Catch you later Brusly.
Parkview Baptist scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to claim a 2-1 victory over Brusly in District 7-3A baseball action Thursday night at PBS.
The win gave the Eagles (19-12, 8-2) their 16th straight district title in the game that featured an amount of substance that was greater than the combined total of three hits the teams had.
“I thought both teams played really well and both pitchers battled,” Brusly coach Tait Dupont said.
“It just didn’t go our way in the end. I think the biggest thing for us was we left too many guys on base.
“In that last inning, if we have a two or three-run lead, it’s a different ballgame. I don’t think we got tight at the end. I thought (the Eagles) did what they needed to do.”
The teams were two days removed from Parkview’s 1-0 win over the Panthers, making it a winner-takes-the-title finale.
Brusly (22-8, 7-3) had baserunners in six of the seven innings. Landon Blank led off the fourth with a single, took second on an errant pickoff throw by PBS starter Hunter Joubert. Another error by Joubert scored Blank.
Joubert threw 117 pitches before giving way to Wes Anderson with one out in the top of the seventh and two Brusly runners on. Joubert struck out four.
Anderson (4-0) ultimately picked up the win after retiring the next two batters to snuff out the final Busly threat. Evan Daigle (6-2) didn’t allow a hit until the sixth when Sam O’Brien singled to center field. He threw 110 pitches and struck out six.
Daigle walked leadoff batter Logan Toups in the bottom of the seventh. One out later, Parkview coach Darron Mitchell called on pinch hitter Sawyer Accardo.
Before Thursday’s game Accardo had just one hit all season. He struck out as a pinch hitter on Tuesday.
“I wanted to give him another chance at it,” Mitchell said. “And he came through.”
Accardo came to the plate looking for a fastball and got it. He rifled the first pitch down the left-field line for a double. Brusly intentionally walked leadoff hitter Pryce Fletcher. O’Brien walked, scoring the first run.
Adam Tarver greeted reliever Conner Clouatre with a sacrifice fly that brought Darius Jones home to score the winning run.
“That was the job … lift the ball to the outfield,” Tarver said.
“With a fast guy like Darius, you know you can score.”
Like his coach, Tarver said the Eagles don’t take their string of district titles for granted.
“It’s a tradition here, and it’s something I personally take pride in,” Mitchell said. “We’re going to try and keep it going as long as we can.”