Opening Day ... Wolves open with 7-0 shutout of Lakeshore!
Senior Dakota Grace collects three hits and four RBIs and senior Destin Bailey pitches a shutout scattering five hits with two strikeouts.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves got off to a solid start Tuesday recording an opening day 7-0 shutout of the visiting Lakeshore Titans as a pair of seniors led the way for the Wolves with Destin Bailey pitching a shutout and his catcher Dakota Grace going 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs.
The Wolves broke the early stalemate plating three runs in the bottom of the third as Grace doubled scoring Bailey and Clay Terrebonne scored and Luke Sylve singled and scored on an error.
Loranger took command in the sixth scoring four runs on a sacrifice fly by David Smith, an RBI single by Clay Terrebone, an RBI single by Luke Sylvester, and an RBI single by Riley Rivers. Dakota Grace racked up two RBIs on three hits for LHS. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the first and fifth innings.
The Wolves collected 11 hits total as Terrebonne and Sylve both had a pair and one RBI.
SUMMER BASEBALL 2014
Wolves rally to clip Falcons 7-6!
Senior Dakota Grace collects three hits including a solo homer.
HAMMOND—Longtime friends and rivals Loranger and Saint Thomas got together Thursday meeting in
Northshore Summer Baseball league play and did not disappoint as the two teams traded blows for seven innings
with Loranger winning a walk-off thriller 7-6 as Laken Bailey, running for Dakota Grace, scored from third when
Braden Roberts reached on an error. The walk-off run completed a rally that saw the Wolves comeback from a
5-2 deficit after four innings of play. Luke Sylve pitched one inning for Loranger to earn the win, while
Trey Tallia worked one for Saint Thomas in the loss.
The Wolves trailed the Falcons 5-2 after four but chipped away scoring one run in
the fifth and after giving up a run in the top half of the sixth the Wolves scored three in the bottom
half to tie it at six going into the seventh.
“We got down early but the kids never quit and just kept working their way back
into the game,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “Saint Thomas is a good team and their freshman
pitcher (Alex Egan) pitched well. We have a lot of young guys out there and we made some mental mistakes
tonight but the kids kept competing.”
For Saint Thomas fresh off a 4-1 win on Wednesday over Hammond with a chance to
even their summer mark, the loss was disappointing but the Falcon skipper Barrett Morgan sees progress.
“We are getting better. I see it,” said Morgan. “We are still making way too
many mistakes. They had maybe only two earned runs on us. These are things that will get fixed, and I want
our guys to keep their heads up and keep working hard. We caught a bad break at the end. The bounce
the ball took would be hard for an All-Star major leaguer to make a play on. Sometimes you just get
a bad hop and that is part of the game. We make no excuses. We really hurt ourselves earlier in the
game with some errors, but the effort was there and I can see we are getting better.”
The Falcons drew first blood in the top of the first as junior Hunter Stanley scored
on a bases loaded walk that chased Roberts, who started on the mound for Loranger. Junior Cade Cernich relieved
Roberts and ended the rally sending the next three batters down in order stranding three Falcon base runners.
Loranger answered in the bottom half when senior Kolton Kendrick walked and scored on a throw error.
“Cade (Cernich) did a great job for us to keep us within reach until we could get some
offense going, and Luke (Sylve) kept them off the board in the top of the seventh giving us a chance to
close it out in the bottom half,” said Abdalla.
The pitchers took control for the next two innings forcing goose eggs on the
scoreboard as Falcon starter freshman Alex Egan faced just seven Loranger batters and Cernich faced eight.
Egan would work four and a third striking out two, allowing seven hits and one walk, while Cernich went six
for Loranger giving up four hits and one walk.
Saint Thomas broke out in the top of the forth taking advantage of back-to-back doubles
by freshman Champ Artiques and senior Brad Shafer with men on base to plate four. Sophomore Nathan Hodge
walked with one out followed by a single by freshman Kade Bleakley. Stanley was next with a single to
load the bases followed by Artiques double that scored Hodge and Bleakley and Shafer two-bagger
that scored Stanley and Artiques.
Down 5-1, the Wolves started their climb back in scoring a run in the fourth on a
leadoff solo homer by senior Dakota Grace, and one in the fifth as senior Destin Bailey singled and scored
on an RBI double by Kendrick. Saint Thomas answered in the bottom half as Stanley singled, reached
second on an error and scored on a bunt single by Artiques.
Loranger put on a show at the plate in the bottom of the sixth plating three to tie
the game as the Wolves collected five hits. Freshman Cole Harper led off with a single followed by a double
by Cernich. Roberts singled scoring Harper followed by an RBI single by sophomore Quinn Willie to score Cernich.
David Smith was next with a single to score Roberts.
