CENTRAL -- It’s an awfully long way from home plate to second base, and it got longer and longer with every runner Hayden Theriot tried to throw out.
WATSON -- Live Oak catcher Cade Freneaux said he could see his grand slam coming before he stepped foot into the batter’s box to oppose West Monroe starting pitcher Jonathan Snuggs on Monday in a Class 5A state playoff opener.
For the first time in three years, Denham Springs High is still alive after the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs.
WATSON -- The Livingston Parish coaches knew their teams faced an uphill climb in an effort to unseat Zachary as the District 4-5A champion.
WATSON -- Walker and Denham Springs High picked up second- and third-place finishes at the District 4-5A Track & Field Meet on Wednesday.
WATSON – It’s safe to say Sean Burrell had plenty to do with Zachary’s success at the District 4-5A Track and Field Meet on Wednesday at Live Oak.
CENTRAL – If the 1st inning wasn’t eye-opening enough on Tuesday, Central was reminded again throughout the first 4 innings of a Class 5A state playoff opener with Slidell.
CENTRAL -- In the span of less than 24 hours Zachary – the nation’s No. 13 ranked team according to MaxPreps.com – went from one extreme to another.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- It took a while Tuesday for Central’s bats to heat up against Denham Springs High. But, boy, did the Wildcats make up for lost time once they caught a slight break after 4 innings of frustration.
CENTRAL -- Perhaps the final play in Central’s 4-3 victory over Live Oak best summed up the fortunes of each team on a blustery Saturday.
ZACHARY -- Five batters collected two or more hits and Rhett Hebert drove in three runs as Zachary pelted Central pitching for 14 hits on the way to a 10-3 triumph Tuesday.
BATON ROUGE -- Over the course of a baseball season the challenges facing a team can come in a variety of ways.
CENTRAL -- Every game has little subplots woven into the 7-inning story. Twists and turns that mesh together to create a final outcome.
Teams build a schedule designed to prepare for what they might encounter come playoff time. For District 4-5A teams, the 10-game grind that closes the regular season out is a built-in litmus test that stretches over three weeks.
CENTRAL – One big jolt, stingy pitching, a handful of opponent errors and effective execution were a good mix for Central on Tuesday.
District 4-5A teams wrap up weekend tournament play as a final tuneup for the start of league play, with three parish teams and Central headed west for the Atchafalaya Challenge.