Comets clobber Wildcats, 13-3

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 18, 2002


LAPLACE – By the third inning, the St. Charles Catholic Comets held a 2-0 lead against the St. James Wildcats. By the end of the sixth inning, the Comets held a 2-0 record in their district.

“We’re in uncharted waters now, we’ve never been 2-0 in district,” explained Comets’ coach Paul Waguespack. “I’m really excited, I’m delirious, I’m every adjective you could use.”

He said he was slightly worried about the matchup with the Wildcats, but said the Comets, (6-3-2) overcame a few fielding errors and did what they had to do to win.

“Every now and then the balls aren’t falling your way and you start to doubt yourself,” he continued, “but the balls fell in today.”

The balls fell just right for a number of Comets’ players. Chris Cancienne stole second, third then home plate to bump the score up to 3-0, then Andrew Revall stepped up to the plate for a home run. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning, Jeremy Catoire hit the ball into center field, successfully emptying the bases and placing him on second. Jeremy Triche followed suit an inning later with a double which brought home two St. Charles runners. The Comets’ Chris Poche ended the game with a swing of his bat, a run to first and an RBI to give the Comets a 10-point lead, 13-3.

“I sure didn’t expect the 10-run rule today,” said Waguespack. “I’m as happy as happy can be. With 13 runs and 18 hits, we aren’t going to lose many ball games.”

The Comets finished last season with a loss to Jennings in the semifinals after a slow start in the regular season. Waguespack said although the team played into the post season last year, his goal for this season was for the Comets to continue improving. His strategy has been for the Comets to play bigger ball clubs and even if they lose, “It can only make us better. All I ask is they get better everyday,” he said. “They definitely are now.”