Saint Thomas made some noise in the top of the seventh as junior Ryan Amerson
singled and reach second base on a error with one out, but Sylve struck out the next batter and forced a
ground out to end the Falcon scoring chance.
The Wolves walked off with the win in the bottom half as Grace led off with a
two-strike single followed by a sacrifice bunt by Harper sending Laken, who ran for Grace to second.
Cernich walked moving Laken to third and Roberts hit a hard ground up the middle that took an ugly
bounce reaching on an error to score Laken for the win.
Loranger serves up some youth and earns a win!
Wolves defeat parish rival Hammond 11-7 in first game of Northshore League play.
HAMMOND—After rain cancelled the first four games of the Northshore Summer League season, the Loranger
Wolves finally played their opening day game Thursday defeating parish rival Hammond 11-7. With the graduation
of six seniors and four returning starters out for the game, youth was served up in impressive fashion as sophomore Quin Willie singled twice and doubled once collecting five RBIs and
freshman David Smith pitched an inning and a third to earn the win. Senior Destin Bailey was impressive in his
start no-hitting the Tornadoes for three innings and fanning four before being relieved.
“I was pleased with the play and poise of our younger players tonight,” said Loranger
head coach Jake Abdalla. “We knew we had a good group of freshmen coming and some sophomores that would be ready
to step up and play, but I was real impressed with their play today. If they keep developing and working hard,
this group is going to allow us to do more things with our lineup and help our depth.”
The Wolves started fast plating three runs in the top of the first cashing in walks
by Bailey and senior Kolton Kendrick on a single by senior Luke Sylve aided by a Hammond error and a single
by Willie that scored Sylve. Loranger padded their margin in the top of the third as Kendrick walked and
scored on a sac fly by senior Brandon Roberts and Sylve, who reached on an error, scored on a single by Willie.
After getting on the board in the bottom of the third with one run, Hammond rallied
to knot the score at five-all plating four in the bottom of fourth, but the Wolves answered in the top of the
fifth sending four home to take a 9-5 lead. Kendrick led off with a single followed by Sylve reaching on an
error followed by a sac bunt by Roberts setting up Willie who doubled to score Kendrick and Sylve. Freshman
Cole Harper singled to score Willie and Bailey singled to score junior Austin Hernandez who walked.
Loranger added a run in the sixth and seventh innings. Sylve walked and was
advanced to second on a ground out by Roberts, reached third on a wild pitch, and scored on
an RBI grounder by Willie. Bailey singled and scored in the seventh as Kendrick hit an RBI single.
Albany comes out swinging to eliminate Wolves.
Hornets six-run first sparks Albany win over Loranger. Albany ends Wolves playoff run.
LORANGER—The Albany Hornets came out hot at the plate Tuesday racking up six runs in the first inning to put the Loranger
Wolves in a quick deep hole as the 28th-seeded Hornets went on to score a 9-6 regional win at
rival and No. 21 Loranger.
“They are a good ballclub and I thought that all year long,” said Loranger head coach
Jake Abdalla said. “It’s hard to beat somebody three times in one year and it was close the first two games.
Tip your hat to them. They came out and swung the bats and the first inning killed us. A couple of errors
and six runs is a big hole to dig yourself out of. But we never stopped battling. We came back in the bottom
of the seventh and scored two and made it a game. I’m proud of our year. Twenty-three wins is a
pretty good year for anybody. We had a good year and I’m going to miss the seniors and their leadership,
but I look forward to next year because I have a lot coming back.”
Wolves showcase their hit parade to open the LHSAA Class 3A State Playoffs with
an 11-8 win over New Webster.
Loranger Wolves start strong and overcome late Knights rally to secure playoff win. Ingraffia and Kendrick deliver key seventh inning hits.
LORANGER—The Loranger hit parade was in full swing Friday as the Wolves collected 14 hits to
win a back and forth contest 11-8 over the home-standing Knights of New Webster to advance to the
second round of the LHSAA Class 3A State Playoffs. Loranger will host District 8-3A rival Albany as the Hornets upset North Vermilion 5-3 in their first round game.
The teams combined
for 23 hits, including three extra base hits. The Wolves and Knights traded runs for most of the contest, leading
to five lead changes in the game. Loranger finally managed to grab the lead after a strong seventh inning.
The Wolves scored on a two-run home run by Kolton Kendrick bringing home Jake Ingraffia. Kolton
led the Loranger offensive charge, as he got on base three times in the game. He scored three runs
and had two RBIs.
The Wolves used four pitchers with sophomore Clay Terrebonne pitching two-thirds
of an inning to earn the win. Joiner pitched for Terrebonne in relief forcing a double play to close out the Knights. Joiner had three hits and a pair of
RBIs, while junior Dakota Grace had a double and two RBIs. Terrebonne helped himself with three hits and an
RBIs, while senior Jake Ingraffia and junior Destin Bailey each had two hits.
