HAMMOND, La. — Top-seeded Catholic of Baton Rouge defeated John Curtis, 4-1 Sunday afternoon to claim its first Division I baseball state championship since 2013.

John Curtis drew first blood with a Buddy Micheu RBI single in the top of the 3rd inning but would fail to score another run in Sunday’s contest.

Curtis closes out the 2021-22 season as Division I state runner-ups and Catholic League champions.

Here is head coach Jeff Curtis after the game:

Catholic’s Daniel Harden was named the Division I state championship’s Most Outstanding Player for his multiple RBI’s that lifted the Bears over the Patriots late in the game.