Wolves collect post season honors.
Four Loranger players earn 8-3A First Team selection as ten Wolves earn selection.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves Baseball Team was honored with ten 8-3A All-District selections this past
week along with senior Jason Licciardi, who earned LHSAA Academic All-State honors. Seniors Chris Graham, Logan Amacker,
and Dillan Vining headlined the first team selections along with junior Jake Ingraffia and sophomore Destin Bailey.
Graham earned honors as infielder, Vining as a utility infielder and Amacker and Bailey as pitchers. Ingraffia,a mainstay for the Wolves in centerfield, was selected as an outfielder. Bailey, who played short stop as a freshman
on the JV Team last season, broke into the starting rotation as a pitcher this season winning all his league outings going 4-0.
Seniors Luke Ingraffia and Cole Dubret head up the second team selections along with sophomore
Dakota Grace, who worked his first full season behind the plate for Loranger. L. Ingraffia was selected as an outfielder,
while Dubret earned honors as an infielder.
Junior Jayden Joiner and sophomore Blaise Schillace received Honorable Mention honors.
Wolves get bragging rights with 2-1 over Falcons.
Loranger earns win in regular season finale over parish rival Saint Thomas as both teams await playoff bids.
HAMMOND—The Loranger Wolves and the Saint Thomas Falcon had to go an extra inning Monday night as the two squads
played their annual end of the regular season tune-up game at the Southeastern diamond before the start of the
LHSAA State Playoffs. The Wolves claimed the bragging rights this time scoring a 2-1 victory with the winning
run coming on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth as Loranger senior Chris Graham reached home from third base.
Loranger right-hander Logan Amacker pitched the final two innings in relief of sophomore starter
Destin Bailey to earn the win striking out one, walking one and scattering two hits, while Bailey struck out three, walked
one and allowed five hits in six innings of work. Senior Falcon left-hander Stuart Tournillon went the distance for
Saint Thomas in the loss fanning eight, walking four and giving up two hits.
The Wolves are currently sitting in the number twenty spot in the Class 3A LHSAA Power Rankings,
while Saint Thomas holds the number 17 ranking in Class 2A.
Defense was plentiful and runs in short supply as the two rivals battled to a one-all tie after
seven innings of regulation play. The Falcons got a two-out hit in by sophomore Joseph Dominique in the top of the eight
and junior Luke Bleakley worked the count for a walk to put two on, but Amacker fanned the next Falcon batter to end the
Saint Thomas scoring threat. The Wolves finished it in the bottom half when Graham walked with one out, reached second
on a ground out by sophomore Dakota Grace, and took third on a wild pitch, and scored on another wild pitch to end it.
The Wolves took the early lead scoring in the bottom of the second when Amacker walked with
one out followed by a walk by senior Dillan Vining the two then advanced to second and third on a wild pitch and
Amacker reached home on a ground out RBI by junior Hayden Joiner.
The Falcon tied the score in the top of the fifth cashing in a lead-off single by senior
Cameron Loria, who reached third on a bunt single by senior Jonathan Camelo, and scored on a sacrifice
fly by junior Brock Cooper.
Wolves collected fifth title in past six years!
Loranger defeats District 8-3A rival Amite 12-4 to earn share of league crown.
AMITE—The Loranger Wolves collected their fifth District Championship in the past five years Thursday night
with a 12-4 win over the Amite Warriors in the final District 8-3A game of the season. The victory improved Loranger’s
league record to 9-1 finishing in a tie with the Sumner Cowboys to share the 2013 title.
Sophomore Destin Bailey pitched a complete game to earn the win fanning four. Amite’s Cody Addison
went the distance for the Warriors in the loss.
The Wolves tallied 11 hits and took advantage of six Warriors errors to collect 12 runs.
Dillan Vining collected three hits including a double and an RBI as the senior remained hot at the plate. Bailey
helped himself with an RBI single and a sacrifice bunt. Sophomore Dakota Grace had a pair of hits and an RBI.
Seniors deliver on Senior Night with 11-2 romp over the Amite Warriors.
Amacker fans 18 and Vining smacks two doubles. Loranger improves to 8-1 in District play.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves celebrated Senior Night in impressive fashion scoring an 11-2 romp over visiting
Amite to close within one game of a District 8-3A Championship. The win improved the Wolves league mark to 8-1 and
kept them in a tie with Sumner with one game left to go in league play. Senior Logan Amacker dominated on the mound
fanning 18 Warriors and limiting Amite to just two hits. Senior Dillan Vining sparked an 11-hit outburst by the
Wolves hitting a pair of doubles to rack up four RBIs on the night. The Wolves finish their series with Amite on
Thursday on the road.
