St. Mary Central is perfect in weekend action

Staff Report

PATTERSON — St. Mary Central finished 3-0 July 13 and 14 at the District 3 Majors Tournament at Kemper Williams Park.

St. Mary Central defeated Franklin 10-5 on July 14th, while a day earlier, the squad picked up wins against Patterson, 7-1 and Thibodaux, 9-2.

Meanwhile, Morgan City finished 2-1 with wins against Thibodaux 10-0 in four innings on July 12, while the squad fell to Franklin 10-0 in five innings July 13 before rebounding with a 15-10 win against Patterson July 14.

Patterson finished 0-3 with a loss to Franklin, 11-1, on July 12 in addition to contests against Morgan City and St. Mary Central.

While it is undefeated, St. Mary Central has not clinched either a spot in the South Regional or North Regional yet.

A win tonight against Morgan City, though, would give St. Mary Central the District 3 championship and a spot in the South Regional in Vidalia, which will begin Friday.

A loss would mean three teams — St. Mary Central, Morgan City and Franklin — would be tied with 3-1 records.

The tie would be divided by runs allowed between the teams tied, and then, if necessary, runs allowed in the tournament.

Franklin is complete with tournament play after finishing July 14 with a 3-1 mark, while Thibodaux and Patterson, which are both 0-3, will play each other today.

St. Mary Central

In its win against Franklin, St. Mary Central took as much as a 5-0 lead after four innings before Franklin rallied to knot the game at five on a two-out, three-run home run by Brian Sonnier.

However, St. Mary Central came roaring back in the top of the sixth inning with five more runs as Lucas Hatch scored on an error. Other top contributors in the inning included Barrett Hover with a double and Seth Giroir with an RBI single.

Franklin was retired in order in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Hover led St. Mary Central with a 2-for-2 performance with a double, two RBIs and a run, while Giroir finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run.

Other top contributors included Mitchell Fredrick, 2-for-3, a double and two runs; Abram Gilder, 2-for-3, two RBIs and a run; and Luke Felterman, 2-for-3, an RBI and two runs.

Fredrick earned the win in relief. In two innings, he surrendered five runs on three hits with two walks and fanned one.

Ian Valdez started the contest for St. Mary Central and in four innings, he surrendered two hits, four walks and fanned seven.

Against Patterson, St. Mary Central jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead and built as much as a 7-0 lead after four innings.

Patterson plated its lone run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Ian Valdez earned the win for St. Mary Central as he struck out five of the six batters he faced in two innings of work. He surrendered no hits or walks.

Adam Askew pitched two innings of relief and surrendered two hits, two walks and fanned two, while Dayton Clark tossed two innings and surrendered a run on three hits with a walk and struck out two.

At the plate, Seth Giroir finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run, while Lucas Hatch finished 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run and Rustin Ratcliff, 2-for-2, two runs. Barrett Hover also finished 1-for-2.

Against Thibodaux, Adam Askew homered twice and drove in six RBIs to lead St. Mary Central in its win.

Askew finished 3-for-3 and also scored three runs.

Other top contributors included Ian Valdez, 3-for-3, a double and a run; Mitchell Fredrick, 2-for-3, three runs; and Abram Gilder, 2-for-3.

On the mound, Luke Felterman earned the win. In three innings, he surrendered two runs on three hits with two walks and fanned three.

In three innings of relief, Zeph Hoffpauir didn’t allow a hit or a walk and fanned six.

Morgan City

In its game against Thibodaux on July 12, which was concluded after it was stopped a night earlier due to rain, Morgan City scored in every inning, including three runs in the first inning and four in the third inning.

Morgan City pitching limited Thibodaux to a hit.

Starter Alex Brocato earned the win as he surrendered a hit, walked three and fanned eight in three innings of work.

Brocato also finished 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs and three runs, while Tucker Manuel was 1-for-3 with three RBIs, a run and a stolen base.

Other top contributors for Morgan City included Trey Derouen, 2-for-2, two RBIs and a run; Morrquise Charles, 2-for-3, two runs; Hunter Daigle and Dakota Lux, each 1-for-1 with an RBI with Daigle scoring a run; Brooks Thomas, 1-for-2, two runs; and Zach Stewart, an RBI.

In Morgan City's loss to Franklin, the western St. Mary Parish squad broke open a 2-0 game with eight runs in the fourth inning.

Meanwhile, its defense and pitching duo of Kolby Presley and Brian Sonnier limited Morgan City to three hits. Presley got the win.

Bryce Grizzaffi finished 1-for-2 with a double for Morgan City, while Daigle and Andrew Dragna each were 1-for-1.

Manuel took the loss for Morgan City as he pitched three innings and allowed four runs — three earned — on two hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Against Patterson, Morgan City couldn’t break free from Patterson until it used a seven-run outburst in the bottom of the fifth inning to break open an 8-7 game for an eventual 15-10 win.

Patterson opened the game with a 3-0 advantage after the top of the first inning before Morgan City responded with five runs in the bottom of the frame.

Patterson cut the deficit to 5-4 in the top of the second and later 8-7 heading into the bottom of the fifth.

Manuel finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs for Morgan City, while Alex Brocato was 1-for-2, with a home run, four RBIs and three runs.

Other top contributors included Daigle, 2-for-2, a double, an RBI and a run; Charles, 2-for-3, a double, an RBI and three runs; Thomas, 1-for-2, a run; Nguyen, 1-for-3; and Stewart, an RBI.

Charles earned the win as he surrendered four runs — one earned — on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 1.2 innings of work.

Bryce Grizzaffi also pitched for Morgan City, and in four innings of relief, he surrendered six runs — five earned — on four hits with five walks and seven strikeouts.

Landon Harris took the loss for Patterson.

Kai Schexnader finished 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and three runs to lead Patterson offensively, while Cameron Moses was 1-for-3 with two RBIs; Bryce Daigle, 1-for-2, a stolen base and two runs; Drew Lucas, 1-for-3, a stolen base and two runs; De’andre Jackson, 1-for-3; and Landon Harris and Ian Doucet, each 1-for-4, with Doucet, scoring a run.

No individual statistics were available from Patterson’s contests against St. Mary Central or Franklin.

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