Comets win two at tourney

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 11, 2011



MONROE – Weather stopped St. Charles from getting as much work in as they’d have liked last weekend. But three games – and two wins – were enough to create a milestone.

St. Charles coach Paul Waguespack earned his 250th career win at the school in SCC’s 17-4 victory over Episcopal of Baton Rouge at last weekend’s Ouachita Christian tournament in Monroe.

The Comets (4-4) also defeated Opelousas Catholic, 7-1, while falling to Ouachita Christian, 8-3.

SCC struck early against Episcopal, going ahead 1-0 when Jeffrey Hall scored on a wild pitch after a triple in the first inning, then 2-0 when Donnie Savoie scored on a wild pitch.

Episcopal answered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning, but it would be all St. Charles from there.

Hall came up big for the second time with a bases loaded-single to tie the game. Then Savoie walked to force home another run, making it 4-3. Episcopal then started to wilt defensively: after Jared Keating grounded out to bring home a run, an error brought home another to make it 6-3. Shane McNeil reached on an error that brought another run home to make it 7-3, then an error on a ball hit by Macky Cortez plated two runs to make it 9-3 entering the third inning.

In the fourth, St. Charles exploded again to put the game away, scoring seven runs. With the bases again loaded, Cortez walked in a run. Then Chad McNeil doubled home two more to make it 12-3.

Luke Poche’s RBI made it a 10-run game, then Savoie singled in another run. Keating’s 2-RBI single made it 16-3, and Nick Montagut would top off the Comet scoring in the fifth with a RBI double.

The game was called after five innings for the 10-run rule.

SCC began the Monroe tourney with a 7-1 win over Opelousas Catholic. The Comets received a huge lift from Brady Hitt, who socked two home runs and collected five RBIs on the day. Stats from the Ouachita Christian game were not available at press time.

Games against University-Baton Rouge and Calvary Baptist were cancelled due to rain.

The Comets returned to action and lost to Catholic High Thursday, despite a first inning solo home run by Hall. Catholic tied the game in the bottom of the first and scored three more in the third.

St. Charles held Catholic without a run with the bases loaded in the seventh inning, but Catholic was able to likewise hold the Comets in the seventh, clinching the game on a double-play.