Evangel uses big inning to get past Loyola

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

Evangel used a 9-run fourth inning in defeating Loyola 13-5 at Evangel Saturday to wrap up the prep baseball regular season.

Isaac Erickson scattered five hits in pitching a complete game and singled, double and homered at the plate to drive four runs for the Eagles. Garrett Burns also had three hits that included a double for Evangel (17-15) who will enter the Division II playoff bracket as a six seed.

William Soignier had a home run for one of the Flyers’ five hits. Loyola finishes the regular season 19-12 and is the No. 9 seed in Division II.

CALVARY 5, MANDEVILLE 4: At Mandeville, the Cavaliers scored their runs in the second inning and held off the Skippers. Caden Flowers was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI for Calvary (20-12).

BENTON 12, DOYLINE 2: Kade Davis’ second inning grand slam highlighted a 5-run outburst as the Tigers posted a five-inning win at home. Davis also had a run-scoring single in the first inning for a 5 RBI day. Colby Leepe went 3 1/3 innings, allowing one hit and two unearned runs as he walked one and struck out eight for the win for Benton (20-11).

BYRD 15, NORTH DESOTO 5: At Stonewall, the Yellow Jackets wrapped up the regular season with 15 hits led by Connor Pierce who tripled and homered and drove in five runs. Brooks Brossette, David Favrot, Walker Fox, Tyler Nichols and Christian Weddleton all had doubles while Nichols added a triple and Favrot a home run for Byrd (18-15).


CALVARY 5, BYRD 2: Landon Fontenot and Kyzer Smith combined to 1-hit the Yellow Jackets at The Hive. Fontenot didn’t allow a hit in 4 2/3 innings, walked four and struck out four to get the win. Smith allowed the one hit in the final two innings. Sawyer Fowler was 2-for-3 for Calvary (19-14). Dakota Futch had Byrd’s only hit a double in the sixth inning. David Favrot suffered the loss despite allowing only six hits, five runs, three earned, walked two and struck out four for Byrd (17-15).

HAUGHTON 20-14, HARRISONBURG 1-0: Colin Rains had a double in each game and recorded his 17th  win of the season to break the single-season school record as the Bucs swept a doubleheader from Harrisonburg. With the sweep Haughton finished the regular season on a nine-game win streak and 26-6 overall.  

LOYOLA 3, CAPTAIN SHREVE 2: At Cicero Field, the Flyers’ Gray Deason led off the seventh inning with a single and scored the winning run on a passed ball to get the non-district win. Jack Whatley and William Soignier combined to limit the Gators to six hits and two unearned runs. He walked three and struck out seven. 

PARKWAY 9, ZWOLLE 3: At Parkway, Trent Lape was 2-for-3 with a home run as the Panthers got the regular-season finale win. Tanner Kirkland, Zach Schoenborn and Barrett Newman all had two hits as well for Parkway (21-13).

NEVILLE 7, AIRLINE 5: The Vikings fell on the road in Monroe despite Harrison Waxley’s 3-for-4 day at the plate that included a double. Airline finished the regular season 18-13.


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