Pios, Gents come up short in Summer League action

EUNICE - In a rain-shortened contest, the Eunice Bobcats posted a 3-0 victory over the Notre Dame Pios Monday evening in Summer League baseball action at Bobcat Field.

Eunice pitcher Brett Darbonne was working on a one-hit shutout with two outs in the top of the fifth inning when rain put a stop to the game. Jeff Daigle had drawn a walk with two out for the Pios.

Darbonne allowed a single to Alex Rozas in the fourth inning for the lone hit for the Pios. Darbonne struck out five and walked two.

Clint Faul worked four innings for the Pios. He gave up four hits, walked one, and recorded six strikeouts.

Eunice plated two runs in the first inning against Faul. With one out, Kalum Fruge singled and advanced to second on a passed ball. Drake Fruge drew a walk before Darbonne aided his own cause with a run-scoring single.

Drake Fruge advanced to third base on the hit and Darbonne coasted into second base on the throw to third. Taylor Aguillard’s sacrifice fly to center field scored Fruge for a 2-0 lead.

Eunice increased its lead to 3-0 in the fourth inning. Aguillard singled and courtesy runner Brock Miller stole second base. Kourt Deshotel’s sacrifice bunt moved Miler to third.

After Matthew Ward was hit by a pitch, Miller would score from third during a first-and-third double steal.

The Pios threatened in the top of the fourth. With two out, Rozas singled and Kevin Frank drew a walk. But Darbonne struck out Jacob Mooney to end the inning.

Darbonne and Aguillard each had one hit and one RBI for the Cats. Scott Lafleur doubled and Kalum Fruge singled to lead the Eunice offense.

Blue Jays 12, Gents 7

CROWLEY – Control issues and fielding blunders proved costly for Crowley once again in the Gents’ Summer League contest against St. Edmund Monday afternoon at Miller Stadium.

The Gents limited the Blue Jays to only five hits in the four-inning contest that was halted due to inclement weather.

However, the locals walked 10 batters and committed six errors in a 12-7 loss.

The Blue Jays jumped out to a 4-0 advantage in the top of the first inning without getting a single hit.

Crowley’s Brody Deshotel walked six of the first seven batters he faced before being lifted for Kaleb Cormier.

Cormier got the final two outs of the first inning and then stuck out four while holding the Blue Jays scoreless over the next two frames.

Crowley answered in the bottom of the first with four runs of their own on three hits and five walks.

Steven Bertrand started the rally with a two-out single to left field that was followed by a walk to Deshotel. Mackay Mouton drove home the Gents first run with a single to right center field and Deshotel crossed the plate courtesy of a wild pitch.

Mouton later scored on an error and Ben Broussard, who singled, scored on a bases-loaded walk to John Riley Mouton.

The Gents took a 7-4 advantage in the third inning on a three-run triple from Cormier.

The lead didn’t last long, however.

The Blue Jays took advantage of three walks and five Crowley errors in the top of the fourth to plate eight runs.

St. Edmund, which sent 13 batters to the plate in the inning, logged all five of their hits in the frame.

The Gents didn’t have a chance to respond as heavy rains caused the game to be postponed before the bottom of the fourth inning began.

Cormier paced the Gents with his three-run triple while Mouton, Bertrand and Broussard each had one hit.

Andre Aguillard had a single and two RBI to lead the Blue Jays. Christian Walker, Chris Aguillard and Austin LaFleur each singled in one run, Dillon Sittig added a double and Gavin Deville and Lane Fontenot each had an RBI.

The Gents will be in action again tonight when they play host to Northwest at 8 p.m. in the second game of a doubleheader at Miller Stadium. The first game begins at 6 p.m. and pits Notre Dame Blue against St. Edmund.

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