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CCHS overcomes long trip for 8-4 win

Central Catholic’s Greg Leger slides safely into third base, while Cedar Creek third baseman Aaron Clark awaits the throw during Thursday’s Class 1A quarterfinal contest in Ruston. Leger finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI as Class 1A’s top-ranked team defeated No. 9 Cedar Creek, 8-4, to advance to its fifth straight semifinal appearence May 13 at McMurray Park in Sulphur. The Eagles now will await their semifinal opponent, which will be determined today when No. 5 Hanson Memorial hosts No. 13 Catholic-Pointe Coupee.

Central Catholic’s Blake Hidalgo celebrated his junior ring ceremony Thursday morning at Central Catholic, a rite of passage for a soon-to-be senior.

LSU

LSU’S JERALD HAWKINS reportedly left for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday after being drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday in Chicago. Hawkins _ who was a standout player at West St. Mary High School _ left LSU early where he performed at both left and right tackle. Hawkins (6-6, 305 pounds) was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round after leaving LSU as a true junior after starting every game he played at LSU.

LSU’S JERALD HAWKINS reportedly left for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday after being drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday in Chicago.

CCHS heads north to face Cedar Creek

Central Catholic first baseman Mitchell Lemoine follows through on an attempt to tag a baserunner out at first during
the Eagles 5-3 Class 1A regional round victory against Grand Lake Monday. Lemoine and the Eagles will hit the
road Thursday to take on Cedar Creek in the Class 1A quarterfinals. First pitch in Ruston is set for 6 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic will look to continue its playoff run as Class 1A’s top-ranked team when it makes a four-plus hour road trip to Ruston to face No. 9 Cedar Creek Thursday at 6 p.m.

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