St. John remains unbeaten in district baseball fare

Tryve Brackin
STEVEN BROCKSMITH…and his St. John High Eagle baseball teammates remained unbeaten in District 8-A competition last week with a victory over visiting Christian Life Academy.

St. John remained unbeaten in district action despite a tough challenge from Christian Life Academy.

Monday visitors Christian Life Academy gave the Eagles their toughest District 8-A challenge thus far this spring as the local St. John boys had to fight off a final inning rally by the Crusaders to take a narrow 6-4 victory.

The Eagles had a three-run rally in the third inning and held a 5-0 lead before the Crusader bats got hot. The CLA boys rallied for two runs to SJHS’ one in the fifth and then the visitors came within two with a two-run rally in the top of the final inning before the Eagles got the final outs.

Corey David was the game’s winning pitcher for St. John and he also led the offensive attack with a home run and three RBI. First sacker Mike Martinez added a pair of hits and three RBI, while second baseman Wesley Miller added a pair of timely hits.

The win boosted SJHS to 13-5 overall and to 5-0 in 8-A play.

The next day the Eagles lost to 4-A power St. Thomas More by a 6-1 score in a special holiday week game. Similar to the narrow victory over CLA, the Eagles hit the ball hard, but right to opposing outfielders much of their at bats.

ACHS 14, WCHS 3:

The hosting Bulldogs put all three of their runs on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning, but had to endure a comeback by the Donaldsonville club in the later innings. ACHS rallied for six runs in the third and five more in the fourth to ignite their District 8-A victory.

ACHS standout Chris Caballero led his team’s offense with a home run and two doubles. He drove in four runs.

WCHS’ Vance Williams went two for two at the plate to lead the Bulldogs, while Jonathan Roberts drove in a pair of runs with a first-inning hit.

Isaac O’Bear suffered the mound loss for WCHS, while Tony Marcello scattered eight hits to pick up the victory for ACHS (4-0 in 8-A).

The White Castle defense helped along an 11-hit ACHS attack by committing nine errors in the contest.

WCHS fell to 1-2 in league play and to 4-5 overall.

AC 8, EIHS 6:

East Iberville was hoping to garner its first 8-A district victory early last week, but it would not happen.

The battle of winless 8-A clubs was resolved in the bottom of the fifth when hosting Ascension Christian rallied for six runs to erase a 6-2 EI Tiger lead.

EIHS fell to 0-5 in league play, while AC moved to 1-4.

Brad Morris led the East offensive attack by going two for two at the plate. Outfielder Mitch Johnson added a key hit as well.

Robbie Brown suffered the mound loss for the Tigers, but got little support from defensive play. East committed five errors.

East Iberville actually out hit AC seven to five, and the hosts committed six errors to the five for EIHS; and yet the Tigers came out on the losing end. AC used a trio of doubles to get the necessary runs across the plate.


A combination of hard hits and a bevy of walks allowed helped District 8-3A first-place Brusly High romp to an easy 26-5 victory over Plaquemine High early last week.

The Green Devils fell to 7-10 overall with the loss and to a 0-1 start in district baseball.

Coach Corey Alleman was unavailable for comment after repeated telephone calls. PHS also played St. James in a district game last week.