Destrehan rebounds from loss to rival with victory over Thibodaux

The Destrehan Fighting Wildcats dropped Friday’s matchup with rival Hahnville, but rebounded on Saturday with a big win on the road over Thibodaux.

DHS lost to Hahnville 6-3 on Friday at home. The Fighting Wildcats put a run on the board in the bottom of the first when sophomore Kohen Granier singled to center field with a hard ground ball up the middle bringing Conner Caminita home. Senior Brennan Breaud also scored in the inning giving DHS the lead, 2-1. 

However, the lead flopped back to Hahnville in the top of the second and stayed with the Tigers, despite senior Logan Krajcer’s home run in the bottom of the fourth.

Senior Logan Babin was charged with the loss. Babin walked three, struck out one and allowed three runs in two innings.After Friday’s loss, DHS head coach Chris Mire said they had to put that one behind them and get ready for Thibodaux, and they did just that by handing Thibodaux a 5-3 loss.  

It was a lonely scoreboard until the top of the fourth inning when Granier put up the first run of the ball game off a fly ball to right field hit by junior Cole Martin. Thibodaux tied it up 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth, but lost the lead when Granier doubled to left field bringing senior Erik Vinnett home. The game remained 2-1 until the top of the seventh when the Fighting Wildcats proved their name by scoring three runs.

Krajcer scored on a right field single off the bat of sophomore Evan Keller, Breaud hit a sac fly plating sophomore Dane Simon, and Keller came off of third on speedy wheels crossing the dish on a wild pitch. Thibodaux scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh but it wasn’t enough to keep them from suffering the loss.

Destrehan junior Brandon Wild recorded the win in relief of senior Nicholas McClendon. Wild gave up three hits, one strikeout and no walks in two innings of play.

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