Rayne holds off Church Point in tiebreaker game
CROWLEY – The Rayne Wolves secured at least a wild card berth in the upcoming Class AAA playoffs with a 6-2 victory over Church Point at Miller Stadium Thursday evening.
Rayne took on Crowley yesterday in Eunice but results were not available at press time. The winner of that contest gets an automatic bid into the playoffs as the second place team out of District 5-AAA while the losser will more than likely earn one of the 10 wild card spots.
In Thursday’s game, Church Point took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Derek Dailey walked and eventually scored on a single to center by Jake Brisco.
Rayne answered in the top of the third when Andrew Abshire reached on a fielders choice and Aaron Chiasson singled to left. Both runners crossed the plate on Austin Meche’s single to center to the Wolves a 2-1 advantage.
Rayne added to its lead in the fourth when Chris Bourque walked, advanced to second on a single by Abshire and scored on Meche’s second hit of the game.
Rayne’s Myles Prior drove in two more runs in the fifth on a single to center and Chris Bourqe had an RBI in the seventh on a groundout.
Donavon Darbonne singled in Blake Boudreaux in the top of the seventh for Church Point’s final run.
Meche picked up the victory, allowing one run in three innings. He gave up just one hit, waked five and struck out three.
Tanner Carreon suffered the loss, giving up three runs on four hits and four walks in four innings of work.
Meche led the Wolves with two hits and three RBI while Chiasson was 2-for-4 with a triple.
Pryor singled and drove in two runs while Abshire, Tyler Venable, Trace Duplantis and Dakota Broussard each had one hit.
Darbonne and Jake Brisco each had one hit and one RBI for the Bears while Dailey, Boudreaux and Elliot Wingate each had a single.