DENHAM SPRINGS -- Denham Springs High didn’t generate a whole lot of offense against Natchitoches Central on Tuesday in a Class 5A playoff opener.
LAKE CHARLES – With a blend of veterans left over from a stunning playoff run last spring and several freshmen and sophomores playing key roles, the last thing Walker could afford to do Monday in a Class 5A playoff opener was walk on a high wire without much a of a net.
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.
ZACHARY -- Buried by a 7–run Zachary 1st inning, Live Oak never recovered Tuesday on the way to an 11-2 loss, the Eagles’ sixth in their last seven games.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- With the playoffs knocking on the door, Denham Springs High seems to have rediscovered some mojo.
BATON ROUGE -- Putting the ball in play was a major challenge for both Walker and Scotlandville on Monday. When the Wildcats did make contact, though, they made the most of those opportunities and the Hornets never did.
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.
WALKER – Baseball is a game of unique twists and turns, with any pitch or swing or defensive play capable of redirecting the outcome in a split second.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Zachary overcame a season-high seven errors to edge Denham Springs High in a wild 6-5 thriller on Thursday.
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.
ZACHARY -- There are a lot of reasons why Zachary has climbed to the top of the Class 5A rankings this season. When the Broncos put all of those reasons together like they did Thursday against Walker, it makes for the kind of outcome the teams reached.
BATON ROUGE -- Live Oak’s offense worked out some frustration, got some help from a Scotlandville defense that unraveled and made a loud statement with a 23-0 romp on Tuesday to start the second round of District 4-5A play.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- A quick day at the ballpark ended with uncertainty Saturday when Walker and Denham Springs High tangled at North Park.
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.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Most of Chris Courville’s senior season for Denham Springs High has been a rocky ride, with a few smooth stretches lately, but far too many dips and ditches thrown in.
WATSON -- Zachary used a series of clutch plays late and sound pitching to defeat Live Oak 6-2 on Thursday. The Broncos scored four runs in the final 2 innings to pull away in a tight contest that both sides considered to be a good dress rehearsal for a playoff game.
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.
WALKER -- Two games of missed chances left Walker frustrated. Worse, the Wildcats back-to-back losses to start the District 4-5A season quickly put them behind the 8-ball in the scramble for a playoff spot. So taking on a Scotlandville team equally as desperate on Tuesday created another opp…
DENHAM SPRINGS -- There weren’t a whole lot of chances for Denham Springs High to push home runs Tuesday in a District 4-5A showdown against Live Oak.
WATSON -- Wins don’t have to be glossy or exotic or end with a whole lot of drama. They just need to finish with one more run than the other guy.
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.