Morgan City all-stars finish weekend 2-0
MORGAN CITY — The Morgan City 10U and Thibodaux 10U All-Stars both finished the weekend with 2-0 marks at the District 3 AAA Tournament at Complex Park this weekend.
Morgan City defeated St. Mary Central 21-11 Saturday and Franklin 10-0 on Sunday, while Thibodaux defeated St. Mary Central 8-0 Friday and Patterson 7-5 Saturday.
Patterson finished the weekend 1-2 with a 13-7 win against St. Mary Central 13-7, while St. Mary Central was 0-3 and Franklin, 1-1, with a 5-4 win against Patterson.
While the games were played, officials had to battle rain to get them in as Saturday and Sunday’s start times were pushed back two hours because of inclement weather.
Following the weekend, Morgan City and Thibodaux both are tied atop the standings at 2-0, while Franklin is third at 1-1, followed by Patterson and St. Mary Central.
The tournament’s first-place finisher will advance to Sulphur for the AAA South Regional, while the second-place team from the district tournament will advance to the AAA North Regional in Vidalia.
Action will continue today when Morgan City meets Patterson at 5:30 p.m., followed by Thibodaux at Franklin at 7:30 p.m.
In Saturday’s win against St. Mary Central, Morgan City pounded out 17 hits.
Luke Barbier, Trent Hillen and Hugh Hamer each finished 3-for-4, while Dakota Gibson was 2-for-4 and Matthew Mire, 2-for-5.
Other top contributors included Davaidyione Bias, 1-for-1; Gunnar Theriot, 1-for-2; Zach Bennett, 1-for-3; and Brett Morell, 1-for-4.
On the mound, Barbier earned the win, while pitching two innings. Mire and Hillen also pitched two innings apiece. The trio combined to surrender five hits and struck out eight.
Kyle Valdez led St. Mary Central with a 3-for-4 performance, while Parker Kulka was 1-for-1 and Ryan Domangue, 1-for-4.
Thomas took the loss for St. Mary Central.
On Sunday, Morgan City defeated Franklin 10-0 in five innings.
Bennett finished 3-for-3 for Morgan City, while Theriot was 2-for-2. Other top contributors included Morell and Hamer, 1-for-2; and Barbier, 1-for-4.
Hillen and Barbier both pitched for Morgan City and combined to allow two hits and fanned 10. Hillen, who earned the win, tossed the first three innings, while Barbier tossed the final two frames.
On Friday, Patterson fell to Franklin 5-4.
Joseph Larson and Kayden Samuels each finished 2-for-3, while Ethan Pederson was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.
Other top contributors included Reid Perkins, Drake Burgess, Don Diaz Jr., and Blaz Mayon, all 1-for-3, with Perkins adding an RBI and Burgess, a double.
Perkins took the loss for Patterson. Perkins and Larson both pitched three innings.
Against Thibodaux, Diaz finished 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead Patterson, while Samuels finished 1-for-2; Burgess and Mayon, each 1-for-3; and Perkins, 1-for-4.
Perkins suffered the loss in an inning of relief. Samuels pitched the first five innings for Patterson, which coach Joey Larson called “phenomenal.”
Against St. Mary Central, Patterson scored 10 runs in the sixth inning in the win.
Perkins finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Burgess was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
Other top contributors included Diaz, 2-for-4, a double and three RBIs; Larson, 2-for-5, two RBIs; Jonathan Cheeley, 2-for-4; and Eithan Pederson, Mayon and Hunter Pinho, all 1-for-4 with Pederson adding an RBI.
Larson earned the win in relief.
Perkins pitched the first four innings for Patterson.
Carter Williams was 2-for-2 for St. Mary Central, while Ryan Domangue and Kyle Valdez each were 2-for-4, with Domangue adding a double; while Trevor Wiggins was 1-for-2.
Clay Menard pitched four innings for St. Mary Central and surrendered two runs and fanned three.
On Friday, St. Mary Central fell to Thibodaux 8-0.
Grant Hebert led St. Mary Central with a 2-for-3 performance with a double, while Menard was 1-for-2 and Carter Williams, 1-for-3.
Domangue suffered the loss for St. Mary Central as he surrendered six runs and struck out two.
In relief, Ross Thomas surrendered two runs and fanned two.