Wildcats no match for Hahnville in 10-0 defeat

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Nine-run first inning puts ESJ away early


Sports Editor

RESERVE-It’s a game that they can learn firm, but it sure wasn’t a pretty lesson.

It was ugly.

Going up against one of the best teams in the state in powerhouse Hahnville, who happens to be in the same 6-5A district, the Wildcats of East St. John were overmatched in a 10-0 whitewashing late Saturday night.

The game was called after only five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Coming off perhaps their most important victory of the season earlier in the week against Thibodaux, East St. John was battling for second-place in 6-5A and still has a chance to capture the second seed in the playoffs out of 6-5A behind the Tigers of Hahnville.

Hahnville’s win over East St. John continues what has been one of the most successful seasons in school history.

Under first-year Head Coach Frank Cazeaux, who came to Boutte after several years as the head man at Rummel, the Tigers stand 25-3 on the season and a perfect 11-0 in 6-5A play.

Wasting no time against the Wildcats, Hahnville jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead after the first half inning and added a single run in the third innings.

Through the run-rule shortened five inning game, the Tigers managed 13 hits while holding East St. John to two hits. The Wildcats also had three errors in the game against their rival.

Aramie Melancon and Ryan Madere were the hitting stars for Hahnville. The duo each hit homeruns and had two hits to go along with a pair of runs driven in.