Bordelon strikes out 13 as SCC beats Ehret

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, April 22, 2014


LAPLACE — Mason Bordelon’s 13-strikeout, one-hit shutout highlighted the day Monday for St. Charles Catholic as its baseball team knocked off its second consecutive Class 5A foe, the Comets taking a 3-0 victory over John Ehret. 

Bordelon (21-7) went the complete game to earn the victory and has now totaled 65 strikeouts on the season. Over his last 10 innings, Bordelon has 18 strikeouts while allowing just two hits, spurring him to win decisions over Ehret and Chalmette. 

“(Bordelon)’s a pitcher. He’s not a guy who throws it upper 80’s, but he can beat you with a little of everything,” said St. Charles coach Wayne Stein. “He’s just a complete pitcher. Our staff is really peaking at the right time collectively.’

“When you strike out 13, then (catcher) Austin Weber threw out a runner … You’ve only got to make seven plays in the field after that. It makes it easy to play good defense when that happens.”

St. Charles scored two runs in the second inning and added one more in the fifth. 

Connor Western led the Comets at the plate by going 2 for 3 with an RBI. B.J. Waguespack added an RBI.

SCC (21-7) has won four in a row, allowing just six total runs over that span. Stein said he would like to see the Comets heat up again with their bats, though.

“We’ve hit a bit of a lull as far as hitting goes, and maybe because we’re throwing so well on the mound we tend to relax after getting a run or two,” said Stein. 

“(Ehret) threw a lefty as us and he did a nice job keeping us off balance.”

Ehret dropped to 11-17 overall. 

St. Charles will travel to face University Lab and Episcopal this week, those games set for Wednesday and Saturday respectively. SCC will wrap up its regular season Monday with a makeup game at home against district foe McMain. 

“University is the biggest test we have left,” said Stein. “They’ll be a 19-game winner. We’re right there around the five seed right now and we want to make a push.”

Stein said he’d ideally like to see the Comets get into the top four, which would mean at least two home games before the state baseball tournament.

“Of course, we’d like to get to number one. But if we can get to four, you’re set up essentially as a top seed in part of the bracket and you don’t see the top seed until the state tournament.’

“It’s an opportunity to see a lot of homefield advantage. I think it gives you your best chance to win it.”