Berwick High School's Mitchell Sanford pitched a one-hitter in the Panthers' win against Kaplan Thursday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
Sanford throws one-hitter as Berwick tops Kaplan, 3-0
Led by Mitchell Sanford’s one-hitter on the mound, the Berwick Panthers defeated Kaplan, 3-0, in District 8-3A action in Berwick Thursday.
Sanford, who earned the win, pitched a complete game and surrendered two walks, hit one batter and fanned 12 in seven innings.
Offensively, Berwick scored a run in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Lucas Hatch led Berwick with a 2-for-3 performance with two doubles and an RBI. Other top Berwick offensive contributors were: Kyle Boudreaux, 2-for-3 with an RBI; Zeph Hoffpauir, 1-for-3, a double and an RBI; and Sanford, 1-for-2, a double.
Berwick (16-7 overall, 6-0 in district) will continue league play Saturday when it hosts Abbeville Saturday at 1 p.m.
Morgan City swept the season series with South Lafourche, topping Class 4A’s top-ranked squad for the second time in three days, this time, 10-1, on the road Thursday.
Not only were the Tigers dominant on offense, its three pitchers, Morrquise Charles, Alex Brocato and Chris Pitre combined to surrender just one earned run on one hit.
Charles earned the win as he pitched 5.2 innings and surrendered one earned run on one hit with four walks, one hit batter and three strikeouts.
Morgan City scored a run each in the first two innings, two more in the third and one in the sixth for a 5-0 lead.
After South Lafourche scored one run in the bottom of the sixth, Morgan City responded with five runs in the top of the seventh.
Charles and Logan Tingle led Morgan City’s hitters. Charles was 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, three RBIs and a run, while Logan Tingle was 3-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run. Other top Morgan City offensive contributors were: Brocato, 1-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and a run; Ethan Nguyen, 2-for-3, a stolen base and a run; Caleb Landry, 1-for-3 with a double; and William LaRocca, 1-for-3, an RBI, a stolen base and a run.
Morgan City (12-14, 4-2) will return to action Saturday when it travels to face Ellender in district play. First pitch is set for 11 a.m.
CCHS holds off Shaw
The Central Catholic Eagles held off a seventh-inning rally from Archbishop Shaw for a 2-1 victory in nondistrict baseball action at Nicholls Thursday.
While Central Catholic took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, Archbishop Shaw threatened to tie the game in the top of the seventh, bringing a run home on a sacrifice fly and moving the tying run to third on a ground out to second base for the second out in the top of the seventh. However, Central Catholic’s Luke Barbier struck out the next batter to end the game.
Barbier pitched a complete game for the win. In seven innings, he surrendered one earned run on four hits with one walk, one hit batter and eight strikeouts.
Nathan Hebb and Bryce Grizzaffi led the Eagles’ offense. Hebb was 1-for-3 with two RBIs, while Grizzaffi was 1-for-3 with a double.
Central Catholic’s nondistrict game at Erath Friday has been cancelled, so the Eagles (14-8) will return to the field Tuesday when it hosts Hanson Memorial in a District 7-1A contest set for a 6 p.m. start.
The Erath Bobcats defeated the Patterson Lumberjacks, 7-2, in District 8-3A action at Patterson Thursday.
Erath led 2-1 after an inning and expanded its lead to 3-1 after two complete and 6-2 after six innings. Erath added a run in the top of the seventh.
The Bobcats outhit Patterson, 12-6.
Joseph Larson suffered the loss. In seven innings, he surrendered seven runs (five earned) on 12 hits with two walks and two hit batters.
Reid Perkins led Patterson with a 2-for-3 performance with a double and a run, while Hayden Pinho was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Patterson (9-13, 3-5) will return to action Friday when it hosts North Vermilion in a 4 p.m. contest.