Garrett Williams tossed a complete-game shutout with 15 strikeouts, as top-seeded Calvary defeated St. Thomas Aquinas, 2-0, in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs here Tuesday night.
Williams (6-3) scattered three hits and walked three, as the Cavaliers shut out the Falcons for the second straight postseason.
“He threw really well,” Calvary coach Todd Walker said. “He had command of his two main pitches, his slider and his fastball. We got in trouble in one inning. They had first and second and nobody out. We crashed the corners and got the out at third on a bunt. Other than that, he was pretty dominant.”
Robby Horn had a pair of hits and an RBI, knocking in Cody May, who led off the third inning with a single. Cameron Burns drove in Calvary’s other run with a fifth-inning fielder’s choice that scored Horn.
Calvary will host Rosepine at 5 p.m. Saturday for a trip to the state tournament.
Haughton 5, St. Paul’s 1, 9 innings: At Covington, the Buccaneers took advantage of Josh Walker’s complete game and two Wolves errors in the ninth inning to grab the upset in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.
Walker (9-2) scattered six hits and struck out seven, as No. 25-seeded Haughton advanced to face No. 9 seed West Monroe, a 12-3 winner against Rummel.
The Bucs managed just five hits but drew eight walks and took advantage of the last two of St. Paul’s four errors.