Wolves win sixth league game in a row!
Bailey fans 11 and Graham smacks a pair of hits collecting two RBIs in 5-2 win over Bogalusa.
LORANGER—Loranger’s Destin Bailey pitched six innings striking out 11, walking three, hitting one batter
and giving up six hits as the Wolves won their fifth district game in a row Tuesday with a 5-2 win over home-standing
Bogalusa. Sophomore Luke Sylve pitched the seventh to earn the save striking out one and giving up a single.
Freshman Travion Harris went seven in the loss striking out five, walking two, hitting a batter and giving up
ten hits. Loranger will complete the two-game series with the Jacks Thursday hosting the contest.
Bailey and Harris dueled it out for the next three innings backed up by some solid defense before the
Wolves finally broke it open in the top of the fifth platting four runs. Jake Ingraffia started the scoring flurry with
a lead-off single and then quickly stole second. Bailey was next laying down a bunt single to move Ingraffia to third
allowing him to score on a Jacks throwing error. Luke Ingraffia followed with an RBI single to score Jason Liccardi,
who ran for Bailey. Graham hit next smacking a double to score Luke Ingraffia and Graham added the final run on
some heads up base-running stealing home.
The Jacks got on the board in the bottom of the fifth as Dyshawn Robinson led off with a single,
stole second, and scored when Fred Brooks reached on an error. Bogalusa made some more noise in the bottom of the sixth
as Eli Hatcher led off with a single and scored with two outs on a single by Brooks. Brooks single was followed by
a single by Harbour Magee, but Bailey ended the Jacks rally hope striking out the next batter to retire the side.
Wolves sweep Tigers with 7-0 win
Amacker fans 15 and Graham smacks four hits to spark second shutout in a row of district rival Independence.
INDEPENDENCE—Tiger starting pitcher Ryan Petit and the Independence defense kept the streaking Loranger
Wolves winners of their last five district contest fenced in at the plate for five innings limiting the visitors
to just two runs. But a 15 strikeout pitching performance by Loranger ace Logan Amacker would not go un-rewarded
as the Wolves used four hits and a Tiger error to post a five spot in the top of
the sixth to break open a close contest.
Senior ace Logan Amacker pitched a complete game shutout striking out 15 and fellow senior
Chris Graham went 4-for-4 at the plate collecting three doubles, a single, and three RBIs.
“We struggled some at the plate early and made some base-running errors, but we able to
get some timely hits late and scored runs with two outs,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “Overall we are
not where we want to be offensively and especially when you think about the playoffs and facing some of the better
pitchers. Logan did a tremendous job for us on the mound tonight and Chris (Graham) has been a leader
at the plate all year.”
The Wolves got on the board to start the contest scoring a run when senior Luke Ingraffia reached
on an error with one out and scored on the first of three doubles by Graham before the side was retired. The Tigers made
some noise in the bottom half as Davin Fraizer and Petit hit back-to-back singles with one out, but Amacker forced a
ground ball out and struck out the next batter to strand two.
The two teams traded goose eggs with pitching and some solid defense for the next three
innings with Loranger holding a slim 1-0 margin after four. The Wolves used a lead-off single by Luke Ingraffia and the
second double by Graham to score one in the top of the fifth to extend the margin to 2-0 after five as Amacker
struck out the side in the bottom half.
After chasing starting pitcher Petit in the fifth, the Loranger offense finally broke out
in the sixth as they smacked four hits cashing in a hit batter and taking advantage of a Tiger error to plate five runs.
Riley Rivers was hit by a pitch with one out followed by a single by Luke Sylve. Jake Ingraffia was next reaching
on a fielder’s choice, but with two outs, the Wolves got back-to-back doubles by Destin Bailey and Luke Ingraffia and a
single by Graham to score four and Dakota Grace plated the fifth run reaching on an error.
The Loranger offensive outburst would be more than enough for Amacker as the senior struck
out four of the final seven batters he faced to secure the shutout.
Amacker fans ten in two-hitter!
Wolves send visiting Albany home after six innings in 10-0 shutout. Grace stays hot at the plate with a three hits and four RBIs.
