Patterson dominates Franklin, 15-1

From Staff Reports

The Patterson Lumberjacks plated seven runs in the first inning and coasted to a 15-1, five-inning District 9-3A victory against Franklin High School at home on Friday.

Already ahead 7-0, the ’Jacks added three runs in the third, and five in the fourth to take a commanding 15-0 lead.

Franklin plated a single run in the fifth.

“It was a great offensive performance,” PHS coach Ryan Jensen said. “We jumped on them early and really never let up. Hopefully this is a trend we can continue.”

The ’Jacks’ (14-11 overall, 3-6 District 9-3A action) pitching trio of Taurick Phillips, Micah Gowan and Deondre Skinner combined to toss a one-hitter in the victory.

Phillips pitched three innings and surrendered a hit, walked eight and struck out three, while Gowan pitched 11/3 innings and surrendered an earned run, four walks and struck out two.

In 2/3 of an inning of work, Skinner struck out one.

Offensively, the ’Jacks pounded out 15 hits, led by Jaydrick DeClouet, who finished 4-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs, while Cameron Fontenot finished 2-for-3 with a double, a run and four RBIs.

Other Patterson players collecting hits included Dallas Hamlett, 2-for-3 with a run, a double and three RBIs; Spencer Landry, 2-for-3, two runs and two RBIs; Bryce Tabor, 2-for-4, a run and two RBIs; Skinner, 1-for-2, a triple, three runs and two stolen bases; Cameron Clements, 1-for-3, an RBI, a run and a stolen base; and Ryan Wade, 1-for-3, a double and a run.

Devonte Joseph took the loss for Franklin. In 32/3 innings, he surrendered 15 runs (12 earned) on 15 hits. He walked three and struck out one.

At the plate, Angelo Eave collected Franklin’s lone hit, a single, while Brandon Mcfarland scored the Hornets’ lone run.

Both teams will play each other again on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Franklin.

Berwick routs Abbeville

The Berwick Panthers routed Abbeville, 17-0, in five innings on the road in District 9-3A action on Saturday.

The Panthers scored in every inning except the fifth. Berwick’s biggest offensive output came in the third inning when they scored eight runs.

The Panthers also pounded out 15 hits in the victory, while its pitching staff limited Abbeville to a hit.

The Wildcats committed five errors in the loss.

Ross Duhon collected Abbeville’s lone hit, a single, off winning pitcher, Berwick starter Reed Leonard.

In four innings of work, Leonard also walked one and struck out four.

In an inning of relief, Brooks Richard struck out the side.

At the plate for Berwick, Leonard and Trey Williams each homered. Leonard finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs, while Williams added a 1-for-3 performance with three runs and three RBIs.

Additionally, Berwick’s Nick Osburn was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. The Panther finished 4-for-4 with two singles, a double, a triple, four RBIs, a run and two stolen bases.

Other Panthers collecting hits included Bobby Boudreaux, 2-for-3 with a run and a stolen base; Nick Duthu, 2-for-4, two runs, two RBIs and a stolen base; Lee Rhodes, 1-for-3, an RBI, a run and two stolen bases; Anthony Richard, 1-for-3, two runs, an RBI and a stolen base; Matt Skelton, 1-for-4, a double and an RBI; and Neil Theriot, 1-for-1.

With the win, the Panthers improve to 19-7 overall and 7-2 in district play.

Tigers fall to Vandebilt

In a back-and-forth game, the Morgan City High School Fighting Tigers were unable to overcome Vandebilt Catholic in a 7-6 District 8-4A loss to the Terriers on the road Saturday.

Morgan City took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning only to see the Terriers respond with four runs in the bottom of the frame, highlighted by Chase Hawthorn’s three-run home run.

While the Tigers scored a combined three more runs in the second and third innings for a 5-4 lead, Vandebilt scored two in the bottom of the third on Hawthorn’s two-RBI double for a 6-5 advantage. Each team scored a run in the fifth inning for the final.

Vandebilt pounded out eight hits and overcame five errors to claim the victory.

“We didn’t execute well enough to win,” MCHS coach Marc Gonzales said. “The little things really matter when you’re competing for a (district) championship, and we didn’t take care of the little things today. We made two uncharacteristic errors … that led to (two) huge unearned runs. We also left (nine) guys on base.”

Morgan City was limited to five hits and committed two errors in the loss.

Buck Gautreaux and Josh Glatter led Morgan City with 2-for-4 performances, with Gautreaux adding an RBI, while Glatter added a run. Dylan Hymel added a 1-for-3 performance with an RBI, while Brandon Beadle added an RBI.

On the mound, Brodie Anslum pitched a complete game for MCHS. In six innings, he surrendered seven runs (four earned) on eight hits. He walked two, hit a batter and struck out four.

The Tigers and the Terriers will meet Wednesday at Tiger Diamond in Morgan City for their final District 8-4A matchup against each other for the regular season. Junior varsity will begin at 4 p.m., and varsity will follow at 6 p.m.

“We controlled our own destiny (before Saturday’s game), but now we need some help to win the district,” Gonzales said. “It is still possible, so we need to continue to work and play hard. We also can still improve our playoff position. Our team is resilient, and I think we will bounce back from this and be ready to go.”

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