PHS splits 8-3A diamond games last week to move to 2-1

Tryve Brackin
KEY ELEMENTS…Plaquemine High pitcher Blake Landry was a key element in recent Green Devil district baseball victories.

Plaquemine High split a pair of midweek baseball games last week to up its District 8-3A record to 2-1. The Green Devils downed St. James High 7-4 Thursday to follow up a narrow 4-3 loss to Brusly Tuesday of last week. Overall the Greenies moved to 8-11 for the season.

PHS 7, St. James 4:

Blake Landry won his second 8-3A game in three league contests played by tossing a four-hitter to top the visiting St. James Wildcats by a 7-4 score last Thursday.

Landry pushed his district mark to 2-0 and his season record to 3-1 with the mound victory. His previous win was in the district opener against Port Allen.

SJHS held a 2-1 lead for two and a half innings, but PHS tied the score in the bottom of the third. PHS went ahead 3-2 in the fourth and then rallied for four runs in the bottom of the fifth to ignite the victory.

Second baseman Neil Falcon came up with a key hit for the Green Devils. He stroked a double and drove in three runs.

Frosh Julius Maracalin continued his red-hot first varsity season as a hitter by rapping out a pair of key hits. Senior Cody Nugent also continued a successful spring at the plate as he added a pair of key hits to the PHS offensive attack.

The game was marred by poor defensive play. PHS had five of eight errors in the contest.


The hosting Brusly Panthers rallied for a run in the bottom of the seventh and final inning to trim the local Plaquemine High Green Devils in a hard-fought District 8-3A baseball contest early last week.

PHS took a 2-1 lead in the first inning and extended it to 3-1 in the second, only to have Brusly rally to lock the score at 3-3 in the top of the third inning. The score stayed at 3-3 until BHS rallied to win it.

PHS slipped to 1-1 in league play and to 7-11 overall with the loss.

Maracalin led the PHS offense with a two for two effort, including a double, while senior shortstop Josh Randall added a key base hit. Ben Cavalier suffered the mound loss.

Brusly moved to 2-0 in district and to 12-6 overall.