The team took on Retif Oil at M. L. “Tigue” Moore Field for the second time in the tournament, falling for the second time against the strong defense, this time 6-1.
Jesuit star pitcher and top college prospect C.J. Avrard threw the whole game for Retif Oil, only allowing one unearned run.
One throwing error led to 29er Peter Broussard getting on first base. He was advanced to scoring position by Peyton Durke on a sacrifice bunt, and R.J. Frederick helped Broussard get across when a throwing error got Frederick on the bases as well.
The inning, however, ended when Ryan Domingue grounded out to third.
Luke Hayes began the game pitching for the 29ers but only stayed in for one inning due to arm soreness. Hayes allowed three hits and one earned run.
He was replaced by Justin Broussard, who pitched the rest of the game, striking out five batters and only allowing one earned run.
The four unearned runs during Broussard’s tenure on the mound came during the bottom of the fifth inning. Retif Oil led with a triple and a walk. A later error trying to throw a runner out at first allowed the two on base to score. Retif Oil nabbed two more runs that inning as well.
Despite the loss, the 29ers claim the achievement of being the only team so far to prevent Retif Oil from winning via a ten run rule.
The Jesuit defense kept the 29ers from accomplishing much during the game.
Avrard pitched the whole game through, facing 29 batters, striking out ten and allowing no hits, walks or earned runs.