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Boys’ Prep Roundup: Cangemi’s tough defense couldn’t hold Buckeye

Published 12:07am Friday, April 4, 2014

DEVILLE, La. — Cole Cangemi did everything he could to give Vidalia an opportunity to defeat Buckeye. Unfortunately, the Vikings were unable to get the timely clutch hits they needed.

Even though Cangemi held Buckeye to just five hits, the Panthers scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th innings in a 2-1 come-from-behind win over the Vikings Thursday afternoon in an LHSAA District 3-3A game.

William Handjis scored what turned out to be Vidalia’s only run of the game in the top of the first inning. Buckeye tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth. Tyler Sandifer went 2-for-5 with a triple, Dylan Gautreau was 2-for-4 with a double, and Landon Seyfarth went 2-for-3.

Vidalia (9-7, 2-2) plays host to Avoyelles High School at 5 p.m. Monday.

Block 14, Northwood-Lena 4

JONESVILLE — Jacob Fannin allowed just one hit and struck out six batters in a complete-game outing as the Block Bears cruised to a 14-4 win over the Northwood-Lena Gators in six innings Thursday afternoon in an LHSAA District 3-1A game.

Fannin gave up four runs in the top of the fourth inning, but just one was earned because of some errors made by the defense behind him. He also walked none and hit two batters.

The Bears gave him plenty of run support in the first three innings. They scored seven runs in the bottom of the second inning, highlighted by Austin Danzy’s three-run home run, and three more in the bottom of the third, which included a two-run triple from Trent Coldiron.

Block (7-9, 2-2) next plays at 3 p.m. Saturday at Jena.

Monterey 5, Georgetown 2

GEORGETOWN, La. — Jake Cooper pitched a complete-game five-hitter and hit a key two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning as the Monterey Wolves, ranked No. 3 in LHSAA Class B, defeated the Georgetown Bulldogs 5-2 Thursday afternoon.

Georgetown had a 1-0 lead on Monterey after four innings of play before the Wolves scored all five of their runs in the top of the fifth. Cooper allowed two runs, struck out five and walked four in picking up the win.

Tommy Poole had a double and scored one run while Trey Book went 2-for-4 with one run batted in.

Monterey (12-3) plays host to Rapides High School at 4 p.m. today.