HAMMOND—The Loranger Wolves extended their current win streak to four Thursday night as senior Logan Amacker
(2-2) tossed a two-hitter and sophomore Dakota Grace went 3-for-4 notching four RBIs to pace a 10-0 shutout of
the visiting Albany Hornets. The victory kept the Wolves in a tie for first place in District 8-3A with Sumner at 3-1.
The Wolves who played one of the tougher pre-league schedules starting 4-12 overall and 0-1 in
district play have found their mojo in the past two weeks improving to 8-12 and 3-1 in district and Amacker has
posted two wins to spark a Loranger rally.
“I thought we played nervous early on and put a lot of pressure on ourselves, but we have
really worked hard recent practices and focused on what the coaches are telling us and we have turned it around,” said
Loranger senior ace Logan Amacker. “Tonight the guys have really played well behind me and make some big hits.”
“We scheduled a lot of tough team early this season and we really challenged our guys,” said
Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “We have worked with different lineups all season because I believe we have a
lot guys that can play and help us and giving them that experience has been good for us.”
Amacker faced the minimum to open the game forcing a ground ball, pop-up and fanning one
Albany batter. The Loranger offense responded in the bottom half platting five runs and chasing Hornet starting pictcher
Jarred Caskey. Sophomore Destin Bailey and senior Luke Ingraffia hit back-to-back singles followed by senior Chris
Graham who reached on an error to load the bases. Grace was next smacking a double to score two and not be outdone
Amacker hit a triple to bring home two more runs. Sophomore Luke Sylve then plated the fifth run with a sacrifice
fly as senior Jason Licarrdi scored from third running for Amacker.
Albany went down in order in the top of the second as Amacker struck out the side.
The Wolves padded their advantage in the bottom half adding three more runs when junior Jake Ingraffia led off with a
single followed by a bunt single by Bailey. Luke Ingraffia was next hitting a ground out to score his brother Jake,
Graham batted next reaching on an error and Grace delivered his second two-RBI hit to put Loranger up 8-0 after two.
The Wolves traded goose eggs with Albany for the next three innings as Amacker carried a
no-hitter into the top of the fifth before Brady Beyl broke it up with a two-out single. Albany made some noise
in the top of the sixth as Dustin Lavergne led off with a single, but the Loranger senior right-handed ended the
Albany threat striking out the side.
Loranger ended the game in the bottom of the sixth scoring two to enforce the ten-run rule.
Ingraffia led off with a walk followed by back-to-back singles by Graham and Grace to load the bases. Amacker hit into
a fielder choice and Albany got the force out at home plate, but Sylve followed with another fielder’s choice scoring
Graham and Liccardi, who ran for Grace closed it out stealing home on a passed ball.
Bailey is stellar in 2-0 shutout!
Wolves make it three in a row with 2-0 District 8-3A win over Albany.
ALBANY—Loranger sophomore Destin Bailey won the battle with Albany freshman Dirk Peloquin,
tossing a three-hit shutout as the Wolves took a crucial 2-0 win in District 8-3A action.
Bailey walked two and struck out eight while not allowing more than one baserunner in any inning.
“Destin was superb on the mound,” Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla said. “I went out and I told him,
work ahead, keep your pitch count down and that’s what he did. He went out and threw strikes,
kept them off-balanced and had a nice little curve going.”
Loranger took advantage of the only two walks Peloquin issued in the third.
Jake Ingraffia singled to center with one out but was erased on Bailey’s grounder to short.
After Luke Ingraffia and Chris Graham walked, Dakota Grace singled to right for the Wolves’ only runs.
Bailey quelled several Albany threats. Tyler Danna opened the second with a single and moved
over a sacrifice by Brady Beyl but Bailey came back to get a fly out and a strikeout.
In the fifth, Denver Strain led off with a single to center and went to third on a groundout and a sacrifice
before Bailey got a strikeout to end the frame.
Beyl started the seventh with a walk. But Bailey ended the game with a pair
of grounders to short sandwiched around a strikeout.
Wolves rout rival Hammond 10-3 in extra inning affair!
Loranger wins second in a row as Wolves explode for seven runs in the top of the ninth to break open a three-all tie.
