TIOGA — Breaux Bridge’s pitching combined for consecutive complete-game victories, leading the No. 5 Tigers to a sweep Saturday of No. 4 Tioga in a best-of-three Class 4A state quarterfinal series.
The Tigers (27-5) followed up a 3-2 victory in Game 2 with a 3-0 win in the finale, riding the one-hit effort of winning pitcher Braylon Dore.
Dore walked four and struck out six.
Cole Mouton was the winning pitcher in the first game of the day, yielding six hits, two runs, one walk and struck out five.
Breaux Bridge scored all of its runs in the fourth inning in the clinching game.
An error led to the Tigers first run, while Christian Gonzales (2-for-3) scored on a passed ball, and Mouton drove in Tanner Dalfrey with a single.
VERMILION CATHOLIC 6, ASCENSION CATHOLIC 1: In Donaldsonville, Gage Trahan pitched a complete-game and the No. 6-seeded Eagles piled up 11 hits in a Class 1A state quarterfinal upset of the No. 3 Bulldogs.
Trahan (8-1) allowed a first-inning run on Landon Clifton’s RBI-single, but came back to strand the bases loaded with a strikeout and groundout.
VC (21-11) tied the game with a run in the second, took a 2-1 lead in the third before opening a 5-1 advantage with three times in the fourth.
Right fielder Jacob Sagrera went 3-for-4 and drove in runs in the third and fourth innings. Catcher Emile Trahan was 3-for-5 with an RBI, while Gage Trahan went 3-for-3 with an RBI.
Mason Zeringue led Ascension Catholic (20-9) by going 2-for-4.
VC faces Oak Grove in Friday’s Class 1A state semifinal 2 p.m. at Sulphur’s McMurray Park.
ERATH, SOUTH BEAUREGARD SPLIT: The fifth-seeded Bobcats will start Bren Faulk (7-1) in Sunday’s third and deciding Class 3A state quarterfinal game at 3:30 p.m. at South Beauregard.
The winner advances to the Class 3A state tournament to face No. 1 Brusly at 3 p.m. Friday.
Erath, which is seeking its first trip to the state tournament, won Friday’s opener 4-3 on Bryson Suire’s sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh.
Winning pitcher Luke Young (7-2) limited South Beauregard to three runs on five hits.
The host Knights opened Game 2 with a pair of runs in the first inning and relied on the two-hit pitching of Logan Savoy, who struck out 10 in 5.2 innings.
Mason Granger had a double for the Bobcats.