After dropping five straight district games, which included losses to Destrehan, Dutchtown and St. Amant, the Hahnville Tigers have reeled off two straight victories.
The Tigers beat St. Amant 9-6 last week, then toppled East St. John 11-6 to increase their district record to 5-9.
“Those wins were huge,” Hahnville head coach Kade Rogers said. “We went, unofficially, from 22 to 15 in the power ratings, and if we stay there, that means we might have a home game in the first round of the playoffs.”
Hahnville is now in fourth place in District 6-5A, trailing Destrehan, Dutchtown and St. Amant, who are first, second and third, respectively.
East Ascension is 4-10 in district, while East St. John is in last place with a 2-12 mark.
The Tigers most recent win came in their 11-6 victory over East St. John on Saturday.
Like they did in their previous victory over ESJ – a 12-1 throttling in which every player seemed to contribute – Hahnville jumped on the Wildcats early.
The Tigers led 4-0 after the first inning, then stretched the lead to 5-1 in the top of the fourth.
The Tigers added three runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and two more in the seventh for the victory.
Overall, the Tigers had 11 hits in the game, while East St. John had only six.
Tiger Matt Allo put up another strong performance from the mound, picking up his fifth win of the year.
Allo has not lost a game all season.
Ralph Wilson led the Tigers from the plate, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.
“The guys are playing lose and confident and they are believing in each other,” Rogers said.