Saints rout Prairie View, Block fall to LaSalle

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 31, 2009

BASTROP, La. — Trinity Episcopal had just six hits in its 14-2 rout of Prairie View Academy in a big MPSA District 3-AA win for the Saints Monday afternoon.

And that’s because Spartans starting pitcher Trevor Wallace and relief pitcher J.T. Hattaway combined for 12 walks and eight hit batsmen. The Saints’ Daniel Dunaway was hit by a pitch his first two times and his last two times at the plate. In between that, he had a double. Wallace was the losing pitcher and last just 2 1/3 innings. Hattaway went the final 3 2/3 innings.

Trinity Episcopal (9-6, 5-2) was only up by the score of 3-1 after two innings of play. Then the Saints started pulling away after scoring four runs in the top of the third inning. Prairie View scored one run in the bottom of the third to make it a 7-2 game, but that’s as close as the Spartans would get for the rest of the game.

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The Saints finished off the game with three runs in the top of the fifth inning and four runs in the top of the sixth. Jordan Dossett went three innings and was the winning pitcher. He struck out just two, gave up two runs on three hits and walked four batters.

Trinity Episcopal hosts Prairie View for a district varsity doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

LaSalle 3, Block 2

JONESVILLE, La. — LaSalle scored all three of its runs in the top of the fourth inning on a hit batsman, a walk and two costly errors by Block as the Tigers remained undefeated in District 3-1A by defeating the Bears Monday afternoon.

Neither team had much luck at the plate. Both Justin Winborne of Block and Sims gave up just two hits. But it was the errors midway through that hurt the Bears.

Block (9-5, 0-2) didn’t score its first run until the bottom of the fifth. Winborne was hit by a pitch. Courtesy runner Trey Vault then stole second base and made it to third on a sacrifice by John Davis. Then with two outs, Cody Harrington hit a ground ball to the shortstop, who committed an error that allowed Vault to score.

Christian Wiggins then hit a solo home run for the Bears in the bottom of the sixth inning, but it wasn’t enough as LaSalle (12-6, 3-0) held on for the win.

WCCA 10, Prentiss Christian 1

WOODVILLE — It took five innings for the WCCA’s bats to come alive, but when they did, there was little Prentiss Christian could do as the Rams defeated the Saints in a non-district game Monday night.

WCCA (7-10) went into the bottom of the fifth inning tied with Prentiss Christian at 1-1 before taking control of the game with three runs in the home half of the inning. Then the Rams put away the Saints with six runs in the bottom of the sixth.

George Davis went 3-for-4, winning pitcher Hayden Holden was 2-for-2 and Randy Bell added a double for the Rams, who had 10 hits in the game.

River Oaks 11, Huntington 1 (5 innings)

MONROE, La. — Huntington left 11 runners on base and River Oaks took advantage of 10 errors as the Mustangs defeated the Hounds Monday night.

“When you leave that many on base and have that many errors, you can’t win,” Huntington head coach Leo Eliser said. “We started Jordan Wilson. He threw 35 pitches and we put Josh Lee in. Too many errors behind both of them.”

Two big innings by River Oaks (8-5) were key to the Mustangs 10-run ruling Huntington. They scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning and five runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Huntington (2-6) scored its only run in the top of the fourth inning. Wilson walked, went to third on a single by Josh Lee and scored on a passed ball.

Central Private 7, Centreville 6 (Game 1)

Central Private 15, Centreville 1 (Game 2; 5 innings)

CENTREVILLE — Central Private got its biggest test in District 5-AA this season in the first game of a doubleheader against Centreville Academy, but the Rebels held on for a one-run win Monday afternoon.

Central Private, the defending Class AA state champion, scored six runs over a three-inning stretch to take a 7-4 lead. And that was after the Rebels trailed 3-1 to Centreville at the end of the third inning.

The Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to make the score 7-6, but they were unable to pull off the upset.

The second game was completely different as Central Private scored eight runs in the top of the second inning and never looked back in taking care of Centreville in five innings.

The Tigers managed just four hits off winning pitcher Wilkinson, including a double by Kyle Brown. They scored their only run of the game in the bottom of the second inning. The Rebels, on the other hand, wound up with 13 hits. Courville led the way with three hits, including a home run, and Young had two doubles.

Centreville fell to 9-7 overall and 1-3 in district play. Central Private remained undefeated in district play.