John Blanchard named to the LSWA Class 2A All-State Team.
Smith and Stewart received Honorable Mention All-State selection.
HAMMOND, LA—More post season honored were handed out this week as three member of the 2019 Falcon Baseball team earned Class 2A Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State honors. Junior John Blanchard wa named the the All-State Team
and senior Sam Smith and junior Parker Stewart receeived Honorable Mention All-State selection.
Nine Saint Thomas Aquinas players named to the 2019 10-2A All-District Team.
Four Falcons earn first team All-District selection.
HAMMOND, LA—District 9-2A enjoyed an impressive year with two teams (STA and Doyle) reachng the final four and a third (FS) advancing to the the quarterfinals. With success comes rewards and the Falcons earned nine selections
to the 2019 All-District Team. Seniors Sam Smith and Luke Sweeney joined juniors John Blanchard and Parker Stewart as first team selections. Five Falcons earned second team honors including seniors Brock Barringer
and Ryan Dawsey, junior Tyler Domiano, sophomore Casey Artigues, and freshman Jordan Trapani.
The Falcons are BACK ... back in the final four in the LHSAA Division III bracket!
Saint Thomas swept the visiting Newman Greenies 12-2 and 9-2 to advance to the State Tounament in Sulphur.
HAMMOND, LA—The Falcons are BACK, headed to Sulphur for a second year in a row and three times out of the last four years. The Saint Thomas ballers swept the visiting Newman Greenies 12-2 and 9-2 winning the three game series and improving their overall record to 24-9. The Falcons will be joined by fellow District member Doyle who won two straight over Avoyelles Charter to punch their ticket to the final four in Class 2A.
Saint Thomas racked up 18 hits over the two games. Five Falcons delivered multiple RBIs over the two games as Sam Smith led with five hits and three RBIs going four-for-four in the second game of the series.
John Blanchard added three hits and three RBIs and a home run. Parker Stewart two hits and three RBIs, while Tyler Domiano had two hits and two RBIs and Luke Sweeney had one hit and two RBIs.
Blanchard got the win in the first game fanning five, walking five and giving up two runs on four hits. Stewart pitched five innings to get the win in the second game striking out four, walking three and giving up five hits and two runs. Luke Sweeney worked in relief pitching one and two-thirds fanning four and giving up one hit and Blair Rodrigue pitched the final out forcing a grounder with the runner thrown out at first.
Wyatt Biever started the game one for Newman. He surrendered five runs on three hits over one and two-thirds innings. Alex Bianchini entered the game as relief, throwing two innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively. Grant Browne was on the hill for Newman in the second game. He lasted five innings, allowing seven hits and six runs while striking out two.
In the first game won 12-2 after Newman scored one run in the top of the third, Saint Thomas answered with one of their own. Newman scored when an error scored one run for Newman. The Falcons then answered when Jordan Trapani singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
In the Falcons 9-2 win Saint Thomas took the lead for good after falling behind 1-0 with four runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Sam Smith singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run and Parker Stewart singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Results of the final parings are pending ...
Playoffs well underway with the Falcons and Tigers to host quarterfinal series and the Lions on the road for their next round!
The Newman Greenies scored a 2-0 sweep over Episcopal as the lower seed and will play the Falcons with a trip to Sulphur on the line.
HAMMOND, LA—The Class 2A and Division III playoffs are well under way and District 10-2A is making its mark. The Falcons earned a bye to advance to the Division III quarterfinals hosting Newman and the Doyle Tigers after winning an opening rounds game 13-1 over Amite advanced to the Class 2A Quarterfinals rallying from a 5-2 loss to Rosepine to win the final two games of the three-game series 2-1 and 7-4 and will host Avoyelles Public Charter.
French Settlement delivered the biggest upset of the tournament in Class 2A so far rebounding from a first game 10-2 loss to win the final two games of the series 12-3 and 10-4 to advance to the quarterfinals against Kinder. Springfield won its first round game as the Bulldogs defeated Beekman Charter 7-1. Springfield was eliminated the second round by Welsh.
Newman finished the regular season losing twice to Riverside Academy and Northlake Christian but ended their losing streak with a pair of wins to advance to the quarterfinals against the Falcons. The Greenies enter the series with a 16-18-1 overall record having finished second in district play.
The Greenies boast a young team with no seniors and just three juniors with a solid sophomore class of nine and a dozen freshmen. Newman was eliminated in the first round last season 2-0 by Ascension Episcopal, who is the number three seed this season.
Falcons edge 3-2 Wolves to close out regular season.
Sixth inning bunt by Stewart scores winning run.
LORANGER, LA—The Saint Thomas Aquinas Falcons closed out the regular season getting back on the winning track with a 3-2 victory over the Loranger High Wolves. The contest was tied at two with the Falcons batting in the top of the sixth when a sacrifice bunt by junior Parker Stewart scored senior Brack Barringer who ran for senior Sam Smith who doubled.
Senior Luke Sweeney got the win for Saint Thomas Aquinas. He lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out one and walking one.
Junior Breyer Zahn started the game for Loranger. He lasted five and a third innings, allowing nine hits and three runs while striking out one John Blanchard started the game for Saint Thomas Aquinas. He surrendered two runs on two hits over three and a third innings, striking out three.
Smith went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Falcons in hits. Blanchard, and senior Ryan Dawsey all had multiple hits as the Falcons collected nine hits.
After falling behind 2-1, Saint Thomas Aquinas knotted the game up at two in the top of the fifth inning, when freshman Jordan Trapani singled on a 2-2 count, scoring Sweeney who singled to get on base.
The two teams will await the release of the LHSAA Baseball playoff brackets with both teams expected to host a first round game.
2016 State Champions
2020 District 10-2A
Doyle 0-0, 0-0
FALCONS 0-0, 0-0
Fr. Settlement 0-0, 0-0
Northlake 0-0, 0-0
PJP II 0-0, 0-0
Springfield 0-0, 0-0
Ascension Episcopal 8
2019 District 10-2A Standings
Doyle 29-12, 7-2
FALCONS 24-10. 6-3
Fr. Settle. 15-15, 3-6
Springfield 8-22, 2-7
2018 District 9-2A Standings
FALCONS 30-5. 9-0
Doyle 15-16. 4-5
Springfield 11-14. 4-5
Fr. Settle. 11-12. 1-8
2017 District 9-2A Standings
FALCONS 25-6, 9-0
Springfield 13-14, 4-5
Fr. Settle. 20-10, 3-6
Doyle 10-21, 2-7
2016 District 9-2A Standings
FALCONS 32-3, 9-0
Doyle 16-15, 5-4
Springfield 7-17, 2-7
Fr. Settle. 12-13, 1-8
April 11, 2019
French Settlement 0
Luke Sweeney ... Perfect Game Winner.
March 18, 2014
Bleakley ... Perfect Game Winner.
2013 Summer Record
JV FALCONS 10-5
2013 Season Record
FALCONS 18-14, 7-5
JV FALCONS 9-1
21-11-1, District 8-4
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