Tensions high in Diamondbacks' 5-3 win over Assumption
Tue. June 18, 2013 at 10:49 a.m. | By Perry Pitre/Sports Correspondent
The Terrebonne High-based Diamondbacks beat Assumption 5-3 in Swampland League action Monday, but in the action after the game, there were no winners.
A hard collision during the game led to hard feelings in the stands that nearly became violent when an Assumption fan began verbally accosting the Terrebonne player after the game as the player was raking the area around home plate.
The mother of the Terrebonne player began to shout at the Assumption fan, and the shouts got louder quickly as more people got involved.
A woman shouted that she had called the police, and that, along with the realization that the scene was being recorded on video, dispersed the crowd, ending the fracas almost as quickly as it began. Assumption players and fans left the stadium via the back way, avoiding the primary entrance.
By the time Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputies arrived, most of the crowd had left, including the Assumption team and fans.
Lt. Enos Thibodaux said the deputies had mistakenly been directed to another baseball field in Houma. Five deputies eventually arrived, including two in riot gear.
Thibodaux said there would be no investigation because no one had been hurt.
But before all that, the crowd was treated to an entertaining game. Terrebonne took a 1-0 lead in the first when Assumption shortstop Shane Hernandez couldn't handle a grounder from Jalen Williams, scoring Jeffery Deroche, who reached on a walk.
Diamondbacks starter Luke Bergeron was dominant in six of the seven innings he pitched in the complete-game win, giving up three run on five hits while striking out eleven and walking two.
Four of those hits came in the fourth innings. Back-to-back doubles from Tyler Landry and Hudson Rodrigue scored a run, and two more came home on back to back singles from Thaddeus Pennison and Jonathan Talbot.
"The other team got in my head with all those noises and stuff," Bergeron said. "But I got my composure back. I was fine, and we ended up winning."
The Diamondbacks (8-2 overall) got one back in the bottom of the fourth on Devin Marbrough's RBI double to center.
"We've been preaching focus, doing the little things right all year," Diamondbacks coach Jamie Delahoussaye said. "It's starting to really come together and gel."
The Diamondbacks took the lead in the bottom of the sixth, after Bergeron had struck out the side in the top of the inning. Matt Hebert singled, and came home on Bergeron's double down the third base line. Two walks from Assumption (3-8) starter Austin Schatzle loaded the bases, and two runs came home on Hernandaz's throwing error to first on a grounder.
"Credit goes to their pitcher. He pitched a hell of a game," Assumption coach Chad Vignes said. "He kept our hitters off balance with his curve ball and fast ball. Our guys had a few good at bats and a few bad at bats. We strung a few hits together during that fourth inning, but we just didn't have enough big innings. We've been struggling with errors all season, especially in the infield. (Hernandez) has been battling with this. He's still got our support, and he's still our shortstop. He's the kind of guy who learns from mistakes and makes the most of it."
COVENANT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (TRINITY TOOLS) 7, H.L. BOURGEOIS 3
At Gray, Trinity Tools starting pitcher Cullen Ledet and reliever Caleb Ledet combined to pitch a one-hitter on Monday.
Cullen Ledet went 5 1/3 innings giving up one hit to go with four strikeouts. Caleb Ledet pitched the final 2 2/3 innings giving up no hits to go with a strikeout. Caleb Ledet was also 1-for-3 with an RBI at the plate.
Also for Trinity Tools (5-4), Dexter LeBlanc was 1-for-3 with three RBIs, Zack Folmar was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Bryce Lafont was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
H.L. Bourgeois drops to 1-7 in league play.
VANDEBILT CATHOLIC (ROBICHAUX FORD) 4, PATTERSON 1
At Houma, Robichaux Ford got a solid performance from Jared Bigler on the mound on.
Bigler gave up one hit to go with eight strikeouts in six innings of work in the win.
Bigler also went 1-for-2 at the plate as he and Kevin Guenoit, Jacob Crochet and Hunter George all had a hit for Robichaux Ford (4-6). Guenoit also had two RBIs.
BERWICK (TACO BELL 12), SOUTH TERREBONNE (SOUTH LOUISIANA BANK) 8
At Berwick, Gavin Hebert took the loss on the mound for South Louisiana Bank against Taco Bell on Monday.
South Louisiana Bank fell to 5-6 overall.