Hahnville sweeps through Gerard Oubre Memorial tourney


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Hahnville’s Todd Porche impressed from both the plate and the stripe during the tournament. He went 3-for-3 in his team’s win over Brother Martin and limited Jesuit to six hits in his team’s 4-1 victory.
Hahnville’s Todd Porche impressed from both the plate and the stripe during the tournament. He went 3-for-3 in his team’s win over Brother Martin and limited Jesuit to six hits in his team’s 4-1 victory.
The Hahnville Tigers (10-8) caught fire at the Gerard Oubre Memorial Tournament, beating Brother Martin, John Curtis, Holy Cross and Jesuit over the weekend for a perfect 4-0 record.

Hahnville head coach David Baudry said the wins couldn’t have come at a better time for his players, who came out on the losing end of a few close games the week before.“Anytime you lose a bunch of close games, you start to doubt your ability a little bit. But when you win against high-caliber teams, it raises the confidence level,” he said.

Baudry said that getting timely hits was the main reason behind his team’s 4-0 record in the Gerard Oubre Memorial Tournament.

“We didn’t play much differently than we did in past games, but what we did was get timely hits,” Baudry said. “We have played hard all year long, pitched well and cleaned up our defense recently, but our hits with guys on base has improved.”

Hahnville 2    Brother Martin 1

Neither Hahnville nor Brother Martin scored a run in the first seven innings of Thursday’s opening tournament game, but the Tigers struck back with two runs in the bottom of the eighth to claim the 2-1 comeback victory.

The Tigers used four pitchers in the win, with freshman Austin Perrin shutting out Brother Martin for the first four innings. Perrin allowed only two hits while striking out six. Tyler Lamers pitched the fifth and sixth innings, giving up just one hit while striking out two. Matt LeBlanc came on in relief in the seventh, while Garret Smith picked up the win in the eighth, allowing one run on one hit.

After Brother Martin took a 1-0 lead in the top of the eighth, Dylan Keller started his team’s comeback with a single to open the bottom of the inning. Keller advanced to third on a liner by Brock Harrell, and scored on a game-tying single by Mark Abate.

Peyton Robert then gave his team the win by blasting an RBI double to center.

Todd Porche led the Tigers from the plate, finishing 3-for-3. Robert was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Hahnville 4    John Curtis 1

The Tigers kept their winning streak going with a 4-1 victory over John Curtis.

Hahnville trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the third, but took the lead later in the inning with an RBI grounder by Porche and an RBI single by Keller.

In the fourth, the Tigers added two more runs due to a John Curtis error to clinch the win.

Porche and Keller each drove in runs in the victory, while Lamers finished 2-for-3.

LeBlanc picked up the win for the Tigers, giving up just four hits while striking out two in seven innings.

Hahnville 4    Holy Cross 2

The Tigers remained perfect in the Gerard Oubre Memorial Tournament with a 4-2 victory over Holy Cross.

Hahnville stormed out to a 3-1 lead in the first two innings. Lamers scored on a passed ball to tie the game at 1-1 in the first, and Harrell advanced on an error to put Hahnville up 2-1.

The Tigers took a 3-1 lead later in the inning on an RBI single by Smith.

A single by Lamers in the sixth put Hahnville on top 4-1, and the Tigers held Holy Cross to a single run in the seventh to clinch the win.

Lamers finished 1-for-1 with an RBI while Smith went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Porche finished a perfect 2-for-2 from the plate.

Lamers picked up the win for the Tigers, allowing six hits while striking out three in seven innings.

Hahnville 4    Jesuit 1

The Tigers struck for four runs in the first two innings while getting a complete game from Porche to beat Jesuit 4-1 in the final tournament game.

Matt Fontenot singled to center to drive in Hahnville’s first two runs of the game. In the second inning, Lamers singled to put Hahnville up 3-0, and Fontenot struck again with another RBI to put the Tigers up 4-0.

Porche was excellent on the mound for the Tigers, limiting Jesuit to six hits in seven innings. He struck out five.

Fontenot led the Tigers from the plate, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Lamers was a perfect 2-for-2 with an RBI. Robert and Chase Bagot also recorded hits for the Tigers in the win.




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