Brusly clips Wolves in first round of baseball playoffs
By Lisa Soileaux
BRUSLY - Entering post-season at 5-5 from district play, the No. 22 ranking the Wolves received for the state baseball playoffs didn’t seem to matter for the young squad, entering the first round of the state baseball playoffs with a positive mind-set and a will to win, no matter who the foe.
But, No. 11-ranked Brusly had other plans Thursday racking up five crucial hits and 10 runs for a 10-1 bi-district Rayne loss.
“With this young team, you never know what to expect,” stated Rayne head coach Jason Bonin of the young team with no seniors. “They react to who they are playing at that moment, and you never know what that moment brings.”
Brusly racked up seven runs in the first four innings of play before the Wolves were able to muster they single run in the fifth frame when Ty Delahoussaye tagged home on a Gannon Quebodeaux RBI single.
But, Brusly answered with three additional runs in the sixth inning to close out the 10-1 first round win.
“They are always strong,” commented Bonin on Brusly’s baseball program. “And, it looks like we always meet them in post-season.”
Bonin concluded, “Hopefully, with a little maturity and on-field improvement, next season we’ll be back even stronger and make our mark. These kids are a good group of ballplayers and I’m sure we will make greater strides next season.”
In addition to Delahoussaye’s run and Quebodeaux’s single and RBI, Grant Abshire collected a hit, Blase Meche was 1-for-3, and Ivy Thibodeaux was perfect at the plate 3-for-3, totaling Rayne’s six hits on the day.
Delahoussaye also began the ballgame on the mound for the Wolves going two innings recording a strikeout while giving up four hits and five runs.
Hunter Keely finished out the last four innings with four strikeouts while giving up one hit and the remaining five runs.