The Wolves made an early statement opening up an 8-4 lead after four innings, but
the Knights had an answered rallying for two runs in the fifth and sixth innings to knot the score at eight.
Loranger would have the last answer, however, scoring three in the top of the seventh as junior Luke Sylve led off
reaching on an error followed by a sacrifice bunt by Grace advancing Sylve to second. Following a strike
out, Ingraffia singled scoring Sylve and Kendrick delivered the big blow sending a dinger over the right
field fence giving the Wolves an 11-8 advantage with an half inning left to play.
The Knights made some noise to start the bottom half of the seventh as the
lead-off batter reached on an error followed by a walk to put two on with no one out, but the Wolves followed
with a double play as Sylve and Kendrick converted and Hayden got the final out collecting a ground ball
tossing out the runner at first.
Wolves are JUST PERFECT!
Loranger Wolves complete District 8-3A play with a perfect 10-0 record as they defeat Sumner 9-0.
Clay Terrebonne and Kolton Kendrick smack dingers to combine for five RBIs. Seniors shine on defense as Hayden
Joiner robs a base hit, Jake Ingraffia makes a diving catch, and Levi Wilson turns a double play leaping
for a line drive snag and tossing out a runner who left first base.
LORANGER—Pursuing perfection is always met with lots of resistance and walking the road to it is never
easy. For the 2014 Loranger Wolves, the journey to district perfection ended Thursday night as the Wolves
defeated the visiting Sumner Cowboys 9-0 in the second game of their series closing out district play
with a perfect 10-0 mark.
“No matter what level you play at or who you play, going undefeated is not easy and
is a great achievement,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “I am really proud of these young men and
happy for them that their hard work and staying focused on their goals has paid off. This group has continued
to improve and get better and they are playing really solid defense right now and swinging the bats well.”
The Wolves collected 10 hits with half being extra base hits as sophomore
Clay Terrebonne and junior Kolton Kendrick each had home runs with Terrebonne smacking a two-run shot in the
first and Kendrick a three-run blast in the sixth. Seniors Hayden Joiner and Levi Wilson hit for average
collecting two hits each and senior Trevor DePhillips delivered a two-RBI double for the winners.
Junior Destin Bailey pitched six innings to earn the shutout win fanning four,
scattering four hits, and walking one. Senior CJ Patterson closed out the contest pitching the seventh
striking out one and walking one.
Loranger took a quick 4-0 advantage to start the contest as Terrebonne homered
to score Joiner, who reach on a fielder’s choice and DePhillips hit a double to score Wilson and junior
Riley Rivers. Rivers reach on a double advancing Wilson to third, who reached on an error.
The Wolves and Cowboys traded solid defensive play for the next four innings as
both teams posted goose eggs. For Loranger, stellar defensive play by the infield robbed a Cowboys base
hit and turned a double play, while senior Jake Ingraffia paced the outfield play for the Wolves with a
pair of circus catches of hard hit balls including a diving grab.
Loranger broke it open in the bottom of the sixth platting five runs as Wilson
singled and scored on a single by junior Dakota Grace followed by a single by Bailey, and three-run dinger
by Kendrick. Ingraffia was next with a walk and Joiner hit a double to score Ingraffia.
The Wolves are currently at number twenty in the LHSAA unofficial power
rankings with one game left on the road against Riverside.
Wolves are the CHAMPS!
Loranger rallies to earn 5-4 win over District rival Sumner to claim the 2014 District 8-3A Championship at 9-0.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves ran into an determined Sumner team Tuesday that forced the Wolves to put on
their rally caps to get a 5-4 win and the outright title as District 8-3A Champions at 9-0. Senior starting pitcher
Hayden Joiner helped himself with an RBI double to score Kolton Kendrick in the fifth to earn the 5-4 win,
and Luke Sylve earned the save pitching two shutout innings to secure the win.
The Wolves will host the second game of the series Thursday as they entertain the
Cowboys on Senior Night.
Wolves reach 20 wins with 3-2 victory over Wave.
Loranger junior Kolton Kendrick collects three RBIs on a triple and a homer.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves notched their twenitieth win of the season Saturday knocking off Ponchatoula 3-2 as sophomore Clay Terrebonne
pitched six to get the victory and junior Kolton Kendrick delivered at the plate hitting a triple and a
homer to send three runs home. Junior Destin Bailey collected the save pitching two-thirds of an inning.
Ponchatoula took an early 2-0 lead after two innings, but the Wolves responded with one
in the bottom of the third as senior Jake Ingraffia singled and Kendrick followed with a triple to score Ingraffia.
