Monterey’s season ends in LHSAA semifinals

Published 12:02 am Friday, May 16, 2014

SULPHUR, La. — Monterey High School fell one game short of playing for a state championship as the top-seeded Wolves lost to the fourth-seeded Fairview High School Panthers 4-2 in nine innings Thursday night in the semifinals of the LHSAA Class B State Baseball Tournament at McMurry Park.

Kade Passman took the loss for Monterey, pitching all nine innings with one walk, seven strikeouts and giving up nine hits.

Tommy Poole highlighted the batting stats. Though he only went 1-for-3, his hit recorded two RBIs.

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Monterey head coach Eric Richard said he had no complaints about his team’s performance.

“It was a tight game and both pitchers threw well,” Richard said. “They got a few more timely hits than we did, and that was the difference in the game.”

Richard said his players played a hard fought game against a good Fairview team, and he is proud of the season they had ending one win shy of the championship.

“I think the two best teams in Class B played hard (Thursday),” he said.

Richard also commended the Monterey fans for supporting them all season long.

“It was very special to see fan support at the game that is a 3-and-a-half hour drive away,” Richard said. “I appreciate the support from our community that they’ve given us all season.”

The Wolves season ended with a 20-5 record.