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College baseball: BPCC moves into first in Region XIV’s North division with sweep of Angelina on road

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The Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers moved into first place in Region XIV’s North division with a sweep of Angelina College, 7-2 and 8-7, Friday in Lufkin, Texas.

BPCC improved to 31-12-1 overall and 20-10 in the conference. Panola College (26-18, 19-11) dropped out of a tie for first after splitting a doubleheader against Tyler Junior College.

Zach St. Pierre went the distance in the seven-inning first game. He allowed four hits, struck out four and walked none.

Alejandro Carzola, Connor Crowson and Mason Hammonds had two hits apiece.

BPCC scored all seven runs in the top of the fourth.

Cole Ketzner doubled after leadoff batter Gavin Baird was hit by a pitch. Crowson, Hammonds and Justin Breen singled.

Ayden Makarus brought home a run with a double. Cole Antonelli and Carzola had back-to-back singles. Ketzner’s sacrifice fly scored the final run.

The Cavaliers rallied from a 7-2 deficit after six innings, scoring six in the top of the seventh.

Breen hit a grand slam on a 3-1 pitch with two outs to put BPCC on top 8-7.

A single by Cazorla was the Cavaliers’ only hit in the inning before Breen’s blast. BPCC took advantage of two hit-by-pitches, a walk and an error.

Carzola, Ketzner and Breen had two hits apiece in the game. Ketzner also drew three walks.

Breen had a double in addition to his home run. Makarus and Ketzner also had doubles.

Garrett Lott, one of five Cavaliers pitchers utilized in the game, got the win in relief. He went 1 2/3 innings.

Former Providence Classical Academy standout Cameron Duke allowed just one hit and no walks over the final two innings.

BPCC returns to action Monday with a 1 p.m. non-conference doubleheader against TCS Postgrad at home.

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