Baseball teams wrapping up regular season

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, April 20, 2016

RESERVE — The Riverside Academy baseball team honored the 2006 state championship team before the start of Saturday’s non-district game against Lutcher.

The old Rebels must have brought a little of their luck with them.

Riverside jumped to an early 6-0 lead then cruised to a 15-7 win over Lutcher. It was the first time since 2011 that the Rebels managed to beat their neighboring rival.

The Rebels knocked 13 hits in the game and got solid pitching from starter Conner Poche and reliever Mason Vicknair.

Former Rebels assistant coach Chris Mire, left, and head coach Steve Stropolo were honored Saturday.

Former Rebels assistant coach Chris Mire, left, and head coach Steve Stropolo were honored Saturday.

Brandon Morris got things started with a solo home run in the second inning. Drake Perret drove in four runs on the day after he doubled in the fourth and singled in the fifth.

“The key for us is to play defense consistently and make routine plays,” Rebels coach Frank Cazeaux said. “We’re starting to see that. We played well. We swung the bats and got good pitching.”

A host of former Rebels made their way to Fernandez Field for Saturday’s reunion, including former head coach Steve Stropolo, now coaching at Haynes Academy in Metairie; assistant coach Chris Mire, now the head coach at Destrehan; Lee Haydel, who spent six seasons in the minor leagues with the Brewers organization and Jordan Poirrier, who spent the 2010 season with ULL.

“We’re trying to get some of those guys out here to get involved with the program,” Cazeaux said.

Riverside concluded its District 12-2A schedule last week with a sweep of Country Day, 5-0 and 17-0. The Rebels are 6-2 in district play and have clinched at least a share of the district title, along with Newman.

The Rebels will close out the regular season Friday at home against Northshore.

St. Charles Catholic

The Comets (21-6, 4-2) can clinch a share of that title with Riverside and Newman with a sweep of Country Day this week.

The Comets were scheduled to play the Cajuns Tuesday (after L’OBSERVATEUR’s deadline) and again Thursday in LaPlace.

St. Charles swept West St. John last week, taking 10-0 victories in both games.

The Comets followed that with a 12-0 win over St. Martin’s Saturday, scoring nine runs in the fourth inning.

Dane Authement and Brady Newman hit RBI singles, Justin Ory hit a 2-run double and Justin Loupe hit a 2-run triple in the inning. Jacob Jensen pitched three scoreless innings for the Comets.

St. Charles dropped a non-district game to Brother Martin Monday, 4-1.

East St. John

Former Rebel Jade Falgoust missed the festivities at Riverside Saturday because his East St. John Wildcats were in Houma taking care of the Terrebonne Tigers, 7-2.

The Wildcats pounded 10 hits, led by Justin Schnyder and Kevin Breaux with two apiece. Schnyder drove in three runs.

C.J. Turner held the Tigers to five hits and struck out two.

Jared Marcel took the loss for Terrebonne.

The Wildcats (13-14, 4-7) are scheduled to conclude their district slate today at Central Lafourche.

West St. John

The Rams (1-9) are scheduled to play two games against Newman and a make-up game against Country Day this week to complete its district schedule.