Quick start gets Rebs to 5-1

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 1, 2007


Sports Editor

RESERVE – Riverside picked up a pair of district wins this week in 10-2A play, bouncing St. James on Tuesday 14-7 and pouncing on Donaldsonville 11-1 Thursday.

Those wins, coupled with a 5-0 loss to John Curtis by the Comets Thursday, brings Riverside into a two-way tie in the 10-2A district title race as each of the St. John Parish schools has a 5-1 record in league play.

The Rebels needed just six innings to secure their eighth win of the year overall, as Donny Terrio allowed just four hits throughout.

But there was no sneaking by either the Wildcats or the Tigers this week. In Tuesday’s game, after just two innings, Riverside had jumped all over St. James with a 10-1 lead over their 10-2A opponent. The Wildcats recovered in the next two innings and closed the gap to four points heading into the bottom of the fifth. But the Rebels answered right back with a four run inning and took the eventual 14-7 win.

It looked like it would be a back and fourth game early when St. James posted a run in the top of the first. But Riverside answered quickly with a six run burst to take a five point lead into the second inning.

After that, it was almost all Riverside as starting pitcher Wade Delauneville held the Wildcats to six hits throughout. Delauneville had two hits in the game, as did Jade Falgoust, Cavin Richmond and Remi Poirrier.

St. James did threaten to close in on the Rebels in the five runs in the top of the fifth, but Riverside answered back to keep their lead comfortable with four insurance runs in the bottom half.

In Thursday’s action, the Rebels broke open a 1-1 tie with a six run third inning that they would never relinquish. Donny Terrio took the win from the mound, allowing only four hits as he upped his season record to 4-1.

Thad Louque posted a home run for Riverside against Donaldsoville while Falgoust and Richmond each had two hits.

The Rebels have their chance to take an advantage in the 10-2A district race with an outing against the Comets set for Tuesday in LaPlace. After that, they have one more round of district games as they play host to Donaldsonville and SCC.