Panthers beat Highland Baptist

Daniel Gray (The Daily Review/Michelle Blanc)

It was probably our best performance as far as putting all aspects of the game together. It started on the mound where Kenny really pounded the strike zone and forced them to swing the bat, and we made the routine plays behind him.

Daniel Gray tossed a three-hitter and the Berwick offense pounded out 13 hits in the Panthers’ 9-0 win against Highland Baptist Monday.
In the complete-game, Gray surrendered two walks and also fanned eight.
At the plate, he finished 3-for-4, with a double and two RBIs.
Berwick scored two runs each in the first, third and sixth innings and plated three in the fourth inning.
Brooks Richard led the Panthers with a 4-for-4 performance with a triple and an RBI, while Justin Morvant finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs; Bobby Boudreaux, 2-for-4, a triple and an RBI; and Nick Duthu, 1-for-4, a double and two RBIs.
Berwick (8-3) will return to action today when it hosts St. Amant in a 4 p.m. contest.
Patterson run-rules Avoyelles
The Patterson Lumberjacks run-ruled Avoyelles 12-2 in five innings in action played at ULL’s M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field in Lafayette.
While the Lumberjacks trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the first inning, Patterson took the lead for good with three runs in the frame and added six more in the second inning for a 9-1 advantage.
Avoyelles plated a run in the top of the third, but Patterson responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame and another in the fourth inning.
Patterson pounded out 10 hits in the contest, while pitcher Kenny Singleton limited Avoyelles to six hits. Avoyelles also committed four errors.
“It was a good team win,” Patterson head coach Ryan Jensen said. “It was probably our best performance as far as putting all aspects of the game together. It started on the mound where Kenny really pounded the strike zone and forced them to swing the bat, and we made the routine plays behind him.”
Singleton earned the win for the Lumberjacks. In five innings, he surrendered two runs — one earned — on six hits with a walk and fanned four.
Taylor Harris led the Lumberjacks at the plate with a 3-for-3 performance with an RBI and three runs, while Spencer Landry finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs and Brennan Gouaux, 2-for-3, three RBIs and a run. Other top contributors included Jamey Fabre, 1-for-2, an RBI; and Singleton, 1-for-3, an RBI.
“I saw some good swings (Monday) as well, and everything just kind of snowballed into a really encouraging and productive night,” Jensen said.
Patterson (7-5) will return to action Friday when it participates in East Jefferson’s tournament. The Lumberjacks will open tournament play at 4 p.m. at Higgins against Higgins.

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