Comets dominate Lutcher, 13-3 to capture district championship
Published 12:00 am Monday, April 25, 2005
St. Charles Catholic completes 10-3A trifecta with baseball district title
BY DAVID FOLSE II
LAPLACE-Most fans would be thrilled to be able to have one district championship a year.
What happens to the fans whose school sweeps the big three?
Just ask St. Charles Catholic fans.
The Comets completed an impressive sweep of the three major district championships (football, boys basketball and baseball) Thursday afternoon with a resounding 13-3 defeat of arch-rival Lutcher at Comet field.
The game was called after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
The reason that Comet fans got a chance to begin their celebration a little early was courtesy of Jared Nowell.
Leading 11-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Nowell launched a towering two-run, walk-off homer to give the Comets a 10-run lead and put the 10-run mercy rule into effect.
It was Nowell’s only hit of the game.
Chris Waguespack also had a solid game for the Comets, going 1-3 at the plate with a double and a pair of runs driven in.
However, the big story was the performance of Michael Oncale on the mound for St. Charles Catholic.
Expecting a quality start, the Comet coaching staff got one of the best starts of the year out of Oncale.
Picking up the complete-game win, Oncale allowed only three runs on seven scattered hits and struck out four while walking only a pair.
Comets Head Coach Paul Waguespack was happy for his team.
“I’m part of all three titles,” the assistant football and boys basketball coach said. “It’s exciting. What more can you say. There are not that many times that you get a chance to accomplish something like that.”
Expecting a quality start from Oncale, Waguespack said his continues to be impressed with his progress.
“He gave us everything he could out there,” Waguespack said of Oncale. “Michael really threw the ball well. He has been getting better and better as the season has been going along and it was just his time to step up and do his thing.
“The big key to the ballgame was our ability to take their (Lutcher) pitcher deep into the count. We took him deep into the count because we wanted to make him throw a lot of pitches. We knew that they were a little short on pitching because they had used a bunch of guys on Tuesday against St. James. We felt like the more pitches that we could make him throw, the better our chances were.”
IN APRIL 16TH’S EDITION, L’OBSERVATEUR SPORTS MISTAKENLY STATED THAT CHRIS WAGUESPACK WAS HITTING OVER .500. IT WAS MEANT TO SAY CASEY ROBOTTOM.