ND Blue shuts out CHS Gents
CROWLEY – Royce Zaunbrecher and Kyle Habetz baffled Crowley for seven innings and Notre Dame’s offense did more than enough as the Pios cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Gents at Miller Stadium Monday afternoon.
Zaunbrecher stymied the Gents for the first four innings by not allowing a single hit.
The Gents did manage a base runner in each of the first four frames courtesy of walks, but they had just one runner reach second base.
Steven Bertrand drew a two-out walk in the first frame and advanced to second base on a wild pitch before Zaunbrecher got Brody Deshotel to fly out to center field to end the inning.
Kyle Primeaux was hit by a pitch with two outs in the second inning but was stranded at first following a strikeout.
Luke Ancelet drew a one-out walk in the third frame but was erased when Mickey Morgan grounded into an inning ending double play.
Brody Deshotel drew a walk in the fourth frame but was thrown out at second on a steal attempt.
Meanwhile, the Pios had little trouble getting going offensively.
Sam Veillon singled in a run in the second frame and Tony Doucet added a two-run triple. Habetz then plated a run on a ground out to give the Pios a 4-0 advantage.
Wyatt Breaux added to the lead in the third inning with a two-run single to left to put the Pios up 6-0.
The Pios plated their final two runs in the top of the seventh inning when Habetz reached base on an error and scored on yet another miscue. Alex Rozas, who also reached on an error, crossed the plate on a single to left field by Hogan Guidry.
Habetz took over for Zaunbrecher in the fifth inning and held Crowley until the seventh when the Gents mounted their only threat of the contest.
Deshotel drew a leadoff walk before Bradley Ancelet broke up the no-hitter with a double down the left field line to give the Gents runners at second and third with no outs.
A one-out walk to Austin Duhon loaded the bases, but Habetz got out of the jam with back-to-back fly outs to the infield to end the game.
Zaunbrecher logged the victory for the Pios, surrendering no runs on no hits and four walks. He struck out one in four innings. Habetz gave up one hit and two walks while striking out one.
Mackay Mouton was tagged with the loss, giving up six runs on seven hits and four walks. He struck out one in three innings.
Doucet, Rozas and Jeff Daigle each had two hits for the Pios while Guidry, Breaux, Veillon and Alex Holston each had one.
Ancelet had the Gents only hit of the contest.
The Pios will be in action again this evening when they take on ND Red at 6 p.m.
Crowley has the evening off and will not play again until they host Mamou next Monday at 6 p.m.