Aleman’s two hitter keeps Fatty’s winless in Legion district play

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 20, 2008


Sports Editor

After falling behind 4-0 in the first inning on Wednesday, Riverside-based Fatty’s Restaurant had to find a way to rally.

Stefan Aleman would have none of it.

The Bell Office Machines right-hander pitched a one hitter and received plenty of help – three Bell Office shots left the yard – as the East Jefferson-based squad coasted to an 11-1 victory at Riverside.

Only Fatty’s Remi Poirrier notched a hit on Aleman – a third inning double – who was near flawless on the day, save for a second inning in which he issued two walks and hit two batters.

“I just focused on the mitt, Aleman said. “I was just worried about throwing nothing but strikes.”

Fatty’s Restaurant Coach Britt Waguespack noticed. “He battled all day and was real composed,” said Waguespack. “When you don’t walk guys, and you throw strikes, you always have a good chance to win.”

The loss kept Fatty’s (2-6, 0-4) winless in Second District play.

“We’re not playing very good baseball right now,” Waguespack said. “There’s not a lot of confidence on the field.”

Daniel Juster’s three-run home run in the first inning off of Fatty’s starting pitcher Dylan Becnel gave Bell a 3-0 lead. An RBI single by Wayne Waguespack later in the inning made it 4-0.

Fatty’s answered in the second with a run. Jake Roussel was hit by a pitch, then Becnel drew a walk. Ritchie Terrio was hit by a pitch, and Bobby Smith drew a walk to force home courtesy runner Ashton Perret.

But a series of mistakes would cost Fatty’s in the third. After a walk and an error put runners on first and second, a failed pick-off attempt at first base allowed Juster to advance to third. He would score on a wild pitch to make it 5-1.

Two runs would score shortly after, the result of a throwing error to first, and it was 7-1.

Bell Office added another run in the sixth. And after a two-run home run by Jared Juneau in the seventh put Bell ahead 10-1, Aleman capped off his big game in style – hitting a towering home run to center field, then retiring the Fatty’s side in order in the bottom half of the inning.

“We’ve got a lot of new starters this summer,” said Waguespack. “We need these guys to believe in the things that work.”