Baseball Bears End Season 27-9 And Undefeated In District Play
The CHS baseball team advanced to the Division I state tournament for the fourth consecutive year. Unfortunately, the title run came to end at the hands of St. Paul’s in the semifinals. The Bears locked up in a pitcher’s duel with St. Paul’s for eight innings plus before the visiting Wolves scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to win, 3-0.
The Bears finished the season with a 27-9 overall record and an undefeated (10-0) in District 5-5A. It was the first undefeated district record in head coach Brad Bass’ seven year tenure at Catholic High. The senior class exits Catholic with a four year run of 124-30, winning 81 percent of their games. Four members of the senior class signed to play college baseball: Brennan Lambert (Lamar University); Austin Andrishok and Brady Hebert (LSU-Eunice), and Landon Boeneke (Tulane University). A fifth senior, Grant Segar, is expected to choose his college baseball path in the near future. Fellow seniors Bryan Bergeron, Jordan Werner and Mason Maurer complete the star-studded senior baseball class of 2018.
Head Coach Brad Bass reflected on the season and this senior class. “I am so proud to coach these eight young men and excited what the future holds for them. I was lucky to see them grow up in our program,” said Bass. “They embody what this team became – an unselfish group that loved being around each other that was committed to going out every game and playing the game hard with the team’s best interest in mind.”
While the season ended short of advancing to the championship game and meeting John Curtis for a second straight year, Bass knows the result is not the biggest goal. “The relationships that were built in our program will last a lifetime. Our guys know they can call each other years from now or call one of our coaches and we will be there for each other. That is what you learn at Catholic High and those lessons are bigger than any game on the field,” said Bass.
2018 Post Season Awards
Highest Batting Average – Bryan Bergeron
Golden Glove Award – Grant Segar
110 Percent Award (The Brent Pecue Memorial Award) – Mason Maurer
Student Athlete Award (The Clyde Didier Memorial Award) – Landon Boeneke