon Fryou lays out for a catch in foul territory against Chalmette, while teammates and coaches look on. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
Morgan City’s Matt Lorenzo prepares to make a catch during the Tigers’ contest against Berwick. (The Daily Review/Harlan Kirgan)
The Berwick Panthers finished 1-1 this weekend at its Panther Classic with a win against Morgan City Friday before falling to Chalmette in extra innings Saturday.
In Saturday’s matchup, the Panthers fell 5-4 to Chalmette in nine innings in the championship game after Chalmette scored an unearned run in the ninth.
While Chalmette plated a run in the top of the third, Berwick added two in the bottom of the frame for a 2-1 advantage. Chalmette added three more runs in the top of the seventh for a 4-2 advantage. Berwick responded with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the contest at 4. Berwick’s potential winning run in the frame was thrown out at home plate on a throw by Chalmette’s leftfielder.
The score remained that way until the top of the ninth when Chalmette plated an unearned run.
Berwick assistant coach Lud Henry said the unearned runs hurt the Panthers in the contest.
Berwick outhit Chalmette 9-5 in the contest.
Neal Theriot suffered the loss. In three innings, he surrendered three runs — two earned — on three hits with two walks and fanned four.
Tim Shelby started the game and in 4.1 innings, he surrendered an unearned run on two hits with one hit batter and fanned four.
In relief, Brandon Fryou pitched 1.2 innings and surrendered an earned run, no hits and fanned three.
Brooks Richard led the Panthers at the plate with a 3-for-5 performance, while Bobby Boudreaux finished 2-for-5 and Theriot was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
In Friday’s contest against Morgan City, Berwick pitching combined for 13 strikeouts in the win.
Nick Duthu earned the win and recorded 10 strikeouts. In five innings, he surrendered an unearned run on two hits with one hit batter.
Andrew Askew, who earned the save, pitched 1.2 innings and surrendered two walks and fanned three.
Berwick pitching limited Morgan City to four hits.
While Morgan City scored a run in the top of the first, Berwick responded with three in the bottom of the frame and two more in the third and fifth innings for a 7-1 lead.
Morgan City cut the deficit with three runs in the top of the sixth innings, while Berwick got one of those runs back in the bottom of the frame for the final.
Berwick committed four errors in the contest.
Offensively, Berwick pounded out 11 hits.
Justin Morvant was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while Richard finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Other top contributors included Nick Duthu, 2-for-3, a home run and two RBIs; and Daniel Gray, 2-for-4, two RBIs.
Berwick (4-3) will return to action today when it travels to face Riverside in a 4 p.m. contest.
Patterson is 0-2
The Patterson Lumberjacks finished 0-2 this weekend at Hanson Memorial’s tournament, falling to Delcambre 6-3 on Friday and Rayne 6-2 on Saturday.
In both contests, the Lumberjacks left nine runners on base.
“You can’t win if you don’t make routine plays,” Patterson coach Ryan Jensen said. “We are so close in each game, but we just aren’t consistent enough on defense. Our hitting is better, but we just aren’t getting the key hit.”
In Saturday’s loss, the Lumberjacks committed six errors, but actually outhit Rayne 8-5.
Rayne plated a run in the second, three more in the third and two more in the sixth to take a 6-0 lead.
Patterson plated two runs in its final at bat.
Sirbatian Charles and Kenny Singleton each finished 2-for-4 with a run, while Spencer Landry was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.
Joel Singleton took the loss. In six innings, he surrendered six runs — three earned — on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
In Friday’s loss, Patterson again outhit its opponent as it had eight hits to Delcambre’s four, but the Lumberjacks also committed four errors. Of Delcambre’s six runs, just two were earned.
Delcambre scored two runs in the first and one more in the second for a 3-0 lead.
After Patterson cut the deficit to 3-2 in the bottom of the third, Delcambre extended it again in the top of the fourth to 5-2.
Patterson scored another run in the bottom of the sixth, while Delcambre plated a run in the top of the seventh.
Landry took the loss. In four innings, he surrendered five runs — two earned — on three hits with four walks and fanned three.
In three innings of relief, Jake LaGrange surrendered an unearned run on a hit with two walks and fanned five.
Tyrik Singleton led the Lumberjacks with a 3-for-4 performance with a run, while Kenny Singleton finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run, and Lagrange, an RBI.
While Patterson has had its struggles, Jensen recognized the season is still young and there is time to fix the problems.
Patterson (4-3) will return to action today when it hosts Bonnabel in a 5:30 p.m. contest.
wins lone game
Central Catholic won its lone game in a shortened weekend at Hanson Memorial’s tournament.
Central Catholic defeated Livonia 9-2 on Friday, and while the team was scheduled to play Rayne Saturday, that game was cancelled so the baseball team could attend the girls’ basketball team’s Class 1A championship contest, Coach Tyler Jensen said.
In Friday’s win, Central Catholic fell behind early as Livonia plated a run in the bottom of the first inning.
Central Catholic responded with three runs in the top of the third, while Livonia plated another in the bottom of the frame to cut its deficit to 3-2.
However, the Eagles plated six more runs — four in the sixth and two in the seventh — for the win.
Bryson Barbier led the Eagles on the mound and at the plate.
On the mound, he earned the win. In six innings, he surrendered two earned runs on seven hits with four walks and fanned five.
At the plate, Barbier finished 2-for-4 with a double and two runs.
Other top contributors for Central Catholic included Tony Pennison, 2-for-2, an RBI and a run; Charlie Barron, 1-for-5, two RBIs; Sage Thibodaux, 1-for-4, an RBI and a run; and Nick Case, an RBI.
Also pitching for Central Catholic was Barron, who in an inning of relief, surrendered a walk and fanned one.
Despite the big win, Central Catholic left eight runners on base, while Livonia stranded nine.
Central Catholic (5-0) will return to action today when it travels to face Comeaux High School in a 4 p.m. contest.
Morgan City finishes 1-2
at Panther Classic
The Morgan City Tigers finished 1-2 this weekend at the Panther Classic in Berwick with a 3-2 loss to Chalmette and a 8-4 loss to Berwick, both on Friday, before rebounding Saturday with a 9-1 win against Ellender.
No individual statistics were available from the Tigers’ contests.
Morgan City (3-4) was scheduled to resume action today at Belle Chasse, but that contest has been rained out and may be made up later this season.
The Tigers’ next action now will be later this week when it participates in Chalmette’s tournament.