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Green Wave falls 3-0 to Dutchtown in a pitching duel.
PLakin Polk pitched seven scorless innings but it was not enough as Dutchtown scored in the eighth for the win.

GEISMAR, LA—Senior Lakin Polk labored for eight innings recording 24 outs and pitching seven shutout innings before the Grffins of Dutchtown plated three in the top of the eighth to secure a 3-0 victory and sweep the two-game Regional round playoff series.
    Hits were scarce for both teams as Ponchatoula managed only five hits and Dutchtown just six. Polk led the Green Wave at the plate with a single and a double while Brandt Jones, Brant Monistere, and Nolan Tribble each had one hit.
    Nathan Monceaux was the winning pitcher for Dutchtown. Monceaux lasted seven innings, allowing four hits and zero runs while striking out five. Eli Fuselier threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
    
Green Wave pushes Dutchtown to the brink.
Ponchatoula falls just short as third-ranked Dutchtown rallies late for a 4-3 win.

GEISMAR, LA—The Ponchatoula Green Wave is a program on the rise and while they came up just short to the third-ranked Dutchtown Griffins in the first game of their three-game Regional round playoff series, the boys from Ponchatoula were impressive. The Green Wave held a 3-2 lead after five innings and it took a late rally by the Griffins to escape with the win 4-3. The second game of the series is today at 1:00 p.m. and if a third is needed it will be played after the finish of today’s first game.
    It was indeed a heart-breaker for the Green Wave as the game was tied at three with Dutchtown batting in the bottom of the sixth when Carter Hanberry singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
    Ponchatoula drew first blood scoring in the top of the third as LJ Whitaker hit a double to left and then advancing to third on a error. Brandt Jones followed with a single to center scoring Whitaker. Ponchatoula padded their margin to 3-1 in the fifth as Brayden Perrin hit a single with runners at second and first followed by Whitaker walking to load the bases. Jones followed reaching on an error scoring pinch runner Moskau and Perrin to go up 3-1.
    Austin DeMers took the loss for Ponchatoula. The righty allowed three hits and two runs over one and one-third innings, walking zero. Payton Cormier started the game for the Green Wave. Cormier surrendered two runs on one hit over four and a third innings
    Nick Gisclair earned the win for Dutchtown. The hurler surrendered three runs on five hits over six and a third innings, striking out nine. Jace Bennett threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.
    Hits were hard to collect as each team managed only five with Perrin leading Ponchatoula with two hits.

Green Wave outlasts Benton 2-1!!
Senior Lakin Polk pitches complete game and LJ Whitaker and Cole Landry pace offensive rally.

HAMMOND, LA—Southeastern signee Lakin Polk pitched on his future home field as the first round game between the Benton Tigers and the Green Wave was moved to Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field due to a rain storm and Polk was brilliant. The senior right-hander out-dueled Benton's Cale Latimer pitching a complete game allowing just one run on three hits and striking out seven and walking one.;
    Benton got on the board first in the second inning as a sacrifice bunt by Cole Weir scored one run for Benton. The Green Wave would respond as LJ Whitaker layed down a bunt single and reached second on an error. Brandt Jones followed with a fielder's choice followed by an intentional walk of Polk. Whitaker scored on a passed ball and Cole Landy was next smacking s single to score Jones.
    Polk finished off the Tigers in the top of the seventh forcing a fly ball caught by Whitaker and a pair of grounders to short stop Nolan Tribble who made a pair stellar plays to record the final two outs.
    Whitaker, Landry, and Tribble each collected one hit to lead Ponchatoula. The Green Wave did not commit a single error in the field. Jones had the most chances in the field with seven. Latimer took the loss for Benton. He lasted five and a third innings, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out nine.

PLAYOFFS ... Ponchatoula to host the Benton Tigers!
Game set for 4:30 p.m. Monday.

HAMMOND, LA—The Ponchatoula Green Wave will begin the playoffs Monday when they host the Benton Tigers. The Tigers were the District 1-5A Runner-Up behind champion Haughton and finished with a record of 20-11. Benton advanced to the second round of the playoffs in 2021 as the seventh seed losing to Dunham.
    
Ponchatoula and Hammond play another thriller!
Green Wave plates three in the tenth inning to take down the Tornadoes 6-3 to secure the two-game league sweep.

