Boys’ Prep Roundup: Block loses to St. Mary; Vidalia run over by Caldwell

Published 12:01am Friday, March 28, 2014

NATCHITOCHES, La. — James Carney pitched a complete-game two hitter and Tyler McCain hit a home run as the St. Mary High School Tigers defeated the Block High School Bears 7-2 Thursday afternoon in an LHSAA District 3-1A game.

The game started an hour earlier than its original starting time of 4 p.m. in an effort to get the game in before any inclement weather arrived. Block got off to a good start, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. Unfortunately, the Bears could do nothing against Carney after that.

St. Mary took the lead for good with a two-run rally in the bottom of the second inning that gave the Tigers a 3-2 lead. They led the Bears 4-2 after three innings of play before scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth that put the game away. Jacob Murchinson went 3-for-4 with a double to lead the Tigers.

Block (4-7, 0-2) hosts Logansport at 4 p.m. Monday.

Caldwell Parish 12, Vidalia 2

COLUMBIA, La. — The Caldwell Parish High School Spartans used a pair of five-run innings to defeat the Vidalia High School Vikings 12-2 in five innings Thursday afternoon in an LHSAA District 3-3A game.

Caldwell Parish was already up 1-0 on Vidalia after one inning of play before scoring five runs in the bottom of the second inning to go ahead 6-0. The Vikings tried to come back from that deficit, but they were still down 7-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth. And that’s when the Spartans decided to end the game early by plating five runs to put the 10-run rule in effect.

William Handjis had a triple and Josh Foucher went 2-for-3 to lead the Vikings at the plate.

Vidalia (8-6, 1-1) plays host to Marksville at 6 p.m. Monday.

Cathedral 15, Pelhatchie 5

NATCHEZ — A productive third-inning performance lifted Cathedral High School past Pelhatchie High School 13-5 Thursday.

The Green Wave (9-1, 2-0) scored eight runs in the third inning after being down one run to go up 10-3.

From there, it was smooth sailing for Cathedral who allowed Pelahatchie two more runs though they managed to get three more before finishing the game.

Sam Parker was the winning pitcher in five innings allowing six hits with one strikout.