Riverside’s Remy Porrier knocks in winning run

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Sports Editor

RESERVED — Riverside tasted sweet victory over Lutcher’s Imperial Sugar team Monday afternoon, taking a 4-3 deficit to a 5-4 win in the Swampland Summer League.

The drama began in the bottom of the sixth where the Rebels entered the side down by one run. To lead off, Wade Delaneuville reached base on a walk, followed by a sacrifice bunt by Donny Terrio to advance the base-runner. Then, Timmy Teague lined one passed the second baseman for the tying run of the game.

That took it into the seventh all tied up where Terrio came on in relief and retired the side in three straight batters. That set the stage for a rally in the bottom half that got started with a double to deep centerfield by Keith Guidry that neared the warning track. Cory Keller came up next and took a walk to bring up Jamie Simon who bunted the runners into scoring position. That left it up to Remy Porrier who took the batters box and singled through the gap at shortstop to score the winning run ending the game in a 5-4 Rebel win.

Blaise Steib started on the mound for RA and went six innings on the mound while giving up four runs, all in the fourth inning. In that period of play, the Lutcher team packed the bases with just one out recorded and chipped their way to a nice lead, but were unable to string much else together after that.

The Rebels entered Monday’s game coming off of a loss last Thursday to E.D. White’s Capital One team. There, the Rebels exploded in the opening inning for a 5-0 lead before the other team even took the batter’s box. That series began with one Rebel base-runner already on, and two more reaching on consecutive walks. Donny Terrio came up next and hit a two-run single. Two batters later, Keith Guidry knocked in another run and Steib grounded a fielder’s choice to second that scored Timmy Teague to bring it to 5-0.

But the Rebels would post only one more run in the game, and allowed E.D. White to tie it up taking it into the sixth inning. There, Riverside took advantage of back-to-back errors at shortstop and third base to put runners on and in scoring position. But with two outs already recorded for their side of the inning, the Rebs came up short of pushing any of them in.

Then, the E.D. White pitcher put his team in front by knocking in three on a long shot to the outfield. After that, RA was unable to get anything started with their final three outs of the game and took a 9-6 loss. That kept E.D. White with a perfect record.

The Rebels now stand at 5-2 as a north division team in their first season as a member team of the Swampland Summer League. Next up, they face Richard’s Pharmacy/Supreme Collision at Riverside on Thursday afternoon. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.