Cretin Homes starts summer 2-0

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 6, 2005

Callahan comes up with big hit


Sports Editor

LAPLACE — So far so good for Cretin Homes.

The St. Charles Catholic-based American Legion squad is off to a perfect 2-0 start after posting a come from behind 10-7 victory over the New Orleans Spice Thursday afternoon.

A seesaw game, the Spice jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and held a 7-5 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning.

However, the Comets busted out for five runs, highlighted by James Callahan’s two-run hit to take a 10-7 lead.

Coming in relief, Steven Duhe’ loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the seventh inning. However, the right-hander bared down to retire the next three batters, two via the strikeout to preserve the win for the Comets.

Cretin Homes Head Coach Paul Waguespack was happy to see his team get off to such a solid start of the summer.

“It was a long game,” Waguespack said. “They go up early 3-0, we make it 3-1 then they go up 4-1. A lot of plays happened, but the bottom line is that we came away with a win. That is all that matters.

“We are going to do what we have to do to win games this summer. We are trying to do things to just try and find out what we have.”

Waguespack said he hopes his squad can atone for disappointing past summers.

“Our last three summers have been horrendous,” Waguespack said. “We told the kids that this year we are not going to accept that. If they don’t get the job done, we are going to find somebody that wants to get the job done. That’s all we want.

“We want somebody that wants to be out there. All we are asking them is to want to be out there when we are playing. In the past couple of summers I questioned whether or not we wanted to be out here.”

Waguespack was happy to see Duhe’ perform well.

“Steven threw three innings on Wednesday and got the win then,” Waguespack said. “He threw three innings on Wednesday, threw an inning on Thursday and he is our starter for our game on Friday.

“He did a great job to get out of a jam. He loaded the bases then struck out two and got a ground ball to end the threat. He really pitched well for us.”