Northside Christian, Crowley Gents earn victories
CROWLEY – Northside Christian’s Cameron Williams drew three walks in his first three at-bats Tuesday evening, but he finally got the pitch he wanted and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
With Northside and Elizabeth deadlocked in the 10th inning, Williams drove a 2-2 fastball from Kelly Friday to left field for an RBI single, lifting the Warriors to a dramatic 4-3 victory over the fifth-ranked Bulldogs at Miller Stadium.
Northside, which is ranked No. 4 in the recent Class C poll, improved to 13-8 overall while Elizabeth fell to 18-6.
Josh Wheeler earned the victory, throwing five innings in relief of starter Pierce Rivera. Wheeler gave up no runs on one hit and one walk while striking out six.
Rivera threw the first five innings, giving up three runs on two hits and two walks. He struck out four.
Joseph Trahan paced the Warriors at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance that included a triple and an RBI.
Rivera had two hits, including a double and an RBI while Bradley Ancelet had one hit and one RBI.
Also contributing for the Warriors were Jon Riley Mouton with a double and Nick Zaunbrecher with a single.
Northside returns to action Saturday when the Warriors play host to Lakeview in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.
CHS 10, Westlake 0
CROWLEY – The Crowley Gents closed out District 5-AAA play on a high note Tuesday with a 10-0, six-inning victory over Westlake at Miller Stadium.
The Gents took a 1-0 lead in the first inning before exploding for seven runs in the fifth to take a commanding 8-0 advantage.
Steven Bertrand put the finishing touches on the game in the bottom of the sixth with a two-out double that plated Philip Artall and Brody Deshotel, both of which drew walks earlier in the frame.
Deshotel logged the victory on the mound, scattering four hits while walking three and striking out two in five innings of work.
Mackay Mouton pitched the final inning and gave up just one hit and a walk while striking out one.
Deshotel also went 2-for-3 at the plate with four RBI while Bertrand had two hits and three RBI. Artall singled and drove in one run and Chad Hoffpauir had the Gents’ only other hit.
The Gents will be in action again this evening when they travel to Oak Hill to take on Class B’s No. 6-ranked Rams at 5 p.m.