After Monday’s season opening 7-4 loss to Zachary, the Brusly Panthers baseball team bounced back with three consecutive wins during their tournament in Brusly.
During the weekend, the Panthers hosted a tournament in which they faced Terrebone High Friday and Ascension Catholic and Dunham Saturday.
In Friday’s game, Brusly defeated Terrebonne 5-4 behind the pitching arm of Blake Manola.
“He didn’t give up any hits or runs,” said Brusly head baseball coach Tait Dupont.
Top hitters for the Panthers included Kwanston Adkins (1 for 3 with an RBI), Evan Daigle (1 for 2), and Brennan Allen (1 for 2).
In Saturday play, the Panthers found their stride and took a 4-1 victory over Ascension Catholic. Luke LeBlanc, who received the loss in Monday’s game at Zachary, was the winning pitcher while Landon Blank got the save. Adkins went 2 for 3 at the plate, hitting two doubles and one RBI. LeBlanc had two hits and two RBI while Blank was 1 for 2 with a double.
Brusly wrapped up their weekend with a 7-6 win against Dunham. Evan Daigle was the winning pitcher while Connor Clouatre got the save. Top Panther hitters were Zach Bellelo, who had two hits in three at-bats and had an RBI; and Evan Daigle, who had two RBI with one hit.
“By no means are we the team that we need to be right now, but as long as we’re winning, that’s what counts,” said Dupont. “We’ve been pulling out some close games, but it will help us out in the long run. We have to clean up some errors we made, and we’re not hitting like we should be, but even with those things we need to correct, we’re still winning games.”
The Panthers played Redemptorist at home on Monday. The outcome of the game against Redemptorist was not known before the West Side Journal’s Monday early deadline due to the Mardi Gras holiday.
Brusly will also participate in a tournament at E.D. White this weekend.