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Morgan City High School's Kyle Ring slides into second during an early season game against Thibodaux. MCHS was one of the area teams in play in the past week. Teams are beginning district action.
—The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute

Area ball teams busy with games, tourneys

Morgan City High School baseball and Berwick High School softball were both in action Monday.
MCHS rips Madison Prep, 15-4
Morgan City High School ran past Madison Prep Academy of Baton Rouge, 15-4, Monday at Tiger Diamond.
The Tigers scored nine runs in the second inning to break the game open. Marquis Charles led the team with three RBI’s while Hayden Barron and Logan Tingle had two hits and two RBI’s each. MCHS pounded out 12 hits in the game.
Greg Hirchman pitched a complete game on the mound for Tigers.
Morgan City Tigers will be at home Thursday for a 6 p.m. game against South Lafourche in district play.
Berwick bats quiet in loss to St. James
St. James pounded out 10 hits en route to a 10-0 win over Berwick in softball action Monday a Berwick High School.
The Lady Panthers struggled at the plate with just three hits in the game. Brittany Roberie was 1-for-3, while Jaci Lipari and Jordan Arnold were 1-for-2.
Sydney Aucoin took the loss for the Lady Panthers, throwing 1 inning but surrendering six runs (all earned) on five hits with a strikeout and two walks. Lipari tossed 3.1 innings in relief allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits with a strikeout and a base on balls.
CCHS takes two games in ACHS tourney
Central Catholic won two games this weekend at Ascension Catholic’s tournament as it defeated Dunham Friday and Ascension Catholic Saturday.
The Eagles edged Dunham, 3-2, and defeated Ascension Catholic, 3-1.
Against Ascension Catholic, Luke Barbier earned the win.
In six innings, Barbier tossed a three-hitter. He surrendered one run (one earned) on three hits with two walks and fanned two.
Gregory Leger earned the save. In an inning of relief, he surrendered one hit and fanned three.
Offensively, Central Catholic scored a run each in the first, fourth and seventh innings.
Ascension Catholic scored its lone run in the bottom of the seventh.
Bryce Grizzaffi led the Central Catholic offense with a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI, a stolen base and a run. Other top offensive contributors for the Eagles were Leger, 2-for-3, an RBI; Thomas Garber, 1-for-3, a double; and Blake Hidalgo, an RBI.
Against Dunham, Thomas Mire and Barbier combined to surrender just two hits in the narrow victory.
Mire earned the win as he pitched the first 6.2 innings and surrendered two runs (two earned) on two hits with one walk and two strikeouts.
Barbier earned the save as he pitched a third of an inning and fanned one.
Dunham took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, and the score remained the same until Central Catholic pushed across three runs in the bottom of the fourth for a 3-1 advantage.
Dunham scored its final run in the top of the sixth.
Central Catholic had just three hits, led by Leger’s 2-for-3 performance with a double and a run. Hidalgo, Nathan Hebb and Tyler Longman had an RBI apiece.
Central Catholic (9-6) returned to action Tuesday when it began District 7-1A action at Lafayette Christian.
Patterson finishes 1-2
in tournament
The Patterson Lumberjacks finished 1-2 in the Menard/Grace Christian tournament as the squad defeated University Academy of CENLA but fell to Cedar Creek and Menard.
Friday, Patterson defeated University Academy, 15-5.
Patterson and University Academy played a close game for the first five innings as Patterson led 7-5 after four complete innings.
However, the Lumberjacks broke the game open in the top of the sixth with six runs and then added two more in the top of the seventh for the final margin.
Patterson outhit University Academy just 12-9 in the victory.
University Academy committed seven errors to Patterson’s two miscues.
Joel Singleton led Patterson with a 3-for-5 performance with a double, a stolen base and three runs. Other top Patterson offensive contributors included Noah Bryant, 2-for-4, a double, two RBIs and two runs; Christian Soria, 2-for-4, three runs and a stolen base; Jamey Fabre, 1-for-2, a double, two RBIs and a run; Matt Dardeau, 1-for-5, three RBIs, a stolen base and a run; Brad Beaubouef, 1-for-3, an RBI and two runs; John Brooks, 1-for-4, a stolen base, two RBIs and a run; Reid Perkins, 1-for-3, an RBI, a stolen base and a run; and Chad LaGrange, an RBI and a run.
Bryant earned the win. In six innings, he surrendered five runs (two earned) on nine hits with two walks, two hit batters and fanned three.
Brandt Lightsey pitched an inning and fanned two.
Patterson (8-7) returned to action Tuesday when it hosted Pope John Paul II in nondistrict action.
Berwick falls at
New Iberia Tourney
The Berwick Panthers fell to New Iberia, 8-5, Saturday in nine innings at New Iberia’s tournament.
Berwick scored single runs in the first five innings for a 5-0 lead heading to the bottom of the fifth.
New Iberia scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth and three more in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 5.
The score remained the same until the bottom of the ninth when, with two outs, New Iberia connected on a walk-off three-run home run for the final score.
Grant Oubre, the final of four pitchers used, suffered the loss. In 3.2 innings, he surrendered three runs (three earned) on three hits with three walks and one strikeout. Austin Price started the game, and in five innings, he surrendered two runs (two earned) on eight hits with one walk and fanned eight.
Offensively, Cameron Wiley and Bradley Gray each homered in the win. Wiley finished 2-for-5 with a home run, an RBI, a stolen base and two runs, while Gray was 1-for-5 with a home run, an RBI and a run. Other top Berwick offensive contributors included Cody Roberie, 2-for-3, an RBI; Kyle Pitre, 2-for-5, a double and a run; and Andrew Askew, an RBI.
Berwick (10-6) returned to action Tuesday when it began District 8-3A play at E.D. White.
MCHS goes 1-1 in
tourney play this weekend
Morgan City finished the weekend 1-1 at E.D. White’s tournament as the Tigers fell 6-5 to H.L. Bourgeois but defeated East St. John, 3-0.
No individual statistics were available.
Morgan City (7-9) will return to action Monday when it plays its first true home game of the season, a 4 p.m. contest against Madison Prep.

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