For four innings, it looked as though Mandeville was going to come away with a big home win.
However, Rummel calmly scored three runs in the fourth inning, two in the fifth and three in the sixth to steal an 8-6 win over the Skippers on Friday night in the Mandeville/Covington tournament.
Mandeville (7-8) pushed across three runs in the top of the first inning to take a lead they would not relinquish.
With one out, JoJo Gennaro singled and advanced to second on an error. Jambon made it 2-0 when he deposited a Scott Wetzel pitch over the left center field wall.
John Laws’ RBI sacrifice fly two batters made it 3-0.
The Mandeville lead was extended to 4-0 in the third on a two-out RBI single by Holden Harwell to score Peyton Harris.
After giving up three runs in the fourth inning to cut its lead to 4-3, Mandeville responded with two runs without a hit. Brant Moisant led off the inning with a walk and Gennaro reached on an error. After a sacrifice fly by Jambon advanced the runners, Hunter Roig walked to load the bases. Harris drove in a run with a walk and John Laws reached on an error, scoring Gennaro to make it 6-3 Skippers.
Trailing 6-5, Rummel (8-9) took advantage of three errors to grab an 8-6 advantage. With two outs, Chase Fourcade reached and Tyler Neece reached on errors. Scott Wetzel was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Collin Ward singled scoring Fourcade and Neece. Ashanti Wheatley reached on an error scoring Wetzel to put the Raiders up 8-6.
Chris Boudreaux picked up the win in relief for the Raiders, going 3.2 shutout innings and allowing two hits, walking three and striking out six.
“I came in when we were behind and I knew my team was counting on me to keep it where it is,” he said. “All I was focused on was throwing strikes. My offense scored the runs to get us the win. Everybody did their job. It’s a good team win.”
HANNAN 15, BONNABEL 5: Pounding out 15 runs for the second consecutive game, Archbishop Hannan used the long ball Friday to defeat Bonnabel 15-5 in the Mandeville/Covington baseball tournament in a game that was called after five innings because of the mercy rule.
Scoring in every inning, Hannan (8-3) pushed across three runs in its first at-bat on a three-run home run by Nick Lagalante.
The second baseman finished the game 2-for-2 with four RBIs and four runs scored.
“I think we are, for sure, starting to play our best baseball right before the start of district play,” Lagalante said. “We are just extremely focused right now and are playing well in all three phases of the game. All season we have been hitting the ball well, which is a little surprising because we are a defensive team.
“My home run just felt good from the minute I hit it. I barely missed (on a home run Wednesday), so it was good to be able to connect with one (Friday). I was looking for something to drive, and stayed back and hit the ball hard.”
The big inning for Hannan came in the third when it pushed across five runs on three hits.
Lagalante led off the inning with a walk and Ian Distafano singled. After Reese Fogarty was hit by a pitch to load the bases, back-to-back two-run doubles by Jarrell Gonzalez and Bryce Lauga and a sacrifice fly by Wayne Aucoin made it 10-5.
As was the case Thursday in a big win over Loranger, four of the nine Hannan starters had multiple-hit games. Quinn Heinold finished 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs, Distafano went 2-for-3 and Lauga was 2-for-2 with two RBIs.
Quinn Heinold (4-1) picked up the win, going four innings and allowing five unearned runs on four hits while walking three. Eli Murphy pitched a perfect fifth inning in relief.
Brendan Burns got the loss, going two-plus innings and allowing nine runs on five hits with two walks.