13 Mar 2016

Baseball Bears Come From Behind To Defeat Destrehan

Rain was the headline in the Baton Rouge area late last week, as many baseball programs scrambled to adjust their schedules. Catholic High was slated to play four games over the weekend, but Mother Nature had other ideas. The Bears were able to re-schedule Thursday’s rain out for Sunday, and defeated Destrehan 7-5, at Grizzly Field. The Bears are now 7-4 on the season.

Brady Sartain picked up the win for CHS, tossing 1.1 innings in relief of starter Parker Evans and reliever Nathan Bell. Sartain did not allow a Destrehan hitter to reach base. 

Leading the Bears at the plate were juniors Will Ethridge, Peyton Alexander and Cole Johnson.  Ethridge had two hits and three RBI, and Alexander and Johnson both hit home runs for CHS.

Coach Brad Bass was proud of the Bears’ comeback victory. “Our guys found a way to win against a formidable Destrehan club. I liked the resiliency they showed in coming from behind, but also in winning the only ballgame we played this week.”

The Bears travel to Lafayette to face 2015 Class 4A runner-up Teurlings Catholic at UL-Lafayette’s Tigue Moore Field on Tuesday, March 15th. “The Rebels have one of the best programs in Louisiana high school baseball. Mike Thibodeaux is one of the best coaches at any level in Louisiana,” noted Bass.

First pitch is set for 6 p.m.