HAMMOND—Can we talk streak? Well, we can at least talk two in a row for the Loranger Wolves as they broke
open a three-all tie in the top of the ninth batting around and posting seven runs to score a 10-3 rout of
home-standing Hammond High Friday night. Junior right-hander Hayden Joiner worked six innings in a no decision
battling Hammond starter Andrew Courtney to a three-all stalemate for six innings. Sophomore Luke Sylve
worked three shutout innings in relief striking out two and scattering one hit to earn the win. The win gave
Loranger a 2-1 advantage in wins over Hammond as the parish rivals have played three times this season.
“We are not a big hitting team so we have to bunt and run and put the ball in play and
try to take advantage of mistakes by the other team,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “The guys did
a great job tonight of putting together some hits and running the bases to create pressure on them and
manufacture runs. Certainly we want to build on the effort tonight as we get
ready to take on a good Albany team next week.”
The two teams traded goose eggs through the first two innings as Courtney scattered
a pair of Loranger hits and Joiner sent the Tors down on order twice.
Both teams got on the board in the third platting a run. Loranger senior Luke Ingraffia
reached on an error in the top half and scored on a loaded bases walk by Dakota Grace. In the bottom half,
Hammond junior Mike Latino scored on a sacrifice bunt by junior Will Bradley to tie it at one-all.
Hammond took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth as Courtney smacked a lead-off double
and scored on an RBI single by senior Trey Perkins. Loranger answered in the top of the fifth when senior Chris
Graham hit a one-out single, stole second and scored on an RBI single by Grace.
The Tors regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth using a lead-off bunt single by
freshman Caymen Disher who reached home on a single by Courtney. The Wolves knotted it up again in the top
of the six as senior Cole Dubret led off with a single went to second on a sac bunt by sophomore Riley Rivers,
reach third on a single by junior Jake Ingraffia and scored on a wild pitch.
Neither team could push across a run in the seventh or th eighth, but in the top of the
ninth, the Wolves offense exploded for seven runs sending 11 batters to the plate before the side was retired.
Freshman Clay Terrebone started the Loranger offensive ninth inning outburst reaching on an
error. Bailey earned a one-out walk followed by a double by Luke Ingraffia to score Terrebone. Senior Chris Graham
kept the momentum going with a single to send Bailey and Ingraffia home. Graham stole second and scored when
senior Dillan Vining reached on an error. Vining took second on a Hammond throwing error and Grace followed
up with a two-out double to score Vining. Senior Jason Licarrdi ran for Grace scored when Dubret reached on an
error and Terrebone came to the plate for the second time in the inning hitting a double to score Dubret.
Amacker goes the distance to pace a 4-3 win!
Loranger evens its series with Sumner at 1-1.
KENTOOD—The Loranger Wolves suffered a 12-4 setback on Tuesday at the hands of the Sumner
Cowboys but made a quick turn-around Thursday returning the favor scoring a 4-3 win as Logan Amacker
pitched a complete game. The senior right-hander also set up the winning run hitting a deep fly ball
that was mis-handled in seventh to reach third and set up senior Jason Liccardi, who ran for him,
to score the winning run on a wild pitch.
“I guess I could say it took 16 games to see us play together as well as we did
tonight,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “Guys were backing each other up and the energy in
the dugout was good. We had practiced really well the day before. We have moved some guys around a
good bit early in the season and may continue to do so. We have worked to develop some players
and just find the right combinations for different situations.”
Amacker finished the night with 13 strikeouts walking two and giving up five hits and two earned runs.
The Wolves got on the board in the second when sophomore Dakota Grace smacked a lead-off
double and senior Cole Dubret cashed in the run with a single. The Wolves added to their lead in the third as sophomore
Blaise Schillace walked and advanced to second on a walk by senior Dillan Vining and then scored on a single by Amacker.
In the fourth, junior Jake Ingraffia reached on a single and sophomore Destin Bailey doubled sending
Ingraffia to third who scored on a passed ball.
The Wolves will take a break from league play today as they travel to Hammond High for a contest
with the Tors. The two squads have already played twice this season with each getting a win.
Cowboys “Ding” Wolves 12-4.
Sumner smacks three dinger to hand Loranger district opening day setback.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves ran into a homerun ambush Tuesday night as the Cowboys of Sumner
“dinged” Loranger three times including a grand slam by by Chase Birch.
“Our approach all week was that we knew we were going to face good pitching and we had to attack
pitches we can hit,” Sumner head coach Kyle Goetting said. “We got some good pitches and we were fortunate that we were
able to chase their starter early. That grand slam gave us a little distance and it makes it a whole lot easier when
you’re up five or six runs.”
