Pios, Gents earn victories; Lady Pios win three in tourney action
Notre Dame's Mary Hundley slides into home during a recent game. The Lady Pios logged three victories over the weekend in the St. Thomas More Tournament to improve to 4-0 on the season.
CROWLEY – The Notre Dame Pioneers opened their 2014 prep baseball season on a high note with a 3-1 victory over St. Louis in their first game of their own Pioneer Invitational at Miller Stadium.
That victory, however, was followed by three straight losses to leave the Pios 1-3 on the young season.
In the opener on Thursday, the Pios got a strong pitching performance from Gavin Bourgeois, who gave up just one hit and one run while striking out six Saints in five innings to earn the victory. Joe Faulk picked up his first save of the season after striking out two in the final inning.
The Pios scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the fourth inning courtesy of two St. Louis errors, one hit, a walk and a wild pitch.
Jacques Thibodeaux and Gavin Bourgeois both reached base on errors to start the inning. Thibodeaux then scored on the second error and Bourgeois crossed the plate on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Joe Faulk. Alex Rozas, who reached base on a fielder’s choice, eventually scored on a passed ball.
Bourgeois and Sam Veillon each had one hit on the night for the Pios.
On Friday, the Pios dropped a 7-1 decision to Erath in a game that they were outhit 7-3 by the Bobcats.
Bourgeois logged a triple in the loss while Rozas and Kyle Habetz each had a single.
On Saturday, the Pios fell to University, 7-6, in eight innings before falling to Catholic High of New Iberia, 10-2, later in the day.
The Pios logged 10 hits in the loss to University. Brad Stoma, Thibodeaux and Rozas each had two hits in the loss while Faulk, Habetz, Jacob Mooney and Jeff Daigle each had one.
Thibodeaux also had two hits in the loss to Catholic of New Iberia while Bourgeois, Veillon and Habetz each had one.
The Pios will return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Opelousas to take on Opelousas Catholic at 3:30 p.m.
Gents go 1-2 in Oak Hill Tourney
OAK HILL - After dropping their first two games of the Oak Hill Tournament, the Crowley Gents were able to salvage their final game of the weekend and walk away with a 10-0 five-inning victory over Glenmora on Saturday.
Gent hurler Bubba Daigle silenced the Wildcats by tossing a no-hitter to earn the victory. He walked three and struck out three.
Alex Ashby and Mackay Mouton each drove in a pair of runs on doubles and Brett Hebert picked up an RBI on a single. Pate Broussard had one hit while Daigle and Christian Breaux each had an RBI.
In earlier action, the Gents squandered an early lead and gave up seven unearned runs in a 12-10 loss to Choudrant.
Christian Breaux paced the Gents’ 12-hit attack with a 2-for-3 performance that included a double and three RBI. Ashby, Daigle and Zack Breaux also had two hits each while Mouton, Broussard, Hebert and Andre Larry each had one hit.
The Gents also dropped a 3-0 decision to Oak Hill in the tournament opener.
The game was scoreless until the fifth inning when the Rams scored three runs on a two-run homer and an RBI single.
The Gents were limited to just three hits, all singles by Ashby, Hebert and Zack Breaux.
The Gents return to action on Thursday when they take on Northside Christian at 6 p.m. in the opening round of the CHS Gilbert Tevy Memorial Diamond Classic at Miller Stadium.
Lady Pios remain unbeaten
LAFAYETTE – The Notre Dame Lady Pios banged out 40 hits and scored 41 runs in three victories over the weekend in the St. Thomas More Tournament.
The Lady Pios (4-0) beat Church Point, 15-4, in the tournament opener before posting a 13-1 victory over Breaux Bridge and a 13-2 victory over New Iberia on Saturday.
Mira Lavergne and Mima Doucet led the Lady Pios offensively with seven hits each on the weekend. Lavergne also had a double and four RBI while Doucet had four doubles, one triple and four RBI. Allie Daigle followed with six hits, including two doubles, a triple, a home run and four RBI.
Taylor Satchell, who led the team in RBI with 11, had five hits as did Grace Doucet. Satchell also had two doubles, a triple and a grand slam while Doucet had a double, a triple and two RBI.
Also contributing in the victories were Brittney Nolan (four hits, five RBI), Zoie Lavergne (three hits, three RBI),Elise LeBeouf (two hits) and Mollie Stelly (1 hit). Paityn Desselle also had an RBI on the weekend.
On the mound, Stelly threw seven innings and allowed two runs on three hits while striking out 16 in the three games. Lavergne tossed eight innings, allowing six runs on nine hits while striking out 12.
The Lady Pios will travel to Church Point on Thursday for a 4 p.m. contest.
Lady Warriors upend Gueydan
CROWLEY – The Northside Christian Lady Warriors scored eight runs over the final four innings to upend Gueydan, 12-8, last week in the season opener for both teams.
Madisyn Clement picked up the victory on the mound after allowing eight runs on seven hits and seven walks. She struck out six in seven innings.
Katelyn Jones led the Lady Warriors at the plate with three hits, including a double and two RBI. Sydni Guidry added a pair of doubles and an RBI while Zoie Hanagriff had a single and a double and two RBI. Meghan Jones also had two hits and an RBI and Zera Hanagriff had a double and a RBI. Angel Allen and Aubrey Armstrong each finished with one hit.
CHS Ladies top South Cameron
CROWLEY – The Crowley Ladies (1-4) rallied from an early deficit and held off a late rally to slip past South Cameron, 11-6, last week.
The Ladies trailed 1-0 heading into the third inning before scoring 11 runs in the final four innings.
Bailee Villejoin, Maddie LeBouef and Katelyn Killmer each had one hit and two RBI in the victory. Skylor Huval and Melaina Doughty each had one hit and one RBI while La’Shonda Delco and Erica Thibodeaux each had a single.
Killmer was credited with the victory on the mound after giving up six runs on seven hits and five walks. She struck out three in seven innings.
The Ladies travel to Opelousas Thursday to take on the Tigers at 5:30 p.m.