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|Mangham 'mercies' West St. John|
The Mangham Dragons (24-7) breezed through the first round of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A baseball first round with a 10-0 win over West St. John last week.
Jared Dye picked up the win on the mound for the Dragons after pitching through two perfect innings to begin the game.
Mangham won in just five innings because of the high school "mercy rule." The victory was the sixth win in the last seven games for Mangham.
Jeb Bryan went 2-for-4 with six RBI to lead the Dragons at the plate. Kyle King and Tyler Everett were also solid at the dish for Mangham as they each went 2-for-4 in the game.
The Dragons also showed power pitching out of the bullpen in the contest as well.
Pitching and defense has been a big key to victory for Mangham all season long.
Kyle King added to his great hitting performance by pitching the final three innings of the game with no runs allowed and just a single hit.
Kyle (King) came in and pitched three innings," Mangham head coach Scott Wilcher said. "He did a real nice job."
The dominating pitching performance was one of the best showings on the mound this season for King who has blown away the competition on the mound and at the plate as of late.
Mangham will now host Crescent City (15-9) in the second-round of the playoffs on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Crescent City beat Mangham's district foe Oak Grove in the opening round of the tournament, 3-2, last week.
I know they are solid defensivly," Wilcher said. "It is the same as everything. In baseball, you have to be mentally prepared to play good solid ball and that is the key for us."