Terrebonne and the Loranger defense kept the Wave in check in the fourth and fifth innings
setting the stage for a go ahead homer by Kendrick on the bottom of the fifth. Ingraffia again teamed up with the
junior slugger working the count for a walk and then stolled home on the four-bagger by Kendrick to put Loranger up
3-2. The Wolves would never trail again.
The Wolves will wrap up District 8-3A play this week playing a two-game series with Sumner
starting with a contest at the Cowboy’s park on Tuesday and then the second game on Thursday as Loranger celebrates SENIOR NIGHT.
Wolves sweep Tigers!
Loranger collects two more District 8-3A wins to remain perfect at 8-0! Senior
Josh Schleigelmeyer collects three RBIs, senior Hayden Joiner strikes out seven in first game of
double-header, junior Destin Bailey works five in no-hitter in second game.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves issued a pair of shutouts Thurdays sending the visiting Tigers home
with no runs and two losses as the Wolves won a District 8-3A double-header 10-0 and 11-0 to improve to 8-0 and remain
atop of the District standings.
The Wolves collected 22 hits in the two contest including seven extra-base hits.
Senior Levi Wilson and junior Destin Bailey had four hits total in the two games, while junior Kolton
Kendrick had three including a solo home run for his eighth of the season.
“Our defense has been solid all year and it has been great to see our hitting continue
to improve as the season goes on,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “We have been able to work our starting
rotation during the week for district games with the guys doing a great job and give some of our younger
pitchers work on weekends in non-district games. We just have to continue to work hard and stay focused
on getting better every game.”
Loranger can clinch the District Championship with one more win. “We will
play a well-coached Sumner team next week in our final series and we will have to
continue to play solid defense and swing the bats, if we want to achieve our goal of winning district,” added Abdalla. “Sumner has been one
of the better teams over the past several years, and we are excited about the challenge.”
Loranger will host Ponchatoula on Saturday and resume district play Tuesday at Sumner
and finish up league play on Thursday hosting the Cowboys on Senior Night.
... and the HITS keep on coming ...
Loranger follows up sweep of Jacks with 9-3 romp over Holden.
LORANGER—Destin Bailey continued to have the hot bat as the junior short-stop smacked a single
and a double collecting two RBIs, while junior Riley Rivers joined the hit parade with a three-run dinger
to pace a 9-3 win over visiting Holden Friday night.
The Wolves spotted Holden three runs in the top of the first, but answered in the
bottom half with five and never trailed again padding their margin with two in the third and two more in the
fifth as sophomore Clay Terrebonne pitched six innings fanning four to earn the win and senior CJ Patterson
closed in the seventh striking out one.
Loranger will take Saturday off but return to the diamond Tuesday against District
8-3A rival Independence as the two team play a two-game series with the second on Thursday. The Wolves
will host Ponchatoula next Saturday and close out district play the following week with two games against
Wolves take a pair to stay atop the District standings!
Loranger sweeps Bogalusa 16-1 and 10-0
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves completed a sweep of District 8-3A rival Bogalusa Thursday as they played
eight innings of baseball finishing up a rain delayed game started on the road at Bogalusa Tuesday winning 16-1
and a five-inning contest following winning 10-0. Senior Hayden Joiner pitched a two-hitter fanning six in
the rain delayed game, and junior Destin Bailey pitched a one-hitter striking out seven in the second game.
While the first game was never in doubt, the second game saw the Wolves leading only 2-0 in the bottom of the
fifth when Bailey helped himself with a lead-off double that sparked an 8-0 run offensive burst finishing
the affair with a walk-off single to score senior Levi Wilson to end it.
The Wolves tallied 19 hits in the two contests as Destin Bailey went
six-for-seven in the series with two RBIs, while senior Jake Ingraffia went five-for-seven with two RBIs
and scored five runs. Senior Levi Wilson notched two hits, three RBIs and three runs in the two contests
while juniors Dakota Grace and Kolton Kendrick each had a pair of hits.
In Tuesday’s rain delayed game, the Wolves jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two
innings when the game was called due to weather. Loranger hosted the final three innings as the Wolves
added another ten runs to rout the Jacks 16-1. In the second game, Loranger managed only a two-run
advantage through four and half before Bailey lead-off double sparked an eight-run offensive show
by the Wolves to score a ten-run rule win.
Wolves keep their feet on the peddle!
Loranger collects 17 runs on 13 hits as Terrebonne no hits the Salmen Spartans.
Kendrick smacks a slam to collect five RBIs on the day, while Bailey hits for average going 3-for-3 with three RBIs and Grace smacks a pair to bring in four more.
SLIDELL—After rolling up 28 runs in two District 8-3A wins over Amite, the Loranger Wolves kept their
foot on the peddle Saturday collecting another 17 runs as sophomore Clay Terrebonne pitched a no-hitter and
junior Kolton Kendrick sent his seventh dinger of the regular season over the wall for a grand slam.
