The Vandebilt Catholic baseball team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night in the Pat Parra Memorial Tournament at Calvin Buxton Field.

The Terriers had runners on the corners in the bottom of the seventh but couldn’t plate a tying run in a 4-3 loss to Chalmette.

Chandler Whitney took the loss for Vandebilt with two strikeouts, allowing five hits, three walks and plunked four batters in 5 2/3 innings. Antoine Harris earned the win with five strikeouts, permitting three hits, four walks and two hit batters in five-and-two-thirds innings.

“I liked the way we pitched and battled. The two errors were big, especially in a tight ball game,” Terriers coach Gerlad Cassrd said. “Balls that we’ve typically taken care of, we got careless. In the end it came back to bite us.”

“We needed that win because right now we’re playing 5A baseball with some babies,” Owls coach Michael Thomas said. “We competed on all sides: pitching, defense and hitting. That’s what we’ve been trying to get these kids to continue to do no matter the results they’re getting.”

Both starting pitchers had control issues at the beginning. Chalmette (2-5 overall) got on the scoreboard in the first inning when Whitney hit Josh Gray with the bases loaded to plate Jonathan Deharde (2-for-3).

Vandebilt Catholic (6-1) took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the frame. With the bases loaded, Harris threw consecutive wild pitches, allowing Jonathan Jensen and Parker Boudreaux to steal home.

“Chandler is a senior. Last year his big bugaboo was hitting guys. What I liked was that he responded and minimized damage,” Cassard said. “He got us into the sixth. His performance was good enough for us to win.”

“Antoine is special. He has a very good arm. In the beginning he was trying to overthrow,” Thomas said. “So the pitching coach settled him down. He didn’t have his best stuff, but he competed his butt off.”

Chalmette regained the advantage in the third. Gray’s grounder to first base allowed Deharde to score, and a sacrifice fly by Michael Ludwig plated Jyron Richard for a 3-2 Owls lead.

Brennen Hamner (1-for-2, RBI) smacked a double in the fourth inning to score Bryden Roundtree, tying the game 3-3.

Chalmette grabbed the lead for good in the sixth. With runners on second and third bases, Brennan Bradley (2-for-3, RBI) belted an infield single that plated Zach Scariano.

“(Bradley’s) been having very good at-bats, hitting the ball hard but not getting the results he’s wanted. I tell him keep swinging it, and he came through in the clutch,” Thomas said. “Since August this has been one of the hardest-working groups I’ve had. I’m glad that they were able to see success.”

Terrier pitcher Zack Regira struck out the side in the seventh to give Vandebilt a chance to tie or win in the bottom half.

After CJ Detiller led off with a single, consecutive sacrifice bunts put him on him on third base. Owls reliever Ronnie Prestenbach plunked Boudreaux but induced John Theriot into a 1-3 groundout to end the game.


VANDEBILT CATHOLIC 16, THIBODAUX 0, 5 innings (at Pat Parra Memorial Tournament in Houma)

Offensive leaders: Vandebilt -- John Theriot (4-for-4, home run, three runs, four RBIs), Evan Franks (3-for-3, two runs, two RBIs), Brennen Hamner (2-for-3, two runs, two RBIs),

Pitching leaders: Vandebilt -- John Shelly (complete-game win, two hits, 11 strikeouts)

Records: Vandebilt (7-1 overall); Thibodaux (3-4 overall)

TERREBONNE 6, JOHN EHRET 5, 6 innings (at Pat Parra Memorial Tournament in Houma)

Offensive leaders: Terrebonne – Cullen Butler (2-for-3, home run, run, two RBIs), Cullen Boudreaux (2-for-4, run, RBI), Brennon Guidry (1-for-5, double, run, two RBIs), Tyler Nettleton (1-for-3, run, RBI)

Pitching leaders: Terrebonne – Jacob Collins (win, two innings)

Records: Terrebonne (4-4 overall); John Ehret (2-4 overall)

ASSUMPTION 5, H.L. BOURGEOIS 4, 8 innings (at Pat Parra Memorial Tournament in Mathews)

Offensive leaders: Assumption – Grant Blanchard (2-for-4, three runs, RBI), Austin Landry (2-for-2), Josh Alexander (1-for-3, run, RBI), Caleb Blanchard (two RBIs); H.L. Bourgeois –Cullen Nyssen (2-for-4, run), Hunter Triche (1-for-4, RBI), Braden Doucet (run, RBI)

Pitching leaders: Assumption – Parker Settoon (win, three innings, one hit, one run, five strikeouts); H.L. Bourgeois – Braden Doucet (win, five innings, three hits, two runs, three strikeouts)

Records: Assumption (5-2 overall); H.L. Bourgeois (2-4 overall)

CENTRAL LAFOURCHE 7, JOHN EHRET 4 (at Pat Parra Memorial Tournament in Mathews)

Offensive leaders: Central Lafourche -- Brandon Babin (2-for-3, two runs, RBI)., Jonathan Potter (2-for-4, RBI), Cameron Labat (1-for-2, two runs), Joseph Brulet (1-for-1, two runs)

Pitching leaders: Central Lafourche -- Blake Trant and Koby Guidroz

Records: Central Lafourche (4-4 overall); John Ehret (2-5 overall)

ASCENSION EPISCOPAL 3, SOUTH TERREBONNE 2 (at Pat Parra Memorial Tournament in Mathews)

Note: South Terrebonne committed four errors.

Records: South Terrebonne (2-5 overall); Ascension Episcopal (5-0 overall)

SOUTH LAFOURCHE 9, RIVERDALE 2 (at Riverdale tournament in Jefferson)

Offensive leaders: South Lafourche – Jacob Danos (4-fpr-4, home run, double, run, four RBIs), Mark Pitre (2-for-4, run, three RBIs), Kasey Guidry (1-for-3, two runs), Beau Callais (1-for-3, two runs, RBI)

Pitching leaders: South Lafourche – Blake Ougel (complete-game win, eight hits, two runs, no earned runs, nine strikeouts)

Records: South Lafourche (5-1 overall), Riverdale (3-2 overall)

CATHOLIC-NEW IBERIA 7, E.D. WHITE CATHOLIC 6 (at Thibodaux, nondistrict game)

Offensive leaders: E.D. White –Wes Toups (2-for-3, triple, two RBIs), Collin Desandro (2-for-3, two doubles), Devin Desandro (1-for-2, three RBIs)

Pitching leaders: E.D. White – Gabe Theiss (loss)

Records: E.D. White (5-2 overall); Catholic-New Iberia (5-1 overall)


Offensive leaders: CCA – Austin Champagne (2-for-2, double, two RBIs), Jahkeem Mosely (1-for-3, double, run, RBI), Caleb Wilson (2-for-3, run), Devin Babin (1-for-2, two runs), Cameron Olivier (two runs)

Pitching leaders: CCA – Hunter Coffman (win, 2 1/3 innings, no hits, no runs), Cameron Olivier (save)

Records: CCA (5-2 overall); Morgan City (4-4 overall)