The Brusly High School Metro League team went 1-2 in a round robin tournament it hosted during the weekend at Charles K. Marionneaux Stadium.
Brusly was one of four teams in the tournament.
Loranger led the pack at 3-0, while Walker finished 2-1 and St. John 0-3.
The teams played each other once during the three-day tourney.
“All of the games were really close and very competitive,” coach Brad Daigle said. “We’re young, plus we’re missing five returning starters who are playing ball either with the Louisiana All-Star organization or the Marucci league.”
BHS varsity standouts missing from the Metro lineup include Kwanston Adkins, Luke LeBlanc, Landon Andre, Beau Witty and Blake Manola.
“That’s five key players not at our disposal, so we’re looking for younger guys to contribute,” Daigle said. “This is the time we need them to develop because we’ll need them to start next year.”
Brusly finished the weekend with an overall record of 9-7.
“That’s pretty solid, considering the competition we’ve faced,” Daigle said.
Other teams in the league include Ascension Catholic, Ascension Christian, Catholic-Pointe Coupee, Livonia, Redemptorist, Tara, Silliman, Baker and Episcopal.
In a 4-2 win over St. John on Sunday, Brady Richardson, Brennan Allen and Caleb Dupont — all incoming sophomores — had two hits for Brusly.
Allen (3-for-5) led hitting for Brusly during the tournament.
“Sophomores led us all during the weekend,” Daigle said. “This weekend was an opportunity for some of our younger guys to gain some experience.”
Incoming junior Connor Clouatre allowed St. John one hit across seven frames.
Brusly chalked three runs in the second inning en route to the win. Richardson led off with a single. Allen came up next with a single and long hit to outfield by Quinton Jones led to a St. John error that gave Brusly two runs.
“It was a hard-hit ball that should’ve been caught, but it was still a good hit,” Daigle said.
Alex Rabalais scored on a Dupont single for the insurance run in the sixth.
Pitching was one of the strongest areas for Brusly during the tourney, he said.
All three worked all seven innings.
In action against Loranger, Zac Belello went seven innings and gave up four hits in the 2-0 BHS loss.
“The problem was that while we had four hits, we couldn’t get any runners to score,” Daigle said. “We needed timely hitting, and we just didn’t have it.”
In the following game, Brusly held Walker scoreless until the hosts gave up two hits to allow the Livingston Parish foes a 2-0 win.
“We had only two hits, but they were spread apart with no guys on base,” Daigle said. “We space hits well, but we can’t get anything back to back.”
Pitcher Evan Daigle held Walker to no hits until the seventh inning.
Brusly heads to Thibodeaux on Thursday for a weekend of action in the Nicholls State Tournament.