HAMMOND, LA—Round two of long-time rivals Ponchatoula and Hammond gave us what we expect another thriller and this one needed extra innings to determine a winner. The contest was tied after five innings at 3-3 and for the next four innings the Green Wave and the Tornadoes kept each off the board. Finally in the tenth inning Cole Landry singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run to break the tie. Ponchatoula then broke the game open plating two more runs as Ethan Lauren singled and scored Lakin Polk and Landry scored on a Hammond error. Freshman Lane Corbin closed the door on the Tornadoes recording the final three outs fanning one and forcing a ground out and fly ball out.
    Austin DeMers was the winning pitcher for Ponchatoula. The righthander lasted four and a third innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out six and walking one. Lane Corbin threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Corbin recorded the last three outs to earn the save. Michael Cunningham took the loss for Hammond. Cunningham allowed two hits and three runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking out one.
    Ponchatoula racked up six hits. Landry and Brandt Jones each collected multiple hits. Hammond out hit the Green Wave with eight. Ian Trahan, Josh Bluain, and Christian Bell each had mutiple hits for the Tornadoes.

Ponchatoula wraps up District 6-5A Championship.
Green Wave outlasts rival Hammond 3-2 as Ponchatoula celebrates Senior Night.

HAMMOND, LA—When Ponchatoula and Hammond get together in any sport you throw out the record books. These two rivals will give you a good game and they did not disappoint on the Green Wave’s Senior Night. The Hammond Tornadoes pushed the Green Wave to the brink as Ponchatoula with a complete game performance by senior Lakin Polk outlasted Hammond 3-2. The victory improved the Green Wave's league mark to 11-2 and wrapped up the District 6-5A Championship.
    The Green Wave and Tornadoes traded goose eggs in the first inning, but a Lane Martin sac fly in the bottom of the second scored Cole Landry who singled. Hammond would answer in the top of the fifth when Ian Trahan singled to bring in a run. Ponchatoula answered right back in the bottom half when Brennan Petit was hit by a pitch and scored on a LJ Whitaker single and Brandt Jones singled to score Whitaker giving the Green Wave a 3-1 advantage.
    Hammond threatened in the top of the seventh when Kaleb O’Hara scored on a passed ball with two outs, but Polk was able to force a Trahan fly ball out to end the Hammond rally and secure the win for Ponchatoula.
    Polk led Ponchatoula to victory on the hill. The righty allowed three hits and two runs over seven innings, striking out eight. Ian Trahan took the loss for Hammond. Trahan lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out four.
    The Green Wave will wrap up District play Thursday when they play the second game of their two-game series with the Tornadoes.
    

Ponchatoula making a big splash in District!
Green Wave complete sweep of Saint Paul. JV wins 2-1.

HAMMOND, LA—The Green Wave is making a big splash in District 6-5A play notching their tenth league win to extend their lead over the District pack. Their tenth win came Saturday as they completed a two-game sweep of the Saint Paul’s Wolves winning 8-2. Payton Cormier, Lane Corbin and Lakin Polk combined on the mound to limit the Wolves to just four hits and two runs. Cormier took the win lasting four innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out four. Corbin, the freshman, was stellar giving up just one hit and one run while fanning three. Polk closed it getting the final three outs.
    Brant Monistere had the hot hand at the plate collecting three hits while Brandt Jones and LJ Whitaker each added two hits. The Green Wave notched 11 total hits and took advantage of five Saint Paul’s errors. After the Wolves scored one run in the top of the fifth, Ponchatoula answered with one of their own. Ponchatoula then padded their advantage in the second inning scoring four as an error scored one run and Jones singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, and Polk singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
    Logan Pontiff took the loss for Saint Paul’s. The pitcher went four innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits, striking out two and walking one.
    Ponchatoula has just two games remaining as they will take on cross-town rival Hammond in a two-game series. The first game is set for Tuesday when the Green Wave will honor their senior class in ceremonies before the game. The second game will be at Hammond on Thursday.
    
Green Wave on a roll defeats Saint Paul 15-2!
Palisi and DeMers combine to shut down Wolves.

