Notre Dame's Thomas Stevens turns on a pitch during a recent game.
CROWLEY – Collin Kirsch and Nick Hanks combined for seven hits and seven RBI Tuesday to help lead the Notre Dame Pios to an impressive 10-4 victory over North Vermilion at Miller Stadium.
The Pios (10-11), struck for a pair of runs in each of the first two innings to take the early lead.
Kirsch had a pair of singles and drove in three runs in the first two frames and Thomas Stevens logged an RBI on a groundout.
Hanks added a two-run triple and Konnor Broussard added a run -scoring single in the fourth inning to push Notre Dame’s lead to 7-0.
Hanks added a two-run double in the fifth inning and David Frank pushed across the final run of the game in the sixth with an RBI single to center field.
Kirsch was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with three RBI.
Hanks was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, finishing 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and four RBI.
Broussard, Stevens and Frank each had one hit and one RBI; Jordan Owens and Grant Dailey each had a double and Brandt Bergeron, Brennan Goss and Landon Meche each had a single.
Sam Hoffpauir earned the victory on the mound after giving up no runs on three hits and five walks. He struck out three in three innings of work.
David Frank worked the final four innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits and two walks. He struck out five.
GENTS FALL TO LAGRANGE
CROWLEY – The LaGrange Gators scored four runs in the first inning and then held off a late rally by Crowley Tuesday for a 4-3 victory over the Gents.
Crowley (3-16, 0-3) gave up three walks and committed one error in the top of the first inning.
LaGrange (7-9, 2-1) took advantage and plated a pair of runs on a double by Jevon Lewis. Devin Johnson had an RBI single and the final run crossed the plate on a wild pitch.
The Gents scored their first run in the second inning when Alyx Duhon reached base on an infield single and later scored on an error.
Desmon Harmon picked up an RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning on a groundout and Logan Aguillard plated a run on an error before LaGrange ended the game with a pair of flyouts.
Joe Sylvester had two hits for the Gents. Duhon, Harmon and Blayne Sonnier each had one.
Sonnier suffered the loss after allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits and five walks. He struck out eight in 4 1/3 innings.
Sean Vincent worked 2 2/3 scoreless innings and gave up no runs on no hits and two walks.
LADY PIOS WIN SIXTH STRAIGHT
CROWLEY – The Notre Dame Lady Pios ran their winning streak to six straight Tuesday with a 5-2 District 5-2A victory over Opelousas Catholic at Hensgens Park.
The Lady Pios (11-2, 2-0) got on the board in the second inning thanks to a sacrifice fly by starting pitcher Marcella Gossen.
Gossen helped her own cause again in the Lady Pios’ four-run fourth inning with another sacrifice fly. Sydnei Simon had a two-run triple in the frame and one run scored courtesy of an error.
Gossen held Opelousas Catholic scoreless through five innings before the Lady Vikings pushed across a pair of runs in the sixth on three hits and an error.
Gossen then sat the side down in order in the top of the seventh to end the game.
Simon led the Lady Pios at the plate with the triple. Maddie Link, Kennedy Smith, Melise Gossen and Makenzie Habetz each logged a single.
CHS LADIES CRUSH LAGRANGE
LAKE CHARLES – The Crowley Ladies made short work of LaGrange Tuesday with a 16-0 mercy-rule victory that was halted after the third inning.
The Ladies (18-8, 6-1) pushed across five runs in the first two innings before exploding for 11 in the third.
Vanessa Taylor and Breana Larry led the Ladies’ nine-hit attack with two hits each. Taylor had a pair of doubles and drove in three runs and Larry had a single, a double and three RBI.
Morgan Guidry finished with a triple and five RBI, Sckylier Baronet doubled in a run and Lily Hoffpauir had a single and an RBI. Jocelyn Marceaux and Payton Breaux each singled and Jaysa Marceaux had an RBI.
Nella LaGrange got the victory in the circle after throwing three scoreless innings. She struck out seven.