Gents, Warriors post victories in Diamond Classic
CROWLEY – The Crowley Gents survived a rocky start and rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to upend North Vermilion, 11-6, Thursday evening in the second game of the CHS Gilbert Tevy Memorial Diamond Classic at Miller Stadium.
Crowley starting pitcher Mackay Mouton gave up two hits and the Gents made two errors behind him in the first inning as the Patriots jumped out to a 3-0 advantage.
However, the Patriots lead was short lived.
Mouton settled in after the first inning and the Gents’ bats came to life in the second frame.
Crowley answered five runs in the second inning and added two more in the third to take a 7-3 advantage.
The Gents pushed across two more runs in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Meanwhile, Mouton handcuffed the Patriots for four straight innings and gave up just one hit. He struck out the first batter he faced in the sixth inning and then was relived by Kaleb Istre after hitting his pitch count.
The Patriots rallied for three runs courtesy of three Crowley errors in the top of the seventh inning.
Mouton went 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on three hits and four walks to earn the victory. He struck out two.
Mouton also helped his own cause by going 3-for-4 at the plate with three doubles and two RBI.
Brody Deshotel had two hits, including a double and two RBI; Mickey Morgan and Nathan Richard each had two singles and a RBI; Taylor Doughty had a single and two RBI; Jude Cradeur had a double and Luke Ancelet had a single and an RBI.
Northside Christian 4
Iota Bulldogs 0
Northside Christian’s Jordan Monte and Joseph Trahan combined to give up just three hits and one run in a victory over Class 2A Iota Thursday evening in the opening game of the CHS Gilbert Tevy Memorial Diamond Classic.
The Warriors improved to 1-0 with the victory while the Bulldogs fell to 1-4.
Northside scored one run in each of the first four innings and limited Iota to a single run in the top of the sixth.
In the first inning, leadoff man Jordan Monte drew a walk and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Trahan. Christian Morgan singled to start the second inning and crossed the plate on a wild pitch to give the Warriors a 2-0 advantage.
The Warriors added to their lead in the third frame when Trahan, who walked, scored on a groudout by Nick Martin.
Morgan scored the Warriors’ final run of the game after reaching base on an error. Three batters later, he crossed the plate on a single to left by Trahan.
Iota finally got on the board in the sixth inning when Kegan LeJeune reached base on an infield single. The speedy leadoff hitter then stole second base, reached third on an errant pickoff attempt and scored on a wild pitch.
In all, the Warriors outhit the Bulldogs 6-3.
Gotte paced the Warriors with two hits while Trahan was 1-for-1 with two RBI. Christian Morgan, Jon Riley Mouton and Josh Wheeler each had one hit and Martin had an RBI.
LeJeune, Michael Thevis and Kyle Smith each had one hit for Iota.
Monte picked up the victory for the Warriors after giving up no runs on one hit and two walks through four innings. Trahan closed the game out, giving up one run on two hits and one walk. He struck out three in three innings of work.
Alex Gordan was tagged with the loss. He gave up four runs on five hits and four walks in four innings. Thevis entered in releif and gave up one hit and one walk while striking out two in two innings.
Kinder Yellow Jackets 4
Notre Dame Pioneers 2
LAKE CHARLES – The Notre Dame Pioneers were limited to just two hits and committed five errors Tuesday as they dropped their opening of the St. Louis tournament to Class 2A Kinder Thursday afternoon.
Kinder jumped out to a 2-0 lead early, but Notre Dame rallied for two runs in the fourth inning to tie the game. Connor Goss singled and eventually scored on a wild pith and Jacob Mooney plated Matt Venable, who reached on an error, on a sacrifice bunt.
Kinder reclaimed the lead for good in the bottom of the second on a sacrifice fly before adding an insurance run in the sixth.
Goss and Brennan Corzine each had a single for the Pios.
Gavin Bourgeois suffered the loss after giving up one run on two hits. He struck out one in two innings of work.
Crowley Ladies 8
CROWLEY – The Crowley Ladies jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back in an impressive victory over Class 4A Cecilia Thursday afternoon.
In all, the Ladies banged out nine hits in the victory.
Olivia Boullion, Emily Boullion and Jessica Powell each had two hits and one RBI in the contest. One of Olivia’s hits was an inside-the-park home run while Emily had a double.
Freshman Madelynn LeBouef and Bailee Villejoin also contributed at the plate. LeBouef had a two-run double while Villejoin had one RBI on a single. Heather Trahan also had one hit on the day.
Olivia Boullion also picked up the victory in the circle. She improved to 3-1 on the season after giving up three runs, two earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out nine in seven innings.