The Cowboys (9-5, 1-0) and Wolves (4-12, 0-1) wrap up the two-game series Thursday
at Jewel Sumner at 6 p.m.
Sumner jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first on an RBI double by Michael Spears and a
two-run single by Birch. Loranger answered in its half with a two-run single by Dakota Grace to pull to within 3-2.
Tyler Etheridge beat out a grounder to second to open the Sumner second. Dillan Vining retired
the next two batters before walking Sonny Pierce and Spears to load the bases. Hayden Joiner relieved Vining but Birch
greeted him with a shot over the left field fence, giving the Cowboys a 7-2 lead.
“It took everything out of us,” Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla said. “Up to that point, it’s
a one-run game. Dylan was hurting and I’m not making excuses for him out there but we make an error and they
load the bases and a home run. That’s kind of the way we’ve played this year. Everything snowballs.”
Loranger made it 7-3 in the bottom of the inning as Jake Ingraffia reached on an error and
scored on an infield single by Chris Graham. The Wolves would put two in scoring position but Birch came back with a
strikeout to get out of the inning. Birch gave up just one more hit the rest of the way, finishing with a
four-hitter while striking out eight and walking one.
“As he gets to the later innings, his curveball tends to get better,” Goetting said. “Everybody knows
he has a good fastball but we’re teaching him to be more patientwith that breaking ball, and I think he was able
to get it over tonight. He was able to throw a lot of first pitch strikes and when you do that, you can spot your offspeed.”
Sumner gave him five more runs to work with in the fourth after Spears homered off Destin Bailey
with two outs. Birch and Blake Stewart walked with Jacob Moore following with an RBI single. K.J. Dyson then lined
a shot deep over the left field fence to make it 12-3. Loranger got a run in the fifth as Blaise Schillace reached on an
error and scored on a double by Logan Amacker.
Road weary Wolves come home to open District play.
Difficult early slate has poked holes in early expectations.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves came into the 2013 season off a semi-final appearance in 2012 and
their best season record at 27-5 in the modern era. Despite losing a college pitcher in Brennan Catalano,
who is making some noise as a freshman at Southeastern Louisiana University, and a solid catcher in
Austin Fandal, the Wolves did return a solid collection of starters and younger players with experience.
Expectations started out high for this year’s team but after a rough start where the Wolves have given
up 102 runs and compiled a 4-11 record there are more questions than answers as Loranger prepares
to host the Cowboys of Sumner, last season’s co-champions.
Senior Logan Amacker, who pitched last year semi-final playoff game, will be on the mound Tuesday in
hopes of getting the Wolves drifting ship righted and heading towards a winning direction again. The Wolves,
who have spent most of the early season on the road, have lost their last three in a row and last won beating
Pope John Paul II 8-5 back on March 12.
Time will tell if a difficult early schedule has toughen up the Wolves or beaten them down.
They will get the chance to prove their metal Tuesday as they open District play against a favorite to challenge
for the title in Sumner.
Bulldogs outlast the Wolves 4-2.
Late Loranger rally falls short as Lutcher gets the win.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves got four shutout innings from senior starter Dillan Vining and one
from sophomore Destin Bailey but it was not enough to overcome a rough start that saw the visiting
Lutcher Bulldogs collect two runs in the first on two hits and a sac fly and two unearned in the
second inning as the Wolves committed three errors to help the Bulldogs build an early 4-0 lead.
Loranger rallied in the bottom of the seventh but came up short just plating two as Lutcher
escaped with a 4-2 win. Senior left-hander Zachary Zimmer went the distance striking out a dozen Loranger batters to earn a complete game win, while Vining was credited with the loss.
The Bulldogs started fast in the top of the first as junior Sully Martin led off
with a single and stole second followed by a walk by Zimmer. With two on, senior Jared Poche doubled to
score Martin and senior Chase Caldarea smacked a sack fly to score Zimmer. Vining put out the Lutcher
offensive fire with a pair of strikeouts to end the top half.
Senior Jordan Oubre reached on an error with one out in the top of the second
followed by a bunt single by Martin. A pair of Loranger fielding errors followed scoring Oubre and Martin
before the side was retired, but Lutcher led 4-0 after just one and a half.
