Wolves begin District play this week.
Young Wolves looking for first win will play a pair against Lakeshore this week.
LORANGER—After compiling a 47-15 record and collecting a pair of 3A District Championships over the past two season, the Loranger Wolves made their move up to Class 4A play with a young team that has only one senior on the roster. It is a classic rebuilding year where wins are hard to come by but one in which a young group is gaining more experience with more playing time.
Heading into league play, the Pearl River Rebels own the best current Class 4A Power Ranking at eleven followed by Salmen at eighteen. Franklinton is at number twenty-one and Lakeshore, set to open District play against Loranger is at number thirty.
Wolves outlast Holden 11-6 in scrimmage.
Quin Willie delivers a two-run dinger.
LORANGER—The 2016 Loranger Wolves made their first formal appearance Saturday hosting the Holden High Rockets in a seven inning scrimmage and outlasting the Rockets to score an 11-6 win. Cole Harper, David Smith, and Tanner Boyd combined to fan six batters working just two innings each. Quin Willie carried the big stick blasting a two-run dinger over the left field fence finishing 2-for-4 on the day. Smith went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs, while Travis Lamb was 1-for-2 with two runs scored. In all, the Wolves collected 11 hits and six RBIs.
Wolves celebrate Senior Night with 13-4 win over Sumner!
Senior Riley Rivers pitches five to earn the win and seniors Braden Roberts, Dakota Grace, and
Luke Sylve each collect a pair of hits. Freshman David Smith pitched to shutout innings earning the save.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves kept their march through District 8-3A going Tuesday with a 13-4 romp over visiting Sumner as the Wolves celebrated Senior Night. The win improved the Wolves season mark to 22-5 and 8-1 in District with one league game left. Loranger is currently tied with Albany for first place in District. The Hornets kept pace Tuesday with 3-2 win over Bogalusa.
Loranger scored five runs in the sixth on a RBI single by Luke Slyve, a wild pitch, a groundout by Cole Harper, and an RBI single by Clay Terrebonne to put the game on ice. Senior Riley Rivers allowed no earned runs, one hit, walked four and struck out eight during his five innings of work, and freshman David Smith was impressive in earning the save striking out five of the six batters he faced in two innings of work.
Junior Cade Cernich made the most of one hit collecting two RBIs, while Sylve also had two RBIs on two hits. Senior Design Bailey and freshman Cole Harper each added an RBI for the winners.
Wolves win three to improve to 21-5!
Senior Braden Roberts collected eight hits over the three-game stretch to pace a 32-0 combined score in the three wins.
LORANGER—After it finally quit raining, the Boys of Spring brought out the sticks to score a trio of wins by a combined score of 32-0. The Wolves defeated Holden 10-0, and Independence twice by scores of 11-0 and 21-0 to run their season mark to 21-5 and 7-1 in District 8-3A play.
Senior Braden Roberts proved most valuable through the three-game stretch going 8-for-9 from the plate with two doubles, five RBIs, and four runs scored.
Against Holden, Roberts was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate for the Wolves. He doubled in the second inning and singled in the third and fourth innings. Clay Terrebonne kept Holden off the scoreboard for all five innings he was on the mound. He pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on three hits while ringing up four.
On Sunday, Destin Bailey kept Independence off the scoreboard in the first game of their two game District series for all four innings he was on the mound. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out six. Roberts again was stellar at the circle going 3-for-3 with an RBI, while David Smith collected two RBIs on a hit.
In the second game against Independence, the Wolves settle the matter early scoring 12 runs in the first three innings.
A sacrifice fly by Dakota Grace and a two-run double by Braden Roberts in the first inning and an error, an RBI single by Riley Rivers, an RBI single by Grace, a sacrifice fly by Roberts, an RBI single by Cole Harper, an error, an RBI single by Clay Terrebonne, and an RBI single by Destin Bailey during the second inning supplied the early offense for LHS. Grace racked up four RBIs on three hits for LHS.
Cole Harper kept Independence off the scoreboard for all five innings he was on the rubber. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on five hits while striking out four.
The Wolves remained at number 11 in the current unofficial Power Rankings and will host Sumner Tuesday night as Loranger celebrates Senior Night in the first game of their final District 8-3A series.