Fatty’s opens play in tourney

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 8, 2010



DENHAM SPRINGS – Riverside-based Fatty’s Restaurant began independent summer play in baseball this past weekend at the Denham Springs Wooden Bat Tournament, winning one of its three games.

Fatty’s fell 5-0 to Ponchatoula and 1-0 to St. Michael’s on Saturday, but rebounded Sunday to leave with a 5-2 win over West Feliciana.

“We’ve got a lot of holes to fill, but I was real happy with how our younger guys stepped forward,” said Fatty’s Restaurant coach Britt Waguespack. “Nothing spectacular, but that’s not what we’re asking for. We didn’t make many mistakes.”

Tate Scioneaux (1-0) earned the victory over West Feliciana. He pitched five innings and allowed just one hit and two runs. He struck out eight. He helped his own cause at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Austin Vicknair collected a hit and scored two runs. Grady was 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Dylan Martin (0-1) was the hard luck-loser against St. Michael’s on Saturday, allowing only an unearned run on a passed ball. He pitched five innings. Scioneaux had another strong day at the plate, going 3-for-3.

Bryant Tassin (0-1)( started the summer opener, but took the loss against Ponchatoula.

Waguespack praised his starting pitching, as well as relievers Ritchie Terrio and Trevor Kenney.

“(Terrio and Kenney) looked real good out of the pen, and that’s something we’re stressing this summer,” said Waguespack. “If a guy hits a rough patch, we can’t just ask him to wriggle out of it. Give a guy in the pen a chance to get us out of it.”