Spartans stay alive despite loss

Staff reports

RESERVE - East Ascension failed to capitalize Hahnville’s loss to St. Amant with a 10-9 defeat at the hands of East St. John Tuesday afternoon.

“We gave them too many hits and we didn’t pitch too well,” East Ascension head coach Wayne Grenfell said. “If we don’t take care of business, we are out.”

The Spartans remain in fourth place in District 6-5A standings with one game remaining. EA needs to beat East St. John Thursday and hope St. Amant sweeps Hahnville to tie for third place and an automatic playoff berth which will likely be decided by a one-game playoff.

Courtney Sentimore got the win for East St. John, while Logan Fife took the loss.

East St. John took an early 3-1 lead after one inning before adding a run in the second. East Ascension crossed two in the third inning before the Wildcats built a 8-3 lead in the fourth.

The Spartans plated five runs in the sixth inning to knot it up and went ahead in the top of the seventh before East St. John scored two run in the bottom half to win.

Marcus Bailey was 3 for 4 with three RBIs for East Ascension while Matt Richard was 1 for 3 with one RBI.

Renauldo Young was 4 for 4 with three RBIs for East St. John, while Eric Simmons was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Sentimore was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.