Wolves try to wrap up district on positive note
By Lisa Soileaux
With the end of the 2013 baseball season nearing, the Rayne High Wolves (5-4) prepared for their last district game Wednesday, a day early from their original schedule due to oncoming weather. They were scheduled to host Eunice when they will try to end district on a positive note.
“You have to remember,” states Rayne Head Coach Jason Bonin, “We are a young team,” when speaking of this year’s squad whcih includes no seniors.
“When you have young players like this, they are easily swayed with the game’s emotions and need additional motivation when they face strong teams,” Bonin continues.
“They have played well so far. That fire will come with experience, and that’s on its way.”
Rayne slipped by Church Point Tuesday afternoon scoring a 5-4 win late in the seventh inning of play, showing some of that fire.
Leading 3-1 heading into the last inning of play, Church Point bats came alive and scored three runs, placing the Wolves between a rock and a hard place. But, the Rayne offense came through with two runs of their own for the 5-4 district.
Of the Wolves 10 hits of the game Grant Menard was 3-for-3 and 1 RBI on the day. Also collecting Rayne hits were Ty Delahoussaye, Gannon Quebodeaux, Grant Abshire, Blase Meche, Ivy Thibodeaux, Brice Meche and Tyler LeJeune.
Collecting the Rayne win on the mound was Tyler LeJeune who went the distance with three strikeouts while allowing 10 hits and no walks.
On Thursday, April 11, the Wolves travel to Port Barre where the Red Devils scored a come from behind 5-4 district win over the Wolves.
With Rayne up 4-1 in the last inning, the Port Barre offense scored four runs for the win, dropping the Wolves to 4-4 in district play.
Three Wolf pitchers combined for six strikeouts and three walks during the loss, including Grant Abshire, Kameron Falcon and Ty Delahoussaye.
Five hits were chipped in by Rayne hitters (Hunter Keely, Grant Abshire, Ivy Thibodeaux, Gannon Quebodeaux and Brice Meche).
As of press time, the Wolves were ranked at 24 in the state’s power ranking system.