MC youth softball, T-ball closing ceremonies held

Staff Report

BERWICK — One local team will participate in this week’s Swampland Tournament at Berwick High School that begins today, while another missed making the cut by losing a head-to-head tiebreaker.

Taco Bell (Berwick) will enter the post season tournament of the summer league season as the No. 2 seed with a 9-3 mark.

While the Berwick-based squad had the same record as Terrebonne High-based Diamondbacks (the No. 3 seed), Taco Bell earned the No. 2 seed because it beat the Diamondbacks in the regular season.

Because it is a top two seed along with No. 1-ranked Synergy Bank (E.D. White), both Taco Bell and Synergy Bank will receive a first-round bye.

Today’s action will begin with a 5 p.m. contest between the Diamondbacks

and No. 6 seed Reeco Rental (Thibodaux).

Reeco Rental and Halimar Shipyard (Central Catholic) both finished tied with a 7-5 regular season mark, but Reeco Rental took the No. 6 seed in the postseason because it defeated Halimar Shipyard during the regular season.

At 7 p.m. today, No. 4 seed (Jester’s Court) will take on No. 5 seed Trinity

Tools (Covenant Christian).

On Tuesday, Taco Bell will play the winner of Diamondbacks-Reeco Rental contest

at 5 p.m., while Synergy Bank will face the winner of the Jester's Court-Trinity Tools

contest at 7 p.m.

The championship game will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Skipper’s drops season finale

Skipper’s Sporting Goods (Morgan City) dropped its season finale to Robichaux Ford (Vandebilt Catholic) Saturday, 10-1.

The game also marked the final contest for Skipper's and Morgan City High head coach Marc Gonzales. Gonzales resigned his teaching position at Morgan City

May 29 but stayed on to coach Morgan City High School’s summer league squad. He intends to take a teaching position at Thibodaux High School this fall where he will serve as an assistant football and baseball coach and teach science.

“I appreciate everything those guys have put into the program at Morgan City High

School during my tenure,” he said. “What they did this summer is not easy, having to play through a lot of uncertainty not knowing who their next coach is going to be,” he said.

He commended his players’ character for continuing to come out and compete and try to improve despite the uncertainties.

“I’m going to miss these guys, and I’m going to do everything in my power to help them out in the future,” he said. “Even though I’m leaving doesn’t mean I am going to forget about them.”

In Saturday’s contest, John Ross McNemar was the losing pitcher.

At the plate, Cameron Marcantel was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI, while Evan

Stadalis was 1-for-2.

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