Pios, Bulldogs log victories; Gents fall to short
Iota’s Kyle Smith turns on a pitch Thursday during the Bulldogs’ 7-2 victory over Port Barre in the opening round of the Eunice High Tournament.
CROWLEY – Jacob Mooney delivered the decisive blow Thursday with a walk-off RBI single to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Notre Dame past New Iberia Senior High, 3-2, in the opening game of the Teurlings Rebel Invitational.
The game, which was actually played at Miller Stadium, was knotted at 2-2 after the fourth inning before Alex Rozas led off the seventh with a walk. He then moved to second on a sacrifice bunt before scoring the winning run on Mooney’s double.
The Pios (4-5) had jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Brad Stoma drew a leadoff walk and eventually scored on an error.
NISH answered back with a pair of runs in the third inning when a runner reached base on a dropped third strike before back-to-back two-out hits, a triple and a single.
The Pios tied the game at 2-2 one inning later when Jacques Thibodeaux drew a walk and scored on a single to right field by Rozas.
Taylor Faulk logged two of the Pios’ five hits on the night while Mooney, Rozas and Kyle Habetz each had one.
Habetz also picked up the victory on the mound after limiting the Yellow Jackets to just three hits while striking out eight in seven innings. After NISH’s two-run third inning, Habetz sat down 12 straight batters.
Bulldogs top Port Barre
IOTA – The Iota Bulldogs exploded for three runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 7-2 victory over Port Barre Thursday afternoon.
The victory was the first ever at the Bulldogs’ new stadium.
Austen Montgomery and Kyle Smith paced the Dogs’ 10-hit attack with three base knocks each. Montgomery was 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI while Smith had two singles and a double. J.T. LeJeune followed with a two-run double and Tim Lunson had a single. Kevin Pousson and Beau Miller rounded out the offensive effort with one hit each.
Smith picked up the victory on the mound after limiting Port Barre to just two runs on five hits and six walks. He struck out four in seven innings.
Gents fall in extra innings
IOTA – The Crowley Gents rallied three times to tie the game in their opening game of the Eunice Tournament Thursday but in the end, it was errors that proved to be their downfall.
The Gents committed five errors that led to four unearned runs in a 6-5 extra-inning loss to Pine Prairie.
The Gents plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 5-5 thanks to a two-run single by Zack Breaux.
But Pine Prairie answered with a single run in the top of the eighth courtesy of two CHS errors and an RBI single by J.T. Joubert.
The Gents had the tying run on in the bottom of the frame but they were unable to string any hits together.
Ben Broussard was tagged with the loss for the Gents despite not giving up an earned run. He allowed three hits and walked two while striking out three in 2 2/3 innings.
Ricky Woodruff picked up the victory for Pine Prairie after giving up five runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out 12 in eight innings.
Andre Larry and Brett Hebert each logged two hits for the Gents while Alex Ashby, Zack Breaux and Christian Breaux each had one.
REEVES – Jordan Monte logged a two-run single and Nick Zaunbrecher provided an insurance run with an RBI groundout in the seventh inning to propel Northside Christian to an 8-5 victory over Vinton in the opening round of the Reeves Tournament Thursday.
The Warriors led 5-3 after the fifth inning, but the Lions rallied for a pair of runs in the sixth to tie the game at 5-5.
The Warriors answered right back in the top of the seventh when Brad Ancelet led off the frame with a single and Joseph Trahan walked to set the table for Monte and Zaunbrecher.
Trahan took the mound in the bottom of the frame and sandwiched a groundout in between a pair of strikeouts to end the game.
Ancelet had two hits, including a triple, while Monte was a home run shy of the cycle with a single, a double and a triple.
Trahan had a single and a double while Zaunbrecher, Kenneth Earles, and Nick Martin had one hit each.