RIVER RIDGE — John Curtis Christian School opened up the Class 3A high school baseball playoffs looking every bit the part of a top-seeded team Friday.
Mossy Mueller and Harry Chairs each hit solo home runs, and Myles Washington, Daniel Cabrera and Austin Linden all drove in two RBIs as the top seed in Class 3A rolled by No. 32 seed Vidalia 15-0 in five innings.
John Curtis (28-6) had 15 hits and scored in all four of its at-bats, notching seven in the first inning, one in the second, three in the third and four in the fourth to cruise in the bidistrict round.
ST. AMANT 3, SHAW 1: In St. Amant, fifth-seeded St. Amant won the opening game of a best-of-three regional series.
Mitchell Mayard was 2-for-3 and drove in all three runs, with the Gators (26-8) breaking a scoreless tie with two runs in the fifth and adding another run in the sixth.
Kyle Flettirch was 2-for-3 to power No. 12 seed Shaw (22-12).
Jared Giambelluca (4-2) took the loss for the Eagles.
EUNICE 8, LUTCHER 1: In Eunice, Jake Sonnier was 2-for-2 while driving in two runs and scoring twice, while Gunner Fontenot was 2-for-3 and drove in four runs as No. 12 seed Eunice (25-7) moved on to the regional round.
Bailey Brack drove in Phillip Chauvin, who doubled, in the fifth inning to provide the only run for No. 21 seed Lutcher (11-16).
ST. JOHN 4, ST. MARTIN’S 3: In Plaquemine, No. 4 seed St. John scored in the bottom of the seventh to hold off No. 29 seed St. Martin’s on Thursday.
Brandon Noel was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, while Gavin Landry drove in another run and Jacob Maranto was 2-for-3 for St. John (23-5), which will host No. 20 seed Ascension Episcopal in the regional round.
Michael Bower and John Pigeon each went 1-for-3 to pace St. Martin’s (15-12), which had three runs on three hits.
SACRED HEART 14, WEST ST. JOHN 1: In Ville Platte, No. 9 seed Sacred Heart (20-8) blasted No. 24 seed West St. John on Thursday afternoon.
Andy LeFleur scored twice and drove in a run, while going 2-for-3, and Garrick Fontenot was 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI for Sacred Heart.
In the regional round Tuesday, Sacred Heart will visit No. 8 seed Mangham.