Central Baseball Bounces Back After Tough District Start

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By Josh Walker
    It wasn’t the ideal start that Coach Forbes and the Wildcat baseball team had hoped for opening up district play, but you could tell that this team was about to put all of the pieces together. District play opened up last Tuesday with a tough matchup against #2 Zachary. The Wildcats had a phenomenal pitching performance from Mason Gautreaux who threw a complete game one-hitter, but unfortunately that was not enough as the Zachary starter threw a complete game shutout to give the Broncos a 1-0 victory. On Thursday, Central traveled to Walker and again came up just short in a 2-1 Walker victory. John Fralick got the lone RBI on a ground ball that plated Cole Edgens. 
    Early in the district season is not the most ideal time to be forced into a virtual must-win game, but that is what the Wildcats faced when they traveled to Denham Springs on Tuesday. Central responded by giving one of their best performances in the season. They scored four runs in the first two innings on RBI’s by Micah Jones, Dylan Cormier, Cole Edgens, and Thomas Eddlemon. The Wildcats then blew the game open in the sixth on a two out, two RBI triple by Brett Courville. Mason Gautreaux pitched six innings and gave up one earned run on seven hits. Central won 7-4.
    The Wildcats play today at Scotlandville, Saturday at Live Oak, and Tuesday at home against Zachary. 

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