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23rd Annual Jay Patterson Shootout Baseball Tourney Recap

East Ascension’s Blake Peterson and Dutchtown’s Brayden Caskey
SPORTS SCENE PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

St. Amant was among three teams that went 4-0 in the 23rd Annual Jay Patterson Shootout last week. East Ascension’s Johnny Ambeau Park, Gator Park at St. Amant High, Dutchtown’s Griffin Park and Herty Field in Zachary were the host sites for the thirteen-team tourney played last Thursday through Saturday.

26 games were played over the three-day period with Brother Martin and Sam Houston joining the Gators as the three teams that emerged undefeated in the tourney.

Three teams finished 3-1, including Dutchtown, Zachary and West Monroe. Last year’s Class 5A state runner up Sulphur was the only team to finish 2-2 with East Ascension, Destrehan and Northshore dropping three of their four games and the trio of Hahnville, Shaw and Myrtle Beach of South Carolina going winless. All twelve in-state teams made the state playoffs last year.

ST. AMANT GATORS (7-5)

St. Amant opened the tourney on Thursday with a 5-1 win over Hahnville behind the pitching of Teddy Webb. The junior lefthander allowed one run on three hits while striking out six in six innings. He also drove in two runs.

Rhett Melancon had a double and a triple for the Gators along with two RBIs.

St. Amant made quick work of Sulphur in the Friday night game scoring eight runs in the third inning enroute to a 10-3 win. Aaron Delaune was the winning pitcher working five innings, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out three.

Delaune, Teddy Webb, Brock Bourgeois, Lathan Bourgeois, Reese Lipoma, Melancon and Slade Zeppuhar all drove in runs for the Gators.

Trey Webb’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh gave the Gators the walk-off win 6-5 over Sam Houston in their first game on Saturday at East Ascension. Webb led the Gators at the plate with a home run, double and two other RBIs in addition to the game-winning hit. Brady Kunefke was the winning pitcher.

St. Amant closed out their perfect weekend with a 10-4 win over Shaw later on Saturday with Trey Webb earning the win allowing four hits and no runs over four innings, striking out six.

Melancon led the Gators at the plate with 3 RBIs while Lathan Bourgeois and Reese Lipoma each had two RBIs in the win over the Eagles.

DUTCHTOWN GRIFFINS (7-4)

Dutchtown picked up a 7-2 win over Shaw in their first game last Thursday in the tourney. The Griffins blew the game open with a five run, fifth inning highlighted by Darren Barbier’s three-run triple.

Jesse Miller was the winning pitcher allowing one hit and striking out eight in six innings.

The Griffins suffered their only loss in game one on Friday when they fell to Brother Martin 5-3. The Crusaders Brandon Bonura threw a complete game, striking out eight and allowing one earned run. Will Reed and Barbier both had two hits for Dutchtown and Wil Dotter was saddled with the loss.

Dutchtown bounced back later that evening to down West Monroe 6-5.  The Griffins took the lead with four runs in the fifth inning against the Rebels, including Reed’s two-run single. Brayden Caskey had three hits for the winners.

Trey Martin picked up the win in relief for the Griffins working two scoreless innings, allowing only one hit against the Rebels.

Jack Simmons pitched a complete game shutout as Dutchtown defeated Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 6-0 on Saturday to finish the tourney with three wins in four games.

EAST ASCENSION SPARTANS (3-10)

Sam Houston scored five runs in the second inning and added a six-run sixth to defeated the Spartans 15-5 in the tourney opener for both teams on Thursday night.

The Spartans had eight hits with Trey Williams and Kael Babin each collecting two hits with Williams and Garrett Leeper both knocking in a pair of runs. Logan Daigle took the loss allowing seven hits and eight runs while striking out two.

The Spartans bounced back the next day to pick up their only win of the tourney, a 7-4 decision over Myrtle Beach. Todd Peterson was the hitting star with two hits and three RBIs. Grant Griffin and Beau Landry also had a pair of hits.

Blaise Foote picked up the win for EA allowing three runs on eight hits over five innings, while striking out eleven.

In the highest scoring game of the tourney, West Monroe out-lasted the Spartans 17-16 in a three-hour marathon last Saturday morning. Hitting leaders for the Spartans included Griffin and Devin Lewis with three RBIs apiece. The host team also collected six doubles in the slugfest. Griffin and Peterson each had three hits for EA.

In the nightcap on Saturday, East Ascension suffered their second one-run loss of the day dropping an 8-7 decision to Brother Martin. Foote was the hitting star for the Spartans with five RBIs in the loss, including a fourth inning home run.

THIS WEEK

All three local schools will be in action this Tuesday with Dutchtown facing Holy Cross at UNO in New Orleans. St. Amant will host Zachary and East Ascension will host the defending 5A state champion Central Wildcats at Johnny Ambeau Park.

2019 JAY PATTERSON SHOOTOUT RESULTS

Thursday, March 7th

At East Ascension High School

Johnny Ambeau Park

Sam Houston 15, East Ascension 5

West Monroe 13, Myrtle Beach, SC 0

At St. Amant High School

Gator Park

Brother Martin 10, Destrehan 0

St. Amant 5, Hahnville 1

At Dutchtown High School

Griffin Park

Dutchtown 7, Shaw 2

At Zachary High School

Herty Field

Zachary 6, Northshore 3

Sulphur 9, Zachary 3

Friday, March 8th

At East Ascension High School

Johnny Ambeau Park

Sam Houston 10, Shaw 0

East Ascension 7, Myrtle Beach, SC 4

At St. Amant High School

Gator Park

Sulphur 5, Hahnville 4

St. Amant 10, Sulphur 3

At Dutchtown High School

Griffin Park

Brother Martin 5, Dutchtown 3

Dutchtown 6, West Monroe 5

At Zachary High School

Herty Field

Destrehan 7, Northshore 6

Zachary 6, Destrehan 2

Saturday, March 9th

At East Ascension High School

Johnny Ambeau Park

West Monroe 17, East Ascension 16

West Monroe 13, Sulphur 2

Brother Martin 8, East Ascension 7

Brother Martin 18, Myrtle Beach, SC 5

At St. Amant High School

Gator Park

St. Amant 6, Northshore 5

Northshore 14, Shaw 1

St. Amant 10, Shaw 4

At Dutchtown High School

Griffin Park

Dutchtown 6, Myrtle Beach, SC 0

At Zachary High School

Herty Field

Sam Houston 13, Destrehan 3

Sam Houston 7, Hahnville 3

Zachary 10, Hahnville 8

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