However, Teurlings had other ideas.
After Notre Dame cruised out to a 9-3 advantage in the first three innings, the Rebels went on to outscore the Pios 11-2 over the final four frames to claim the come-from-behind victory.
The loss for the Pios came just one day before the locals upset Eunice’s Senior American Legion team, 4-1.
In Tuesday’s game, the Pios jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings before scoring five more runs in the bottom of the third.
Teurlings answered with two runs in the top of the fifth before the Pios scored three in the bottom of the frame. Two of those runs crossed the plate on a double by Paiton McBride.
Teurlings’ Jevin Huval took the mound in the fifth frame and held the Pios to just one run in two innings, enabling the Rebels cut the lead to 13-11.
McBride, who took the mound in the middle of the sixth for the Pios, surrendered five runs on four hits in the top of the seventh. He was also plagued by two critical errors, one on a possible double play ball, that extended the inning for the Rebels.
With a 16-13 lead heading into the bottom of the inning, Teurlings turned to Brock Blanchard to close the game out. Blanchard gave up a one-out single to Ricky Stoma, who eventually scored on an error, before getting a strikeout and a groundout to end the game.
In all, the two teams combined for 30 runs and 29 hits over seven innings.
McBride logged two hits and three RBI while Pete Petitjean and Jerry Menard each had two hits and one RBI. Tyler Melancon also had two hits.
Luke Bourgeois, Stoma, Andre Thibodeaux, Philip Artall and Nick Gossen each had one hit and one RBI while Connor Goss, J.P. Myers and Stu Cook each singled.
Blanchard led Teurlings with three hits and Taylor Newland had two hits and four RBI. Begnaud followed with two hits and three RBI and Mikey Eastin had two hits and two RBI.