It did not come easy for either, but the survive-and-advance mantra was in full effect Monday for both Brother Martin and Shaw moved into the second round with respective playoff victories.
The No.2 Crusaders rallied to a 4-1 win over No. 31 St. Paul’s sparked by a go-ahead RBI triple by Gregory Deichmann in the third inning and a two-run double by Raphael Deroche in the sixth.
No. 13 Shaw survived a 6-run rally in the 7th inning to hold off No, 21 Holy Cross 11-9. Sophomore designated hitter Matt Keller led the way with a 2-3 performance with 3 RBI while Jace Nini threw a complete game victory.
Get extended highlights and post-game reaction by clicking on the above video.
In today’s action:
30) Central BR
3) Jesuit 7:00 pm
14) Hahnville 4:00 pm