St. Charles Herald-Guide

Tigers beat Jesuit, Brother Martin

Jonathan Menard - March 21, 2013

The Hahnville Tigers went 3-1 over the weekend at the Gerard Oubre Memorial Tournament, beating Brother Martin, West Ouachita and Jesuit while falling to Holy Cross.

Hahnville 2 Brother Martin 1

The Tigers squeaked out a win against Brother Martin in the opening game of the tourney, getting the winning run across the plate in the bottom of the ninth.

Brother Martin took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Hahnville managed to tie the game in the bottom of the fifth. Brooks Vial doubled to right to start the inning and advanced to third on a sacrifice by Easton Melancon. With two outs, Ty Cologne blasted a triple to bring in the tying run.

After neither team managed to get on the board in the next three and a half innings, Melancon helped the Tigers complete the comeback in the ninth. Tyler Lamers began the ninth by reaching base after a dropped third strike and Connor Lorio advanced Lamers to second on a sacrifice. Brother Martin intentionally walked Vial to put runners on the corners.

Thatís when Melancon hit a line drive single to left to score Lamers and give the Tigers a big win.

Vial was impressive from the stripe for the Tigers, going a full nine innings to pick up the win. He struck out six while allowing only three hits.

Melancon and Cologne both went 2-for-3 with RBIs in the game.

Hahnville 7

West Ouachita 1

After their thrilling win against Brother Martin, the Tigers made things easier on their fans by cruising past West Ouachita, 7-1.

Hahnville took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, thanks to a single by Lamers and a bases loaded walk to Vial, and blew the game open by getting four runs in the fourth.

Dylan Keller started the scoring onslaught with an RBI triple and Simmons put the Tigers up 4-0 with a single to left. Lorio singled in another run and the Tigers took a 6-0 lead on an error.

Hahnvilleís final run came in the bottom of the sixth inning when Lorio got his second RBI of the game on a single to left.

Todd Porche picked up the win for Hahnville, striking out four while scattering six hits in six innings.

Lorio led the Tigers from the plate, going 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Keller, Simmons, Lamers and Vial all drove in runs in the game.

Holy Cross 4 Hahnville 1

After recording 12 hits against West Ouachita, the Hahnville bats went cold in a 4-1 loss to Holy Cross.

All of the scoring in the game came in the sixth inning. Holy Cross brought four runners across the plate in the top of the inning, which the Tigers couldnít match.

The only Hahnville run came on a single to left by Lorio that scored Simmons.

Despite suffering the loss, Zachary Calhoun pitched well through the first five innings for the Tigers, giving up one run on five hits.

Lorio, Vial, Melancon and Kyle Plaisance were the only Tigers to record hits in the game.

Hahnville 16 Jesuit 3

The Hahnville Tigers got back on track in a big way in their final tourney game by using 17 hits to dominate Jesuit, 16-3.

The Tigers built up a 7-0 lead after the first three innings, but put the game away for good with nine runs in the fourth. Lamers doubled to bring in two of those runs and the Tigers extended the lead to 11-2 after a Jesuit error. Keller and Lorio then provided back-to-back doubles to increase the Hahnville lead to 14-2.

Lamers and Porche singled to bring in the final two runs of the inning.

Lamers picked up the win, striking out two and giving up five hits in five innings.

Keller led the team from the plate, going a perfect 4-for-4 with five RBIs. Lamers finished with four RBIs on a 3-for-3 performance, while Lorio and Porche brought in two runs.

Hahnville ace Brooks Vial fires a pitch during his teamís 2-1 win over Brother Martin.
Hahnville ace Brooks Vial fires a pitch during his teamís 2-1 win over Brother Martin.