BPCC, LSU baseball falter; Lady Cavs roll over Trinity Valley

JOURNAL STAFF

PARIS, Texas — Bossier Parish couldn’t stop Paris from scoring runs Thursday in dropping a Region XIV baseball doubleheader 5-4 and 21-13.

The Cavs managed to keep the first game close despite giving up 12 hits to the Dragons who scored the game-winner in the fifth inning.

Catcher Cole Ketzner was 3-for-3, Mason Hammonds had a 2-run home run and Justin Breen’s solo home run tied the game 4-4 for BPCC in the fourth inning.

The Cavaliers weren’t so fortunate in the second game using seven pitchers in an effort to slow down the Dragons, who had 35 hits in the twinbill.

BPCC (20-11-1, 11-9) had 13 hits in the second game with Gavin Baird, Ketzner, Connor Crowson, Aejandro Cazoria and Kameron Edwards all getting two hits. Ketzner doubled and homered, Baird had a home run, Edwards had a triple and Cazoria and Breen doubled. Ketzner, Crowson and Edwards all drove in three runs.

AUBURN 6, LSU 5: Auburn (18-8, 4-3 in the SEC)) erased a 2-0 deficit with a six-run fifth inning Thursday night and held on for a 6-5 win over No. 12 LSU (18-8, 3-4) in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Auburn struck for six runs in the top of the fifth in a rally that was highlighted by a three-run homer from shortstop Brody Moore. Red-hot LSU designated hitter Brayden Jobert blasted a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth, narrowing the gap to 6-4. LSU pushed in a run in its last chance, but Auburn stranded the tying and winning runs.

SOFTBALL

BPCC 7-9, TRINITY VALLEY 4-1: Nicolette Blenker had four hits and 4 RBI in the second game and Dylian Sanay was a single shy from hitting for the cycle in the first game as the Lady Cavaliers took a Region XIV doubleheader at Trinity Valley 7-4 and 9-1.

Primrose Aholelei went the distance to get the win in the first game allowing three hits, four walks, four runs and struck out 12. Sanay’s 2-run home run in the sixth and Kennedy Cox’s blast in the seventh turned out to be the winning runs for BPCC. The Cardinals ended the game with the bases loaded in the seventh after scoring their final run on a walk. TVCC hit two solo home runs in the sixth for its first runs since the first inning.

Mallory Pitre went the distance for the game two win, allowing five hits, one run, struck out seven and walked one. Haylee Ladner was 2-for-3 with two doubles to give her three in the two games. Kahia Vaifo’ou was 2-for-4 and Tuliliau Sosi had a double and 2 RBI. BPCC is now 21-7, 9-1.

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