SULPHUR, La. — The Jesuit Blue Jays defeated John Curtis, 4-3 in 9 innings thanks to a walk-off RBI single from senior Zack Casebonne in the Division I semi-final round of the LHSAA BAseball State Tournament.
Curtis jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning, but Jesuit quickly responded with 2 runs of their own in the bottom of the frame.
Jesuit took a 3-2 lead in the 3rd inning and Curtis would tie the game up a 3 in the top of the 6th.
Jesuit’s Holden Hess pitched 7 innings, throwing 109 pitches and striking out 6 batters.
Sean Cashman pitched 2 innings and struck out 2 batters in relief for the Blue Jays.
For John Curtis, Michael O’Brien pitched 3 innings, striking out 6 and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits.
Austin Ackel threw a no-hitter in relief for the remaining 4 innings of regulation, striking out 4.
Michael Curtis pitched the last 2 innings of the game, striking out 1 with 1 earned run.
Jesuit now awaits the winner of the Division I semi-final game between Catholic of Baton Rouge and Byrd.
The Division I Championship game is set for Saturday at 2 p.m.