St. Michael the Archangel sweeps Green Devils in 6-4A

PETER SILAS PASQUA ppasqua@postsouth.com
Plaquemine's Austin LeJeune fields a grounder earlier in the season. The Green Devils were swept by St. Michael in District 6-4A play last week. 
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PLAQUEMINE - St. Michael the Archangel swept Plaquemine 10-1 Wednesday and 16-3 Thursday in District 6-4A play.

The Green Devils (12-6, 0-2), under coach Scott Allen, travels to Lutcher Thursday, Livonia Saturday and Tara Tuesday.

The Warriors (14-8, 2-0) were out hit by Plaquemine 10-9 in the first game before St. Michael pounded out 16 hits in the second game to the Green Devils’ six.

Dylan McElroy earned the win Wednesday striking out eight and walking none.

J. T. Mauldin was 2-for-3 at the plate with  a home run, double, two runs and four RBIs, while Zach Harris was 2-for-5 with one RBI, Austin Edens was 1-for-3 with a home run and Ross Scelfo was 1-for-2 with one RBI.

Joseph Keller took the loss for Plaquemine allowing six hits and walking five while striking out four over four 1/3 innings. He also was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and Ethan King was 3-for-3.

Laine Fontenot picked up the win on Saturday for St. Michael.

Edens was 3-for-5 at the plate with a home run and six RBIs, while Mauldin was 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs and Chris Reid was 3-for-4 with three runs.

Keller was 2-for-3 with a double for Plaquemine, while Julius Maracalin was 1-for-3 with a triple and Austin LeJeune was 1-for-3 with one RBI.

Plaquemine pitchers walked 12 in the first game and stranded 10 baserunners. The Warriors jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning on two hit batters and two wild pitches.

“That was the worst pitching performance we have had in two years,” Allen said. “We killed ourselves with walks.”

King and Brandon Klack worked the final three innings in relief for Plaquemine. Tyler Ezell got the save for St. Michael in two inning of relief.

Dwayne Askins had one of four Plaquemine hits in the fourth inning with a two-out run scoring single to cut the deficit to 6-1.

St. Michael answered with four runs in the seventh that included Mauldin’s grand slam. Edens’ solo home run cam in the fourth.

Plaquemine is currently No. 15 in unofficial Class 4A power ratings released by the LHSAA on Wednesday.