Rayne High baseball season underway, show promise
By Lisa Soileaux
The 2013 baseball season for the Rayne High is in full swing with the Wolves keeping busy with a full schedule.
Rayne High hosted the annual RHS Jamboree on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Gossen Park.
During jamboree action including three-inning contests, the Wolves went 2-for-2 with wins over Welsh and Crowley.
In the Welsh contest, Cameron Falcon and Ty Delehoussaye managed the mound for a 3-0 Rayne win. Falcon collected 2 strikeouts and gave up no earned runs, while Delahoussaye clocked a strikeout and no runs.
Leading the offense for the Wolves were Grant Abshire (1-2, RBI) and Matt Dore (1-2, RBI).
In the Crowley contest, Tyler LeJeune controlled the first two innings of play, with Hunter Keely finishing out the final inning. LeJeune threw one strikeout and gave up one earned run, with Keely giving up the other run while recording one strikeout.
The Rayne offense was led by Brice Meche (2-2, RBI), Grant Menard (1-1, double, RBI), Matt Dore (1-2, double, 3 RBI’s), Bryandt Broussard (RBI) and Gannon Quebodeaux (1-2).
In junior varsity action during the Jamboree, the Wolves fell short 4-3 against Welsh.
On the mound for Rayne was Austin Coleman who threw three three strikeouts while hitting 1-2 at the plate on offense.
Collecting hits for Rayne were Matt Molbert (1-2), Devin Savoie (2-2, RBI) and Brandt Broussard (2-2).
Rayne High traveled to St. Martinville for a weekend tournament on Feb. 22-24.
The Wolves recorded a 11-7 win over the hosting team, 7-1 loss to Carencro, and 4-2 win over Breaux Bridge.
Kameron Falcon collected the win on the mound for the Wolves, with Matt Dore finishing up the final innings. The duo combined for 4 strikeouts, 7 hits and 6 earned runs.
The Wolves turned in 11 runs on 7 hits, led by Falcon with three.
In the Carencro loss, the Bears scored two runs in each of the first three innings for a lead they never gave up for the win.
Tyler LeJeune was tagged with loss on the mound for the Wolves, with Delahoussaye completing the final innings of play with the duo allowing 8 hits and throwing 9 strikeouts.
The Rayne bats were led by LeJeune, Keely, Falcon and Dupuis.
In the Breaux Bridge 4-2 Wolf win, two Rayne pitchers combined for 5 strikeouts, nly 3 hits and no earned runs behind a strong defense. Keely was the starting hurler and Delahoussaye claimed the win for the Wolves.
Five Rayne hits were spread out among LeJeune, Thibodeaux, Dore, Quebodeaux and Abshire.
The Wolves dropped a 7-1 contest to Iowa on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Iowa High.
Despite locked in a 1-all tie in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Bulldogs scored a run in the bottom of the inning, followed by a blow-out fifth inning to wrap up the 7-1 win.
Taking the loss on the mound for the Wolves was Hunter Keely (4 hits, 3 SO, 6 earned runs).
Tyler LeJeune finished out the last inning with 2 strikeouts and allowing one hit.
Nine hits for the Wolves were collected by Thibodeaux, Keely (2), Menard, Quebodeaux (2) and Abshire (3), with Quebodeaux scoring the lone run.
The Wolves wee scheduled to participate in the Sam Houston Tournament over the weekend, followed by a road game at Iota HIgh School on Tuesday against the Bulldogs.