Hahnville’s season ends in regional at hands of Doiron, Barbe
Published 12:00 am Friday, May 9, 2008
By RYAN ARENA
Barbe’s Ryan Doiron entered his team’s Class 5A regional playoff game with Hahnville on Monday night having only lost once in nine decisions.
Make that one in 10.
The Tigers saw their season end at McNeese State thanks to a one-hit shutout performance from Doiron, who led the host Buccaneers to a 3-0 victory and a ticket to the state quarterfinals.
Barbe (32-7), the No 5 seed, was slated to face Ponchatoula at the state baseball tournament in Denham Springs on Friday.
Doiron (9-1), a Tulane signee, struck out nine Tigers in the win.
Ryan Waters took the loss for Hahnville, which finished 22-14 and entered postseason play as the No. 12 seed. He allowed only three Barbe hits.
Barbe scored a run in each of the first, third and sixth innings.
The Tigers struggled defensively, committing five errors to Barbe’s one.
Colby Broussard notched Hahnville’s lone hit on the day.
The loss comes a week after the Tigers pulled off one of the most dramatic wins of its season, a 4-3 bi-district round victory at home over New Iberia.
Jody Landeche’s two-run double in the sixth inning was enough to lift Hahnville from a 3-2 deficit into the driver’s seat.
After three scoreless innings, New Iberia took a 2-0 lead in the fourth thanks in part to two Tiger errors.
But Hahnville roared back in the fifth, after Lyndon Eusea got his team on the board for the first time, scoring on a wild pitch. A bases loaded walk drawn by Garrett Loup tied things up at 2-2.
A New Iberia solo home run in the sixth momentarily put the Yellow Jackets ahead, but Hahnville quickly answered.