COVINGTON, LA—The Green Wave kept their top spot in the District standings while adding to their lead with a 15-2 romp over the home-standing Saint Paul Wolves. Ponchatoula tallied 13 hits in the game. Cole Landry, Brandt Jones, Lakin Polk, Brant Monistere, and Ethan Laurent all collected multiple hits for Ponchatoula Varsity. Landry led Ponchatoula Varsity with three hits in three at bats. The Green Wave made their move in the second inning plating nine runs to extend their advantage to 13-2.
    Nate Palisi earned the victory on the mound for Ponchatoula. The righty allowed three hits and two runs over three innings, striking out one and walking one. Austin DeMers threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
    With three games to go the Green Wave has a two-game lead over Covington in the league standings and has already earned a share of the District Title. Ponchatoula will be looking to win the championship outright as they take on local rival Hammond in a two-game series next week.
    
Green Wave completes sweep of Bulldogs!
Ponchatoula defeats Fontainebleau 13-3! Polk, Tribble and Corbin combine on the mound.

MANDEVILLE, LA—With just four league games left, the Green Wave moved a step closer to competing for the District Title with a 13-3 romp over the Fontainebleau Bulldogs to complete a two-game sweep. The victory improved the Ponchatoula league mark to 8-2 keeping them in first place.
    Ponchatoula secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the second inning. Cody Crawford, LJ Whitaker, Brandt Jones, and Nolan Tribble all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. Jones led Ponchatoula with two hits in three at bats.
    Lakin Polk led the Green Wave to victory on the hill. Polk allowed two hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out six. Tribble and Lane Corbin entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Jackson Wall took the loss for Fontainebleau. The Bulldog surrendered seven runs on three hits over one and two-thirds innings, striking out one.
    
Green Wave on the rise!
Ponchatoula defeats Fontainebleau for seventh league win.

HAMMOND, LA—While there is still more baseball to be played and the league race is heating up, the Green Wave is a team on the rise playing their way from an 0-4 start to the season to a 16-9 overall record and first place in the District standings at 7-2 with a 10-4 win over Fontainebleau on Saturday.
    The Bulldogs of Fontainebleau came out swinging in the top of the first with three hits to take a 1-0 lead and smashed two home runs on the day. Sam Eppinette went yard in the fourth inning. Carter Hurley put one out in the fourth inning. However, it was not enough as the Green Wave plated seven runs in the bottom of the seventh and never looked back. Whitaker’s sac fly scored one run for Ponchatoula, Jones doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, Polk singled on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs, Landry was hit by a pitch, driving in a run, and Laurent singled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.
    Payton Cormier took the win for Ponchatoula. Cormier allowed six hits and four runs over four innings, striking out two. Austin DeMers threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. DeMers recorded the last nine outs to earn the save. Ponchatoula totaled eight hits. Jones and Polk all managed multiple hits for Ponchatoula as Jones led the Green Wave with three hits in four at bats.Evan Wright went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Fontainebleau in hits.

Dinger Thursday!
Polk and Tribble go yard as the Wave downs Slidell 11-4!

SLIDELL, LA—The Ponchatoula Green Wave earned the District sweep of the Slidell Tigers with an 11-4 romp paced by a four-for-four night by Lakin Polk that included a four-bagger and a dinger by Nathan Tribble. Polk singled in the first, singled in the third, homered in the fourth, and singled in the fifth. Tribble went deep in the third inning.
    Ponchatoula notched five runs in the fifth inning. The offensive firepower was led by Polk, Tribble, Elijah Winters, and Cole Landry, all driving in runs in the inning. Ponchatoula collected 15 hits on the day. Polk, Landry, Tribble, Winters, and Laurent each had multiple hits.
    Tribble took the win for Ponchatoula. The pitcher lasted four innings, allowing three hits and four runs while striking out five. Lane Corbin threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen
    The Wave ran the bases well collecting nine stolen bases during the game. Laurent led the way with two.

Green Wave walks off with s 5-4 win over Slidell!
Tribble’s seventh inning single plates winning run.

HAMMOND, LA—The Ponchatoula Green Wave continued their winning ways in District play as they defeated Slidell in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off single at the end of the game to topple Slidell. The game was tied at four with Ponchatoula batting in the bottom of the seventh when Nolan Tribble singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
    Ponchatoula got things started in the first inning. Cole Landry drove in two when Landry singled. Slidell scored three runs in the sixth inning. Slidell offense in the inning was led by Jay Davis and Brady Johnson, all driving in runs in the frame. Brandt Jones went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Ponchatoula.
    Austin DeMers was credited with the victory for the Green Wave. The pitcher lasted one and one-third innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out two and walking one. Lakin Polk started the game for Ponchatoula. Polk surrendered four runs on nine hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out seven.     

