Wildcats go 2-2 during Jay Patterson tournament


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Destrehan’s Ryan Brewer takes a big swing for the Wildcats. Destrehan finished the Jay Patterson tourney with a 2-2 record.
Destrehan’s Ryan Brewer takes a big swing for the Wildcats. Destrehan finished the Jay Patterson tourney with a 2-2 record.
The Destrehan Wildcats (7-6) knocked off Shaw and Rummel but lost to Jesuit and Brother Martin during the Jay Patterson Memorial Tournament.

Destrehan 3    Jesuit 10

Jesuit jumped on top of Destrehan 7-1 after the first three innings and held on down the stretch as they knocked off the Wildcats, 10-3.Destrehan cut into the 5-0 lead in the second inning when Hunter Abadie singled to score Brock Benedetto.

However, the Wildcats wouldn’t score again until the sixth.

Trailing 9-1 in the bottom of that frame, Destrehan’s Randy Harvey drew a bases loaded walk to bring in a run. Benedetto then reached on a fielder’s choice while driving in a run to make the score 9-3.That was as close as Destrehan would get.Benedetto and Abadie both finished 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Jacob Cambre went 2-for-4 from the plate.Abadie suffered the loss for the Wildcats after giving up an earned run on four hits in 1.1 innings.

Destrehan 7    Shaw 1

The Wildcats rebounded from their loss to Jesuit with an impressive 7-1 victory over Shaw.

Destrehan quickly took a 2-1 lead after the first inning thanks to an RBI grounder by Kade Granier and an error that scored Sam Steib.In the second, the Wildcats built onto their lead with three more runs.Brennan Breaud singled to right to put Destrehan up 3-1, and Granier followed with a two-RBI double to make the score 5-1.

Breaud skied a sacrifice fly to drive in another run in the fourth, and Ryan Brewer scored on an error to clinch the win.Breaud led the Wildcats from the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Granier finished with three RBIs in the game.Tyler Winters picked up the win for Destrehan after shutting out Shaw and giving up only two hits in 5.1 innings.

Destrehan 6    Rummel 0

Destrehan ace Granier led the charge as the Wildcats shut out Rummel 6-0 in their third tourney game.

The Wildcats got all the offense they needed in the first three innings. Granier hit a sacrifice fly to put his team up 1-0 in the first, and the Wildcats added two more runs in the second on a pair of sacrifices by Benedetto and Abadie.

In the third, the Wildcats increased their lead to 6-0. Steib recorded an RBI single to start the scoring, and Louis Kieffer singled to left to bring Steib home.

Destrehan’s final run of the game came on a single to center by Benedetto.Benedetto led the charge with two RBIs, while Abadie, Kieffer, Steib and Granier also drove in runs in the game.Granier was flawless from the mound, giving up only one hit while striking out eight in seven innings.

Destrehan 1    Brother Martin 2

Destrehan ended the tournament with a heartbreaking, 2-1 loss to Brother Martin.Brother Martin took a 1-0 lead in the third on a fly ball, but the Wildcats tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth on a double to right field by Benedetto. However, that was all the offense the Wildcats could muster as Brother Martin scored in the seventh off a single to claim the victory.

Steib finished a perfect 2-for-2 in the game, while Benedetto went 1-for-2 with his team’s sole RBI.Nick McClendon suffered the loss for the Wildcats despite giving up only four hits and one earned run. He struck out four in the game.

Destrehan will host Jesuit, Holy Cross, Brother Martin and John Curtis at the Gerard Oubre Tournament, which begins on Thursday, March 20. For a full schedule, visit www.heraldguide.com.




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