Gents, Pios close out league play with victories
WESTLAKE – The Crowley Gents wrapped up District 4-AAA play Thursday evening with a dramatic 8-4 come-from-behind victory over Westlake at the Ram’s home field.
With the victory, the Gents improved to 20-9 overall and closed out their league slate at 7-3. The latter left them in a tie for second place with Eunice in the final standings.
Weslake appeared on its way to an upset early on when they took a 2-0 advantage into the fourth inning.
But the Gents got on the board in the fourth, cutting the lead to one when Brody Deshotel scored on a ground out by Justin Desselle and they really got going in the sixth inning.
Brian Broussard reached base on an error and scored on a sacrifice fly by Deshotel to begin the sixth. Justin Desselle followed with a double to left before Taylor Bertrand flied out to center for the second out of the inning.
From there, the Gents reeled off seven hits, collected one walk and took advantage of one Westlake error to plate six more runs and take an 8-2 lead.
Westlake scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings.
Desselle picked up the victory, allowing three runs on one hit and six walks. He struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings.
Tyler Dupuis took the mound for the final 1 2/3 innings and gave up one run on three hits while striking out one.
Crowley pounded out 13 hits in the contest.
Jake Trahan and Chad Hoffpauir led the offensive charge with three hits each. Trahan also drove in two runs and Hoffpauir drove in one.
Cord McCall entered the game as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning and logged two hits and one RBI in the final two frames.
In addition, Tyler Dupuis had a two-run home run while Desselle doubled and drove in a run and Deshotel had a single and a RBI. Brian Broussard and Donavon Morris rounded out the Gents’ offense with one hit each.
Crowley will take on North Vermilion today at Miller Stadium in its regular season finale. That contest is slated for 3 o’clock.
In other prep action, the Notre Dame Pioneers defeated Kaplan, 8-4, at Miller Stadium to finish District 5-AAA play with a perfect 10-0 record.
Notre Dame (26-4) fell behind 4-0 in the top of the first inning but rallied for three runs in the bottom of the frame.
The Pios tied the game at 4-4 in the third inning and then scored two runs both the fourth and sixth frames.
Sophomore hurler Nick Gossen was credited with the victory after giving up just two hits in the final four innings. He struck out two.
Austin Robichaux paced the Pios with a 3-for-4 performance that included a double, a triple and an RBI. Mitch Corzine also had three hits, including a double.
Connor Goss tripled and drove in a run; Ryan Leonards had a double and one RBI and Blaine Richard had a single.
The Pios will play their final regular season game Monday when they travel to Lafayette to take on Teurlings at 4:30 p.m.