Baseball Team Moves To 13-6 After Weekend Sweep
After a 3-2 loss to Teurlings Catholic on Tuesday, coach Brad Bass looked to the weekend with an opportunity for his team to see great competition on the diamond.
The sixth year coach got his wish and more, as his Bears swept the weekend facing four of the top programs in any class in Louisiana.
CHS defeated Opelousas Catholic, St. Thomas More, Parkview Baptist and Teurlings Catholic in a rematch. The wins upped the Bears record to 13-6 and give the club much needed momentum going into a Tuesday match with Dunham.
A synopsis of the four games
In the 8-1 win, Brock Perry threw a complete game and struck out three. Perry yielded four hits to up his record to 1-2. Parker Evans homered for the Bears on offense.
St. Thomas More
The Bears gave up four in the first, but answered strongly at the plate to defeat the Cougars 14-8. Parker Evans got the W on the mound with Nathan Bell picking up the save. Bryan Bergeron, Brennan Lambert and Brady Hebert had two hits.
The Bears rebounded from their loss to the Rebels earlier in the week with a 9-3 win on Saturday morning. Grant Segar earned the win on the mound for CHS. Cole Johnson homered with Will Ethridge and Jordan Werner smacking two hits.
10-8 was the winning margin for the Bears with Mason Maurer shutting the door on the Eagles in the last inning for the save. Brady Hebert picked up the win on the hill for CHS. Parker Evans smacked his second homer of the weekend and Jordan Werner had another two hit game.
Coach Brad Bass was pumped up after the four game weekend sweep. “What a great weekend of baseball for the Bears,” said Bass. “We were two runs from being undefeated on the week and bounced back from that loss to Teurlings on Tuesday. Our guys showed some resilience in battling back against STM and then holding off Parkview in the weekend’s final game.”
Bass gave a glimpse into this week’s games. “We host Dunham on Tuesday evening and they are coming off of a win. Two years ago, we did not take them seriously and almost lost. Our guys must show up ready to play,” commented Bass. “Thursday we will travel to Zachary, one of the top programs in 5A. They handled us pretty well in the opening week, but if we continue to play for each other and with great effort and focus, we will be tough to handle. An athletic and improved Scotlandville team visits for an 11 a.m. start at Grizzly Field on Saturday.”
CHS Baseball Stat Leaders through 19 games
BATTING AVERAGE (Minimum 40 plate appearances):
Cole Johnson .368; Will Ethridge .364; Bryan Bergeron .364
Peyton Alexander 16; Brennan Lambert 15; Parker Evans 11
Will Ethridge 10; Tyler Suire 10; Cole Johnson 8
ERA (Minimum 4 appearances):
Austin Andrishok 1.17; Landon Boeneke 1.40; Brock Perry 1.97
Brady Hebert and Parker Evans, 3
Nathan Bell 2