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Hahnville blanks Destrehan, 2-0

By Jonathan Menard -   Apr 11, 2013

Hahnville blanks Destrehan, 2-0

Behind an exceptional pitching performance by senior Brooks Vial, the Hahnville Tigers took control of District 8-5A with a 2-0 win over Destrehan on Friday.

Vial was perfect through four innings, holding Destrehan hitless while striking out three. In the fourth, Vial used his bat to give his team a lead that they would not relinquish.

Connor Lorio got a free pass to first to start the frame after getting hit by a pitch, and Destrehan pitcher Kade Granier walked two straight to load the bases. Thatís when Vial lined a single to right to drive in Lorio for a 1-0 Hahnville lead. Cologne followed with a single of his own to drive in the final run of the game and give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.

After Vial got the Wildcats out in order in the bottom of the fourth, Hahnville threatened again in the fifth.

Michael Landry singled to start the inning, but was thrown out at second on a fielderís choice by Dylan Keller. Lorio drew his second walk of the game to put two runners on, but a long shot by Tyler Simmons was caught deep in centerfield to give Hahnville their second out.

Todd Porche kept the inning alive by drawing a walk to load the bases, but Granier forced Tyler Lamers to ground out to second to end the Hahnville scoring threat.

Vial gave up his first hit of the game in the fifth, but got some help from his defense as the Tigers turned a double play.

Hahnvilleís Lamers came on in relief in the sixth and Destrehan tried to rally for the win in the bottom of the seventh.

Granier began the frame with a single to center and Lamers walked Sam Steib to put two Wildcats on with no outs.

Tanner Hayes tried to advance the runners with a bunt, but Destrehan pinch runner Nathan Pilutti was thrown out at third. Lamers then struck out Blake Hymel and forced Jesse Bryant to ground out to end the game.

Lorio led the Tigers from the plate, going 2-for-2 with two walks. Vial and Cologne were both 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Granier finished with two of Destrehanís three hits.

Vial picked up the win, giving up two hits and striking out three in five innings. Lamers allowed one hit while striking out one in relief.

Granier suffered the loss, giving up five hits and two earned runs in seven innings. He struck out two in the game.†††††††††††

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