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Six local teams advance in prep playoffs

St. Amant dog pile St. Amant dog pile
Catholic vs. Jesuit Catholic vs. Jesuit

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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