Berwick drops district opener to Erath, 9-3

Staff Report

BERWICK — Erath pounded out eight hits and benefited from five Berwick errors in a 9-3 victory against the homestanding Panthers Tuesday in District 9-3A action.

While Berwick took a 3-0 lead after an inning of play, Erath scored nine unanswered runs, including a six-run third inning. Of the Bobcats’ runs, just four were earned.

Nick Duthu suffered the loss. In three innings of work, he surrendered six runs — three earned — on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

At the plate, Duthu led the Panthers with a 1-for-3 performance with a home run and three RBIs.

Other top contributors included Bobby Boudreaux, 2-for-3; and Anthony Richard and Reed Leonard, each 1-for-3.

Berwick (9-6, 0-1) will return to district action Thursday when it travels to Erath for a 4:30 p.m. matchup.

Central Catholic run-rules

Hanson

Bryson Barbier struck out eight on the mound and was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle in the Eagles’ 12-2 District 8-1A win Wednesday.

Barbier earned the complete game victory as he surrendered two earned runs on five hits in six innings of work.

At the plate, he finished 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, five RBIs and two runs.

Central Catholic scored in every inning except the third and ended the game in the bottom of the sixth with three runs.

The Eagles never trailed.

Offensively, Barbier’s productive day was part of a productive day at the plate for the Eagles, who pounded out 14 hits, including four doubles and two triples.

Other top contributors for the Eagles included Barron Courtney, 2-for-2, a double, three RBIs and a run; Nick Case, 2-for-4, two RBIs and two runs; Samuel Guarisco, 2-for-4, an RBI; Dominick Guarisco, 1-for-4, a double and an RBI; Luke Landry, 1-for-4, a triple and a run; and Tyler Hoffpauir, 1-for-4, a double and two runs.

The Eagles (8-6 overall, 1-0 in District 8-1A) will return to action Thursday when they host Vermilion Catholic in another District 8-1A contest. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Patterson falls to

North Vermilion

The Patterson Lumberjacks fell on the road to North Vermilion, 9-0, in District 9-3A action Tuesday.

North Vermilion scored in every inning except the second and the fourth.

“The final score doesn’t really show how close the game was,” Patterson coach Ryan Jensen said. “They made full use of every walk and error we gave them. You have to give them credit for having guys step up and capitalize when we made a mistake.”

Patterson’s pitching staff walked seven batters, while the defense committed three errors.

Deondre Skinner took the loss. In five innings, Patterson surrendered seven runs — five earned — on eight hits with two walks and a strikeout.

Offensively, Patterson had five hits in the contest.

Taylor Harris led the squad with a 2-for-3 performance, Skinner finished 1-for-2, and Cameron Fontenot and Micah Gowan were each 1-for-3.

“Their pitcher did a great job of throwing strikes and really keeping us off balance,” Jensen said. “We had some good swings, but they just played above average defense. And that’s the key to winning, strikes and defense.”

Patterson (3-11 overall, 0-1 in District 9-3A) will return to action Thursday when it hosts North Vermilion at 5:30 p.m.

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