PREP ROUNDUP: Gents' Daigle tosses no-hitter at Opelousas
Crowley High's Zack Breaux turns on a pitch during a recent game at Miller Stadium.
OPELOUSAS – Crowley High’s Bubba Daigle handcuffed Opelousas for seven innings and limited the host Tigers to just five hits in a 5-0 Gents victory Thursday.
The victory boosted the Gents to 7-5 on the season and 3-0 in district play.
Daigle, a sophomore, struck out at least one batter in every inning and finished the night with 12 strikeouts.
He also plated the first run of the game on a sacrifice in the fourth inning. Luke Ancelet followed with an RBI single to put the Gents up 2-0.
Alex Ashby added and Mackay Mouton each collected an RBI single in the fifth inning to extend the lead to 4-0.
Ashby scored the final run of the game in the top of the seventh inning. He led off the frame with a triple to left field and scored on an RBI single to center by Zack Breaux.
Pate Broussard paced the Gents’ nine-hit attack with a 3-for-3 performance that included a double. Ashby followed with a single, a triple and one RBI.
Breaux, Mouton and Ancelet each had one hit and one RBI while Andre Larry rounded out the offense with a single.
Warriors crush Starks
STARKS - The Northside Christian Warriors made short work of the outmanned Starks Panthers Thursday in District 7-C road contest.
The Warriors (7-1, 2-0) clubbed out 18 hits and took advantage of eight walks and eight errors to easily defeat the Panthers, 27-0, in five innings.
Christian Morgan and Bradley Ancelet each had three hits and three RBI on the day. Morgan’s performance included a double and a home run.
Nick Zaunbrecher followed with a double and a pair of singles. He also drove in two runs. Joseph Trahan had two hits, including a home run and four RBI while Dillon Hayes had two singles and four RBI. Bryce Gotte added a double and two RBI; Kenneth Earles, Dylan King and Sean Earles each had one hit and one RBI and Dustin Hernandez had a single.
Defensively, the Warriors were flawless behind a trio of pitchers that were one walk away from a perfect game.
Trahan worked the first two innings and struck out five and hit one batter before Jordan Monte took over in the third. Monte struck out three in two innings before Ancelet struck out one in the final inning.
Kaplan upends Iota
JENNINGS – Rhett Broussard stymied the Iota Bulldogs for seven innings, scattering just four hits while striking out five in the Pirates’ 7-1 victory Thursday evening.
The Pirates scored six runs in the first two innings before giving up one run in the fifth on an RBI single to left field by Michael Thevis.
The Pirates answered with a single run in the bottom of the frame to account for the final score.
Thevis, Beau Miller, Austen Montgomery and Bray Latiolais each had one hit for the Dogs in the losing effort.
Miller suffered the loss, giving up seven runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out four in five innings of work.
Lady Dogs blank Jennings
JENNINGS – The Iota Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 9-3 victory over Jennings Thursday.
The Lady Dogs (15-1, 3-0) had eight players log hits in the victory. Cameron Crochet led the charge with three hits. Heather Gardner, Abigail Leonards, McKenzie Armand and Sarah Johnson each had two. Gardner had two doubles and two RBI; Armand had a home run; Johnson drove in two runs and Leonards drove in one.
Also contributing at the plate were : Becca Fantroy,one hit and one RBI; Lauren Miller, a double and Rhi Stephens, a single. Sydney Hebert also had an RBI.
Leonards picked up the victory after giving up just one hit while striking out 10 in 6 2/3 innings.