Eunice downs Jennings in Junior Legion play
By John Burson
JENNINGS - The Eunice Junior Oilers scored three runs in the final two innings to take a 5-2 victory over Jennings here Monday night in District Seven Junior American Legion Baseball.
The victory evened the Junior Oilers’ district record to 3-3 on the season.
Three Eunice pitchers combined to limit Jennings to just six hits. Brodie Olivier opened the game on the mound, working three and two-thirds innings. He allowed three hits, walked four, and struck out two Olivier allowed one earned run.
Jacob Fontenot relieved Olivier in the fourth, working two and one-third innings. He allowed two hits, walked two, and fanned one. Tyler Fontenot picked up the save after coming in relief in the seventh inning. He allowed one hit and struck out two batters.
Jennings took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Jacob Bertrand walked and eventually scored on a single by Chris Helmick.
The Junior Oilers tied the score with a run in the second. Alex Comeaux reached on an error and advanced to second on a wild pitch. A sacrifice bunt by Zac Person moved Comeaux to third, and he would score on a sacrifice fly by Matthew Bari.
Eunice took a 2-1 lead with a run in the top of the fourth inning. Beau Leger drew a walk and eventually scored when Bari and Connor Cortina reached base on errors.
Jennings tied the score at 2-2 with a run in the bottom of the fourth, and the game remained tied until the Junior Oilers scored twice in the top of the sixth.
Person singled and advanced to second base on an error. Olivier singled, but was forced at second on Leger’s grounder. Person was able to score on an errant throw. Leger would eventually score on a single by Cortina.
Eunice was able to extend its lead in the top of the seventh. Tyler Fontenot singled and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Trent Vidrine. Fontenot would advance to third on a wild pitch and scored as a result of an error.
Helmick led Jennings with a double and a single in four trips to the plate.
Eunice got its four hits on singles by Tyler Fontenot, Cortina, Olivier, and Person.