Patterson rolls past Bell City
Patterson’s Brennan Gouaux prepares to make a catch in center field during the Lumberjacks’ contest against Cecilia Thursday. Patterson knocked off Bell City on Saturday 12-0 in six innings. The squad will return to action Tuesday when it opens District 9-3A action at Donaldsonville in a 3:30 p.m. contest. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
The Patterson Lumberjacks rolled past Bell City in six innings Saturday in a 12-0 win.
While the Lumberjacks originally were scheduled to play Hamilton Christian on the road, Hamilton Christian asked to cancel the game Friday, Patterson coach Ryan Jensen said.
The Patterson skipper was able to find Bell City to fill the open slot.
On the field, his squad didn’t disappoint, putting up six runs in the first inning, two in the second frame and four more in the top of the sixth.
The Patterson offense pounded out 12 hits in the contest, while its pitching staff combined for 11 strikeouts and surrendered three hits.
“We were fortunate to jump out early and get everyone in the game,” Jensen said. “Every player had at least (two) plate appearances, and we were able to see (five) different people on the mound and get some quality work in. I thought it was good to take a long road trip and sort of get used to things we maybe would encounter if we were to make the playoffs.”
Spencer Landry earned the win for the Lumberjacks. In two innings, he surrendered a hit, a walk and fanned six.
Joel Singleton, Jamey Fabre, Bryce Beaubouef and Jake Lagrange each pitched an inning, combining to allow two hits and fanning five batters.
Offensively, Blake Dreyer led the Lumberjacks with a 2-for-4 performance with five RBIs and a run, while Brennan Gouaux finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs. Other top contributors included Jalalen Broussard, 1-for-1, two RBIs; Kenny Singleton, 1-for-4, two RBIs and a run; and Sean Stewart, 1-for-2, a double and a run.
“It was a good team win, and hopefully we can continue to play well into this week and the start of our district schedule,” Jensen said.
Patterson (12-6 overall) will begin District 9-3A action Tuesday when it travels to face Donaldsonville in a 3:30 p.m. contest.
CCHS beats Hanson
Central Catholic scored all of its runs in the fifth through seventh innings en route to a 7-2 District 7-1A victory against Hanson Saturday in Franklin.
While Hanson took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third, Central Catholic responded with a run in the top of the fourth and three more runs apiece in the fifth and sixth innings for a 7-1 advantage.
Hanson scored its final run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Bryson Barbier earned the win for the Eagles. In seven innings, he surrendered two runs — one earned — on four hits with two walks and fanned nine.
Barbier led the Eagles at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance with two RBIs, while Tyler Hoffpauir and Charlie Barron each finished 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Other top contributors included Barron Courtney, 1-for-3, two RBIs, and Nick Case, 1-for-4, a double.
Central Catholic left 10 runners on base in the contest.
Central Catholic (14-2 overall, 3-0 in district) will return to action Tuesday at 6 p.m. when it hosts Ascension Episcopal in District 7-1A action.
The Berwick Panthers’ contest against Brother Martin as well as the Morgan City Tigers’ contest against Vandebilt Catholic both were rained out Saturday but have been rescheduled.
Berwick (12-5) will play Brother Martin on April 26. The Panthers will continue their nondistrict schedule Tuesday with a 4 p.m. contest at John Curtis.
Morgan City’s contest will be held today at home, with junior varsity beginning at 4 p.m. and varsity to follow at 6 p.m.