Mamou overcomes Westminster with force

By: LANCE REED

Sports Editor

Mamou continued to win in District 6-2A baseball with a 16-6 pounding of the Westminster Christian Academy Crusaders. The win puts the Demons at 11-7 overall and 7-1 in the league.

Kaleb Manuel got the win on the bump as he improved to 4-2 on the year. He worked all five innings, fanned five batters and scattered five hits. The Mamou offense was on fire as they banged out 10 hits in the ball game. Derek Miller led the show with a perfect 4-4 performance that included two doubles and three runs batted in. Alex Haller was 3-4 with a pair of doubles and five RBIs. Logan Christ completed his day with a 2-3 job and an RBI. Hunter Christ was 1-2 with two RBIs and four stolen bases.

WCA had already scored a run in the top of the first inning to get things going. The Demons got a run to begin the bottom of the first inning. Haller drove a one-out double to get things going. He later crossed the plate on a double from Miller.

In see-saw fashion, Westminster had scored three runs in the top of the inning. The MHS boys fired back with six runs in the bottom of the second inning. Five singles and two walks helped the offensive explosion. Logan Christ and Haller drove in two RBIs each during the spree.

With the score 7-4, the Demons fought back hard. They put up another three runs in the bottom of the third frame. Three walks and a double from Haller brought home a trio of runs, making it a 10-4 contest. Miller singled, stole second base and scored on a sacrifice fly from Brian Manuel in the fourth inning.

The Demons took an 11-5 lead into the fifth frame. Their second wind came around and they dropped another five runs on the Crusaders. It began with a one-out walk to Hunter Christ. A one-out walk to Kaleb Manuel put runners in scoring position for Mamou. A double from Derek Miller pushed a run home. Logan Christ’s double brought home one more run. A double from Alex Vidrine brought home the final run that would end the game at 16-6 due to the 10-run mercy rule.

Mamou faced Ville Platte High in their next district ball game.

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