Morgan City High School's Hayden Barron
(The Daily Review/File Photo)
Central Catholic High School's Carter Williams
(The Daily Review/File Photo)
MCHS holds off Hanson Memorial 14-10
The Morgan City Tigers held off a seventh-inning rally from Hanson Memorial for a 14-10 victory in first-day action at the Tri-City Baseball Classic in Morgan City Thursday.
While Hanson trailed 14-5 heading into its final at bat in the top of the seventh, the visitors scored five runs in the frame.
However, Morgan City halted the rally to record its first win of the season.
Early on, Hanson took a 4-0 lead after scoring three runs in the first and another in the top of the second.
However, Morgan City took the lead for good with eight runs in the bottom of the second and three more in the fourth for an 11-4 advantage. Hanson scored a run in the top of the fifth, and Morgan City scored three more in the bottom of the frame.
Will LaRocca and Hayden Barron led Morgan City’s offense. LaRocca finished 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored, while Barron was 3-for-3 with a double and two runs. Other top Morgan City offensive contributors were as follows: Kris Prejeant, 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs; Kyle Ring, 1-for-2, a double, two RBIs and two runs; Chris Pitre, 1-for-3, a double, an RBI and two runs; Logan Metrejean, 2-for-3, an RBI and two runs; Keegan Lange, 1-for-3, two RBIs; Dylan Tingle, 1-for-3, an RBI and a run; and Andy Gros, an RBI and a run
Barron earned the win. In five innings, he surrendered five runs — four earned — on six hits with two walks, one hit batter and six strikeouts.
Monday, Morgan City fell at home to Terrebonne 8-1.
Terrebonne scored four runs in the second, and while Morgan City cut its deficit to 4-1 in the bottom of the fifth, Terrebonne added four more runs in the top of the seventh.
Barron led Morgan City’s offense with a 2-for-3 performance with an RBI, while Pitre was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Pitre suffered the loss. In six innings, he surrendered four runs —one earned — on four hits with two walks, two hit batters and seven strikeouts.
Morgan City (1-1) will return to action this weekend in the Tri-City Baseball Classic when it meets Central Lafourche Friday at 7 p.m. and Lusher Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Berwick is 2-0
The Berwick Panthers have started the season 2-0 with its most recent win coming against East St. John, 9-3, at Patterson Thursday in its opener in the Tri-City Baseball Classic.
Clay Menard earned the win as he pitched five innings and surrendered two runs while striking out 10.
Offensively, Hayden Seneca led Berwick with a 2-for-4 performance with three RBIs, while Seth Canty finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Monday, Berwick opened its season with a 4-0 victory against Vandebilt Catholic in Houma.
Canty earned the win as he tossed a one hitter with just one walk and 10 strikeouts.
Offensively, Robert Conner led Berwick as he finished 1-for-2 with two runs, while Seneca was 1-for-2 with a run. Other top Berwick contributors were Evan Thomas with two RBIs and Zack Gonzales with an RBI.
Berwick (2-0) will return to action this weekend in the Tri-City Baseball Classic when it meets Ellender Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Patterson before concluding the tournament Saturday with an 11 a.m. contest in Berwick against Hanson.
CCHS is 1-1
The Central Catholic Eagles run-ruled Ellender 12-2 in five innings in the Eagles’ opening game of the Tri-City Baseball Classic Thursday in Morgan City.
Central Catholic scored three runs in the second, four in the third, and three more in the fourth for a 10-0 lead.
Ellender scored two runs in the top of the fifth, and Central Catholic countered with two in the bottom of the frame to end the game early.
Central Catholic’s pitching staff of Nathan Hebb, Tyler Templet and Grant Stansbury combined to surrender just two hits and strikeout 12.
Hebb earned the win. In four innings, he surrendered one hit, three walks and fanned 11.
Offensively, Grant Stansbury led Central Catholic with a 3-for-3 performance with a double, a triple, three RBIs and three runs. Other top Central Catholic offensive contributors were as follows: Freddie Calloway, 3-for-3, a double, an RBI, two stolen bases and two runs; Carter Williams, 2-for-2, a triple, three RBIs and a run; Ryan Miller, 1-for-3, two RBIs; Caleb Menina, 1-for-1, a triple and a run; Philip Guarisco, 1-for-3, an RBI; and Luke Barbier, an RBI.
Monday, Central Catholic fell to E.D. White 2-0 in Thibodaux.
E.D. White scored the game’s lone runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Stansbury led Central Catholic with a 1-for-2 performance, while Brett Morell was 1-for-3.
Menina suffered the loss in relief. In one inning, he surrendered two runs — two earned — on two hits with one walk and one strikeout.
Barbier started the game, and in five innings, he surrendered three hits, walked two and fanned eight.
Central Catholic (1-1) will return to action Friday when it meets East St. John at 4:30 p.m. in Morgan City before concluding the tournament Saturday with a 10 a.m. contest against Lusher in Morgan City.
Patterson splits games
The Patterson Lumberjacks have split their first two games of the season as the squad defeated John Ehret on the road Monday before falling to Central Lafourche Thursday in first-day action at the Tri-City Baseball Classic at Patterson.
In Monday’s win, Patterson scored two runs in the first, two more in the sixth and one in the top of the seventh.
Patterson pitchers Reid Perkins and Joseph Larson combined to throw a two hitter with 15 strikeouts. Perkins earned the win. In four innings, he surrendered one hit, walked three and fanned 11. Larson threw three innings and surrendered one hit while striking out four.
Don Diaz led Patterson’s offense with a 2-for-3 performance with a double and two RBIs. Other top Patterson offensive contributors were as follows: Amarea Christopher, 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and two runs; Dylan Fabre, 2-for-3, three stolen bases and two runs; Larson, 1-for-2, an RBI, a stolen base and a run; and Perkins, 1-for-4, an RBI.
Patterson (1-1) will return to action this weekend in the Tri-City Baseball Classic when it hosts Hanson Friday at 7 p.m. and East St. John Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Both games will be played at Patterson.