The Pelicans celebrated a huge 15-1 victory over St. James Thursday night.
Every other team in the area had cancelled due to the rain, but the Pelicans played on.
“It was an outstanding game,” said Pels head baseball coach Josh Laborde. “It was probably my proudest moment since I’ve been a coach.”
Alex Hebert pitched all five innings and had 10 strike outs.
“He walked just one guy and only gave up one solid hit,” said Laborde.
Third baseman, Kevin Ransom, turned heads with a spectacular play that Laborde could only describe as “an ESPN diving catch.”
“It was a big win for us,” said Laborde. “The guys played really well and had fun even though it was cold weather. Every single person on the line up scored a run.”
Over the weekend, the boys participated in Independence’s tournament, where the Pels’ performance was less than stunning.
A change in the tournament schedule brought the Pelicans to Jewel Sumner Saturday morning, where the Pels went scoreless, losing 0-10.
“The score sounds bad,” said Laborde. “But it doesn’t indicate how hard the kids played. Three of our starting players weren’t there, and a lot of our young guys had to step up. The team did everything I asked and more; they gave everything they had.”
Port Allen was also defeated 1-12 by Holden, their final opponent in the tournament.
The Pelicans have a busy week ahead beginning with an away game at St. James Tuesday and ending it with the Pelican Classic, a home tournament this weekend.
Port Allen will play against Broadmoor Thursday at 4:30 p.m., Southern Lab Friday at 3:00 p.m., and French Settlement Saturday at 8:30 p.m.