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Brusly, Port Allen win regular season finales; BHS awaits playoffs

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The Brusly High School baseball team enters post-season action next week, while Port Allen’s season came to an end Monday.

The Panthers topped Runnels 4-1 to close the regular season, while Port Allen defeated Pointe Coupee Central 14-1 in its season finale.

Brusly was ranked ninth in the LHSAA power rankings released last week, but the revised standings could nudge them either direction.

The current standing would pit the Panthers against Rayne, from District 5-3A.

Here’s a look at action from last week

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BRUSLY 4, RUNNELS 1 – The Panthers grinded out six hits in the regular season finale.

Blake Manola broke the ice after three scoreless innings when he scored after Cullen Prejean reached on a fielder’s choice.

The Panthers padded their lead off two runs in the fifth. Cameron Wilis scored on a Kwanston Adkins single, while Beau Witty reached home after Taylor Prejean reached on an error at third.

Witty scored in the seventh on a throwing error.

Josh Morris homered for Runnels.

PORT ALLEN 14, PCC 1— Pointe Coupee Central took the opening lead, but the Pelicans scored three unearned runs and never looked back.

A nine-run rally in the third frame sealed the fate for the Cougars, who ended their season 7-16.

Port Allen closed its season 7-22.

Robert Purnell pitched all five innings. He struck out 10.

Purnell also went 1-for-2 with a double and two runs.

Devin Jenkins (2-3) had a double, two RBIs and three runs. Charles Mullens (1-3) had a double and three RBIs.

Luke LeBlanc pitched for the Panthers.

WEST FELICIANA 6, BRUSLY 3 – Past and future district rival West Feliciana pulled from a deficit with one run in the fifth and three in the sixth to outlast the Panthers.

Brusly chalked all of its runs in the fourth.

Pitcher Cullen Prejean went 2-for-2 and Taylor Prejean 2-4 for the Panthers.

WFHS pulled off the win despite three errors.

BRUSLY 7, PORT ALLEN 0 – Cameron Willis belted a three-run homer in the third to power Brusly to a 7-0 win Thursday at PAHS.

Cullen Prejean finished with a double and three RBIs for the Panther, while Logan Smith (1-2) had a double.

Charles Mullens (1-3) and Austin Hebert (1-2) mounted Port Allen’s two hits.

CHRISTIAN LIFE 4, PORT ALLEN 3 – Port Allen led 1-0 and scored twice in the third to regain the lead, but Christian Life followed with runs in the fourth and fifth to stop the Pelicans.

Torrence Purnell scored two of Port Allen’s runs and Mullens chalked the other.

Lorenzo Osborne went 3-for-3 with one RBI for the Pels.

PAHS finished with 10 hits, while CLA posted six.

Cody LeJeune struck out four for the Pelicans.

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