Pine tops Port Barre in postseason

Published 12:56 pm Friday, April 29, 2022

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Pine’s Raiders defeated Port Barre in the bi-district round of the Class 2A state playoffs at home on Tuesday.

Chase Cooper was solid on the mound, going the distance, allowing three runs on five hits with 12 strikeouts and three walks. At the plate, Cooper went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs batted in.

Brandon Sprehe doubled.

Trey Knight singled.

Turner Deleon scored two runs, while Bryson and Aden Wiggins both posted one.

No. 16 Pine, which is 20-6, will begin a best-of-three series at top-seeded and defending state champion Rosepine after press time on April 29 game two, and if necessary, game three to be played on April 30. Rosepine (28-2) defeated No. 32 Northeast (4-8), 26-0, in five innings.

Port Barre went 9-17 this season.