Berwick hammers Patterson, 12-3
PATTERSON — Seven runs in the first three innings was more than enough to lift the Berwick Panthers past the Patterson Lumberjacks, 12-3, in District 9-3A action Saturday.
The game featured a battle of teams searching for the first district victory as Berwick dropped its first two district contests to Erath, while Patterson fell to North Vermilion Tuesday and Thursday.
In Saturday’s win, Berwick plated two runs in the second and five more in the third for a 7-0 advantage after three innings.
While Patterson responded with a run in the bottom of the fourth, Berwick countered with three runs in the top of the sixth.
Patterson plated another in the bottom of the frame and another in the bottom of the seventh after Berwick put two more runs on the board in the top of the frame.
Despite the lopsided score, Berwick only outhit Patterson 8-7.
Nick Duthu earned the win for Berwick. In six innings, he surrendered three runs — none earned — on five hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts.
Reed Leonard relieved Duthu in the seventh inning and recorded two of the innings’ three outs via strikeout.
At the plate, Duthu led the Panthers with a 2-for-4 performance with a double and five RBIs. Other top contributors included Bobby Boudreaux, 1-for-2, a double and an RBI; Drew Landry, 1-for-3, an RBI; Anthony Richard, 1-for-4, an RBI; Neal Theriot, 1-for-4, a double and an RBI; Logan Theriot, 1-for-4, a double; and Ian Bergeron, an RBI.
Berwick stole nine bases in the win.
For Patterson, Bryce Tabor suffered the loss. In 5.1 innings of work, he surrendered 10 runs — six earned — on eight hits with five walks and three strikeouts.
Cameron Fontenot led Patterson with a 2-for-3 performance with two stolen bases and a run, while Dallas Hamlett finished 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base. Other top contributors included Kenny Singleton, 1-for-1, an RBI; Spencer Landry, 1-for-3, an RBI; and Taylor Harris, an RBI, a run and a stolen base.
Both teams will meet again Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Berwick. Berwick enters the contest with a 10-7 overall mark and a 1-2 record in district play, while Patterson is 3-13 overall and 0-3 in district play.
Central Catholic routs
Central Catholic picked up a road win Saturday with a 10-1 win against Assumption.
The Eagles plated four runs in the second, one run in the fourth and five more in the fifth.
Assumption scored its lone run in the bottom of the fifth.
Barron Courtney finished 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a run, while Nick Case finished 2-for-4, with three RBIs for Central Catholic. Other top contributors included Luke Landry, 2-for-3, two runs and a stolen base; and Austin Autin, an RBI.
Charlie Barron earned the win for Central Catholic. In six innings, he surrendered an earned run on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts.
Central Catholic (10-6) will return to action Tuesday when it hosts Central of Baton Rouge for a non-district contest. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.