NEW ORLEANS – On Friday, (3) John Curtis defeated (6) Brother Martin, 6-5 in game 1 of the Division I Quarterfinals at Harahan Playground.
The Patriots put up a 5 spot in the third inning, but the Crusaders responded with four runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game 5-5.
Curtis’ Nyan Hayes hit a triple in the bottom of the fourth that would end up being the game-winning run after Logan O’Neill brought him in on a sac fly.
John Curtis Pitcher Austin Ackel came off the bench and pitched 4 complete innings while allowing one run on three hits with 4 K’s. The defense ultimately helped secure the win.
Here’s head coach Jeff Curtis after the game:
Both teams are back at it in game 2 on Saturday at Harahan Playground. First pitch set for 1 p.m.