In all, the Wolves notched 13 hits for a total of 33 for the week.
The Wolves scored in all five innings starting with a 4-0 lead after three,
but exploded for 13 run over the final two innings. The starting nine for Loranger all had at least one hit as
Riley Rivers, Jake Ingraffia, Terrebone, Luke Sylve, Levi Wilson, and Trevor DePhillips all had one hit
joining the offensive party. The victory improved Loranger’s overall mark to 13-7.
The week’s work improved the team’s batting average to .275 and the slugging percentage
to .364 with an overall on-base percentage at .371. Among those playing five games or more on the season, five
Loranger players currently post a batting average over three hundred. Senior Hayden Joiner, who took a day off
Saturday, leads the team with 23 hits with a .354 average. Kendrick leads in RBIs with 21 and boasts a .662
slugging percentage with seven dingers. Junior Dakota Grace has 20 hits and 16 RBIs with a .345 average.
Wilson has 19 hits including three extra base hits and his average is.339 with 11 RBIs. Lead-off batter senior
Jake Ingraffia has collected 21 hits and scored 17 runs and is batting .228, while senior Trevor DePhillips
has five hits for a .312 average.
The Wolves will continue District play this Tuesday as they travel to Bogalusa for
the first of two games with the Jacks this week. Loranger (4-0) starts the week with a two-game lead over Albany (2-2) in the league standings.
Wolves dismiss Amite in five AGAIN!
Loranger puts up second 14 spot of the week and improves to 4-0 in District play.
AMITE—The Wolves made quick work of the visiting Amite Warriors dismissing them in five innings as
Junior Kolton Kendrick clears the bases in the bottom of the fourth with a three-run shot to put Loranger
up 14-2 and set table for junior right-hander Destin Bailey to dismiss the Warriors in order in the bottom
half for the win. It was the second 14-run game of the week for Loranger having rolled the Warriors in
their first meeting 14-0. The Wolves collected 20 hits over the two-game series with Amite and improved
to 4-0 still atop of the District 8-A standings.
“As a coach you want hitting to become a habit and these last two games have been good
outings for us with the guys being aggressive and really swinging the bats,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla.
“We want our guys to develop confidence and even a little swagger at the plate and stay focused and aggressive.
I was pleased with our defensive play and Destin (Bailey) did a another solid job for us on the mound. There
is a lot work left to do but I like the progress we are makng.”
The Wolves proved nice hosts spotting the Warriors two runs in the top of the first
as Norman Turner and Trey Brazil scored taking advantage of an error, a single and a double. The Wolves
would answer, however in the bottom half plating three runs a Kendrick singled and scored on a wild pitch,
senior Hayden Joiner reached on an error and scored on an RBI single by junior Riley Rivers and senior Trevor
DePhillips walked and scored on a wild pitch.
Bailey sent the Warriors down in order to start the second fanning two.
The junior would finish with six strikeouts. The Loranger offense took advantage plating four runs on four
hits as Bailed doubled and senior Josh Schleigelmeyer ran for him scoring on a single by Ingraffia. Ingraffia
followed reaching home on a double by Kendrick. Joiner was next sending Kendrick home with a double, and
Joiner scored on an RBI by junior Luke Sylve.
The Wolves padded their margin in the third as Bailey reached on an error and senior
Josh Schleigelmeyer ran for him scoring on a sack fly by Kenderick, and Ingraffia singled and scored
on a single by Joiner.
Willie Holden managed a single for the Warriors in the top of the fourth but was
left stranded. The Wolves put it away in the bottom half extending their lead to 14-2 on the strength of
Kendrick’s three-run dinger. The Warriors went quietly in the top half of the fifth as Bailey sent
them down in order.
Wolves have Warriors seeing RED!
Loranger senior Hayden Joiner delivers a one-hitter and senior Trevor DePhillips headlines a trio of
Loranger batters with two hits as Wolves smack Amite 14-0.
AMITE—The Loranger Wolves had the Warriors seeing red Tuesday as they rolled to a 14-0 win for their
third District 8-3A win in a row. Senior Trevor DePhillips led a trio of Loranger batters with a pair of hits
and senior Hayden Joiner went five, fanning four and giving up one hit to earn the win. Junior Kolton
Kendrick collected his third four-bagger of the season sending one over the fence at his first at bat.
Loranger kept the peddle to the medal for five straight innings scoring at least
two runs in every inning. The Wolves totaled up 12 hits on the night as Joiner and junior Riley Rivers joined
DePhillips in leading the hit parade each with a pair of hits. Senior Levi Wilson and junior Dakota Grace
each made the most of a one-hit performance as Wilson collected three RBIs and Grace two. Rivers also had
a pair of RBIs.
