Loranger Baseball “Bowl on a Roll!”
Wolves Baseball promoting School Spirit with creative fund-raiser.
LORANGER—Loranger Baseball has painted a toilet red and is moving it from house to house to promote school spirit, raise funds for the baseball program and just have some good old fun. For a 20 donation you can send
it to the house of your choice to show your LHS spirit. Proceeds go to benefit LHS baseball. Join the fun.
Loranger undefeated in summer tourney play!
Wolves win a pair in Saint Thomas Invitational to close out summer ball.
HAMMOND—The Loranger Wolves wrapped up their second weekend in a row in tournament play with a 10-3
spanking of Saint Martinville in the Saint Thomas Invitational hosted at Austin Brooks Saturday. The win followed
a 6-2 victory on Friday over host Saint Thomas and with a 3-0 tourney record last weekend, the Wolves finished
undefeated in summer tournament play.
“I really like this young group,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “They finished the
summer playing some solid defense and the pitching staff had some good outings for us. Guys just have to keep
working hard on improving their individual games and conditioning in preparation for the coming season.
The summer play gave us a chance to see a lot guys play and get some experience and get better at working
together as a team.”
Junior Destin Bailey pitched a complete game to get the win fanning five, walking two,
giving up three hits and one earned run and two unearned. Junior Dakota Grace and seniors Levi Wilson and Jake Ingraffia each
collected a pair of hits with Wilson laying down a pair of bunt singles. Sophomore Clay Terrebonne added a single and two RBIs for the winners.
The Wolves took the early lead scoring two in the bottom of the first as senior
Jake Ingraffia led off with a walk, stole second, went to third on a bunt single by Wilson, and scored
on a wild pitch. Wilson stole second and scored on a single by Grace.
Saint Martinville answered in the top of the third plating three to take the lead as
Micheal Hulin led off with a single and scored on an RBI single by Gillin Guidry, JP Leblanc walked and
scored when Dru Dugas reached on an error, and Guidry scored on a Loranger throwing error.
Loranger answered right back in the bottom half of the third with three runs.
Junior Blaise Schillace led off with a walk and scored on a wild pitch. Grace singled and Ingraffia, who ran
for Grace, scored on a sacrifice bunt by junior Luke Sylve. Wilson reached on a bunt single and scored
when sophomore Riley Rivers reached base on an error.
Despite a bunt single by Blake Bonin in the top of the fourth, Bailey faced
the minimum as Grace tossed him out trying to steal second. The Wolves added a run in the bottom half as
Ingraffia was hit by a pitch to lead-off, stole second and scored on a throwing error after
a bunt single by Bailey moved him to third.
The Wolves finished off the Tigers in the bottom of the sixth padding their advantage
by four runs. Sylve, Terrebonne, and Ingraffia delivered the big blows with Sylve and Ingraffia hitting
an RBI single and Terrebone a two-RBI single.
Loranger opens play in Saint Thomas Invitational with a pair of wins.
Wolves JV and Varsity squads collect wins.
HAMMOND—The Loranger Wolves had no let down after they impressive performance last weekend going 3-0
in the Brusly Tournament as they started play in the Saint Thomas Invitational with a pair of wins over host
Saint Thomas. The Loranger JV rallied to win 4-3, while the varsity rolled to a 6-2 win.
The Wolves’ growth this summer has been mirrored by the improvement shown by senior
pitcher Hayden Joiner. Joiner went the distance Friday afternoon, allowing two runs and seven hits as the
Wolves opened the Saint Thomas Aquinas Invitational with a 6-2 win over the host Falcons.
“Hayden pitched a great game and he’s been like that all summer,” Loranger head coach
Jake Abdalla said of Joiner, who struck out three and walked one. “He’s been getting better and better and
hopefully going into his senior year it carries over.”
Loranger closes out its summer schedule Saturday against St. Martinville at 3 p.m.
“I like what we have done all summer, and I like what we have going into next year,” Abdalla said.
“It’s a young team. We only had three seniors and everybody else is coming back. We have a lot to look forward to.”
After Saint Thomas stranded a lead-off double by Jonah Mollere in the first inning Friday,
Joiner singled to right with one out in the second. Luke Sylve, Levi Wilson, Riley Rivers and Clay Terrebonne
then walked, forcing in a pair of runs. Wilson and Rivers also came in on an error to short to make it 4-0.
Loranger loaded the bases again in the third as Joiner and Sylve walked and
Wilson singled before Watts struck out Rivers. Mollere walked and courtesy runner Ryan Amerson
stole second with one out in the bottom of the inning but Joiner struck out Tyler Bratcher before getting Brad
Shafer to fly out to left.
The Wolves tacked on a run in the fifth as Dustin Bailey walked, moved up on an error and
scored on an RBI single by Dakota Grace. They got another in the sixth when Sylve and scored on an error on
Rivers’ single to center to make it 6-0.
Saint Thomas put together a two-out rally in its half. Chris Gaudin was hit by pitch,
Bolton beat out an infield hit and Josh Magliolo and Stanley singled in runs. Magliolo also appeared to score
but was called out when Mollere, the on-deck hitter, was called for interfering with Terrebonne. Bratcher
and Shafer singled with one out in the seventh but Joiner got the next two hitters to slam the door.
“He’s a strike thrower and he makes you put the ball in play which I thought we did a
good job of,” Corr said of Joiner. “He started to leave the ball up late but when you’re down five, six runs,
we can’t operate our offense like we normally do. It’s tough to come back from that.”