Advocate staff report
March 21, 2013
Seniors Alden Cartwright and Josh Morris started their 125th consecutive varsity games for the Runnels baseball team Thursday. The Raiders beat Broadmoor 8-3 in the South Louisiana Shootout game.
“This is the first time I’ve had players who have that many games in a row,” Runnels coach Tookie Johnson said. “Anytime you have a player who plays that long and becomes a backbone to your program you count on them. They’ll be hard to replace.”
Both players have started for Runnels since they were eighth-graders. The two players also have worked with the Istrouma Sports Organization run by former Parkview Baptist coach M.L. Woodruff in its outreach program to bring baseball to inner city youth.
Cartwright, an LSU signee, has a 1-1 record on the mound and has one home run. Morris, a Northwestern State signee, is hitting .471 and has a 2-2 record as a pitcher.
ZHS pink game
The Zachary High softball team will host its first breast cancer awareness doubleheader against Morgan City at 10 a.m. March 23 at Zachary Youth Park.
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted and will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Zachary players will wear special pink T-shirt and fans are encouraged to wear pink. Commemorative pink T-shirts also will be sold at the game.
Former Baton Rouge high school stars, Caroline Sagrera and Neal Courter, are excelling in different sports in other states this spring.
Sagrera, who starred at St. Joseph’s Academy, is a pitcher for the Alabama-based Spring Hill College softball team. She is 11-0 with a 0.48 earned run average with 127 strikeouts and just 13 walks.
Sagrera leads NAIA Division I in strikeouts and was conference Pitcher of the Week after striking out 15 and tossing a no-hitter against Huntington College. She also was Spring Hill’s Athlete of the Week.
Meanwhile, Courter, a standout in gymnastics at Episcopal, was honored as the Eastern Collegiate Conference Gymnastics Rookie of the Week while competing for Virginia-based William & Mary.
In a win over Navy last weekend, Courter tied a school record with a score of 15.3 in floor exercise. He won the floor exercise, vault (14.75) and high bar (14.45). The high bar mark was a personal record.
Broadmoor track coach Alan Brown announced a couple of key changes for the Bucs’ Bat Gourrier Relays on Thursday at BHS.
Coaches should note that there will be no premeet scratch meeting.
Entries and changes to entries are due before 9 a.m. Thursday and should be sent via email to Byron Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field events start at 3 p.m. and running events beginat 5:30 p.m.
University High’s Garrett Brumfield and Plaquemine High’s Devon Godchaux garnered top awards at the Rivals Camp Series held at Houston’s Westfield High this weekend.
Brumfield was selected as the top offensive lineman, while Godchaux was the top defensive lineman. The camp attracted 185 players from Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
- Madison Prep boys basketball coach Jeffery Jones was already planning to get a new puppy before the Chargers won their Class B state title on March 6 at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
After that win, Jones decided to give the pit bull the name Monroe in honor of the city where Madison Prep won its first state title.
- Ascension Catholic is hosting a benefit golf tournament on Saturday, April 20, at Bayou Side Golf Course located in Napoleonville. The tournament is a four-man scramble, and the cost is $400 per team.
Contact ACHS Development Director Troy LeBoeuf at (225) 473-9227 Ext 242 to register.
The Parkview Baptist varsity boys basketball team needs to fill open dates on Dec. 10, Dec. 13, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30.
Call assistant coach Yancy Wilmot at 225-505-5161 or email at yancy.wilmot@parkview
- Plaquemine High seeks boys basketball teams for its Green Devil Classic set for Dec. 26-30. PHS also needs to fill open dates on Dec. 6, Dec. 9 or Dec. 11 and Jan. 13.
Contact PHS Athletic Director Scott Allen at (225) 687-6367.
Berwick seeks head coaches for volleyball, girls basketball and boys basketball for 2013-14.
The St. Mary Parish school has teaching openings in several areas, including girls physical education, math and language. Those interested should email a résumé to BHS Principal Buffy Fegenbush at email@example.com or to Athletic Director Craig Brodie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compiled by Robin Fambrough