The Wolves set the tone early as Kendrick batting in the two spot sent the second
pitch he saw over the right field fence. Joiner followed with a walk and, DePhillips, Rivers, and junior
Luke Slyve all singled to plate two and Wilson reach on a fielder’s choice to score Rivers as the Wolves
took a quick 3-0 advantage to start the contest.
Joiner sent the Warriors down in order in the bottom of the first and the Wolves
went to work again scoring two as junior Destin Bailey singled and scored on a hit by Joiner, and Joiner scored
on a hit by DePhillips.
The Warriors managed a base-runner in the bottom of the second but Joiner closed
the door after issuing one walk. The Loranger offense took advantage of a pair lead-off walks as Rivers worked
the count for a free pass and scored on a sac fly by Wilson, and Sylve walked and scored on a single by Grace.
Grace added the final run of the inning scoring on a single by Ingraffia.
Joiner gave up his only hit of the contest in the bottom of the third, but finished off
the Warriors to strand the base-runner. Joiner helped himself with a double in the top of the fourth and scored
on a single by Rivers, and DePhillips walked and scored on a single by Wilson as the Wolves took a 10-o advantage
after three and a half.
Amite went down in order in the bottom of the fourth and Loranger tacked on
four insurance runs in the top of the fifth ensuring a 10-run rule win in five. The Warriors committed
three errors to aid the four-run outburst as Kendrick, Joiner, Rivers, and Bailey all scored.
The Wolves host Amite on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. for the final game of the series.
Cardiac Kids return for another winning performance!
Loranger rallies for 6-5 win over Albany as Wolves earn the District 8-3A series sweep.
LORANGER—The Cardiac Kids aka Loranger Wolves were at it again Thursday night as they rallied for
another one-run win in extra innings defeating District 8-3A rival Albany 6-5 in eight to sweep the
series with Hornets and start week one of league play atop the standings at 2-0.
The Wolves trailed 5-4 heading into the bottom of the seven but rallied to tie
it when senior Jake Ingraffia hit a lead-off single followed by an RBI triple by junior Kolton Kendrick to
tie it at five. Senior CJ Patterson took over for junior Destin Bailey, who labored for seven innings for
the Wolves, to pitch the eight and sent the Hornets down in order. Junior Dakota Grace led off the bottom
half with a single followed by a sacrifice bunt by Patterson and after a ground out by Ingraffia,
Kendrick was intentionally walked and senior Hayden Joiner reached on an error to score Quinn Willie,
who ran for Grace.
“I am really proud of the kids,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla.
“They just never quit and they played together as a team with all them making plays and keeping their
poise when we got down a run or made a mistake.”
Senior Levi Wilson delivered a two-run, four-bagger in the bottom of the fourth to
break a two-all tie lifting the Wolves to a 4-2 lead. Wilson would finish 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Ingraffia
led Loranger for average going 3-of-4 and scoring twice. Patterson was credited with the win pitching one,
while Albany’s Blake Sigret got the loss going one, giving up one hit. Both starting pitchers, Destin Bailey of Loranger and Tanner House of Albany, each pitched seven innings in a no decision.
A PACK of HEROES steal one on the road!
Loranger opens District 8-3A play with 10-5 win over arch-rival Albany.
ALBANY—A pack of heroes showed up Tuesday at Albany’s baseball field as the Loranger Wolves got big plays from a host of players
to score a 10-5 road win over arch-rival Albany on the first day of District 8-3A play. Senior right-handers
Hayden Joiner and CJ Patterson combined to pitch the win with Joiner working five and a third to set the
table and Patterson working one and third to shut the door on the Hornets and get the win. Junior Riley
Rivers delivered the big bomb of the day for Loranger smacking a three-run dinger while junior Dakota
Grace had two hits and two RBIs and senior Levi Wilson had a pair of hits and one RBI.
“This was one of those games that went back and forth until the very end and our
guys never quit battling and kept their poise when things did not go their way,” said Loranger head coach
Jake Abdalla. “We came in to this game off a bit of a rough couple days this past weekend but the guys
showed up and just focused on the game in front of them and kept playing baseball. I am real proud of their
effort and their no quit attitude.”
The Wolves trailed 2-0 after one inning but tied in the second and then took a 5-4
lead after five only to see Albany tie it in the bottom of the sixth. Loranger’s final answer, however, in the
seventh turned a close game into a rout as the Wolves got a three-run dinger from Rivers to pace a five-run
outburst and Patterson shut the door on the Hornets to end it. Senior Jake Ingraffia led off with a single
followed by a walk by Kolton Kenderick. Joiner singled to score Ingraffia. After a fly ball out,
Rivers delivered his bomb to clear the bases. Luke Sylve reached on an error and stole second and Grace
delivered a single to bring Sylve home completing a five-run inning.
