The visiting Bobcats, who defeated Notre Dame one night earlier, used the explosive start to cruise to a 13-3 victory and ruin the Gents’ opener in a summer league contest at Miller Stadium.
The Bobcats set the tempo when they banged out six hits to open the game against CHS starter Bradley Ancelet.
The Gents battled back one inning later when Ben Broussard drew a walk and Alex LeBouef reached base on an error to start the second frame. A wild pitch allowed Jon-Riley Mouton, pinch running for Broussard, to score and LeBouef scored on a single to left field by Ancelet to cut the Bobcats’ lead to 5-2.
Ancelet settled in on the mound after the first inning and sat the Bobcats down in order over the next three innings.
The Gents inched closer in the third inning when Mackay Mouton singled and scored on LeBouef’s single to left field to cut the deficit to 5-3.
But that was close as the Gents would get.
Mackay Mouton took the mound in relief of Ancelet in the fifth inning and surrendered eight runs on three hits and five walks as the Bobcats took a 13-3 advantage.
Luke Ancelet pitched the final two innings for the Gents. He struck out five and walked two.
The Gents collected seven hits off three different Eunice pitchers on the night. Mackay Mouton, Ancelet and Lebouef each had two hits and Kaleb Istre had one.
Eunice was led by Jake Sonnier and Hayden Pitre with two hits each.
Crowley will be in action again this afternoon when they travel to Lake Arthur to take on the Tigers in a 5:30 p.m. contest.
Mamou slips past
Notre Dame’s Wyatt Sullivan was untouchable for three innings of relief work Tuesday in the Pios summer league game against Mamou at Miller Stadium.
But after the Pios rallied to tie the game at 3-3 and send it to extra innings, the Demons took advantage of a leadoff single in the top of the eighth and scored a run on a wild pitch to slip past Sullivan and the Pios, 4-3.
Sullivan held Mamou scoreless from the fifth to the seventh inning. During that time, he did not allow a hit, while walking one and striking out four before allowing one hit and two walks in the eighth. He finished the night with six strikeouts in four innings.
Alex Rozas started the game on the mound for the Pios and gave up three runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out three in four innings before giving way to Sullivan in the fifth.
The Pios rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third inning courtesy of back-to-back walks to Claiton Johnson and Michael Bourgeois. Then, with one out, Sullivan’s hard grounder was misplayed at second base, allowing Johnson to score. The Pios tied the game two batter’s later when Rozas singled to left field to plate Bourgeois.
Mamou answered in the top of the fourth after back-to-back walks and a grounder to shortstop produced the go-ahead run.
Rozas came through again in the bottom of the sixth with a leadoff single to left field. He advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Kyler Habetz and scored one batter later on an error to tie the game at 3-3.
The Pios finished the night with four hits. Rozas led the way with three singles while Hayden Bourgeois had one hit.
The Pios will return to action this evening when they travel to Eunice to take on the Bobcats at 5:30 p.m.