Jesuit Baseball Sweeps Rummel, Advances to Semifinals
Jesuit entered John Ryan Stadium on Friday, May 7, needing two wins on its home turf to advance to another baseball semifinal. The Blue Jays decided to waste no time by winning the first two contests 7-0 and 6-4.
Junior two-way star Holden Hess pitched another beauty to open up playoff play for the Jays by pitching a complete game shutout. Hess also delivered from the box by producing two hits and three RBIs.
Seniors Tripp Haddad, and Collin Loupe each helped put the game out of reach with two hits and an RBI each.
Junior Ryan Porche took the hill in the second contest, looking to send the Raiders packing.
He did just that. Porche battled throughout and pitched a complete game. While the matchup did not proceed as smoothly as Friday night, Porche earned the victory as Jesuit came back from a 4-0 deficit.
Jesuit started to climb back into the ballgame when sophomore Will Good hit a sacrifice fly to get the Jays on the board in the sixth.
When Rummel removed its starter in the seventh, Jesuit scored five runs thanks to singles by Hess, junior Luke Brandau, and Good.
Jesuit will face John Curtis in a state semifinal playoff game on Thursday afternoon at McMurry Park in Sulphur with first pitch set for 2:00 p.m. All tickets are only being sold online on the GoFan website at gofan.co/app/school/LHSAA. There will be no paper tickets available for purchase at the ballpark. All tickets need to be redeemed on a mobile device.