Vining settled in the rest of the way trading goose eggs with Zimmer through six
innings. Bailey took over in the top of seventh recording two strikeouts and sending the Bulldogs down in
The Loranger offense responded in the bottom half benefitting from a lead-off walk
by Vining and back-to-back errors by the Bulldogs that scored Vining and put sophomore Blaise Schillace
and Luke Sylve on base. Sophomore Dakota Grace was next hitting a hard shot down the first baseline that
was caught and resulted in a double play as junior Jake Ingraffia, running for Sylve, left
the base and was thrown out. Schillace scored on the play to cut the Lutcher margin to two, but
Zimmer recorded a strike out after issuing a walk to close it out.
Amacker opens Loranger season with dominating performance.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves, a state semi-finalist, last season opened the 2013 Campaign Friday
night in impressive fashion as senior ace Logan Amacker dominated the visiting Saint Thomas Falcons fanning
11, while giving up just two hits in a 13-3 five inning rule thrashing.
“We were not planning to pitch Logan (Amacker) for a complete game, but he was really on and he got good
offensive support,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla. “I thought we hit the ball well. Certainly it is
early and there is still a lot we have to clean up and get better at, but I was pleased with the solid start by Logan (Amacker) and
pleasantly surprised with the offensive production.”
The Wolves racked up 10 total hits with Amacker smacking two and collecting three RBIs. Senior Chris Graham
had two hits and an RBI, while junior Hayden Joiner collected a pair hits and two RBIs. Senior catcher Cole Dubret added a hit and
a walk notching a pair of RBIs for the winners.
The Falcons put two on base to start the top of the first as junior Brock Cooper reached on an error
and junior Luke Bleakey earned a free pass, but the momentum would be short-lived as Amacker shut the door on the Saint Thomas
offense with three straight strikeouts to end the threat.
Starting Saint Thomas pitcher Brad Shafer gave up a leadoff single to Amacker in the bottom half, but a double-play ended
the Loranger scoring threat as Shafer faced only three batters. Amacker returned the favor in the top of the second send the
Falcons down in order and the Loranger offense responded in the bottom half plating a pair as senior Jason Liccardi led off
with a walk and scored on an RBI single by Joiner and junior Jake Ingraffia reached on a fielder’s choice and scored
by an RBI single by Dubret.
Saint Thomas cashed in a pair of errors in the top of the third to knot the score at two as senior
Cameron Loria singled and scored on a error and junior Brock Cooper singled and scored on an error.
The Wolves’ offense answered
decisively in the bottom half sending 11 batters to the plate and exploding for six runs on five hits. Amacker led off with a
walk and scored on a single by Liccardi. Graham singled and scored on a bases loaded RBI by Slade Stevens who was hit
by a pitch. Licarrdi scored on a bunt single by Jake Ingraffia, Joiner walked and scored on a single by Luke Ingraffia
and Stevens and Jake Ingraffia scored on a two-RBI single by Amacker.
The Falcons went quietly in order in the top of the fourth and the Wolves padded their lead in
the bottom half adding five more runs to their total as junior Dillon Vining reached on an error and scored on an RBI
single by Joiner. Joiner scored on a bases loaded walk by Dubret. Stevens followed scoring on a fielder’s choice by Luke
Ingraffia, while Jake Ingraffia singled and scored on a error and Amacker reached on an error and scored on a single by Graham.
Saint Thomas sent six to the plate in the top of the fifth trying to avoid the five inning, ten-run rule as Cooper reached on an error, junior
Tyler Bratcher was hit by a pitch with two outs and junior Jonah Mollere reached on an error, but Amacker put out the fire
recording a bases loaded strikeout to strand three and secure the win.
Wolves fall to parish rival Saint Thomas 8-4 in Indy Jam.
Senior Logan Amacker hit a two-run dinger pace the Wolves’s effort.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves got in some final pre-season work Saturday competing against parish rival
Saint Thomas in the Independence Jamboree with the Wolves coming up short 8-4 despite a second inning
two-run dinger by senior Logan Amacker.
“I thought we did a good job putting some balls in play,” said Loranger head coach Jake Abdalla.
“We struggled a bit on the mound and gave up a couple errors and that hurt us. We will go back to work this week and clean
up a few things to get ready for our opener.”
The two teams played it close through three innings with Saint Thomas scoring in the top of the first
when sophomore Brennan Kelsey took advantage of a one-out walk, a wild pitch to reach second , a fielder’s choice to take third
scoring on a throwing error. Loranger answered in the bottom on the third when senior Logan Amacker cashed in a lead-off
single by senior Cole Dubret with a two-run dinger to put Loranger up 2-1 after three.