Green Wave evens series with Mandeville.
Ponchatoula defeats Skippers 5-3.

HAMMOND, LA—The Green Wave evened their series with Mandeville Saturday scoring a 5-3 win behind the duo of Payton Cormier and Lane Corbin on the mound. Cormier went four innings, allowing three runs on two hits, striking out one and walking one, while Corbin threw three innings out of the bullpen in relief allowing just one hit to earn the save.
    Ponchatoula scored three runs in the second inning. The Falcon offense in the inning was led by Nolan Tribble and Elijah Winters, all knocking in runs in the inning. Ponchatoula racked up ten hits on the day. Brandt Jones and Cody Crawford all managed multiple hits.
    
Six in the sixth seals win for Green Wave!
Ponchatoula rallies to defeat Northshore for a series sweep!

HAMMOND, LA—The Green Wave made it a series sweep Tuesday as they rallied to defeat the Northshore Panthers for the second time. Ponchatoula took the lead late and defeated Northshore 9-3 on Tuesday. The game was tied at three with Ponchatoula batting in the top of the sixth when Brayden Perrin singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. Ponchatoula’s offense in the inning came from singles by Elijah Winters, Perrin, and Nolan Tribble and an error on a ball put in play by Brandt Jones.
    Lakin Polk led the Green Wave to victory on the hill. The pitcher lasted five innings, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out six. Lane Corbin threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Lane Corbin recorded the last six outs to earn the save. Jackson Fayard took the loss for Northshore. The pitcher allowed three hits and three runs over five innings, striking out one.
    Ponchatoula had eight hits in the game. Perrin and Winters each had multiple hits for the Green Wave.
    
Green Wave outlasts Northshore 8-7!
Tribble, Cormier, and Perrin work the mound and Jones, Polk, and Winter bring the big bats.

HAMMOND, LA—The Ponchatoula Green Wave had to sweat it out in the top of the seventh as Northshore nearly erased a four-run Ponchatoula lead, but the Wave hung on for the 8-7 win. Brayden Perrin entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief forcing the final fly ball out. Nolan Tribble took the win for Ponchatoula. The righthander allowed zero hits and three runs over three innings, striking out four. Payton Cormier worked the middle innings in relief.
    It was an early lead that helped the Green Wave to victory.Ponchatoula scored on a walk by Cole Landry, a sacrifice fly by Elijah Winters, and a single by Brant Monistere in the first inning. After Northshore scored two runs in the top of the fourth, Ponchatoula answered with two of their own. Northshore scored when an error scored one run and David Cantrelle grounded out, scoring one run. The Green Wave then answered when Lakin Polk tripled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs. Elijah Winters smacked a solo dinger in the fifth to extend the Green Wave lead to 7-4.
    Ponchatoula Varsity collected five hits and Northshore tallied six in the high-scoring game. Brandt Jones led Ponchatoula with two hits in three at bats.
    
Green Wave opens District play with 8-4 win over Covington!
Polk is solid on the mound pitching a complete game and fanning six.

COVINGTON, LA—The Ponchatoula Green Wave got another solid pitching performance from senior Lakin Polk as the Wave opened league play with an 8-4 victory over Covington. Polk surrendered two hits and four runs going the distance while striking out six. The Wave got their offense going in the second inning when Ethan Laurent doubled scoring a run. Ponchatoula added three more runs in third inning on a walk by Elijah Winters, a single by Polk, and a double by Cole Landry.
    The Wave collected 14 hits as Polk, Brandt Monistere, Landry, and Nolan Trible each had mutiple hits. Polk led the way at the plate going four-for-four.

Green Wave collects two wins over top-ranked opponents.
Ponchatoula defeats Parkview Baptist and University Lab.

BATON ROUGE, LA—The Ponchatoula is making Waves in the Lutcher Tournament with a pair of back-to-back wins over top-ranked team. Both wins were by one run as Ponchatoula edged Parkview Baptist on Thursday and outlasted University Lab 10-9 on Friday.
    Against Parkview Baptist the Green Wave rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third inning to take a 3-2 lead. The offensive firepower was led by Ethan Laurent and Whitaker, who each had RBIs in the inning. Lakin Polk took the win for Ponchatoula. The righty surrendered four runs on seven hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking one. Parkview Baptist was ranked third in Division II coming in the contest.
    The Wave rolled early against University Lab getting out to a five-run lead in the sixth inning and held on for a 10-9 victory. Lakin Polk collected four hits in four at bats pace the Wave offense. Nolan Tribble doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
    Austin DeMers earned the victory on the pitcher's mound for Ponchatoula . The pitcher allowed six hits and five runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out two and walking one. Lane Martin and Tribble entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Tribble recorded the last two outs to earn the save.
    
