SPORTS

Spartans explode on ESJ

Peter Silas Pasqua
East Ascension’s Miles Holley reaches first on a liner off East St. John pitcher Bryton Trepagnier in the first inning of the Spartans’ 15-5 victory Saturday night.

East Ascension scored six runs in the first inning and three runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings to defeat East St. John 15-5 Saturday night at Johnny Ambeau Park.

The victory pushed East Ascension (10-11-2, 3-2) into sole possession of third place behind Dutchtown (4-1) and Destrehan (4-1) in district standings. The Spartans lost 16-6 to Destrehan in a game scheduled for Thursday.

Ethan Guidry (3-4) picked up the win on the mound in relief of starter Bradly Day.

East St. John (10-9-2, 1-4) starter Bryton?Trepagnier (4-2) loaded the bases with no one out in the bottom of the first inning before striking out  Jared Kleinpeter. Alec Singletary reached on a grounder to short with no throw to plate a run before Austin Todd dropped a blooper to shallow right to give East Ascension a 2-0 lead.

Bradly Day grounded into a fielder’s choice to cross another run before Miles Holley’s hard liner off Trepagnier’s knee plated a run and sent the pitcher to the dugout.

Reliever Ashton Lewis walked Austen Waguespack to load the bases before Adam Trahan lined to left to cross two runs putting East Ascension ahead 6-0.

Day hit Justin Howard and Andre Simmons in the second inning before walking Lewis to load the bases but struckout Jarvis Johnson to get out of the jam.

Levin Fairchild was 2 for 4 with a triple and four RBIs for East Ascension, while Day was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs and Singletary was 2 for 2 with one RBI.

Shane Nicholson was 1 for 2 with a double and one run for East St. John while Simmons was 1 for 2 with one RBI.

East Ascension's Bradly Day delivers a pitch against East St. John.