Patterson holds off Synergy Bank
Patterson held off a late charge by Synergy Bank for its first win of the Swampland baseball season, a 3-2 win Thursday.
While Patterson (1-2) entered the game leading 3-1, Patterson starter Jake Lagrange ran into some trouble as Synergy Bank (E.D. White) loaded the bases with no outs.
Patterson coach Ryan Jensen brought in Bryce Beaubouef to relieve Lagrange.
Beaubouef fanned the first batter he faced, and while Synergy Bank plated a run during its next at-bat via a sacrifice fly to left field, Beaubouef fanned the third and final batter he faced, stranding runners at second and third to preserve the win and earn the save.
“Fantastic effort tonight from everyone,” Jensen said. “Jake battled on the mound and really held them in check and then when he ran into trouble in the (seventh), Bryce came in and shut the door. That was an extremely pressure-filled situation for Bryce to come into, and he handled it perfectly. Defensively we played error free ball, which allowed us to stay in the game.”
Lagrange earned the win. In six innings, he surrendered two earned runs on three hits with six walks and fanned six.
Patterson pitching limited Synergy Bank to four hits, while Patterson had nine.
Tyrik Singleton finished 2-for-2 with an RBI for Patterson, while Kenny Singleton and Beaubouef each were 2-for-3, with Beaubouef adding a double. Lagrange also finished 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Synergy Bank, comprised of players from Class 3A runner-up E.D. White, struck first in Thursday’s ball game as it plated a run in the top of the second.
The score remained the same until the bottom of the fourth inning when Patterson plated three runs to take a 3-1 lead.
“This was a good win for our young team,” Jensen said. “Hopefully the more game experience they get and having some success like tonight will build confidence that will aid in the growing process.”
Patterson will return to action Monday when it makes the short trip to face Taco Bell (Berwick). Junior varsity action is set for a 5 p.m. start with varsity to follow at 7 p.m.
Taco Bell 11,
Sanders Holdings 1
Taco Bell continued to roll along through Swampland play as it got a one-hitter from Neal Theriot in a win against Sanders Holdings Thursday in six innings in Berwick.
Theriot surrendered an earned run and fanned 10 in the complete-game effort. He also walked three and hit one batter.
At the plate, Justin Morvant finished 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Seth Legendre and Braden Billiot each were 2-for-3 with an RBI with Legendre adding a double. Other top contributors for Taco Bell (3-0) included Austin Spencer and Jeremy Boudreaux, each 1-for-2 with an RBI; Tim Shelby, 1-for-3 with an RBI; and Theriot, 1-for-4 with an RBI.
In junior varsity action, Taco Bell edged Sanders Holdings, 9-8.
Austin Price finished 1-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs, while Andrew Askew was 2-for-2 with three RBIs; and Collin Kulka, 1-for-1 with a double.
Nick Mayon earned the win for Taco Bell.
Halimar Shipyard 2,
Jester’s Court 0
Matthew Barbier tossed a one-hitter to lead Halimar Shipyard to a win against Jester’s Court on the road.
The lone hit Barbier surrendered was a leadoff infield single.
In seven innings, he tossed just 70 pitches.
“That’s insane,” Halimar Shipyard coach Tyler Jensen said.
In addition to Barbier’s performance on the mound, Jensen said his squad played better on defense.
“We played much better defense than we have been playing,” he said. “This was a really well played baseball game by both teams. It’s how the game should be played. I was glad to see we found a way to win it.”
At the plate for Halimar (2-1), Stefano Guarisco finished 1-for-3 with a triple and a run, while Samuel Guarisco was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Bryson Barbier recorded an RBI in the win.
Halimar will return to action Monday when it travels to face Diamondbacks (Terrebonne). Junior varsity action will begin at 5 p.m. with varsity to follow at 7 p.m.
Skipper’s Sporting Goods (Morgan City) fell to Diamondbacks (Terrebonne) in Swampland action in Morgan City Thursday.
Evan Stadalis led Skipper’s with a 2-for-3 performance, while Nick Spinella was 1-for-2.
John Ross McNemar suffered the loss for the locals.
Skipper’s (0-3) will return to action Monday when it hosts Bayou Boys (South Lafourche). Junior varsity action is set for 5 p.m. and varsity play will begin at 7 p.m.