Green Wave collects mercy rule win over ESJ.
Ponchatoula defeats the Wildcats 12-2!

HAMMOND, LA—Ponchatoula made quick work of East Saint John in the second day of play in the Hammond Tornado Tournament. The Green Wave mercy-ruled the Wildcats 12-2 in five innings.
    The Wildcats scored first in the top of the first as Koyal Gray drove in a run, but the Green Wave answered when Lakin Polk tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. The tie would not last long, however, as Ponchatoula pulled away for good with six runs in the second inning. Nolan Tribble singled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs to get the rally started.
    Nate Palisi was the winning pitcher for Ponchatoula. The right-hander went five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out two. George Smith took the loss for East St. John. The hurler allowed nine hits and 12 runs over four innings, striking out three.
    The Green Wave racked up nine hits on the day. Brandt Jones, Polk, Tribble, and Brennan Petit each managed multiple hits. Petit, Tribble, Polk, and Jones each managed two hits.
    
Wave rally falls short.
Ponchatoula falls to Lakeshore 16-11.

LORANGER, LA—The Ponchaotula Green Wave fell behind the Lakeshore Titans 5-0 early but rallied to close the gap, but the comeback fell short as the Titans secures a 16-11 win. The high scoring affair saw the Wave collected ten hits while Lakeshore totaled 12.
    Ponchatoula watched the game slip away early and could not recover. Lakeshore scored on a sacrifice fly by Preston Scott in the first inning, a single by Logan Lomonaco in the first inning, a single by Dominick Letort in the first inning, a single by Tyler Steed in the second inning, and a error in the second inning. Ponchatoula Varsity notched four runs in the seventh inning. Elijah Winters, Micah Moskau, LJ Whitaker, and Brandt Jones powered the big inning with RBIs.
    Lakeshore scored five runs in the seventh inning. Lakeshore's big inning was driven by doubles by Letort and Jaden McCall, a single by Steed, and a fielder's choice by Mikey Wisner. The Wave answered notching four runs in the seventh inning but it was not enough. Elijah Winters, Micah Moskau, LJ Whitaker, and Brandt Jones powered the big inning with RBIs.
    Morgan Sauber led the Lakeshore to victory on the pitcher's mound. The bulldog lasted five and a third innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs while striking out one. Austin DeMers took the loss for Ponchatoula. The right-hander went one and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs on five hits, striking out one and walking zero.

Polk is brilliant on the mound!
Senior throws a two-hitter to defeat 13th-ranked Saint Amant.

HAMMOND, LA—Senior right-hander Lakin Polk was brilliant on the bump pitching a two-hitter while fanning six to take down visiting Saint Amant 3-1. The Gators came into the game with Ponchatoula 8-2 and ranked 13th in 5A.
    The Wave started fast on offense taking advantage of a pair of first inning Gator miscues as LJ Whitaker scored on a passed ball and Brandt Jones scored on a wild pitch. Whitaker padded the Wave lead in the second smacking a sac fly to score Brennan Petit.
    Ponchatoula will play in the Hammond Tournament starting Thursday through Saturday.

Green Wave goes streaking!
Ponchatoula wins a pair on Saturday to make five wins in a row.

HAMMOND, LA—The Green Wave went streaking this past weekend going four-for-four in their Owen Ridgedell Gateway Ford Invitational tournament. After defeating Hammond in their first game and Franklinton in the second contest, Ponchatoula rolled to a pair of blowouts on Saturday defeating Sumner 13-5 and Ellander 10-0.
    Against the Sumner Cowboys, Brennan Petit got the win for Ponchatoula. The right-hander went seven innings, allowing five runs on six hits and striking out five.
    The Wave trailed 0-2 after the top of the third but asserted their will the rest of the way scoring runs in all five of their final innings at bat. Ponchaotula racked up eight total hits as Cole Landry and LJ Whitaker each collected a pair of hits and an RBI.
    Nate Palisi had all the right stuff for Ponchatoula against Ellander. The sophomore allowed zero runs on two hits, striking out two and walking one. The Wave took advantage of nine walks and three errors by Ellander to quickly roll up ten runs winning by the mercy rule. Lane Martin and Brandt Jones had the only two hits for Ponchatoula.
    
