Sacred Heart routes Slaughter Charter; earn district victory

SLAUGHTER -- A total of twenty players got an opportunity to put a bat in their hands as the Sacred Heart Trojans routed the Slaughter Charter Knights 22-2 here Thursday afternoon to pick up their second district win of the season.
In the game, the Trojans collected 13 hits and 12 walks while limiting the Knights to only two hits and six total base runners in the four inning affair.
With the win, Sacred Heart moves to 15-7-1 overall and 2-1 in District 5-1A. The Trojans were scheduled to play Simpson on Friday, Westminster on Saturday and Oakdale tomorrow with all games at home.
Sacred Heart wasted no time in putting runs on the board, plating eight in the top of the first inning. JT Harper lead off with a single and scored on a triple off of the bat of Wesley Launey.
Garrett Fontenot walked and stole second base. With runners at second and third, Christian Duplechin singled home Launey and Fontenot. Alec Gotro followed with a single of his own, putting runners at first and second with no outs.
A sacrifice bunt from Cannon Beaver moved the two base runners up one bag. After a line out to short stop, the Knight defense made three errors in a row, plating Duplechin, Gotro and Cody Shipp who reached first on one of those errors.
Harper also made it to first on an error his second trip to the plate in the inning and stole second base. A trio of walks pushed Haper home for the final run of the at bat.
Slaughter Charter threatened in the bottom of the first, putting runners at second and third, with both reaching on a hit by pitch. However, the combination of good pitching from starter Cannon Beaver and solid defense got the Trojans out of the jam.
Sacred Heart continued the onslaught in the top of the second, adding five more runs to their total. Beaver earned a lead off walk and stole second base. A double off of the bat of Shipp scoring Beaver followed a ground out.
Another ground ball recorded the second out, but moved Shipp to third base. Harper reached on a error that plated Shipp and promptly stole second and third base.
Launey doubled home Harper. Fontenot walked to put runners at first and second once again. Duplechin singled home Launey and moved Fontenot to third base. The final run of the inning was scored when Fontenot crossed home plate on a Gotro single.
Slaughter did not score in the bottom of the second inning, but the Trojans were able to pick up six more runs in the top of the third inning.
Gabe Fontenot, Peyton Feutch, Nick Perry, Dru Scully, Noah Soileau and Evyn Soileau were all able to cross home plate for Sacred Heart in the inning, while Fontenot, Soileau and Beaver all collected hits in the at bat. The big hit was a bases clearing triple from Beaver with two outs.
The Knight’s only two runs of the game came in the bottom of the third inning. The Trojans closed out the contest with three more runs in the top of the fourth. In that at bat, Scully, Connor Bordelon and Lucas Vallet all scored runs.

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