On the verge of history

Written by Claire Chenevert on .


Sophomore pitcher Alex Hebert is a mere eight strikeouts away from his 100 K of the season.

The highest number of strikeouts in a season by a Port Allen pitcher was 119,

leaving Hebert just 28 Ks from breaking the record set in 1976. With three games remaining in the Pelicans’ season, Hebert has the opportunity to make history.

“He has a chance to become the second player in school history to strike out 100 batters,” said Port Allen coach Wayne Conaway.

Hebert currently has pitched eight wins this season; the most by a Pelican pitcher in a single season in recorded school history.

Hebert is not only the Pelicans’ starting pitcher, but the starting quarterback of the varsity football team.

“I’m really proud of him,” said Pels Baseball Head Coach Josh Laborde. “He’s really stepped up and carried his leadership over from football to baseball.”

After losing two consecutive games to the Brusly Panthers, the Pelicans turned things around with a 12-2 victory over Southern Lab Saturday.

“We dominated from start to finish,” said Laborde.

Lorenzo Osborne was 4-for4 at the plate with a triple, three scored runs and three bases stolen.

“Lorenzo had an excellent game,” said Laborde. “I knew he had it in him, and I see a bright future ahead of him.”

The Pels are preparing for their final week of the scheduled season. Tuesday, after the Journal’s deadline, Port Allen will take on West Feliciana at home at 5 p.m. for Senior Night. Thursday, the Pels travel to West Feliciana to play at 6 p.m. and to Broadmoor on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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