Notre Dame tops North Vermilion
CROWLEY – They didn’t exactly tear the cover off the baseball Monday evening, but when Austin Robichaux is on the mound, it doesn’t take many hits for the Notre Dame Pios to earn a victory.
The Pios gave Robichaux a two-run advantage in the second inning and the senior hurler made it stand, giving up just three hits in a 2-0 victory over North Vermilion at Miller Stadium.
Notre Dame improved to 28-2 overall and 9-0 in District 5-AAA play with the victory.
Notre Dame catcher Brennan Corzine gave Robichaux the run support he needed when he singled to left field in the second inning, driving in Paiton McBride, who had singled, and Nick Gossen, who had walked.
Robichaux limited North Vermilion to just three hits on the night. He picked off one of those runners and the other two were left stranded at first base. He struck out 10 Patriots while walking none.
North Vermilion’s Brylan Suire suffered the loss, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out two in five innings.
Landon Dupuy, Boyd Denais and Kayne Hargrave each had one hit for the Patriots.
Corzine and Connor Goss accounted for four of Notre Dame’s five hits. Corzine had two singles and two RBI while Goss had a double and a triple. McBride had the only other hit for the Pios.
Notre Dame returns to action today when they travel to Kaplan to take on the Pirates in the District 5-AAA finale. First pitch for that contest is slated for 4 p.m.