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Storm beat Bears 13-1 in playoffs

FERRIDAY — Triston Higgins scattered six hits and Freddie Mango had three base hits as the Delta Charter School Storm defeated the Block High School Bears 13-1 in five innings Tuesday afternoon in the bi-district round of the 2019 LHSAA Class 1A Playoffs.

Higgins kept No. 20 seed Block off the scoreboard until the top the fourth inning, when Dexture Jefferson singled and later scored. No. 13 seed Delta Charter went into that frame with a commanding 11-0 lead.

The Storm got to Jefferson right out of the gate with four runs in the bottom of the first inning and continued to add to its lead over the next two innings. Delta Charter put up another four-spot in the bottom of the second inning and plated three more runs in the bottom of the third.

Trey Poole capped off the victory with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Poole went 2-for-4 while Mango had a big game at the plate by going 3-for-4 with a double and a triple. Delta Charter belted out 18 total base hits.

Jefferson, who was charged with the loss on the mound, went 2-for-2 and Jaddarien O’Steen was 2-for-3 with a double.

Block finished its season with an overall record of 4-17.

Delta Charter (7-15) will next play at No. 4 seed Kentwood High School in the regional round at a day and time to be determined. The Kangaroos received a bye in the bi-district round.

Newton County Academy 9, Centreville Academy 5

DECATUR — Kemp Alderman overcame seven walks by striking out eight batters and holding Centreville Academy to four hits over five innings in leading the Newton County Academy Generals past the Centreville Academy Tigers 9-5 Tuesday afternoon to take a 1-0 series lead of the first round of the 2019 MAIS Class AA South State Playoffs.

Alderman gave up four runs, three of them earned and helped his own cause with a home run, four runs batted in and being walked four times.

Both teams scored two runs in the first inning and Centreville, the No. 2 seed out of District 4-AA, scored one run it the top of the second inning for a 3-2 lead. That lead, however, would be short-lived as Newton County Academy (14-12) used a five-run rally in the bottom of the second to the lead for good at 7-3.

The District 3-AA No. 2 seed Generals would add single runs each in the bottom of the third and fourth innings to grab a 9-3 lead before the Tigers would score a couple of runs late in the game. Hayden West was 2-for-4 with one RBI.

Centreville Academy (13-12) will look to even up this best-of-three series when it hosts Newton County Academy for Game 2 Friday at 4 p.m. If that happens, Game 3 will take place following the conclusion of Game 2.

Bell City 10, Monterey 2

BELL CITY, La. — The No. 21 seed Monterey High School Wolves saw their season come to an end Tuesday afternoon after falling to the No. 12 seed Bell City High School Bruins 10-2 in the bi-district round of the 2019 LHSAA Class B Playoffs. No other information on the game was available.

Monterey ended up with an overall record of 8-12. Bell City (12-7) will next play at No. 5 seed Glenmora High School in the regional round at a day and time to be determined.

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