ESJ baseball takes down West Jeff & St. James in weekend tournament
RESERVE — The East St. John Wildcats baseball team went 2-1 over the weekend in Thibodaux, collecting wins against West Jefferson and St. James.
The E easily surpassed West Jefferson 14-2 on March 20 after exploding for 10 runs in the second inning. Ky’van Fobb, Kylon Harris, Marcus Jackson, George Smith, Asian Webb and Jeremy Wells were major contributors to driving in runs. Smith and Webb each hit triples, while Harris and Da’Jawn Johnson put in the work on the pitcher’s mound.
It was a battle of the Wildcats later in the day when East St. John went up against St. James. The St. John Parish Wildcats ultimately took home a 6-3 win, thanks to another strong second inning with five runs.
Jackson led the team with three hits and two runs batted in, followed by Harris with two hits and two runs batted in. Jackson also threw four strikeouts and 23 first pitch strikes during the game against St. James, only surrendering three runs on five hits.
Earlier in the tournament, East St. John took a 12-2 loss against Covenant Christian Academy. The Wildcats are currently 4-11 and are looking to improve their standing for the second half of the regular season. District play began Tuesday evening and will continue for the next few weeks with back-to-back games against Terrebonne, Thibodaux, Hahnville, Destrehan, Central Lafourche and H.L. Bourgeois.
- Brooke R. Cantrelle contributed to this report