Piling On

Delta Charter players pile on Preston Higgins after he allowed the 10th run to score in the sixth inning, ending the Storm's game with East I'berville

Delta Charter senior pitcher Drew Brown pitched a no-hitter, striking out 12 over six innings in a 10-0 win over East I’berville in a Class 1A second round playoff game in Ferriday.

Delta Charter, the No. 4 seed, received a first-round bye.

Delta Charter travels to West Feliciana Friday for a quarterfinal contest against No. 12 Slaughter Community Charter, which upset No. 5 Logansport 9-7 Monday. 

The game will be played at 5 p.m. at the West Feliciana Sports Complex.

East I’berville was the No. 13 seed. The Tigers defeated Arcadia 15-5 in a first-round game.

“It’s a great feeling to be in the quarterfinals,” said Delta Charter head coach Mason Ozburn. “Our ultimate goal is to get to Sulphur and let these guys experience what it is like to play in the state tournament.”

Brown struck out the side in the first inning, having a runner reach first on a passed ball strikeout, only to be picked off first base.

DCS scored one run in its first at bat as Brown reached second on two errors with two outs. Preston Higgins and Ethan Keith followed with singles and Zach Clayton was hit by a pitch before the final out.

“We left way too many runners on base,” Ozburn said.

Skylor Fleming reached first base on an error in the top of the second. Following another Storm error, Delta Charter left fielder Jared Barron threw Fleming out at the plate, with a perfect throw to catcher Eli Brown.

Delta Charter scored two in the second.

Barron was hit by a pitch, Blake Grayson reached on an error, Higgins had a sacrifice fly, Brown reached on an error and Payten Roberts reached on an error, scoring courtesy runner Junvari Singleton.

The Storm added three runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the bottom of the sixth to end the game by 10-run rule.

East I’berville committed 11 errors in the contest.

Grayson doubled and singled, while Roberts finished with two hits each.

Grayson scored three runs, while Chase McGraw and Singleton scored two runs each.

The winner of the Delta-Charter-Slaughter contest will face the winner of No. 1 Oak Gove and No. 8 Montgomery in a semifinal contest in Sulphur.

Oak Grove blanked Block 20-0 Monday.

Slaughter defeated Lincoln Prep 18-2 in a first-round contest. The Knights defeated Logansport at Logansport, thus drawing the home game against Delta Charter.


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