Wildcats beat Tigers, tighten grip on top spot in District 7-5A


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Destrehan ace Kade Granier limited Hahnville to three hits while blasting a two-RBI double that gave his team the win.
Destrehan ace Kade Granier limited Hahnville to three hits while blasting a two-RBI double that gave his team the win.
The Destrehan Wildcats have taken sole possession of first place in District 7-5A after beating rival Hahnville for the second time this season in another one-run game.

In addition to that win, the Wildcats also blanked Terrebonne to move to 8-1 in district play.Destrehan 3    Terrebonne 0

The Wildcats shutout Terrebonne 3-0 on Thursday behind an exceptional pitching performance by Nick McClendon.

McClendon allowed only two hits in seven innings as he kept the Terrebonne batters off balance throughout the contest.

The Wildcats took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Sam Steib reached on an error that scored Kade Granier. In the third,  Granier skied a sacrifice fly to score Brennan Breaud.

Destrehan went on top 3-0 in the bottom of the fifth when Steib blasted a single through second base to plate Randy Harvey.

McClendon cruised from that point on, giving up a single hit in the final two innings to secure the Destrehan victory.Steib led the Wildcats from the plate, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. Granier was a perfect 1-for-1 with a double and an RBI.

Destrehan 2    Hahnville 1

The Wildcats took control of District 7-5A with another thrilling win over Hahnville.

Once again, the game between Destrehan and Hahnville was a pitching duel, and once again, Granier came out on top.Destrehan’s ace limited Hahnville to three hits and one earned run in seven innings. He also hit a double that scored his team’s only runs in the game.

Hahnville’s Todd Porche was also exceptional from the mound, allowing just five hits and one earned run in six innings.

All the scoring in the game came in the first inning.

Hahnville jumped on top 1-0 after moving Tyler Lamers around the bases. Lamers was hit by a pitch to start the frame and advanced to second on a single by Garret Smith. Porche’s sacrifice bunt moved Lamers to third, and Matt Fontenot hit a grounder to second to plate Lamers.

However, the Wildcats responded in the bottom of the inning.Breaud began the frame with a single before moving to second on a bunt by Ryan Brewer.

That’s when Granier came through with a double to centerfield that drove in both Breaud and Brewer for a 2-1 lead – a lead Granier would secure from the mound by giving up only two hits in the next six innings.

Granier led the Wildcats from the plate, going 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Breaud was 2-for-3 in the game while Brock Benedetto and Jacob Cambre recorded the only other Destrehan hits.




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