Panthers rally to beat Lumberjacks, 11-7; MCHS wins
BERWICK — The Berwick Panthers finally stopped Patterson from scoring with seven unanswered runs in the fourth through sixth innings in an 11-4 District 9-3A victory Tuesday in Berwick.
Up until Berwick’s big scoring barrage, both teams had battled back and forth during the first three innings.
The game was tied at one after an inning, while Berwick took a 2-1 lead after two innings.
Patterson had responded with two runs in the top of the third for a 3-2 advantage before Berwick took a 4-2 lead after three innings.
Patterson erupted with four runs in the top of the fourth for a 7-4 advantage before Berwick took control.
Tim Shelby earned the win in relief of starter Reed Leonard. In 3.2 innings, Shelby surrendered four hits, one walk and struck out four.
Cameron Fontenot suffered the loss. In 5.2 innings, he surrendered 11 runs — five earned — on 12 hits with four walks and 10 strikeouts.
During the ballgame, Patterson surrendered nine combined runs with two outs and committed nine errors.
“We gave them the game,” Patterson coach Ryan Jensen said. “Cameron pitched well enough to win. He deserved a better fate. Defensively, we gave them the game.”
The Lumberjacks also left nine runners on base. However, Berwick stranded 10.
Brooks Richard led Berwick with a 2-for-4 performance with a double and two RBIs, while Nick Duthu finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Other top Berwick contributors included Anthony Richard and Nick Osburn, each 1-for-4 with an RBI; and Ian Bergeron, Neal Theriot and Leonard, all 2-for-4.
Fontenot led the Patterson offense with a 4-for-4 performance with a home run, four RBIs and a run, while Spencer Landry finished 2-for-3. Other top contributors included Taylor Harris, 1-for-4, an RBI; Micah Gowan, 2-for-4, a run; and Dallas Hamlett, an RBI.
Patterson (3-14 overall, 0-4 in District 9-3A) will return to action Thursday when it travels to Kaplan for a 5:30 p.m. District 9-3A contest.
Berwick (11-7 overall, 2-2 District) will return to action Thursday when it hosts North Vermilion in a 5:30 p.m. District 9-3A contest.
Morgan City never trailed Tuesday in an 8-3 District 8-4A victory against Assumption at Tiger Diamond.
The Tigers jumped out to a 3-2 lead after three innings, and after allowing Assumption to score two in the top of the fourth, the Tigers plated two in the bottom of the frame for a 5-2 advantage.
The Tigers extended their lead to 8-2 in the sixth inning. The inning included a two-run home run by Ryan Veillion.
Assumption plated a run in the top of the seventh.
The Tigers outhit Assumption 8-7, but Assumption committed five errors to the Tigers’ single miscue.
“We were able to do some things offensively to put pressure on them, and we also hit some balls hard,” Morgan City coach Marc Gonzales said. “Ryan put a good swing on a hanging curveball that helped open up the game in the 6th.”
Veillion led Morgan City with a 2-for-3 performance with a two-run home run, two RBIs and a run, while Nicholas Spinella also finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs. Other top contributors included Craig Mayon, 1-for-2, an RBI and a run; and Brady Fryou, 1-for-4, an RBI.
Dylan Hymel earned the win for Morgan City as he surrendered two runs — both earned — on six hits with three walks, three hit batters and three strikeouts in six innings of work.
“We pitched much better this evening,” Gonzales said. “Even though we let the leadoff hitter get on base several innings, Dylan competed and found ways to get the hitters out. He didn’t have his best stuff, but he competed.”
Morgan City (8-10 overall, 2-2 in District 8-4A) will return to action Tuesday when it hosts Hanson Memorial at 6 p.m. in a non-district contest.
CCHS falls to
Central of Baton Rouge
Central of Baton Rouge never trailed in its matchup against Central Catholic as the visitors jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning and led 4-1 after two.
While Central Catholic later cut the lead to 5-4 after six innings, Central plated a run in the top of the seventh and held Central Catholic off the scoreboard in the bottom of the frame.
Central Catholic left 10 runners on base, while Central stranded eight.
Samuel Guarisco finished 1-for-4 with a home run, an RBI and a run for the Eagles, while Stefano Guarisco finished 2-for-2 with a run. Other top Central Catholic contributors included Tyler Hoffpauir, 2-for-4, a run and a stolen base; Josh Singleton, 1-for-2, an RBI and a stolen base; and Austin Autin and Nick Case, each an RBI.
Samuel Guarisco suffered the loss. In seven innings, he surrendered six runs — four earned — on seven hits with five walks and four strikeouts.
Central Catholic (10-7) will resume District 8-1A play today when it travels to Ascension Episcopal for a 4:30 p.m. contest.