Jesuit Invitational Tournament – Baseball Scores, Photos, and Highlights
Game 4 – Jesuit vs. Zachary (Saturday, March 5 – 6:30 PM)
Jesuit wins 5-2
In Saturday night’s face-off with Zachary, the Blue Jay baseball team took to the bats in the fourth inning to rally past the Broncos 5-2.
After dropping two runs to Zachary in the top of the fourth, the Jays mounted a rally in the bottom of the inning and posted five runs off multiple singles and doubles. Senior Tripp Ledet (6) put the Jays on the scoreboard by driving in fellow senior Marc Theberge (3). Senior outfielder Bryce Musso (9) pushed the Jays pasts the Broncos by hitting in junior Andrew Cashman (19) and freshman Parker Serio (15). Cycling back to the front of the lineup, junior Michael Torry (21) cleaned the bases by driving in Ledet and Musso.
No more runs were scored by either team in the final innings, and the Jays improved their record to 8-2 on the season. Senior Davis Martin (1) was the winning pitcher. He pitched all seven innings and struck out four.
Game 3 – Jesuit vs. Chalmette (Saturday, March 4 – 11:00 AM)
Jesuit loses 2-3
Jesuit’s midday battle with the Chalmette Owls was the type of game that is a true test of grit.
Both teams put a run on the board in the first inning, and the game remain tied until the halfway mark, when Chalmette went ahead two runs and it became Jesuit’s game to win.
In the first inning, senior Nick Ray (12) was driven in by senior Stephen Sepcich (27), with both batters popping off singles.
The game remained 1-1 until the top of the fourth. Chalmette went ahead 3-1 on a two out, two run double to right-center field. At that point, the Jays had a mission, and the energy in the dugout was electric.
It wasn’t until the sixth inning that Sepcich shot a perfectly-struck line drive to right field down the first baseline and rounded the bases for a triple. The next batter, junior Andrew Cashman (19), drove him home on a sacrifice fly to left field. Although the energy and optimism remained high, the Jays just couldn’t get one more run and fell to the Owls for the second loss of the season.
Junior Christian Hess (14) had an impressive day on the mound with 8 strikeouts.
Game 2 – Jesuit vs. Hammond (Friday, March 3 -3:30 PM)
Jesuit wins 12-4
The Blue Jays continued tournament play on Friday afternoon with a 12-4 win over Hammond.
Junior Shane Lanson (1-0) picked up the win, pitching 4-2/3 innings after replacing junior Lee Blosser (17) in the third. Lanson struck out four of the 21 batters he faced.
Offensively, the team in blue and white racked up an impressive 12 runs off nine hits. Freshman Parker Serio (15) had a big day at the bats, going 3-4 and batting in three runners. Senior Nick Ray (12) blasted a triple in the fifth to drive in junior Michael Torry (21) and made it home himself by advancing after a fielder’s error. Senior Tripp Ledet (6) and junior Andrew Cashman (19) also each batted two runners in.
The Jays are now 7-1 going into a two-game Saturday in their home tournament.
Game 1 – Jesuit vs. Northshore (Thursday, March 2 – 5:00 PM)
Jesuit wins 7-0
The Jesuit baseball season is well under way after a four-game tournament last weekend and a road victory against S. Lafourche on Lundi Gras. The Jays return to action this weekend with four more games in the Jesuit Invitational Tournament at John Ryan Stadium.
Thursday night’s game saw Jesuit pitted against a young but talented team from Northshore. Senior Todd Crabree (11) was the winning pitcher who only allowed a few hits in the shutout victory. Junior Andrew Cashman (19) came on in relief in the sixth inning.
After two early innings of leaving the bases loaded against the Panthers, the Jays finally broke through in the fourth inning, scoring three runs. Pitcher Andrew Cashman (19) was hit by a pitch, which advanced Hunt Conroy (5) to second. After a bunt by Parker Serio loaded the bases, senior Bryce Musso (9) drilled a double to left field, scoring two runs. Musso then rounded the bases on an errant pick-off play at second, bringing the score to 3-0 at the end of the fourth.
Both teams remained scoreless in the fifth before the Jays batted in four more runs it sixth to round out the 7-0 victory in the first round.