All Saints junior Aston Francis went 2 for 3 at the plate and Parker Towns struck out 11 as the Trojans handed Grace Community its first district loss in 2-0 shutout Thursday at Cougar Field on the Grace Community campus.
Francis belted a two-out hit that bounced and stuck in the fence for a ground-rule two-bagger in the third inning. He later scored the first run, crossing home on a fielder’s choice by Michael Caruso.
The Trojans made it 2-0 in the fourth when first baseman Trey Rowe launched a solo home run.
Grace pitcher Mason Aldredge had a good outing in the loss with nine strikeouts, one walk and four hits. Charlie Short had the other hit for All Saints with a first inning single.
Towns scattered out three hits in the complete game with one walk.
“Parker pitched a great game,” All Saints coach Jerry Courtney said. “He was hitting his spots, and working the hitters forward and backward.
“Jack (Hamm) is a first year catcher that has done a good job all year. He has really improved over the year and he had a lot to do with Parker’s success today.”
Grace got a double from Jonny Spitzer in the first inning and singles from Call Florence and Adam Graham.
The Cougars (11-1) will entertain Parish Episcopal in a make-up game on Monday, at 6 p.m. All Saints 20-5 (11-2), will play host to Dallas Parish Episcopal on Tuesday, at 6 p.m.
All Saints 2, Grace Community 0
All Saints 001 100 0 — 2 4 1
Grace 000 000 0 — 0 3 0
Mason Aldridge and Call Florence. Parker Towns and Jack Hamm. W - Towns. L - Aldredge. 2B – AS: Aston Francis. G: Jonny Spitzer. HR – AS: Trey Rowe (solo, fourth inning).
RECORDS – All Saints 20-5; 11-2. Grace Community 11-1.
NEXT UP – Parish Episcopal at All Saints, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Parish Episcopal at Grace Community, 6 p.m. Monday.
Goforth, All Saints down Parish, 6-1
Madison Goforth drove in two runs with a double and stole home to help All Saints defeat Parish Episcopal 6-1 on Thursday.
Tiffany Shin also drove in a run as part of a four-run second inning for All Saints.
The victory moves All Saints to 5-2 in TAPPS 2-4A.
Maddie Smith grabbed the win in the circle, allowing one run on four hits with six strikeouts.
Parish 001 000 0 — 1 4 0
All Saints 140 100 x — 6 12 0
Young and Santucci; Maddie Smith and Sarah Bracken. W — Smith (5-3). L — Young. 2B — AS: Madison Goforth. 3B — PAR: Struckwell.
RECORDS — All Saints 5-3 (5-2).
NEXT UP — Bishop Gorman at All Saints, 5:30 p.m. Friday