Wolves win second in a row.
Wolves improve their mark to 2-1 at Monroe Tourney with 7-1 win over Erath Bobcats.
MONROE, LA—The Loranger Wolves made it two in a row on their current road trip smacking Erath 7-1
Saturday morning as junior right-hander Destin Bailey pitched a complete game fanning nine Bobcats in
a dominate performance on the mound. Senior Hayden Joiner paced the offense with a pair of hits,
while sophomore Clay Terrebonne made the most of a 1-for-2 at the plate collecting a pair of RBIs.
The Wolves never trailed in the contest opening up a 1-0 lead in the second and
padding their margin by four in the fourth and two in the fifth. Senior Trevor DePhillips had one RBI on a single along with Terrebonne’s two. Seven different Loranger batters had a hit
with junior Dakota Grace and Joiner each scoring a pair of runs.
Senior Hayden Joiner pitches shutout!
Wolves even their mark at 1-1 at Monroe Tourney with 1-0 win over Caldwell.
MONROE, LA—The Loranger Wolves rebounded from an opening loss Friday in the Monroe Tournament to
score a 1-0 win over Caldwell as senior Hayden Joiner pitched a shutout to earn the win. The right-hander
when six and two-thirds striking out seven and scattering four hits in the win. Junior Riley Rivers
delivered the winning RBI with a single in the top of the seventh to score senior Josh Schleigelmeyer
running for Joiner who reached on a lead-off walk.
The Wolves got the most of just two hits with Rivers and Joiner collecting singles
but worked the count for six walks on the day. Junior Dakota Grace laid down a sacrifice in the top of the
seventh to advance Schleigelmeyer. Rivers pitched a shutout in the field grabbing five of five fly balls,
while center-fielder Jake Ingraffia went three-for-three.
Loranger falls in third game of Classic.
Wolves play another thriller but Hammond gets the one-run win at 10-9.
LORANGER—The Wolves played their third thriller in a row Saturday in the Ponchaotula Classic but came up short this time as
the Hammond Magnet Tornadoes edged the Wolves 10-9 in the final game of the three-day tourney hosted at
Loranger and Ponchatoula. Loranger had come out on the winning side of a pair of one-run wins on
Thursday and Friday, but fell short by one in game where offense dominated.
The two teams combined for 23 hits as Loranger had 12 and Hammond 11. The Tornadoes
built a 10-5 lead after four and a half innings, but the Wolves rallied for four down the stretch falling
“Tournaments can be a challenge sometimes in having enough pitching,” said Loranger
head coach Jake Abdalla. “We played twenty-four innings over three days and overall I was pleased with the
way we competed. We are taking them up to Monroe next week to face some quality teams so it will be another
opportunity for them to get more experience and get better.”
Junior Dakota Grace led the Wolves at the plate with three hits, while senior Hayden
Joiner and junior Riley Rivers each had two hits and three RBIs. Junior Kolton Kendrick had only one hit
but made it count smacking his second dinger of the tourney.
Loranger pulls out their rally caps again to go 2-0!
Wolves rally in eight inning contest to earn 5-4 win over Hannan.
LORANGER—There has been no easing into this year’s baseball season for the Loranger Wolves. The
Wolves have already played two extra inning games winning both in dramatic fashion as they defeated Springfield
in the bottom of the ninth 2-1 Thursday and rallied to defeat Hannan 5-4 on Friday in eight innings in
the second day of play in the Ponchatoula Classic.
“We played 17 innings in two days and had to come from behind in both of our games,”
said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “We have a lot of work to do to get better on the offensive side, but I
am proud of the way the guys have kept battling and playing hard after getting behind. We expect to get better
as we play more games as all teams will improve as the season gets further along, but I like the no quit attitude
of our guys.”
The Wolves trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh, but with Hannan close
to tasting victory, sophomore Clay Terrebonne smacked a dinger over the left field fence to knot the score at
three and send the contest into extra innings.
The Hawks answered in the top of the eighth plating one to take a 4-3 lead in the
bottom half. The Wolves answered again but this time ended the affair with two runs to earn a 5-4 win.
Junior Kolton Kenderick led off with a single that he stretched into a triple. Senior Hayden Joiner was next
grounding out to short to score Kenderick. Junior Dakota Grace then singled followed by an intentional walk
of junior Luke Slyve and junior Riley River followed reaching on an error to score Grace for the walk off win.
Terrebone pitched five innings in relief of Sylve to earn the win striking out six while giving up four hits.
Loranger needs nine to open season with win.
Wolves score 2-1 win over visiting Springfield Bulldogs in extra innings.
