CROWLEY — Landon Fontenot pitched six shutout innings to lead Calvary to a 3-1 win over Notre Dame Thursday night at Miller Stadium in the first game of a best-of-three quarterfinal series in the LHSAA Select Division III baseball playoffs.
Fontenot allowed six hits, walked one and struck out 10 for the Cavaliers, now 27-10. The Pioneers’ biggest threat came in the fifth inning when they loaded the bases with a couple of singles and a hit batsman. Fontenot was able to get a groundout to halt the Pios.
Calvary broke a scoreless deadlock with a pair of runs in the fourth inning. Hutch Grace led off with a single and Kyzer Smith followed with a double. Jackson Tedder knocked in Grace with a single up the middle and after a couple of strikeouts, the Cavs got their second run on an error to lead 2-0.
Tedder doubled in Smith for an insurance run in the sixth, building a 3-0 lead going to the seventh.
Notre Dame (26-6) got its only run in the seventh on a bases-loaded walk, but Smith struck out the final batter to end the game.
The Cavaliers finished the night knocking eight hits with Tedder (2-for-3) and Jackson Legg (2-for-4) getting a pair each.
The two teams play Game 2 today at 5 p.m. at Miller Stadium with the Pioneers needing a win to force a Game 3, which would follow tonight.
Here is the schedule for the local teams in the LHSAA quarterfinals:
Select Division I
No. 13 Rummel (23-14) at No. 5 Northwood (29-8), today, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Noon and if necessary 3 p.m.
No. 10 Byrd (23-14) at No. 2 Jesuit (27-7), today, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Noon and if necessary 3 p.m. All games live streamed by Crescent City Sports
Select Division III
No. 6 Calvary (27-10) at No. 3 Norte Dame (26-6)
Thursday’s score: Calvary 3, Notre Dame 1
Today: Game 2: 5 p.m. and if necessary Game 3: 7 p.m.