'Jacks win second-straight with sweep of Kaplan
PATTERSON — In a season filled with their share of struggles, the Patterson Lumberjacks did something Tuesday they hadn’t done all year.
Win back-to-back ball games.
Patterson achieved the feat Tuesday with a come-from-behind 11-9 victory against Kaplan in District 9-3A action at home. The win followed a 12-11 victory against the Pirates last Thursday.
While Kaplan jumped out to as much as a 5-1 lead after their at bat in the top of the third inning, Patterson cut the deficit to 5-3 after three innings and tied the game at 6 after four innings.
Although Kaplan took a 7-6 lead after their fifth inning at bat, Patterson took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth with a five-run outburst.
Spencer Landry and Dallas Hamlett led the Patterson offense. Landry finished 2-for-2 with four RBIs and two runs, while Hamlett finished 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs. Other top contributors included Deondre Skinner, 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run; Taylor Harris, 2-for-3, an RBI; Bryce Tabor, 2-for-5, a run; Brennan Gouaux, an RBI and two runs; and Cameron Fontenot, an RBI and a run.
Chase Martin earned the win in relief of starter Cameron Fontenot as he surrendered two runs — both earned — on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 1.3 innings of work.
Fontenot started the game, and in four innings, he surrendered six runs — five earned — on eight hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.
Tabor ended the game as he surrendered an earned run on a hit with three walks and three strikeouts in 1.2 innings of work.
While Kaplan outhit Patterson 13-11, the Pirates committed five errors and left 12 runners on base. Patterson committed four miscues and left eight on base.
Patterson (5-14 overall, 2-4 in district) will look to keep its winning streak going today when it hosts Abbeville in District 9-3A play. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.
Morgan City run-rules
Morgan City scored in every run except the fourth in a 12-2 run-rule victory in five innings against Hanson Tuesday in Morgan City.
Morgan City broke a two-all tie in the bottom of the third with a five-run outburst. The Tigers added five more runs in the bottom of the fifth to end the game.
Morgan City pounded out 13 hits, while limiting Hanson to four.
Craig Mayon earned the complete-game victory as he surrendered two runs — one earned — on four hits with three walks and two strikeouts.
“Craig Mayon gave us a quality start,” Morgan City coach Marc Gonzales said. “The key to success is to have good pitching, and Craig pitched well.”
At the plate, Ryan Veillion led the Tigers as he was just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. He finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and two runs. Other top Morgan City contributors included Buck Gautreaux, 2-for-4, a double, two RBIs and a run; Grant Perry, 2-for-3, an RBI and a run; Nicholas Spinella, 1-for-3, two RBIs and a run; Josh Glatter, 1-for-3, an RBI and two runs; and Dylan Hymel, 1-for-3, an RBI and a run.
Morgan City (9-10 overall, 2-2 in district) scheduled contest today at 6 p.m. against District 8-4A foe Ellender has been rescheduled for Friday due to inclement weather. Junior varsity action will begin at 4 p.m. followed by varsity play at 6 p.m.
Central Catholic blasted Gueydan, 17-1, in five innings in District 8-1A play Tuesday.
The Eagles plated five runs in the first and each team plated a run in the second for a 6-1 advantage.
Central Catholic plated eight more runs in the third, two in the fourth and another in the fifth for the final.
Central Catholic’s pitching staff combined for nine strikeouts and limited Gueydan to three hits. Charlie Barron earned the win. In two innings, he surrendered one earned run on two hits with five strikeouts. Josh Singleton pitched the next two innings and surrendered a hit and struck out three.
Singleton led the Eagles with a 3-for-3 performance with three doubles, three RBIs, two stolen bases and four runs, while Barron Courtney finished 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs. Other top contributors included Austin Autin, 2-for-3, a double, two RBIs, two runs and a stolen base; Matthew Barbier, 2-for-3; Samuel Guarisco, 1-for-1, an RBI, two runs and two stolen bases; Gage Green and Patrick Barron, each 1-for-1 with an RBI, while Green added a run; Dominick Guarisco, two RBIs; Luke Landry, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base; Tyler Hoffpauir, an RBI, a run and a stolen base; and Josh Tipton, an RBI.
Central Catholic (12-7 overall, 4-0 in district) is scheduled to continue District 8-1A play today at Hanson Memorial. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.
Berwick falls at
A 7-0 deficit was too much for Berwick to overcome on the road in a 7-3 loss to North Vermilion in District 9-3A action Tuesday.
While North Vermilion jumped out to a 7-0 lead after five innings, Berwick plated three runs in the top of the seventh but couldn’t complete the comeback.
In the loss, the Panthers were plagued by errors and runners left on base as the Panthers committed five miscues and stranded nine on the base paths.
Drew Landry started the game and took the loss for Berwick. In three innings, he surrendered three runs — one earned — on two hits with a walk and four strikeouts.
Reed Leonard led Berwick at the plate with a 1-for-3 performance with a double and an RBI, while Logan Theriot finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and Neal Theriot recorded an RBI.
Berwick (11-9 overall, 2-4 in district) is scheduled to return to action today when it travels to Houma for a nondistrict contest with Vandebilt Catholic. The game is set for a 6 p.m. start.