Triple Play: Streaking Knights, Saints collide

Published 9:00 am Thursday, March 23, 2023

In this edition of the Triple Play, staff writers Rodrick Anderson and Warren Arceneaux discuss area baseball and softball.

Which is the most interesting baseball game on this week’s schedule?

WA: St. Louis Catholic at South Beauregard, today. The Golden Knights have won seven games in a row, outscoring opponents 75-16 during the streak. St. Louis has also won seven straight, behind a strong pitching staff that has allowed 13 runs in the streak.

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RA: East Beauregard at Gueydan, today. The Trojans have been on a roll lately, winning eight consecutive games, averaging 15.3 runs per game. East Beauregard goes for the sweep of Gueydan after beating the Bears 14-2, which would give it a two-game lead on the rest of District 5-1A.

Which is the best softball game?

WA: Sam Houston at New Iberia, today. First place in District 3-5A will be on the line as both teams enter the game undefeated in league play. The Broncos have scored 75 runs in their last five games.

RA: Iowa at Kinder, today. Kinder has one eight of its last nine games, but Iowa is looking to get back into the District 3-3A race and has a powerful offense that has scored 10 or more runs in four of its last six games. Iowa has big hitters in Kamryn Broussard, Kamryn Howard and Kylie Boudreaux.

Name a player to watch.

WA: Westlake’s Kash Martin has four consecutive multi-hit baseball games, going 11-for-14 with a home run, eight runs and six RBIs in that span. Martin has scored and driven in a run in all four games and earned a pitching win as well. The Rams host Lake Charles College Prep today in a District 3-3A game.

RA: Senior infielder Sam Ardoin has hit safely in eight straight, including a string of five multi-hit games batting leadoff for the nonselect Division I No. 3-ranked Sam Houston Broncos, who host Carencro today. He has four extra-base hits in his last four games.