Jesuit company Retif Oil lost 5-0 to Troy, Ala., In the first round of the American Legion’s Southeast Regional Tournament in Pelham, Ala. On Wednesday afternoon.
Jayce James pitched a full four-hittering game, striking out eight on strikes while walking three in an outstanding performance to clinch the victory.
The Jesuit team loaded the goals late in the first inning on a single from Collin Loupe before William Good and Tripp Haddad were each hit with a throw. However, Retif did not score on what would be the best scoring opportunity for the Oilers.
Retif (New Orleans Post 285) got two aboard in the third inning on a single from Will Wegmann and a walk from Giovanni Licciardi but again both were stranded.
Troy (Post 70), who won the last five Alabama State Legion championships, scored twice in the bottom of the third to take a 2-0 lead on a two-run Cole Smith homerun. .
Holden Hess suffered the loss, allowing two runs in four innings, striking out four.
Good relieved Hess to start the fifth inning before Lee Bridgewater took over at the start of the seventh inning. Troy scored three runs in the seventh inning to justify the final score.
Davis Allen, Lane Ballard and Cole McWhorter each played multi-shot matches for Troy.
Loupe, a signatory from the University of New Orleans, had a pair of singles while Wegmann and Good each had a single to explain the four hits for New Orleans.
Retif Oil will face Columbia, Tennessee Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in a playoff game.
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