LORANGER—The Wolves opened the season Thursday against Springfiled on a somewhat chilly evening,
but the temperature at the play was below zero for both teams for most of the contest as hits were scarce and
runs rare. After trading runs over the first two innings, the Wolves and the Bulldogs needed nine innings
to finally settle the affair as Loranger’s Dakota Grace smacked a sacrifice fly to score junior Kolton
Kendrick who earned a lead-off walk and advanced to third on a single by senior Hayden Joiner.
Junior Destin Bailey pitched seven innings in a no decision striking out eight,
giving up four hits and a run. Senior CJ Patterson pitched the top of the ninth in relief
earning the win striking out two.
Joiner and Senior Levi Wilson finished with two hits and junior Luke Sylve added one and an RBI.
Loranger host four games in Ponchy Classic.
Ponchatoula Baseball Classic set for February 27 - March 1.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves and Ponchatoula Green will host a three day round robin baseball
tournament Thursday through Saturday. The Wolves will host four games including
three they will play in.
4:00 p.m. Hammond vs. Amite at Loranger
6:00 p.m. Ponchatoula vs. Archbishop Hannan at Ponchatoula
6:30 p.m. Loranger vs. Springfield at Loranger
4:00 p.m. Hammond vs. Springfield at Ponchatoula
6:30 p.m. Loranger vs. Archbishop Hannan at Loranger
6:30 p.m. Ponchatoula vs. Amite at Ponchatoula
9:00 a.m. Archbishop Hannan vs. Amite at 9:00 a.m. at Ponchatoula
11:00 a.m. Loranger vs. Hammond at 11:00 a.m. at Loranger
11:00 am. Ponchatoula vs. Springfield at Ponchatoula
Loranger blanked by Saint Thomas in Jamboree.
Parish rival Saint Thomas hands Wolves 6-0 setback in annual Independence Jamboree.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves ran into a solid pitching and hitting performance by a trio of seniors from
Saint Thomas as the Wolves were blanked 6-0 by the Falcons in the annual Independence Jamboree Saturday.
The Wolves managed only three hits in twenty plate appearances in the six inning contest. Chandler
Watts and Luke Bleakley combined for the shutout and Tyler Bratcher went 2-for-2 with a home run to
pace the Saint Thomas offense.
“Overall I saw some things I liked, but we could just not get anything going
at the plate,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “Credit them. Their pitchers did not walk anybody and
they made the key hits with guys in scoring position. It is early and we will go back to
work and we will be fine.”
Destin Bailey, Hayden Joiner and Luke Sylve all had singles for the Wolves with each
coming in a different inning. Joiner worked the first three innings on the mound striking out four.
“It is easy to forget sometimes that this is a young team,” continued Abdalla.
“We start only three seniors so we expect this group to continue to progress and play a lot of good baseball.”
Loranger and Riverside work ten innings in scrimmage.
Wolves rack up 14 hits and work six pitchers. PHOTO GALLERY.
Senior Hyaden Joiner paced the Wolves at the plate with four hits and three RBIs.
LORANGER—There was a hint of Spring in the air Saturday as the Loranger Wolves took to the home
diamond for a scrimmage against visiting Riverside. The two teams played a ten inning controlled scrimmage as
ten different pitchers worked on the mound between the two schools as both squads worked players in and out to
get in some work before the Jamborees start next Saturday around the state. Loranger will play in the
Independence Jamboree taking on Saint Thomas.
Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla sent six pitchers to the mound for some work
starting Hayden Joiner followed by Destin Bailey, Luke Slyve, Clay Terrebonne, Cade Cernich, and CJ
Patterson. Joiner and Bailey each collected a pair of strikouts.
Joiner paced the Wolves at the plate with four hits and three RBIs, while Jake Ingraffia
and Dakota Grace each had three hits. Kolton Kendrick scored three runs and provided the day’s only dinger—a left field shot.
Loranger rolls past Port Allen 8-1 in scrimmage.
Wolves get first taste of live action in controlled scrimmage.
PORT ALLEN—The Loranger Wolves hit the road Wednesday enduring some cool temperatures to take on Port
Allen Pelicans in a scrimmage. The Wolves got the best of play rolling to an 8-1 win in the controlled format.
Loranger will host Riverside in a second scrimmage February 13.
“You really need warmer weather to play baseball especially in terms of getting guys
loose and into a rhythm hitting, fielding and pitching,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “I thought
the guys responded well for a first outing and we got to look at a lot guys on the mound and see some
different looks in the field. Everyone in our area has struggled with practice time early in the season with the
weather constantly changing, but spring will eventually come, and I am excited about this group of young men.”
Loranger undefeated in summer tourney play!
Wolves win a pair in Saint Thomas Invitational to close out summer ball.
HAMMOND—The Loranger Wolves wrapped up their second weekend in a row in tournament play with a 10-3
spanking of Saint Martinville in the Saint Thomas Invitational hosted at Austin Brooks Saturday. The win followed
a 6-2 victory on Friday over host Saint Thomas and with a 3-0 tourney record last weekend, the Wolves finished
undefeated in summer tournament play.
