Patterson came from behind to defeat Halimar Shipyard, 5-4, in Swampland play on Tuesday in Amelia.
Trailing 4-1, Patterson scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and another in the bottom of the fifth for the final. The loss was just the second this Swampland season for Halimar (8-2).
While Patterson (5-3) was playing at Halimar’s home field, the game actually was a home one for Patterson. Patterson originally was scheduled to host Halimar on Tuesday, but a heavy downpour in the area on Monday left Patterson’s field too saturated to play on Tuesday and for Patterson’s next contest, an 8 p.m. varsity-only matchup against Skipper’s Sporting Goods at Tiger Diamond.
Both teams began Tuesday’s game with a single run in the first inning, while Halimar added three runs in the top of the third for a 4-1 lead.
The game also was a battle of brothers as Halimar (Central Catholic) is coached by Tyler Jensen and Patterson is coached by T. Jensen’s older brother, Ryan Jensen.
Dallas Hamlett led Patterson with two singles and an RBI, while Cameron Fontenot added a double and an RBI and Jake Lagrange recorded a single and an RBI. Bobby Jennings added an RBI, while Spencer Landry and Chase Martin added two singles apiece, while Deondre Skinner chipped in a single.
Skinner earned the win for Patterson, while Lagrange earned the save. In 6.1 innings, Skinner surrendered four runs (three earned) on nine hits with four walks and four strikeouts. In 0.2 innings, Lagrange surrendered no hits or walks and struck out one.
For Halimar, Eriq Blanchard suffered the loss. In five innings, he surrendered five runs (three earned) on seven hits. He walked one and struck out two.
At the plate, Austin Autin finished 3-for-4 with two runs, while Blanchard finished 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run. Other Halimar hitters included Dominick Guarisco and Ryan Ratcliff, each 1-for-3 with an RBI; Barron Courtney and CJ Laiche, each 1-for-3 with Courtney adding a run; Samuel Guarisco, 1-for-4; and Justin Arceneaux, an RBI.
Halimar will look to bounce back when they travel to Houma today for a lone varsity game against Robichaux Ford (Vandebilt). Game time is set for 5 p.m.
Robichaux Ford 14,
Robichaux Ford (Vandebilt Catholic) routed Patterson, 14-4, in Swampland League action Tuesday morning.
While Patterson initially jumped out to 2-0 heading into the bottom of the second, Vandebilt responded with five runs and continued to pour it on in the run-rule victory.
Fontenot led Patterson with two singles and an RBI, while Jennings added a single and an RBI. Lagrange added an RBI and Justin Morvant, a single.
Taco Bell 11,
Taco Bell (Berwick) scored six runs in the third inning en route to an 11-4 victory against Diamondbacks (Terrebonne) on Tuesday in Houma.
Trailing 1-0, Taco Bell erupted for six runs in the third inning and never were threatened again as they scored three more in the fifth and single runs in the sixth and seventh.
Taco Bell (6-4) pounded out 11 hits in the victory.
Anthony Richard led Taco Bell at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance with a triple, while Bobby Boudreaux and Reed Leonard each finished 2-for-4, with Boudreaux adding a double. Other Taco Bell hitters included Daniel Gray, 1-for-2; Drew Landry, 1-for-3; and Nick Osburn and Nick Duthu, each 1-for-4.
Neal Theriot earned the win for Taco Bell. In five innings of work, he surrendered four runs (two earned) on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts. He also hit two batters.
Taco Bell will return to action today when it travels to Raceland to face Jester’s Court (Central Lafourche) in a makeup game. Junior varsity will begin at 4 p.m. followed by varsity at 6 p.m.
South Louisiana Bank 8, Skipper’s 4
Skipper’s Sporting Goods (Morgan City) fell to South Louisiana Bank (South Terrebonne) on Tuesday on the road, 8-4.
Dylan Hymel suffered the loss on the mound while he added a 1-for-2 performance at the plate with a run.
Josh Glatter led Skipper’s with a 1-for-2 outing with two RBIs, while Nicholas Spinella added a 1-for-2 day with a run and Grant Perry was 1-for-1 with a run.
“We’re not in a good place right now,” Skipper’s coach Marc Gonzales said. “Offensively, we run ourselves out of innings, and at the plate, we have to get back to basics. We are not good fundamentally right now. I know we will work to get things ironed out, but we need to have a sense of urgency. We need to get a quality start as well. Our starting pitching has been putting us in a hole early in games. We are putting our hitters under a lot of stress right now. It’s been two weeks since we have had a quality start. We need to get one soon, especially with four more games in the next three days.”
Skipper’s will continue play tonight at home against Patterson.