It was a good week for the Fighting Wildcats baseball team as they co-hosted the Gerard Oubre Memorial Tournament with their cross river rival Hahnville Tigers.
Destrehan took down all their opponents with go-ahead play from seniors Nathan Pilutti, Brennan Breaud Connor Caminita and junior Brandon Wild, among others.
DHS started things off on Thursday against Brother Martin and beat the Crusaders 5-1. Breaud smacked a grounder with eyes to right field for an RBI single in the first that brought in senior Logan Krajcer. In the bottom of the inning, Wild grounded out to short, but it was enough to score Caminita off third base and advance Breaud to the three bag from second base.
Pilutti added a run with a fourth inning tater hit over the center field fence and junior Jared Montz scored off a sacrifice fly by sophomore Dane Simon in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Brother Martin scored one run in the top of the sixth inning. Senior Logan Babin recorded the win in seven innings, giving up just two hits and one earned run. He struck out six in the game.
The Fighting Wildcats defeated West Ouachita on Friday 8-1 at home in seven innings. Junior Cole Martin crushed a four-run home run over the center field fence to put the Wildcats up on the board, followed by Caminita’s line drive single to right field that brought junior Miles Patureau across the dish.
Caminita and Simon both scored on errors to increase the Destrehan lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the second. Pilutti and Caminita both hit RBI singles in the sixth, plus two more runs scored when Breaud and Caminita crossed the plate on errors.
Senior Erik Vinnet scored in the bottom of the sixth and Pilutti batted in senior Louis Kieffer just before the inning ended. Wild got the win for DHS. He allowed one earned run during six innings of work.
Destrehan head coach Chris Mire said he felt real good about the win and was happy to get so many of his guys up off the bench to chip in.
“That’s what we preach here,” Mire said. “Everybody be ready to go. We got Zachary tomorrow and I feel real good about it.”
Mire probably felt even better about Zachary after the Wildcats broke the Bronco’s with a 14-2 win on Saturday. Zachary put up two runs in the first, but Breaud hit an RBI double in the first to help DHS come back and sophomore Kohen Granier hit an RBI single to add a run.
In the third inning the Wildcats opened the floodgates. Breaud hit a solo dinger,, followed by a two-run double by Krajcer, a three-run home run off the bat of Caminita and another three-run bomb by Pilutti.
Martin got into the act in the fourth inning and hit the fourth homer of the game. Martin also took the rubber for the day striking out two, walking two and giving up four hits, allowing two runs in five innings.
Destrehan also picked up an 8-0 shutout win over Assumption High School on Sunday at home. The Fighting Wildcats scored five runs in the first three innings. Simon and Caminita scored in the first off an error and a hit batter, while Krajcer sac flied to score Breaud.
Wild cranked one out of the park in the third inning, putting the Wildcats up 4-0. Pilutti came across the plate when Kieffer singled to center field in the bottom of the third. Simon scored in the bottom of the fourth, Martin in the bottom of the sixth and sophomore PJ Carmichael was driven in off a left field single by junior Jared Montz for the eighth run.
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