2023 LHSAA Baseball State Tournament – Tuesday Results
BASEBALL PLAYOFF CENTRAL
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NON-SELECT DIVISION IV
No. 1 Ouachita Christian 7, No. 4 Opelousas Catholic 3
For a fourth consecutive year, Ouachita Christian has punched its ticket to the state championship.
The Eagles’ pitching staff was essential in helping to keep Opelousas Catholic at bay in a 7-3 semifinal victory Tuesday night. Carter Volion was credited with the victory after tossing 2.1 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking our four.
From there a trio of relievers finished the final 4.2 frames and allowing only one run to score despite six hits surrendered.
Landon Graves closed out the game with an inning of shutout work and also led the hitting effort with three hits with an RBI and three runs scored.
Opelousas Catholic registered 11 total hits in the game led by J. Tarnell’s three-hit effort that scored a run and drove in another. In total, three Vikings had multi-hit efforts in the contest.
No. 2 Ascension Catholic 4, No. 3 Glenbrook 1
The pitching tandem of Brooks and Bryce Leonard combined to limit a hot-hitting Glenbrook squad to one run and six hits to advance Ascension Catholic to the Select Division IV champion contest following a 4-1 win in Tuesday’s semifinal.
It’s the first time since 2018 that the Bulldogs will compete for a state championship.
Brooks Leonard secured the victory with six innings of work, allowing one run off of six hits and six strikeouts. His brother, Bryce, threw the final inning in relief where he fanned two batters.
Easton Sanders took the loss for Glenbrook, surrendering two runs on four hits over 3.3 innings, striking out seven.
The Bulldogs racked up five hits int he game led by Luke Husers and Layton Melancon’s multiple-hit efforts. Glenbrook had six hits in the game with Garrett Brown and Maddox Mandino each collecting two hits.
NON-SELECT DIVISION V
No. 3 Pitkin 5, No. 7 Weston 4
Kash Wisby provided game-winning heroics with a seventh inning, RBI-single to help lift No. 3 Pitkin past Weston, 5-4, and into Friday’s Non-Select Division V championship game.
The Tigers trailed by one headed into the bottom half of the final frame but used the two-run comeback to help avoid the upset and deliver Pitkin its first chance at a state title since 2019.
Cy Johnson was credited as the winning pitcher after having worked six innings, surrendering five runs on two hits and striking our four.
Gage James led the way for Pitkin with two hits and an RBI while eight different Tigers got on base. Weston was led by Cole Tolar and Colton Blundell who each hit twice on the day.
No. 5 Anacoco 4, No. 1 Choudrant 3
In a game too close for comfort, the Anacoco Indians upset top-ranked Choudrant, 4-3, in extra innings Tuesday afternoon to advance to their first title game since 2009.
With the lead knotted up at 3-3 and facing one out, Anacoco’s Landon Goodwin grounded out enabling Kaleb Goodwin to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. The win sets up an all-Vernon Parish matchup with Pitkin Friday at 11 a.m.
Chase Taylor was credited with the victory for Anacoco with 2.2 innings of work, allowing no runs on two hits and striking out two.
Landon Hennen took the loss for Choudrant having lasted four innings and surrendering four runs on four hits. The Aggies were led in hitting by Kaden Bradshaw who went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a double.
The Aggies led the game with 12 hits but were plagued by five errors on the day. Anacoco totaled eight hits and two errors.
SELECT DIVISION V
No. 1 Avoyelles Charter 10, No. 4 Claiborne Christian 1
Mason Bordelon was effective at the plate and on the mound Tuesday afternoon as Avoyelles Public Charter smashed Claiborne Christian, 10-1, to advance to its first state title game in school history.
Bordelon took the save with three innings of work while surrendering no hits or walk and striking out five. James Bordelon II picked up the win for the Vikings having tossed four innings surrendering one run on one hit while having fanned six batters.
Avoyelles totaled 16 hits on the day and were led by Mason Bordelon’s four hit day where he scored two runs and drove in an RBI. Five different Vikings finished the game with multi-hit efforts.
Andrew Allen took the loss for Claiborne Christian with four runs and seven hits surrendered in two innings of work. The Crusader’s only hit on the day came from Nicholas Womack.
No. 2 Family Community 7, No. 3 Grace Christian 1
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