Cretin Homes falls to Hahnville, 8-5

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Comets pound out 12 hits in defeat


Sports Editor

LAPLACE — If you had told Cretin Homes Head Coach Paul Waguespack that his team would have pounded out 12 hits against a pitching staff the likes of Hahnville-based Otto Candies, he would have said he liked his chances to come away with an upset victory.

However, that’s why they play the games.

St. Charles Catholic-based Cretin Homes did pound out 12 hits, but they turned into only five runs on Saturday. Those five runs were not enough as they fell to the Tigers, 8-5.

The loss drops the Comets to 12-3 on the season and 10-3 in district play heading into their game yesterday against Hannan.

Michael Oncale took the loss on the mound for the Comets.

The Cretin Homes bats did have a solid night and were highlighted by three players. Chris Waguespack finished the game with a pair of doubles and three runs driven in, Matt Heltz had two hits and Jared Nowell finished the game 2-3 with a double and a pair of runs driven in.

“We got 12 hits which was good,” Waguespack said after the game. “We just left way too many runners on base. You have to credit Hahnville. They pushed across eight runs and they come away with the victory.

“Despite the loss, we are still right in the hunt of this district. We still have a chance to finish in second place. We played Hannan yesterday and if we were lucky enough to come away with a win yesterday and get some help, we have a legitimate shot to finish second in the district. However, no matter how we finish, we achieved our goal of making it into the playoffs. That was our summer goal.”

While he hoped to come away with the victory against Hahnville, Waguespack said his team still has the chance to have a very successful rest of the season.

“We were in position to win the game,” Waguespack said. “We had a chance to win and had a lead in the contest.”

A big positive that Waguespack and the rest of the Comets can take from the game against Hahnville was that the bats were able to erupt for 12 hits against one of the better pitching staffs in the area.

“We swung the bats,” Waguespack said. “We swung the bats well. We were just not able to get the timely hits. I think we left 11 men on base. Anytime that you do that, you are going to come up on the short end of things.”