Broadmoor High School baseball coach Juan Thomas said the top of the seventh inning was nerve-wracking. McKinley rallied to score three runs before the Bucs recorded the final out.
Soon after, an impromptu celebration began. With a 10-7 victory over McKinley on Wednesday, Broadmoor had its first victory in a district game in six years. Thomas, a former Broadmoor player, told the players afterward how long it had been since the school had won a district baseball game.
Now Thomas hopes the District 5-5A win the Bucs claimed at home leads to more success.
“The score was tied 2-2 and then we scored five runs. I believe it was in the third inning,” Thomas said. “We could have scored more. There was a play at the plate where our guy got called out. We thought the catcher dropped the ball.
"Something about that inning and that play made a difference. Our guys came together. They were determined not to lose the game.”
Dimarco Nobles pitched 6⅔ innings and gave up six hits to pick up the win for the Bucs (4-10, 1-0). Ire Tolbert was 3-for-4 at the plate for Broadmoor. Anthony Addotta had two hits.
Broadmoor was scheduled to play the Panthers again at McKinley on Thursday, but that game was rained out. Thomas said the Bucs' next 5-5A game is set for April 5 at East Ascension.
Thomas said the Bucs pay tribute to his Broadmoor baseball coach, the late Keith Hill, by putting the initials K.H. on their caps.
“That was a big step for us,” Thomas said. “We have a young team, and if they continue to play solid defense and play together good things will happen. I definitely think coach Hill was watching over us yesterday.”
Ingram places seventh
Live Oak wrestler Camdyn Ingram placed seventh, earning All-America status at the National High School Coaches Association national tournament held in Virginia Beach last week.
Ingram, a sophomore at Live Oak, was one of only three Louisiana competitors to earn All-America honors at the tournament that featured competitors from across the nation.
Alex Yokubaitis of St. Louis and Matt Salinas of Airline were the other Louisiana wrestlers who claimed All-America honors.
ACHS coaches honored
Ascension Catholic football coach Drey Trosclair and his staff were honored during the recent Louisiana Football Coaches Association banquet held in Lafayette.
Trosclair was the LFCA’s Coach of the Year for Class 1A and the ACHS staff was selected as the 1A Coaching Staff of the Year. The Buldogs finished 11-3 and were the Division IV runners-up. It was ACHS’ first title-game appearance since 1992.
Staff members included Ryan Schexnayder, Rick Bolotte, Tyler Love, Chris Schexnayder, Javon Yarbrough, Ed Landry and Brian Morris.
Zachary seeks soccer coach
Zachary seeks a varsity girls soccer coach who is certified to teach. Different areas of teacher certification are available. Contact Athletic Director David Brewerton or apply via email at David.Brewerton@zacharyschools.org