Skippers comes back to defeat Taco Bell, 12-9, on Monday

From Staff Reports

Skipper’s Sporting Goods overcame a six-run deficit to defeat Taco Bell, 12-9, in local Swampland League action in Berwick Monday.

Skipper’s, made up of players from Morgan City High, scored two runs in the fourth, five in the fifth, one in the sixth and three in the seventh to erase a 7-1 deficit to Taco Bell, made of up players from Berwick High.

Dylan Hymel (1-0) earned the win for Morgan City (1-0), while Chandler Delaune earned his first save of the season.

“Dylan pitched well,” Skipper’s coach Marc Gonzales said. “He battled through the (second) inning. He had to pitch through some adversity but bounced back the next four innings. He had a couple of quick innings and also allowed his defense to get him out of some jams.”

After Skipper’s took a 1-0 first-inning lead, Taco Bell (1-1) erupted for seven runs in the second inning. Morgan City then rallied and eventually took the lead for good in the sixth inning.

In the bottom of the seventh, Taco Bell scored two runs for the final.

“We played well defensively with the exception of the second inning,” Gonzales said. “It could have been easy to hang our heads, but we put pressure on Taco Bell and made them play defense. We continued to put the ball in play and competed at the plate. Chandler did a great job coming on in relief and getting us out of a situation where two runners were on and nobody was out.”

Skipper’s put up its runs on four hits but also benefited from seven Taco Bell errors.

Taco Bell pounded out eight hits in the loss.

Taco Bell’s Tim Shelby suffered the defeat as he surrendered five runs (one earned) on two hits in 21/3 innings of work. He walked one, struck out one and hit a batter.

Reed Leonard started the game for Taco Bell and in 41/3 innings, he surrendered seven runs (two earned) on one hit. He walked three, hit two batters and struck out four.

Ryan Veillion led Skipper’s with a 1-for-4 performance with a double, an RBI and three runs, while Delaune added a 2-for-3 outing with a run. Brennan Ashley added a 1-for-2 day with an RBI and two runs.

Leonard led Taco Bell at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance, while Anthony Richard, Brooks Richard and Bobby Boudreaux each finished 1-for-3, with Richard adding a double. Nick Duthu finished 1-for-4 with a double, while Daniel Gray added a 1-for-2 performance.

Both Skipper’s and Taco Bell will return to action today when they travel to face XLR8 Sports (Ellender) and H.L. Bourgeois, respectively. In both matchups, junior varsity will start at 3:30 p.m. followed by varsity matchups at 5:30 p.m.

Halimar Shipyard 6,

H.L. Bourgeois 5

Halimar Shipyard edged H.L. Bourgeois, 6-5, in Swampland League action Monday in Amelia.

Halimar, made up of Central Catholic baseball players, was led by Luke Landry, Eriq Blanchard and Dominick Guarisco, who each finished 1-for-2 with an RBI. Bryson Barbier also finished 1-for-2, while Josh Singleton and Austin Autin each finished 1-for-3. Autin added an RBI, and Barron Courtney and Justin Arceneaux each recorded an RBI.

On the mound, Blanchard pitched three shutout innings, while Autin surrendered five runs in four innings.

Halimar will return to action today when they travel to face Trinity Tools (Covenant Christian). Junior varsity will begin at 5 p.m. followed by varsity at 7 p.m.

Trinity Tools 22,

Patterson 10

Trinity Tools never trailed as it routed Patterson, 22-10, in Swampland League play Monday in Patterson.

Trinity scored the majority of its runs in bunches. After putting up a single run in the first, the squad scored five runs in the second, four in the third, seven in the sixth and five more in the seventh.

Patterson’s big inning came in the third when it scored five runs to cut the Covenant Christian lead to 10-7.

While Patterson (1-1) cut the deficit to one run, 10-9, in the bottom of the fifth, the locals would get no closer.

Jake Lagrange led Patterson with a triple, a single and five RBIs, while Cameron Fontenot added a double, a triple and an RBI. Other Patterson hitters included Chase Martin with a double and an RBI; Taylor Harris, two singles and an RBI; Dallas Hamlett and Justin Morvant, each a single and an RBI; and Bryce Tabor and Deondre Skinner, a triple each.

Patterson coach Ryan Jensen said his squad surrendered too many walks and errors to give themselves a shot to win.

Patterson will return to action today when they travel to Central Lafourche. Junior varsity action will begin at 5 p.m. followed by varsity action at 7 p.m.

Taco Bell 8

Trinity Tools 5

Taco Bell scored six unanswered runs to come from behind to defeat Trinity Tools, 8-5, in both teams’ Swampland League opener Thursday.

Down 5-2 in the top of the third, Taco Bell began its multi-inning rally, highlighted by two runs in the third and three more in the fifth.

Neal Theriot earned the win in relief of starter Nick Duthu as he surrendered a hit, walked one and struck out five in five innings of work.

Duthu had a no decision as he surrendered five runs (one earned) on three hits in two innings of work. He walked three and struck out two.

Anthony Richard led Taco Bell at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance with two RBIs. Other Taco Bell hitters included Duthu, 2-for-3, Brooks Richard, 2-for-4, and Reed Leonard and Nick Osburn, each 1-for-4.

Halimar 4, Bayou Boys 0

Bryson Barbier threw a two-hitter and struck out 10 as Halimar defeated Bayou Boys, 4-0, in Swampland League action Thursday in Amelia.

In seven innings of work, Barbier also walked two.

At the plate, Austin Autin led Halimar with a 1-for-2 performance with a double, while Dominick Guarisco and Nick Case also finished 1-for-2. Other Halimar hitters included Josh Singleton, Barron Courtney and Eriq Blanchard, each 1-for-3.

Patterson 7, HLB 5

Patterson scored five runs in the final two innings as it rallied to defeat HLB, 7-5, in Swampland League action Thursday.

Trailing 5-2, Patterson scored three runs in the sixth inning to tie the game and two more in the seventh to take the win.

Dallas Hamlett led Patterson with a home run, a double and two RBIs, while Bryce Tabor added a single and two RBIs. Other Patterson hitters included Chase Martin, a double and an RBI; Cameron Fontenot and Taylor Harris, each a single and an RBI; Spencer Landry, two hits; and Jake Lagrange, a single.

Deondre Skinner pitched three innings to earn the win, while Cameron Fontenot pitched the other four.

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