01 Apr 2019

Baseball Bears Move To 14-8 With Win Over St. Amant

The Catholic High School baseball team faced an unfamiliar feeling in mid-March with a 7-7 record to put the Bears at an even .500. In the last half of March, the Bears got back to its customary ways of winning, capturing seven of its last eight games.

The Bears opened District 5-5A play on Thursday, March 28, with a resounding 15-0 score over the St. Amant Gators. The Gators put up a good fight on Saturday, March 30, in game two of the district series, but fell 6-5 to the Bears. “It was great to open district play with a big win, but we knew St. Amant would come back and fight on Saturday,” said head coach Brad Bass. “Our guys are starting to learn to play when the score is close down the stretch, which is big in games against strong programs.”

The Bears started the season 3-5 in games decided by one or two runs. Since that start, Bass’ charges have won four close games in a row, the mark of a resilient team.

The Bears are now 14-8 on the season and 2-0 in 5-5A after the wins over St. Amant. In the last eight games, the Bears have defeated Division II powers Teurlings and University, along with Division III power Catholic-New Iberia. Winning a three-game series over Zachary may be the crowning moment of the Bears’ successful eight-game run.

The Bears will play at home versus McKinley on Tuesday, April 2, and travel the following day to McKinley to wrap up the series. The Bears will finish the week against Division III Dunham.

Currently, Catholic is ranked third in the latest Division I power ratings behind St. Paul’s and Brother Martin. There are three weeks left in regular season play.