Patterson blows out St. Martinville
From Staff Reports
Behind nine St. Martinville errors and a solid pitching performance, the Patterson Lumberjacks rolled past St. Martinville, 15-4, Wednesday on the road.
While the ’Jacks (3-1) scored 15 runs in the victory, just four of those were earned due to St. Martinville miscues.
On the mound, PHS’ Cameron Fontenot earned the complete game victory, surrendering four runs (three earned) on seven hits and striking out 12.
“Cameron Fontenot was fantastic on the mound,” PHS coach Ryan Jensen said. “Credit St. Martinville for coming out and really being aggressive and swinging the bat well in the first inning. But after that, he cruised along with a great amount of success. His control tonight was a huge key. When you don’t walk people, you are going to be successful. He is getting better and better with every start.”
After surrendering three runs to St. Martinville in the bottom of the first inning, the ’Jacks responded with 13 runs during the third through sixth innings.
St. Martinville added a run in the bottom of the sixth, while Patterson added two more in the top of the seventh.
“It was good to go on the road for the first time this season and come back with a win,” Jensen said. “I was pleased with our effort and thought I saw improvement from this weekend. The only alarming thing is our continuous slow starts to games.”
At the plate, Jaydrick DeClouet led Patterson with a 3-for-5 performance with three runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base. DeClouet was just a homer shy of hitting for the cycle as he pounded out a single, a double and a triple.
Other PHS contributors included Dallas Hamlett, 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a walk; Spencer Landry, 2-for-3 with four runs scored, two RBI, two walks and a stolen base; Chase Martin, 1-for-3 with a triple, an RBI, a walk and a run; Bryce Tabor finished 1-for-3 with a run, an RBI and was hit by a pitch twice; Cameron Clements, 1-for-5 with a run and an RBI; Micah Gowan, a run, an RBI, a walk and hit by a pitch; Aaron Hazel, two runs; and Blaine Laubach, a run and a stolen base.
“Offensively I was glad to see us be a little more patient at the plate and come through with some big hits,” Jensen said. “We still left 10 on base, so we are capable of much more. The question is can we play at a high level on consecutive days and throughout the entire weekend?”
For St. Martinville, Conner Simoneaux was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI.
Patterson will return to action today at 5 p.m. when it faces Delcambre in the Hanson Tournament.