Hahnville beats West Monroe, but drops 3 other tourney games

March 20, 2014 at 9:35 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Garret Smith slides home during Hahnville’s weekend tournament at Barbe High School.
Garret Smith slides home during Hahnville’s weekend tournament at Barbe High School.
The Hahnville Tigers (5-8) knocked off West Monroe but suffered tough losses to top competition at the Barbe tournament over the weekend, finishing with a 1-3 record.

Hahnville 2    Barbe 3 

The Tigers jumped on top of Barbe early in the first inning, but couldn’t hold on down the stretch in a 3-2 loss to open tourney play.

Hahnville’s first run came courtesy of a hard ground ball by Todd Porche that scored Dylan Keller to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.

Hahnville increased their lead to 2-0 in the second after an RBI single by Garret Smith, but Barbe got that run back in the bottom of the frame.

Barbe tied the game after a Hahnville error and took the lead for good with a sacrifice bunt. The Tigers were kept off the board for the final three innings.

Smith  led the Tigers from the plate, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. Porche finished 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Tyler Lamers suffered the loss despite giving up only five hits and one earned run. He struck out four in the game.Hahnville 1    St. Thomas More 5

St. Thomas More ace Wyatt Marks held the Tigers to only two hits while striking out nine to lead his squad to a 5-1 victory over Hahnville in the second tournament game.

St. Thomas More scored five runs in the first two innings to jump out to a big lead, and the Tigers only run came in the top of the third on an RBI single by Keller.

Smith was the only other Hahnville player to record a hit in the game.

Matt Leblanc suffered the loss for the Tigers after giving up five hits and three earned runs in six innings.Hahnville 3    West Monroe 2

After back-to-back losses, the Tigers bounced back with a big win over West Monroe.

With the game tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Lamers skied a sacrifice fly to bring in Keller from third for the winning run.

The Tigers had taken a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI double by Matt Fontenot, and increased their lead in the second on a single by Lamers.

West Monroe tied the game in the sixth on a grounder, but Lamers’ heroics two innings later sealed the win for the Tigers.

Lamers was a perfect 1-for-1 in the game with two RBIs. Fontenot, Porche, Mark Abate and Peyton Robert all recorded hits in the win.

Porche picked up the victory from the mound, giving up just four hits and striking out five in eight innings.Hahnville 3    Evangel 4

Hahnville ended the tournament with a tough, 4-3 loss to Evangel.

Neither team was able to get on the scoreboard in the first three innings, but Hahnville took the lead in the bottom of the fourth on a single by Abate that scored Drew Favre.

Evangel’s bats came alive in the sixth inning, scoring four runs on an error, a double and a single.

But in the seventh, the Tigers attempted a comeback that came up just short.

Smith blasted an RBI single to left to cut into the Evangel lead, and Fontenot followed with another single to make the score 4-3 with no outs.

However, Evangel pitcher Brooks Bryan recorded a strikeout and two straight ground outs to clinch the win.

Smith, Fontenot and Abate each finished with an RBI for Hahnville while Lamers went 2-for-4 from the plate.

Beau Evans suffered the loss after giving up six hits and three earned runs in six innings.

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

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