IOTA – Sophomore hurler Kyle Smith held Oberlin in check and the Iota offense provided more than enough run support Thursday as the Bulldogs defeated the Tigers 6-2 at their home field.
The Dogs improved to 6-6 on the season heading into Tuesday’s District 5-2A opener at Mamou. First pitch for that contest is slated for 5:30 p.m.
On Thursday, Smith limited the Tigers to just three hits and two runs, both in the seventh inning. He walked two and struck out four.
The Dogs jumped out to a 1-0 in the first inning courtesy of a single from Michael Thevis and a wild pitch.
Michael Reed delivered an RBI single in the third inning and two more runs crossed the plate on a pair of errors to give the Dogs a 3-0 advantage.
Iota scored its final two runs in the sixth inning. Garrett Reppond, who doubled, scored on a double by Tim Lunson to start the frame. Lunson then scored on a single by Wyatt Steen.
Overall, the Dogs logged nine hits on the day. Thevis and Austen Montgomery each had two hits while Smith, Reed, Steen and Lunson each had one hit and one RBI. Reppond finished with a double.
CHS Ladies fall short
LONGVILLE – The Crowley Ladies banged out 12 hits, but were unable to overcome three errors that lead to three unearned runs in a 5-4 extra inning loss to South Beauregard Thursday evening.
The Ladies (14-3, 1-1) rallied from a one-run deficit twice and tied the game at 4-4 in the sixth inning when Skylor Huval reached base on a fielder’s choice and scored on a single to right field by Taylor Grabowski.
The game remained tied until the bottom of the eight when the Lady K’s loaded the bases with no outs thanks to back-to-back walks and a single.
CHS pitcher Olivia Boullion then got a flyout and a strikeout to keep the game alive, but an error allowed the winning run to cross the plate one batter later.
Boullion suffered the loss after giving up five runs (two earned) on just five hits and four walks. She struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings of work.
Heather Trahan led the charge offensively with four hits and one RBI. Grabowski and Katelyn Killmer each had two hits and one RBI while Huval, Maddie LeBouef, Megan Guidry and Bailee Villejoin each had one hit. Boullion also recorded an RBI.