Two close calls for Wolves in district play
By Lisa Soileaux
EUNICE - In as many games, the Wolves dropped two district games in the past week by a mere one point.
Rayne (3-2) traveled to Eunice Tuesday afternoon where the Bobcats used a five-run third inning to get ahead and remain there for a 6-5 district win over the Wolves.
“Eunice is always a good team and tough to play over there,” stated Wolves Head Coach Jason Bonin on Tuesday’s loss to the Bobcats.
“They (Eunice) start seven seniors, when we start six sophomores,” Bonin continued. “I’m not making excuses but experience does make a difference. We just had one bad inning in the third where we made some costly errors.”
He concluded, “I’m proud of the way we battled back from a 5-1 deficit. We are going to be OK in the long run.”
Eunice used a five-run third inning to get by the Wolves for the district win.
Taking the mound for the Wolves were Ty Delahoussaye (3 K, 1 Hits) and Jacob Hebert (2 K, 2 Hits) with Hebert tagged with the loss with three innings.
Leading the Rayne offense at the plate were Hunter Keely (2-4), Brice Meche (1-4, RBI), Ty Delahoussaye (1-4, 2B), Grant Menard (1-3, 2 RBI) and Tyler LeJeune (2-3).
In another district contest last week, Church Point slipped by the Wolves 5-4 in another district contest.
“Church Point played a very good game defensively,” noted Bonin on the close loss. “They got the timely hits when they needed them, and are much improved from last year.”
Rayne out-hit the Bears 12-7, but thetied ballgame came down to the last inning when Church Point pulled out the go-ahead run for the district win.
Leading at the plate for the Wolves were Hunter Keely who was 4-for-4 with a run and RBI, followed by Brice Meche (2-4, 2 RBI), Ty Delahoussaye (1-3, 1 RBI, 1 run), Gannon Quebodeaux (2-3), Brant Broussard (1-3) and Tyler LeJeune (1-3, 2 runs).
“These next games at home are what we need right now,” concluded Bonin. “We will bounce back -- We have a good team and we are getting better the more we play together.”
The Wolves will host Northwest today (Thursday), Breaux Bridge Saturday afternoon, and Livonia Tuesday at Gossen Memorial Park.