Six of the seven Baton Rouge area baseball teams in high school playoff games Monday night have advanced, including three upsets in Class 5A.
Number-21 seed Catholic High knocked off No. 5 Jesuit 8-3 to advance to the quarterfinals at Tulane Friday, and Zachary and St. Amant will collide there too. The No. 18 Gators upset second-seeded Destrehan 6-2, while the Broncos edged Hahnville 7-4 on the road.
Only Denham Springs, the 14th-seed fell on Monday night 3-2 to No. 3 Brother Martin.
In Class 3A Parkview beat Iowa 6-2 and Brusly upset Notre Dame 4-1 to earn semifinal berths in Sulphur Friday.
Monday afternoon Lutcher beat DeRidder 11-1 in six innings, after LSU recruit Jared Poche fired a 2-hitter with 12 strikeouts to advance to the 4A semifinals in Sulphur.
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