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Patterson High School's Kaden Samuels pitches during Saturday's contest against Opelousas. Samuels and starter Noah Bryant combined tono-hit the Tigers in a 12-0 run-rule victory for the Lumberjacks. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Patterson no-hits Opelousas in 12-0 run-rule win

Two Patterson High pitchers combined for a no-hitter as the Lumberjacks run-ruled Opelousas, 12-0, in five innings at Patterson Saturday.
Noah Bryant and Kaden Samuels combined to hold Opelousas hitless. Bryant pitched two hitless innings, surrendering five walks and fanning two, while Samuels pitched the remaining three innings and surrendered one walk and fanned one.
Bryant earned the win.
Offensively, Patterson scored all of its runs in two innings, plating nine in the second and three more in the fourth. The game was called after the top of the fifth due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Randy Paul led the Patterson offense with a 3-for-3 performance with two doubles, a triple, four RBIs and two runs. Other top Patterson offensive contributors were Reid Perkins, 2-for-2 with two RBIs, a stolen base and two runs; Jaylon Jennings, 1-for-2, a double and a run; Hayden Pinho, 1-for-2, an RBI and two runs; Irvin Celestine, an RBI and two stolen bases; and Joseph Larson, an RBI and two runs.
Patterson (6-8) will return to action Tuesday when it begins District 8-3A action at Berwick in a 6 p.m. contest.
CCHS finishes 2-1
Central Catholic finished 2-1 this weekend at Ascension Catholic’s tournament with wins against Episcopal and St. John and a loss to Ascension Catholic.
Against Ascension Catholic Saturday, Central Catholic fell 12-3.
While Ascension Catholic led just 2-1 after an inning, the home team broke the game open with a six-run third inning for an 8-1 advantage.
Central Catholic cut its deficit to 8-3 in the top of the fourth, but Ascension Catholic scored a run in the bottom of the fourth and added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth for the final margin.
Grant Stansbury suffered the loss. In two innings, he surrendered six runs (six earned) on four hits with three walks and one hit batter.
Offensively, Tyler Longman led Central Catholic with a 1-for-3 performance with a double and an RBI. Other top Central Catholic hitters were Bryce Grizzaffi, 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run, and Nathan Hebb, an RBI.
Friday, Central Catholic defeated St. John, 4-2, and Episcopal, 4-3.
Against St. John, Central Catholic scored all of its runs in the bottom of the sixth to erase a 2-0 St. John lead.
St. John scored a run each in the second and third innings.
Hebb earned the win in relief of starter Brooks Thomas, while Thomas Mire was awarded the save. In one inning, Hebb surrendered two hits and fanned three, while in one inning, Mire surrendered one hit. Thomas pitched five innings and surrendered two runs (one earned) on four hits with five walks, two hit batters and one strikeout.
Offensively, Longman led Central Catholic with a 2-for-3 performance with two RBIs. Other top Central Catholic offensive contributors were Hunter Daigle, 2-for-2 with a run; Hebb, 1-for-2, an RBI; and Thomas, an RBI and a run.
Against Episcopal, Central Catholic fell behind 3-0 in the top of the second, but the squad scored two runs in the bottom of the second and another in the bottom of the third to tie the game.
The Eagles scored what was the eventual game-winner in the bottom of the fourth when Grizzaffi came home on an Episcopal error.
Central Catholic’s pitching duo of Luke Barbier and Mire combined to limit Episcopal to just one hit. Barbier earned the win as he surrendered three unearned runs on one hit with four walks and six strikeouts. Mire, who earned the save, surrendered no runs or hits in two innings of work.
Offensively, Central Catholic collected nine hits.
Top Central Catholic hitters were: Thomas, 2-for-2 with a double, a stolen base and two runs; Longman, 2-for-2, an RBI and a run; Grizzaffi, 2-for-4, an RBI and a run; and Barbier, an RBI.
Central Catholic (9-6) will return to action Tuesday when it opens District 7-1A action at Gueydan. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.
Berwick is 1-1
at tourney
Berwick finished 1-1 this weekend at Ascension Catholic’s tournament, defeating Catholic High of Pointe Coupee, 6-2, Saturday and falling to University High, 9-0, Sunday.
Against Catholic High, the Panthers scored one run in the second and two in the fifth for a 3-0 lead.
After Catholic High cut its deficit to 3-2 in the top of the sixth, Berwick countered with three runs in the bottom of the frame.
On the mound, Patrick Robertson and Seth Canty combined to toss a two-hitter for Berwick, with Robertson earning the win. In six innings, Robertson surrendered two runs (one earned) on two hits with three walks, two hit batters and six strikeouts
Canty pitched an inning and struck out two.
Offensively, Zeph Hoffpauir led Berwick with a 2-for-4 performance with two stolen bases and a run. Other top Berwick offensive contributors were Robertson, 1-for-2 with an RBI; Lucas Hatch, 1-for-3, an RBI; and Brett Williams, an RBI and a stolen base.
No individual stats were available from the University High contest.
Berwick (9-6) will return to action Tuesday when it hosts Patterson in both teams’ District 8-3A opener. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.
MCHS goes 0-2
this weekend
The Morgan City High School Tigers finished 0-2 this weekend at Lutcher’s tournament, falling to St. Amant and Lakeshore.
Saturday, Morgan City fell to Lakeshore, 11-5.
While Lakeshore led 6-1 after three innings, Morgan City rallied in the fifth with four runs to cut its deficit to 6-5.
However, Lakeshore countered with five runs in the bottom of the fifth for the final margin.
Early on, Morgan City led 1-0 after a half inning before Lakeshore plated four runs in the bottom of the frame.
Logan Tingle suffered the loss. In three innings, he surrendered six runs (two earned) on six hits with two strikeouts.
Morrquise Charles led Morgan City with a 2-for-4 performance with a home run, two RBIs and two runs. Other top Morgan City offensive contributors were Caleb Landry, who finished 2-for-3, and Alex Brocato, who was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Friday, Morgan City fell to St. Amant, 10-2.
Leading 4-2 heading to the bottom of the sixth, St. Amant broke open the close game with six runs in the frame.
Early on, Morgan City led 1-0 after a half inning before St. Amant scored two runs in the bottom of the first and one run each in the second and fourth innings for a 4-1 lead. Morgan City cut its deficit to 4-2 in the top of the fifth.
Morgan City was outhit 9-3, while St. Amant committed three errors to Morgan City’s single miscue.
Charles suffered the loss. In 5.1 innings, he surrendered seven runs (five earned) on six hits with five walks, four hit batters and five strikeouts.
Charles and Tingle led Morgan City’s offense. Charles was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Tingle was 1-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.
Morgan City (8-9) will return to action Monday when it travels to face Catholic High of Pointe Coupee. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

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