Robottom’s bat paces Comets

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Sports Editor

BATON ROUGE-Hot hitters can are a great thing to have, especially come the playoff stretch run.

St. Charles Catholic’s baseball team has one and his name is Casey Robottom.

Behind the hot-hitting bat of Robottom’s, the Comets won again Saturday afternoon, this time on the road against Episcopal of Baton Rouge, 5-2.

Tied at two heading into the fourth inning, the Comets took a commanding two-run lead thanks to a two-run double from Chris Waguespack and never looked back.

In addition to Waguespack’s big hit, Robottom finished the game 3-3 with a double and a pair of runs driven in. Matt Sutton also had a solid performance going 2-4 at the plate and James Callahan was 2-3 at the plate.

A duel threat against the Knights, Jesse Martin also had a solid game. Martin picked up the win on the mound after giving up only one earned run in four innings of work and striking out eight.

Meanwhile at the plate, Martin was a solid 2-3 with a triple.

14-8 on the season and a perfect 5-0 in district 10-3A, Head Coach Paul Waguespack likes the way his team has been playing.

“Jesse is throwing the ball well for us and coming into form like I expected him to,” Waguesppack said. “We are off on Tuesday and then we have Donaldsville on Thursday and John Curtis on Saturday before the showdown with E.D. White the following Tuesday.

“It is all about getting ready for district and continuing to stay hot in district play. Hopefully these tough contest that we are playing out of district will toughen us up and have us ready to win the district championship.”