Gents post run-rule victory over St. Edmund
EUNICE – The Crowley Gents banged out 11 hits and took advantage of 11 walks en route to a 16-4 victory over St. Edmund Wednesday at North Park.
The game, which was limited to three runs or three outs per inning, whichever came first, was the first of the 2013 High School Summer League for both teams.
The Gents’ offense was virtually unstoppable, posting two or more runs each inning in a contest that was halted after the fifth frame due to the mercy rule.
Luke Ancelet and Alex Ashby got the Gents going in the first inning with back-to-back singles to left field. Mackay Mouton was then walked and Caleb Istre drew a base-loaded walk to push across the first run of the game. Pate Broussard added a sacrifice fly and Jon Riley Mouton drove in a run with a single to left center field to end the inning despite Crowley having just one out.
Crowley added to its lead in the second inning when Bubba Daigle led off with a triple to right center field and scored on a groundout by Ben Broussard. Two walks and an error followed and loaded the bases for Caleb Istre, who delivered a base-clearing double to left field.
The Blue Jays got on the board in the bottom of the second inning when Ross LaFleur walked and scored on a wild pitch.
The Gents added a pair of runs in the third inning on RBI singles by Duhon and Ancelet and got three more runs in the fourth on two sacrifice flys by Ben Broussard and Daigle and a bases-loaded walk to Jon Riley Mouton.
Four walks in the bottom of third inning pushed across one run for the Blue Jays before LaFleur came through with a two-run double to end the frame.
The Gents put the game away in the top of the fifth courtesy of three walks and two hits. Brett Hebert led off the frame with a single to left field. Matt Doughty and Luke Ancelet each followed with a walk before Alex Ashby was hit by a pitch to push across the first run of the frame.
Mackay Mouton closed out the inning with a bases-loaded triple with no outs.
Ben Broussard took the mound in the bottom of the fifth and sandwiched a groundout between two strikeouts to end the contest.
Crowley sent three pitchers to the mound in the five-inning game. Pate Broussard worked the first two frames and gave up one run on no hits and four walks. He struck out two.
Jon Riley Mouton worked the next two innings, allowing three runs on one hit and four walks. He struck out one before giving way to Ben Broussard in the fifth.
Ancelet, Duhon and Mackay Mouton paced the Gents’ offense with two hits each. Istre, Daigle, Hebert, Ashby and Jon Riley Mouton each had one.
The Gents will return to action on Tuesday when they play host to Iota at Miller Stadium. First pitch for that contest is slated for 5:30 p.m.