Evangel vs. Opelousas Catholic
The Vikings get a solo home run from Rob Purser in the top of the inning, but that's all. Evangel comes to bat with a 7-4 lead. OC gets two strikeouts and a fly out to end the inning.
Opelousas Catholic goes down three in a row. Evangel's Chase Jennings singles, steals, advances on a wild pitch and scores for a 4-3 lead on a Jeff Hulett single to center. The Vikings are making a pitching change with one out and Hulett on first. Evangel goes up 7-3 on a three-run homer by Ragan Baker. It hit high on the scoreboard, about 25 feet over the ground, approximately 365 feet from home plate.
Opelousas Catholic starts the fourth with a Tommy Hebert double, and he scores on a single by Rob Purser. Dustin Ardoin scores on a Matt Hebert fielder's choice. OC leads, 3-1.
Evangel cuts it to 3-2 when Dave Kreamer scores on a squeeze bunt and tie it at 3 on a Dez Duron single to score Michael Powers.
Opelousas Catholic goes down 1-2-3. Evangel does the same. Still tied at 1.
Each team scored a run in the first inning, Evangel's Chase Jennings leading off with a walk and coming home on a Dan Kreamer double. Neither scored in the second inning.
Evangel and Opelousas Catholic met in the Class 1A state football championship in Shreveport's Independence Stadium on Dec. 12, the Eagles winning their 10th state title in that sport.
The P.A. announcer has said the game will start at 9:30, but the coaches and umpires are meeting at home plate now. The Calvary-Northlake Christian game, won by the Cavs with a 14-12 score, endured a 45-minute weather delay.