Mire leads Bulldogs’ baseball to top spot in 8-1A

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @DeRonTalley
ACHS senior Grant Montero scores a run in a game earlier this season.

Falcon Mire pitched perhaps one of his best performances last week to keep the Ascension Catholic baseball team (11-10, 5-0) undefeated in district play at St. John on April 3. Mire allowed only five hits and picked out eight strikeouts and led the Bulldogs to a 9-1 win on the road.

Head coach Todd Landry said Mire really threw a “fantastic game.”

“Falcon (Mire) has been a victim this year of not getting a lot of runs from our offense, we got him some runs Thursday,” Landry said. “When we get him some runs he’s tough to beat because he’s not going to give up a whole lot of runs.”

Landry said the Bulldogs swung the bats really, really well and it was a result of a good win.

Mire also had three hits, including a double for the Bulldogs, while Grant Montero, Jacob Caballero and Colin Landry each added two hits for ACHS.

Landry said Cabellero has really become one of the guys “we depend on to drive in runs.”

“We’ve been getting production from everybody and that helps out,” Landry said.

The season has been up and down for the Bulldogs, but Landry believes in his pitching core of Mire, senior D.J. Latino, and freshman Nick Bellina.

“They both gives us a chance to win we’re they’re up on the mound and so does the freshman Nick Bellina,” Landry said.  [Bellina’s] thrown well as a freshman when we give him the opportunity to throw. With those three on the mound and them throwing well we feel like we really have an opportunity to win. It depends on how the defense is playing behind them and how we’re swinging the bats that day.”

Landry said his team is about average right now, but the good thing about being average is that it is still first in 8-1A district, with an undefeated record.

“We’ve played a lot of good teams and of course it’s nice to be average and be first place in district in the middle of district, with our goal of winning it in reach,” Landry said.

“I feel like this team really has a lot in front of them and I think the first part of the year prepared us for the second and I think they’re prepared to play.”

The Bulldogs next play White Castle at home on April 10. Game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.