Destin Bailey, Ingraffia, Clay Terrebonne, Sylve and Joiner all had hit for the
winners. The Wolves will host Albany Thursday at 6:00 p.m. for the second game of the league series.
Wolves go 0-3 in final pre-district tune-up.
The District 8-3A race starts Tuesday—Wolves on the road at Albany.
COVINGTON—After starting out the pre-district season with an impressive 8-4 mark, the Loranger Wolves
hit a tough stretch this past weekend going 0-3 in their final tune-up before the District 8-3A race gets
underway this week. Dropping a game to Salmen on Thursday and a heart-breaker to Hannan on Friday,
the Wolves ran into a hot hitting Mandeville team on Saturday losing 9-3 as the Skippers collected 14 hits.
Loranger shared the league championship with Sumner last season and will open their
defense this Tuesday on the road at Albany. The Hornets enter the contest with a 6-6 mark fresh off an upset
over Saint Thomas Aquinas 2-0 on Saturday. The Hornet duo of Dylan Cunningham and Joe Dominigue combined
for seven hits over their past two games batting in the second and third spots in the lineup.
“Probably like most coaches in our district busy focusing on getting their
team ready for the district season, I have not seen our district opponents play, but I know that Albany
was young last year and has most everyone coming back and they will be good on the mound,” said Loranger
head coach Jake Abdalla. “We don’t have anyone overpowering on the mound this year, but our guys have
shown some early flashes of pitching well. We just need our guys to be more consistent, throw strikes,
and let our defense back them up and get people out.”
While pitching is always a concern for Abdalla, he has seen his charges collect 104 hits and 78 runs
in pre-district play with three starters batting over .300 and one slugging it well at .275 with three
dingers. Senior Hayden Joiner has emerged as a leader at the plate with 16 hits and a .346 average, while
senior Levi Wilson and junior Dakota Grace each have 13 hits and a .310 average.
Junior Kolton Kendrick has provided the long ball this season smacking three dingers while notching
14 hits and nine RBIs and batting .275. Senior Jake Ingraffia working in the leadoff spot this season
has worked the count for eight walks as well as collecting 13 hits and has a .588 on base percentage.
The Wolves and Hornets will play a two-game home and home series this week staring at
Albany on Tuesday and back at Loranger on Thursday. Both games are slated for first pitch at 6:00 p.m.
Hawks outlast Wolves in hit parade.
Wolves and Hawks combine for 25 hits and 22 runs.
COVINGTON—The Loranger Wolves and Hannan Hawks took batting practice Friday night combining for
25 hits, 22 runs and 8 errors as the Hawks won the slug fest 12-10 over the Wolves. Hannan’s Shaun Prats
survived the hit parade going all seven innings to get the win. Loranger starter senior CJ Patterson went
two innings in a no decision as senior Hayden Joiner pitched one inning in the loss.
With the district wars set to get under way next week, pitching is at a premium for
most area teams playing this weekend and the offensive outburst by Loranger and Hannan certainly put an
exclamation point on that for Loranger skipper Abdalla.
“It was good to see a lot of guys swing the bats tonight, but we did not pitch
well and they did just enough to beat us,” said Abdalla. “I thought our
defense played well. They were just getting solid hits on us.”
The two teams traded offensive blows for most of the contest as each team scored in all but two innings.
The Wolves took an early 1-0 lead after one, but Hannan answered with four in the bottom of the second and Loranger followed
with five in the top of the third only to see the Hawks add four more in the bottom half. The contest was
tied 10-all after six and half, but Hannan added a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth and then sent
the Wolves down in order in the top of the seventh to secure the victory.
Five Loranger players collected two hits including Jake Ingraffia,
Clay Terrebonne, Levi Wilson, Riley Rivers, and Dakota Grace. Grace added a pair of RBIs also.
The Wolves will play Mandeville Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Covington High.
Early mistakes and Spartan hits sink Wolves 8-6.
Senior Levi Wilson and junior Kolton Kenderick notch two hits.
COVINGTON—A flurry of early errors by the Wolves and some solid hitting by the Spartans combined
to jump start Salmen to a 7-1 lead after just three innings. Loranger would rally, however, and finish the
contest winning the hits battle 7-6, but the early damage could not be overcome as Salmen took the win 8-6.
Senior Levi Wilson and junior Kolton Kenderick paced the Loranger offensive effort as
both collected a pair of hits and an RBI. CJ Patterson shutout the Spartan for the final two innings.
Patterson held the Spartans hitless allowing no earned runs, walking one and striking out two.
Joiner pitches complete game shutout of Tigers.
