St. Mary Central 12-year-old All-Star Coach Ronnie Ratcliff talks with pitcher Hayden Robinson during Saturday's contest against Morgan City. St. Mary Central won the district title with a 3-0 record. The team's pitching staff surrendered just one run in three games, while its offense scored 37 runs. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
SMC 12s win district crown
St. Mary Central 12-year-old All-Stars capped an undefeated finish at the District 3 Majors Tournament in Bayou Vista Monday with a 10-1 win against Franklin.
St. Mary Central concluded the tournament with a 3-0 mark and outscored opponents 37-1.
In game 1, St. Mary Central defeated Morgan City Saturday, 17-0.
Zack Gonzales and Hayden Robinson combined for a one-hitter with Gonzales earning the win. In three innings, Gonzales surrendered one hit, one walk and fanned five. Robinson pitched an inning, hit one batter and fanned three.
St. Mary Central scored two runs in the first, three in the second, five in the third and seven in the fourth.
The Berwick-Bayou Vistabased squad outhit Morgan City, 13-1.
Offensively, Brett Bearb led St. Mary Central with a 3-for-3 performance with a double, a triple, a home run, four RBIs and three runs. He was a single shy of hitting for the cycle. Other top St. Mary Central hitters included Dawson Richard, 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs; Robinson, 2-for-3, an RBI and a run; Zane Griffin, 1-for-1, a double, an RBI and two runs; Rhett Thomas, 1-for-2, a double and three runs; Evan White, 1-for-2, a double and two runs; Gonzales, 1-for-3, an RBI and a run; Aaron Askew, 1-for-2, a run; Jayden Milton, 1-for-4, a run; and Luke Thomas, an RBI.
In game two Sunday, St. Mary Central defeated Thibodaux, 10-0.
Richard earned the victory.
St. Mary Central will head to the South Regional in Ruston. Action will begin July 14 and continue through July 18.
MC 12s finish 2-1 in district
The Morgan City 12-year-old All-Stars punched their ticket to regional play with a 2-1 record at the District 3 Majors Tournament in Bayou Vista.
Morgan City capped the tournament with a 15-3 win against Thibodaux Monday.
Morgan City bounced back from a 17-0 defeat by St. Mary Central to open the tournament Saturday with a 7-5 win against Franklin Sunday.
Against St. Mary Central, St. Mary Central scored in every inning of the four-inning victory.
St. Mary Central led 2-0 after an inning, 5-0 after two complete, 10-0 after three winnings and 17-0 after the top of the fourth.
St. Mary Central outhit Morgan City, 13-1.
James Richardson had Morgan City’s lone hit as he finished 1-for-1 with a double.
Bryson Dupuy suffered the loss. In 1.2 innings, he surrendered four runs (one earned) on three hits with two walks and fanned one.
Against Franklin, Morgan City fell behind 3-0 as Franklin scored a run each in the first, second and third innings.
Morgan City tied the game at 3 in the top of the fourth, but Franklin took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fourth.
Morgan City countered with two runs each in the fifth and sixth innings for a 7-4 lead.
Franklin scored a run in the bottom of the sixth.
Morgan City won despite getting outhit 12-6.
Anibal Quinones led Morgan City with a 2-for-3 performance with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored. Other top Morgan City offensive contributors included Caleb O’con, 2-for3 with a double, an RBI and a run; Angelo Viscardi, 2-for-2, an RBI; Drew Miller, an RBI and a run; and Dylan Duval, an RBI.
Dupuy earned the win in relief of starter Duval. In 3.2 innings, Dupuy surrendered three runs (three earned) on seven hits with two walks and fanned six. In 2.1 innings, Duval surrendered two runs (two earned) on five hits with four strikeouts.
Against Thibodaux, Morgan City’s Karson Nelson, Ben Miller and O’con combined to toss a no-hitter. Nelson started and pitched the first two innings, surrendered an earned run with three walks and two strikeouts. Ben Miller pitched one inning and surrendered two runs (one earned) with two walks and one hit batter. O’con pitched two innings and fanned three.
Offensively, Morgan City took a 5-0 lead in the first inning.
While Thibodaux cut its deficit to 5-1 in the second, Morgan City took a 7-3 lead after three innings. Morgan City added five runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth for the final margin. In the win, Morgan City collected 13 hits.
Offensively, Viscardi led Morgan City with a 3-for-3 performance with four RBIs, a stolen base and two runs. Other top Morgan City offensive contributors included Drew Miller, 2-for-2 with three RBIs and three runs; Quinones, 2-for4, three RBIs; O’con, 2-for4, a double and four runs; Ben Miller, 1-for-3, a double and two RBIs; Duval, 1-for3, a double, an RBI and three runs; Dominic Case, 1-for-2, a run; and Richardson, 1-for-3, a run.
Morgan City now will head to the North Regional in West Monroe. Action begins July 14 and continues through July 18.
Patterson 12s finish 4-2 at state tourney
The Patterson 12-year-old All-Stars finished 4-2 at the Cal Ripken State Tournament in Terrebonne Parish, falling in an elimination game Sunday morning.
While no scores were available, Patterson started the tournament with a win against East Feliciana before falling Friday to Madisonville. Patterson bounced back with three consecutive victories in the loser’s bracket, defeating Westside Friday afternoon and Iberville and Kenner Saturday afternoon.
Patterson was eliminated from the tournament Sunday by Madisonville.