Hahnville Tigers score one over Jesuit, split with ESJ

Hayden Theriot of Hahnville

Hahnville scored a big non-district victory over a Catholic League foe for the second time in recent games, edging Jesuit 2-1 before extending an unbeaten District 7-5A start in a 8-3 win over East St. John.

But a rematch in Reserve went the way of the Wildcats, ESJ scoring an 9-5 victory to settle the Tigers’ district record at 3-1 to go with an overall mark of 7-15.

Key in the win at Jesuit was the pitching of Joey Saucier, who held the Blue Jays scoreless for four innings before allowing a lone run in the fifth. Saucier went the complete game, allowing five hits and walking three while striking out seven. He outdueled a Jesuit trio led by Will Moran, who went five innings and allowed two runs to take the loss.

Hayden Theriot was the day’s hero with his bat, going 2-for-2 and driving in two runs. Leadoff man Ethan Chacon reached base three times and scored a pair of runs.

“Our 1-through six guys have been really consistent for us,” Hahnville coach David Baudry said. “They’ve been finding a groove at the plate.”

The opener against East St. John was one the Tigers took firm control of early, with a five run second inning extending its lead to 6-0 in the second inning. The Wildcats scored two in the fourth and one in the fifth, but Hahnville fired back with two runs in the bottom of the fifth to all but secure victory.

Chacon drove in two runs, while Mason Lucky and Dustin Ford scored two runs a piece for Hahnville. Collin Maise went 2-for-3.

Jack Stumbo struck out nine en route to the win, allowing three runs — none earned — in six innings on seven hits. Herman Farlough took the loss for ESJ, allowing six runs — one earned — in 1.2 innings.

In Saturday’s rematch, Hahnville got off to a hot start again, scoring three runs in the first inning. But East St. John answered with four in the second, leading to a back and fourth game that saw neither team garner breathing room until a three run sixth by ESJ made it 9-5.

Kevin Breaux led ESJ, going 2-for-2 with three RBIs and a run scored. Rayvon Chong went 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

For Hahnville, Max Farrell and Dustin Ford each tallied two hits.

Lonnie Ellis earned the win on the mound in relief for ESJ, while Cameron Schmill took the loss for Hahnville.

Hahnville returns to action today in a home district battle with Central Lafourche. Then, the Tigers begin their next district series as it will host Terrebonne on Saturday before traveling to THS on Tuesday.


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