“I really like this young group,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “They finished the
summer playing some solid defense and the pitching staff had some good outings for us. Guys just have to keep
working hard on improving their individual games and conditioning in preparation for the coming season.
The summer play gave us a chance to see a lot guys play and get some experience and get better at working
together as a team.”
Junior Destin Bailey pitched a complete game to get the win fanning five, walking two,
giving up three hits and one earned run and two unearned. Junior Dakota Grace and seniors Levi Wilson and Jake Ingraffia each
collected a pair of hits with Wilson laying down a pair of bunt singles. Sophomore Clay Terrebonne added a single and two RBIs for the winners.
The Wolves took the early lead scoring two in the bottom of the first as senior
Jake Ingraffia led off with a walk, stole second, went to third on a bunt single by Wilson, and scored
on a wild pitch. Wilson stole second and scored on a single by Grace.
Saint Martinville answered in the top of the third plating three to take the lead as
Micheal Hulin led off with a single and scored on an RBI single by Gillin Guidry, JP Leblanc walked and
scored when Dru Dugas reached on an error, and Guidry scored on a Loranger throwing error.
Loranger answered right back in the bottom half of the third with three runs.
Junior Blaise Schillace led off with a walk and scored on a wild pitch. Grace singled and Ingraffia, who ran
for Grace, scored on a sacrifice bunt by junior Luke Sylve. Wilson reached on a bunt single and scored
when sophomore Riley Rivers reached base on an error.
Despite a bunt single by Blake Bonin in the top of the fourth, Bailey faced
the minimum as Grace tossed him out trying to steal second. The Wolves added a run in the bottom half as
Ingraffia was hit by a pitch to lead-off, stole second and scored on a throwing error after
a bunt single by Bailey moved him to third.
The Wolves finished off the Tigers in the bottom of the sixth padding their advantage
by four runs. Sylve, Terrebonne, and Ingraffia delivered the big blows with Sylve and Ingraffia hitting
an RBI single and Terrebone a two-RBI single.
Loranger opens play in Saint Thomas Invitational with a pair of wins.
Wolves JV and Varsity squads collect wins.
HAMMOND—The Loranger Wolves had no let down after they impressive performance last weekend going 3-0
in the Brusly Tournament as they started play in the Saint Thomas Invitational with a pair of wins over host
Saint Thomas. The Loranger JV rallied to win 4-3, while the varsity rolled to a 6-2 win.
The Wolves’ growth this summer has been mirrored by the improvement shown by senior
pitcher Hayden Joiner. Joiner went the distance Friday afternoon, allowing two runs and seven hits as the
Wolves opened the Saint Thomas Aquinas Invitational with a 6-2 win over the host Falcons.
“Hayden pitched a great game and he’s been like that all summer,” Loranger head coach
Jake Abdalla said of Joiner, who struck out three and walked one. “He’s been getting better and better and
hopefully going into his senior year it carries over.”
Loranger closes out its summer schedule Saturday against St. Martinville at 3 p.m.
“I like what we have done all summer, and I like what we have going into next year,” Abdalla said.
“It’s a young team. We only had three seniors and everybody else is coming back. We have a lot to look forward to.”
After Saint Thomas stranded a lead-off double by Jonah Mollere in the first inning Friday,
Joiner singled to right with one out in the second. Luke Sylve, Levi Wilson, Riley Rivers and Clay Terrebonne
then walked, forcing in a pair of runs. Wilson and Rivers also came in on an error to short to make it 4-0.
Loranger loaded the bases again in the third as Joiner and Sylve walked and
Wilson singled before Watts struck out Rivers. Mollere walked and courtesy runner Ryan Amerson
stole second with one out in the bottom of the inning but Joiner struck out Tyler Bratcher before getting Brad
Shafer to fly out to left.
The Wolves tacked on a run in the fifth as Dustin Bailey walked, moved up on an error and
scored on an RBI single by Dakota Grace. They got another in the sixth when Sylve and scored on an error on
Rivers’ single to center to make it 6-0.
Saint Thomas put together a two-out rally in its half. Chris Gaudin was hit by pitch,
Bolton beat out an infield hit and Josh Magliolo and Stanley singled in runs. Magliolo also appeared to score
but was called out when Mollere, the on-deck hitter, was called for interfering with Terrebonne. Bratcher
and Shafer singled with one out in the seventh but Joiner got the next two hitters to slam the door.
“He’s a strike thrower and he makes you put the ball in play which I thought we did a
good job of,” Corr said of Joiner. “He started to leave the ball up late but when you’re down five, six runs,
we can’t operate our offense like we normally do. It’s tough to come back from that.”