Baseball Bears Look To Playoffs As #2 Seed!
The baseball playoff pairings have been announced, and the Bears garnered the #2 seed in the Division I playoffs. The 4-1 win over 5A Hahnville on Saturday bolstered the Bears’ seeding and sent them into the post-season with momentum and a win over a quality opponent. “With district play over and a vacant spot on our schedule on the last day of the season, it was important for us to play a seasoned opponent,” said sixth year coach Brad Bass. “Hahnville will be a top eight seed and has twenty-three wins. It was good we scored four runs in he first because they were tough.”
The Bears got on the board in the top of the first inning, scoring four runs and pulling out to a commanding lead. Cole Johnson (.325) and Parker Evans (.292) walked in the inning, while Will Ethridge, Brennan Lambert and Patrick Crifasi (.281) contributed singles to the early barrage. After the first inning, the Bears had seven hits, but could not advance the runners home. In the middle innings, Hahnville pitcher Austin Perrin, a ULL signee, struck out six CHS hitters to limit the scoring damage.
On the mound, the Bears were on target, allowing just three hits and one run. Grant Segar got the win in four innings of work, allowing just the first inning run. Austin Andrisok, Nathan Bell and Brock Perry tossed an inning apiece of relief, giving up just one hit combined. Brock got the save for throwing a clean seventh inning. Segar moved to 4-1 on the season, while Perry picked up his second save of 2017. Brennan Lambert (.373) had three hits and a double for CHS and Will Ethridge (.409) went 2 for 3 on the day.
CHS is now 26-7 on the season and will receive a bye in the first round of the Division I Select playoffs. The Bears will be off next weekend and resume play on the weekend of May 5-6 at Grizzly Field with an opponent and times to be announced. The possible opponent is the winner of the St. Paul’s and Scotlandville first round game. St. Paul’s was the champion of 6-5A with a 12-2 district record. Scotlandville completed the season with a 20-11 record overall.
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