But it is much sweeter when his squads do pick up victories and such was the case Monday evening.
The Pios swept a doubleheader from Mamou with the ND White team claiming a 7-3 five-inning victory in the opening contest before the ND Grey team claimed a 5-0 victory in the nightcap.
“It’s starting to come together,” said Robichaux following the pair of victories. “There’s a lot for our guys to learn and take in. We’re trying to teach them to play the game the right way and do the things that we want to do to help us be successful ultimately in the end. We’re playing a lot of different people and I think the summer league is a good developmental tool.”
Robichaux, who has three squads competing in the league, has seen vast improvement in his teams, especially on the offensive side.
In Monday’s games, the two Notre Dame teams combined for 10 hits and struck out just six times in 10 innings.
“We’re trying to make them understand that you actually strike out less by swinging,” said Robichaux. “At times, they are passive and they take themselves into curveball counts so we’re just trying to get them to understand to get into hitter’s counts and get ready to swing. Tonight, we got some two-out hits and some timely hits. We’re just trying to focus a little more on offense this summer and be more aggressive as hitters.”
Taylor Faulk was the lone Pio to have multiple hits on the night with a 2-for-2 performance in the first game. Connor Fay, J.P. Foreman, Claiton Johnson, Michael Bourgeois, Jace Hebert, Dillan Gilbert, Kyler Habetz and Ethan Smith each had one hit on the night. Lance Bertrand, Jack Veillon and Jacob Vicknair contributed with one RBI each.
The Pios used five pitchers on the night.
Connor Fay and Blade Leger each pitched two innings in the first game while Pete Brown worked the final frame.
Fay and Leger each gave up one run on one hit while striking out three. Brown allowed one run on two hits and struck out two.
Gilbert worked the first two innings of the second game before giving way to Habetz, who pitched the final three frames.
For Gilbert, who struck out three of the six batters he faced, it was his first time on the mound in well over a month. Habetz struck out four and surrendered just one hit.
“Dillan really did a good job,” said Robichaux. “At times (this year) his arm has given him a little bit of trouble but he did good tonight. We wanted to get him back on the mound and get him back into a little bit of a rhythm.
“And Kyler came in and for the most part, did a good job of throwing strikes.”