By Mike Suchanek
Reese Ashworth showed timely hitting on Friday, May 7, driving in five on two hits to lead the DeQuincy Tigers past Loreauville 12-6. Ashworth drove in runs on a double in the third and a triple in the fourth.
The Tigers earned the victory despite allowing Loreauville to score four runs in the fourth inning. Loreauville batters contributing to the big inning included Hunter Freyou, Jahari Williams, and Garrett Blanchard, all driving in runs in the frame.
Loreauville opened up scoring in the first inning. Jordy Broussard drove in one when Broussard doubled.
The DeQuincy Tigers took the lead for good with five runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth, an error scored two runs for the Tigers and Ashworth tripled on a 2-2 count, scoring three runs.
Hadley Cooley was the winning pitcher for the Tigers. The righthander went six and a third innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and striking out ten. Ashworth threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Riley Marcotte took the loss for Loreauville. The pitcher surrendered nine runs on six hits over four innings, striking out three.
The Tigers smacked one home run on the day. Sammy Maddox had a long ball in the sixth inning.
DeQuincy tallied nine hits in the game. Traive Goutreaux and Ashworth each racked up 2 hits each for the Tigers.
Both teams were strong on the pitcher’s mound on Saturday, but Loreauville was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over the Tigers on Saturday, May 8. Gunner Gearen started the game for Tigers and recorded 19 outs.
One bright spot for the Tigers was a single by Rayden Rosalis in the first inning.
Garrett Blanchard took the win for Loreauville. The hurler went seven innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, striking out three and walking one.
Gearen took the loss for the Tigers. The righty went six and a third innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out five.
Rosalis led the Tigers with two hits in three at bats.
The Tigers were sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Hadley Cooley had the most chances in the field with nine.
Game three ended in a 7-3 win for Loreauville to advance to the state semi finals to play #1 seed Doyle. (Game details were not available).