Patterson snaps losing streak
From Staff Reports
Patterson High School snapped a lengthy losing streak with a 6-3 victory Tuesday against Abbeville on the road.
The ’Jacks jumped out to a 4-0 lead after four innings and added two more runs in the sixth.
Abbeville scored a single run in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
“It feels great to get a win,” PHS coach Ryan Jensen said. “It’s no surprise that we only made (one) error, and it translated into a victory. We know this is what we are capable of, and I think that has been the most frustrating part. Hopefully, getting that monkey off our back will allow us to relax a little and get back on track.”
Cameron Fontenot earned the run with a five-inning outing. He surrendered one earned run on four hits, walked one, hit a batter and struck out four.
Tarrike Phillips pitched two innings of relief and surrendered two runs (one earned) on a hit. He walked one, hit a batter and struck out three.
“Cameron Fontenot did a great job on the mound,” Jensen said. “He controlled the game. Tarrike Phillips did a fantastic job of closing it out.”
Fontenot helped his cause at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance with a double and three RBI.
Other PHS hitters included Dallas Hamlett, 2-for-4 with a double and a run; Jaydrick DeClouet, 1-for-2, an RBI, a stolen base and two runs; Spencer Landry, 1-for-3, a double and two runs; Ryan Wade, 1-for-4, an RBI; Bryce Tabor, 1-for-4, a stolen base; and Cameron Clements, an RBI.
“Seeing (six) different players get hits is also encouraging,” Jensen said. “We just have to continue to improve and make sure the next time out we play with the same focus and effort.”
With the win, the ’Jacks improve to 11-11 overall and 1-6 in District 9-3A play. They will return to the diamond on Thursday at home against Abbeville at 5:30 p.m.
Morgan City defeats
Ellender in extra innings
A Nick Gagliano eighth-inning double drove in the winning run for an 8-7 Morgan City victory against Ellender in Houma on Tuesday.
Morgan City fell behind 2-1 after an inning of play but responded with six runs in four of the next six innings, including two in the top of the seventh, for a 7-2 advantage.
However, Ellender rallied with five runs in the bottom of the seventh, which set the stage for Gagliano’s late-game heroics.
Gagliano led the Fighting Tigers at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance with an RBI and two runs, while Brodie Anslum added a 2-for-2 outing with an RBI and a run.
Other MCHS hitters included Dylan Hymel, 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run; Brandon Beadle, 2-for-4, an RBI and a run; Ryan Veillion, 1-for-3; Buck Gautreaux, 1-for-4, a run; and Nicholas Spinella, an RBI and a run.
On the mound, Anslum pitched seven innings and surrendered seven runs (five earned) on nine hits. He walked four, hit three batters and struck out four.
In an inning of relief, Hymel pitched a perfect eighth.
“We found a way to win today,” MCHS coach Marc Gonzales said. “Brodie didn’t have his best stuff early and was pitching to a tough strike zone, but he competed. Pitchers have to find a way to give their team a chance to win on these types of days, and he did. Dylan came (on) in relief and did a great job.
“We did some good things offensively, and in the seventh, we stayed composed to hold on for the win,” Gonzales added. “The Ellender hitters were pesky at the plate, and they played hard, but we were peskier and played harder. It was a well-played game that we found a way to win.”
Morgan City (9-12 overall, 3-2) will return to action on Thursday when it hosts Ellender at 6 p.m. at Tiger Diamond.
CCHS district game
The Central Catholic Eagles’ District 8-1A baseball game today against Hanson has been rained out.
A make up date for the game, scheduled to be played in Franklin, was not available as of press time.