Crowley Gents claim victories at annual CHS Diamond Classic
CROWLEY – The Crowley Gents defeated Simpson, 9-6, Saturday to finish 2-0-1 in their annual Gilbert Tevy Memorial Diamond Classic.
The Gents (3-3-1) also defeated Westminster (6-5) and tied Simpson (2-2) in their other tournament games.
In Saturday’s victory, Taylor Doughty got the pitching decision, giving up four runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings. He struck out four. Freshman Luke Ancelet was credited with the save, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out one over the final inning and a third.
Doughty and Ancelet also paced the Gents at the plate. Doughty had two hits, including a triple, and two RBI while Ancelet had a single, a double and a one RBI.
Steven Bertrand tripled and drove in three runs and Brody Deshotel doubled in two runs. Blake Thibodeaux and Chad Hoffpauir each had one hit.
Mackay Mouton earned the victory over Westminster. The freshman entered in relief and held the Crusaders scoreless over the final 1 1/3 innings, giving up just one hit.
Doughty again was the Gents’ leading hitter, going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI.
Bertrand, Hoffpauir and Nathan Richard each had two hits while Thibodeaux, Jude Cradeur and Ancelet each had one.
Doughty also had two hits in the tie with Simpson while Richard, Ancelet and Philip Artall had one.
Northside Christian also participated in the Crowley High tournament and went 2-1 over the weekend.
The Warriors opened the tournament with a 5-4 loss to Welsh Thursday before rebounding with back-to-back victories over Iota (7-0) on Friday and Family Christian (8-7) on Saturday.
The Gents took on Jennings last night but results were not available at press time.
Crowley will be in action again Friday when they travel to Alexandria to participate in the ASH/Menard Tournament. They will take on Marksville at 5:30 p.m. at Menard High School.
The Gents will play Tioga Saturday at 12:30 p.m. before traveling to Pineville to take on Ouachita at 5:30.
.Northside will travel to Reeves Thursday for a 5 p.m. contest.