The Falcons scored four runs with two outs in the top of the fourth to take a three-run advantage
as sophomore Cade Newsom hit a one-out double reaching third on a fielder’s choice followed by a pair of hit batters to load
the bases. Junior Brock Cooper was next delivering a double to deep left scoring two and then a throwing error by Loranger
cleared the bases scoring two more to give Saint Thomas a 5-3 lead after four and half.
Loranger cut the margin to one in the bottom half of the fourth scoring two with two outs when
junior Hayden Joiner reached on an error followed by a walk by junior Jake Ingraffia. Dakota Grace was next singling in
Joiner followed by a single by senior Luke Ingraffia to score his brother Jake.
Leading just 5-4, Saint Thomas added some insurance in the top of the fifth as junior Tyler Bratcher
led off with a single and scored on a wild pitch to put the Falcon up by two. Junior left-hander Chandler Watts pitched the
bottom half striking out two and facing just four Loranger batters with one reaching on an error.
“Chandler (Watts) did a good job for us,” said Corr. “We are hoping he can come in for us as provide
a change of pace as a lefty and get us out of an innings.”
Saint Thomas pulled away in the top of sixth scoring two more runs as sophomore Joseph Dominique
smacked a lead-off single followed by a walk by senior Cameron Loria. Cooper brought home the base-runners
delivering a one-out single. Senior Stuart Tournillon finished up for the Falcons collecting a strike out and
forcing a double-play ground ball after issuing a walk.
Loranger will open the season against Comeaux February 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the nightcap contest
of the annual Loranger Tournament.
Wolves impress in opening scrimmage.
Loranger rolls up 13 runs in scrimmage against Raiders.
LORANGER—As most coaches say, “last year was last year and this is a new season.” For the
2013 Loranger Baseball Wolves, who won a District 8-3A Co-Championship and advanced to the semi–finals of
the LHSAA State Playoffs, it is indeed a new season, but expectations remain high. The Wolves gave fans
a small taste of this year’s edition Saturday in a scrimmage against Pine and the Loranger Boys of Spring
did nothing to disappoint as they dominated the Raiders 13-1.
Loranger ace senior Logan Amacker opened the scrimmage on the mound fanning three in two innings of
work while facing only seven Pine batters. Junior Hayden Joiner was equally solid striking out a pair while scattering one hit
over two innings in facing just seven Raiders. Senior Dillan Vining, who was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the third was
limited to one inning of work fanning one and facing only four Pine hitters.
“We have nine guys that I would feel comfortable putting on the mound for us,” said Loranger skipper
Jake Abdalla. “We have good senior leadership on the staff and I am excited about our young group and potential they have.”
The Wolves collected six hits and took advantage of six Pine errors to roll up 13 runs in the seven
inning affair. Amacker had a double and a walk, while Vining added a single and an RBI. Sophomore Destin Bailey notched
two hits, freshman Clay Terrebonne added a single and an RBI, and senior Luke Ingraffia had a single.
In the infield, the Wolves committed just one error, while junior Jake Ingraffia made a pair
of big catches in center field along with solid a solid grab by brother Luke and plays by Terrbonne and Vining.
“We have great speed in the outfield,” said Abdalla. “When you have fast wheels out there, you know you always have
a chance to make a play on a well hit ball.”
The Wolves have two more pre-season dates before opening day February 21 when Loranger hosts
Comeaux. The Wolves travel to Riverside for a scrimmage on the February 7 and then compete in the Parish Jamboree February 16.
2013 LORANGER BASEBALL
The Boys of Spring start work this week.
Baseball practice begins for state teams this week.
LORANGER—The defending District 8-3A Co-Champions and State LHSAA Semi-finalist Loranger Wolves will
begin the 2013 campaign this week as baseball practice starts for all state teams. The Wolves compiled a
27-5 record last season and upset perennial 3A baseball powerhouse Parkview at their park on the way to
earning a trip to the final four.
The Wolves are led by a new head coach this season as Jake Abdalla takes over the
clubhouse. The roster will feature 13 returning upperclassmen including eight seniors. Loranger will
scrimmage Pine on February 2.
Area 3A Playoffs
#20 WOLVES 6
#13 Erath 11
#31 Albany 0
#2 E.D. White 18
#18 Sumner 7
#15 Loyola Prep 6
2012 Baseball Record
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2011 Summer Baseball