St. Mary Central beats Morgan City
From Staff Reports
St. Mary Central and Franklin picked up victories during the first day of action at the District 3 AA Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin on Wednesday.
SMC, comprised of Berwick and Bayou Vista players, picked up a 20-12 victory against Morgan City, while Franklin came from behind to defeat Patterson, 15-9.
Action will continue today when Franklin and SMC meet at 5:30 p.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 7 p.m.
Morgan City does not resume play until Friday at 5:30 p.m. when it plays Thibodaux.
St. Mary Central 20,
Morgan City 12
Ross Thomas collected four hits, four RBIs and four runs as St. Mary Central opened district tournament play with a 20-12 victory.
Thomas finished 4-for-4 in the victory, while Carter Williams also finished 4-for-4 with four runs.
SMC scored in every inning except the third. Its biggest innings came in the first two when it plated six runs apiece to jump out to a 12-5 lead.
While Morgan City cut the St. Mary Central advantage to three runs, 12-9 in the fourth, SMC responded with five runs for a commanding 18-9 lead.
Other SMC hitters included Blayne Brown, 3-for-3, an RBI and a run; Clay Menard, 3-for-4, two runs; Trevor Berryhill, 3-for-3, a run; Jackson Thorguson, 2-for-3, a run, an RBI; Luke Zerangue, 2-for-4, a run, an RBI; Owen Thorguson, 2-for-4, three runs; Nick Spitale, Conner Terrebonne and Kane Mason, each 1-for-3, with Terrebonne adding a run
For Morgan City, Jacob Blum, Dylan Cornes and Dakota Gibson each recorded two hits and two runs; Spencer Hebert and Carsyn Meador, two hits each; Randy Fontenot, Tate Matherne, Andrew Gros, Drew Rock and Ty-Jay Vaughan, one hit and one run apiece; and Ethan Blanchard, a hit,
Franklin 15, Patterson 9
Patterson jumped out early but couldn’t hold off Franklin, who stormed back for a 15-9 victory in action on Thursday in Franklin.
Patterson scored seven runs in the first inning as Kaden Samuels, Drake Burgess and Tylon Walton each connected on home runs.
Down 7-0, Franklin scored four runs each in the second and third innings to take an 8-7 lead, one they would never relinquish.
Franklin scored seven more runs in the fourth inning, while Patterson concluded its scoring in the fifth.