Momentum continued to shift in their direction as the Brusly Panthers baseball team went undefeated last week against their four opponents, readying them for a tough stretch of district games.
“We just took it one game at a time,” said Panthers Head Baseball Coach Tait Dupont. “It was a good week to have leading into district, and I’m very happy where we are right now.”
The winning streak began Tuesday with an 8-5 win over Catholic High of Pointe Coupee. The winning pitcher was Evan Daigle.
“We jumped on them 8-0,” said Coach Dupont of the game against Catholic. “We just couldn’t get a 10 run rule, but we hung on and won.”
Top hitters were Kwanston Adkins, who hit a solo home run; Brennan Allen, who also ripped a home run, notching two RBI; and Luke LeBlanc, who hit a double and had an RBI.
The Panthers went on to dominate in Ascension Catholic’s Tournament, first beating Dunham Thursday 7-2. Landon Blank was the winning pitcher.
The Panthers’ hitters continued on their hot streak as Landon Andre hit a double, Beau Witty had a double and an RBI, and Brennan Allen hit a triple.
Friday, Brusly matched up against Catholic of Point Coupee for the second time in the week - this time, beating them 7-1. Beau Witty was the winning pitcher.
Connor Manola had two RBIs, and Austin Watts also tacked on an RBI. Kwanston Adkins again proved he had Catholic’s number, smacking a double and two RBIs.
The Panthers handily wrapped up the tournament with a 14-0 Luke LeBlanc shutout against St. John Sunday. Adkins’ bat stayed red hot, as he hit a double, a triple, and 3 RBI while Austin Watts and Beau Witty each had a double and an RBI.
“The pitching has been outstanding all year, and the hitting is coming around,” said Dupont. “We’re playing a lot better baseball. The guys played well all week; I can’t complain.”
Dupont said that he hopes last week’s strong performances carry into this week as they play their first district game of the season Tuesday against Baker at home at 4 p.m.
Thursday, the Panthers will travel to Baker to play again at 4 p.m. and will face Dunham Saturday at 11 a.m.