Senior Hayden Joiner goes seven in 5-0 win over Saint Martinville.
SAINT MARTINVILLE, LA—Loranger senior Hayden Joiner pitched a complete game shutout going seven
innings to pace a 5-0 win over the Saint Martinsville Tigers. The win improved the Wolves record to 8-4
as Loranger will play one more weekend tournament before opening District 8-3A play next week with
a home and home series with rival Albany.
Joiner struck out two, walked three and scattered five hits in the win, and Joiner
helped himself at the plate with a pair of hits and an RBI. Juniors Dakota Grace and Riley Rivers each
had an RBI for the winners, while senior Jake Ingraffia had a hit and scored a run and sophomore Clay
Terrebonne added a hit and a run.
The Wolves held a slim 2-0 margin heading into the seventh but padded their lead with
three in the top and sent the Tigers down in order in the bottom half to secure the win.
The win was the fourth on the year for Joiner who is also batting .375 with 15 hits.
Terrebonne dominates the Wave.
Wolves finish strong in Franklinton Tourney as sophomore Clay Terrebonne shutouts Ponchatoula 2-0.
FRANKLINTON, LA—The Loranger Wolves finished up an impressive week Saturday as sophomore Clay Terrebonne pitched
a complete game 2-0 shutout of Ponchatoula. It was the third Class 5A team that Loranger defeated this week
en route to going 3-1 over all. The Wolves improved to 7-4 on the season and following a
contest against Saint Martinville on Tuesday, will face
another slate of 5A teams next weekend in the Covington Tournament.
Loranger made the most of a pair of runs in the top of the second as junior Luke
Sylve led off with a single and scored on a ground out by junior Braden Roberts, and junior Dakota Grace
reached on an error and scored when Terrebonne reached on an error.
Terrebonne struck out four, walked one and scattered one hit. The Wolves had five hits
in all as seniors Hayden Joiner and Levi Wilson had one each, while Sylve, Grace and Braden also had a hit
for the winners.
Wolves bounce back with 4-1 win over Hammond Magnet.
Junior duo of Dakota Grace and Destin Bailey combine to pace victory.
FRANKLINTON, LA—The Loranger Wolves fresh off a tough 11 inning game the Thursday night in a one-run loss
to Franklinton bounced back Friday afternoon to score a 4-1 win over parish rival Hammond Magnet. The junior duo of
Dakota Grace and Destin Bailey combined to spark the win as Grace went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Bailey
pitched a complete game striking out four, giving up one run and four hits.
Bailey shutout the Tornadoes through five innings, while the Loranger offense
scored a pair of runs in the second and fifth innings to take a 4-0 advantage into the sixth. Hammond finally
got a run in the top of the sixth but there would be no rally as Bailey closed the door in the seventh.
The Wolves will complete play in the Demon Tourney Saturday when they take on another parish rival in Ponchatoula.
Wolves play yet another one-run decided contest.
Kendrick goes yard twice as Loranger falls 8-7 to Franklinton.
FRANKLINTON, LA—Junior Kolton Kendrick brought out the big stick Thursday night sending two dingers
over the Demon yard en route to collecting six RBIs on a 3-for-4 performance at the plate, but it was not quite
enough as the Loranger Wolves fell to Franklinton 8-7 in 11 innings.
Wolves put on their rally caps again!
Loranger overcomes 10-3 deficit to score an 11-10 win over visiting Slidell.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves pulled out their rally caps again Tuesday night to score eight runs
in the bottom of the sixth as they came back from a 10-3 deficit to defeat visiting Slidell 11-10. The senior
duo of CJ Patterson and Hayden Joiner worked the mound for the win and the save. Patterson pitched three innings in relief to earn the win giving up just two hits and a run, while Joiner saved an 11-10
lead in the top of the seventh striking out the final two Slidell batters to close out the contest.
Junior Braden Roberts collected the winning RBI singling in senior Levi Wilson in the bottom of the sixth.
“The guys never gave up,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “Seems like all of
our wins so far this year with the exception of one have been one-run games. After we got behind early,
we felt like the pressure was on them, and we just needed to put the ball in the play and force them to
Junior Dakota Grace paced the Wolves at the plate going 3-for-3 with three RBIs and
scoring once. Senior Jake Ingraffia collected a pair of RBIs on two hits and Kolton Kendrick, Joiner
and Wilson all had singles.
“This was the first game of a challenging stretch for us,” continued Abdalla.
“We are playing three 5A teams this week and one 4A team and all of them have solid programs. We got some
guys still banged up so we will just keep trying to piecing together lineups and playing hard.”
The Wolves will hit the road Thursday to begin play in the Franklinton Tournament
talking on the home-standing Demons first followed by games with Hammond on Friday and Ponchatoula on Saturday.
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.”