Polk walk-off earns the Wave third win in a row!
Ponchaotula defeats Franklinton 2-1 in ten inning!

HAMMOND, LA—Ponchatoula seized victory in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off single at the end of the game to topple Franklinton. The game was tied at one with the Wave batting in the bottom of the tenth when Lakin Polk singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
    The pitching was strong on both sides. Ponchatoula pitchers struck out four, while Franklinton pitchers sat down 15. Payton Cormier started the game for Ponchatoula Varsity. The righty surrendered one run on five hits over five innings, striking out one. Micah Wascom started the game for Franklinton. The hurler allowed one hit and one run over six innings, striking out ten. Lane Martin led the Ponchatoula to victory on the hill. Martin surrendered zero runs on one hit over one inning, walking zero. Perrin threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen. Will Turner took the loss for Franklinton. Turner lasted three innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out five.
    The Wave got things moving in the third inning. Brandt Jones hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring one run.
    Polk went 2-for-5 at the plate to lead Ponchatoula Varsity in hits.
    
Ponchatoula outlasts rival Hammond.
Four run second inning propells Wave to win.

HAMMOND, LA—The Green Wave used a four run burst in the second inning to rally ahead of rival Hammond and hung on for a 7-5 victory.
    After the Wave scored on a error in the first inning, a walk by Elijah Winters in the first inning, Hammond scored three runs in the first inning on a home run by Josh Bluain to knot the score at three. Ponchatoula pulled away for good with four runs in the second inning as Polk singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs, an error scored one run for Ponchatoula and Crawford grounded out, scoring one run.
    Tribble, Polk, and Brandt Jones each collected one hit to lead Ponchatoula.
    Austin DeMers earned the win for Ponchatoula Varsity. DeMers allowed five hits and four runs over five and two-thirds innings, striking out four. Nolan Tribble threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen. Tribble recorded the last four outs to earn the save for Ponchatoula.

Wave celebrates Mardi Gras with sweep of Acadiana!
Senior Lakin Polk pitches a complete game win.

HAMMOND, LA—The Ponchatoula Green Wave celebrated Mardi Gras with a Tuesday sweep of the visiting Acadiana Rams as the JV won a walk-off 4-3 and the varsity outlasted the Rams 4-2.
    The JV Wave won in walk-off fashion as Ethan Laurent singled in the winning run giving Ponchatoula a 4-3 victory.
    Senior Lakin Polk was stellar in the varsity contest pitching a complete game allowing one hit and two runs while fanning seven Ram batters. Acadiana got on the board in the first inning when an error scored one run. The Wave answered in the bottom of the third plating three runs as Brandt Jones singled and Nathan Tribble doubled.
    The Rams threatened the Wave’s small lead in the top of the sixth scoring a run when Hunter Sellers drew a walk, but Jones delivered again in the bottom half with single on a 3-2 count, scoring one run. Polk faced only four Ram batters in the top of the seventh giving up a single, forcing two ground outs, and collecting a line drive himself to secure the win.
    Ponchatoula collected eight hits in all as Jones, Tribble and LJ Whitaker each had two hits.

Wave drops a pair Saturday in the Live Oak Tourney.
Ponchatoula falls to Parkview Baptist and Live Oak.

LIVE OAK, LA—The Ponchaotula Green Wave wrapped up play in the Live Oak tournamnet on Saturday playing a pair of contests. The Wave came up just short against Parkview Baptist 8-5 and ran into a a hot Live Oak team falling 10-0.
     The game was tied at five with Parkview Baptist batting in the bottom of the sixth when an error scored one run for Parkview Baptist. Ponchatoula tallied eight hits on the day. Brandt Jones and Lakin Polk all had multiple hits for Ponchatoula Varsity. Jones went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Ponchatoula Varsity in hits. Payton Cormier took the loss for the Wave. Cormier surrendered eight runs on eight hits over five and a third innings, striking out one.
    Against Live Oak The Ponchatoula struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Live Oak, giving up ten runs. Live Oak racked up ten hits. Lakin Polk went 1-for-1 at the plate to lead the Wave in hits. Polk took the loss for Ponchaotula on the bump giving up two hits and walking two.
    
Wave opens season facing a pair of top teams.
Zachary and Catholic of Baton Rouge out gun Ponchatoula.

