Parkview Baptist holds off St. Charles

After a brief rain delay in the middle of the contest, fifth-seeded Parkview Baptist held on to beat No. 12 St. Charles 4-2 in a Class 3A quarterfinal baseball game at the University of Louisiana at Monroe late Wednesday night.

The delay caused the game to run into the early morning Thursday, ending at nearly 1 a.m.

Parkview (17-17) struck first in the opening inning with back-to-back triples from Zack Hamilton and Cody Daigle that eventually led to two runs. St. Charles responded with one run in the top of the fourth before the rain relay.

Once play resumed, the Comets tied the game at 2-2 with another run in the fifth.

Parkview Baptist answered with two runs in the bottom half of thefifth inning on Hezekiah Randolph’s two-RBI
double to right field, which proved to be the game-winning score.

Hamilton earned the win for Parkview after replacing Gage Pickett, who allowed one run on one hit through four innings. The Eagles will play No. 4 Iowa at 6 p.m. Monday in the quarterfinals.

Tennis

STATE TOURNAMENT CUT SHORT: The Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s State Tennis Tournament was cut short Thursday because of poor weather in the Monroe area.

Some tournament early rounds matches were completed Thursday before two long rain delays ended the day’s action.

Coaches for teams in Division I and II are scheduled to meet Friday morning to determine dates for the remainder of the tournament.