PONCHATOULA LA—The Green Wave opened the season against a pair of top programs falling short to Zachary 5-3 and running into a hot Catholic of BR team falling 13-3. Senior Lakin Polk was solid on the mound for Ponchatoula against Zachary allowing just four hits and three runs over five innings, striking out eight. The Green Wave took the early lead against Catholic BR going up 2-0, but Catholic answered with eight runs in the bottom half of the first inning and never looked back. Brennan Petit took the loss for Ponchatoula surrendering six runs on three hits, walking one.

Wave rallies for 13-12 win over Brother Martin!
Cody Crawford singles in the tenth inning to score the winning run.

PONCHATOULA LA—The Ponchatoula Green Wave defeated Brother Martin 13-12 on Saturday thanks to a walk-off single in the tenth inning by senior Cody Crawford. The game was tied at twelve with Ponchatoula batting in the bottom of the tenth when Cody Crawford singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
    Nate Palisi was the winning pitcher for Ponchatoula. The right-hander lasted three innings, allowing three hits and two runs while walking zero.
    Ponchatoula started fast scoring three runs in the bottom of the first as they cashed in three passed balls. Brother Martin answered with two runs in the top of the second. The two teams traded blows the rest of the way as the Wave collected nine hits and Brother Martin notched a dozen.
    The score was tied at 11 after nine innings and Brother Martin took the lead in the top of the tenth, but the Wave had an answer as Crawford delivered the walk-off single.
     LJ Whitaker led Ponchatoula at the plate going 3-for-5 wit three RBIs.
    
Wave exorcises the demons!
Pitching staff impresses in 16-1 rout.

PONCHATOULA LA—Along with some solid defensive play, the Wave pitching staff was solid in its first outing in the scrimmage against the Franklinton Demons. The Wave gave up only one run while crossing home plate 16 times. Chandler Jones was the winning pitcher for Ponchatoula. Jones lasted one inning, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out one and walking zero. Senior Lakin Polk started the game for the Wave. The righthander surrendered zero runs on zero hits over one inning, striking out one and walking zero.
    Ponchatoula collected nine hits. Brandt Jones and Nolan Tribble all managed multiple hits for the Wave. Tribble and Jones each collected two hits to lead Ponchatoula.
    
First baseball official practice coming fast.
Baseball 2022 coming soon ...

PONCHATOULA LA—Yes, it is still January and hoops are in full swing, but January 24 is the first day practice or a scrimmage is allowed so the start of baseball is coming soon. Baseball Jamborees start February 17 and the first official games can start February 21. The Green Wave will play three scrimmages starting on the road February 5 against Pearl River followed by their annual scrimmage at Franklinton on February 8th and will host their last scrimmage as they entertain Brother Martin at their new home Reimer’s Field.
    With the benefit of a full season in 2021, momentum for 2022 is bringing back excitement for players and coaches and fans as things returned to normal with fewer bumps in the road. For the Green Wave, however, there was another bump in the road as a September hurricane did damage to Athletic Park forcing Ponchatoula to move their home games this season to Reimer’s Field in Hammond. Preparations are being made now as their new home is getting readied. The Green Wave will open the season at their new home February 21 hosting Zachary.

The Ponchatoula Green Wave will host eight Summer League games during June.

PONCHATOULA LA—The Ponchatoula Green Wave will begin work on the 2022 season developing and testing their skills in summer league play. Local teams Saint Thomas, Loranger, Springfield, and Doyle are on the slate along with 5A teams from Saint Tammany. The Wave will play freshman, junior Varsity and varsity games but will return to just junior varsity and varsity games in the 2022 season. Parents and fans will get to see the returning players make their mark and the new freshmen compete at the high school level for the first time in seven freshmen games on the schedule.
    

District 6-5A
2022 Standings
GREEN WAVE 12-2, 22-11
Northshore 9-5, 16-15
Mandeville 8-6, 16-17
Covington 7-7, 19-13
Slidell 7-7, 17-14
Saint Paul’s 7-7, 15-16
Fontainebleau 4-10, 14-17
Hammond 2-12, 9-21

2021 Standings
St. Paul’s 10-4, 21-8
Covington 10-4, 19-11
Mandeville 9-5, 18-14
Northshore 9-5, 13-19
GREEN WAVE 7-7, 16-13
Hammond 5-9, 7-25
Slidell 3-11, 12-20
Fontainebleau 3-11, 4-24


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