Fatty’s wins fifth straight

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 26, 2010



The summer’s heating up.

The same must be said of Riverside-based Fatty’s Restaurant, winners of five straight and a team that’s scored 52 runs over that span.

The last three wins came at the Acadiana/St. Thomas More tournament last weekend, as Fatty’s topped Westgate, Tioga and Acadiana.

Fatty’s Restaurant coach Britt Waguespack said that his number one concern this summer was seeing his team’s offense excel in the face of losing some key players.

Needless to say, he’s a happy man.

“I’m seeing more and more character from this team,” said Waguespack. “A lot of people treat the summer like a laid-back thing. But we know where we want to be next year, and we’re ready to lay down the foundation right now.

“We wanted to open it up with our bats this summer, and we’ve been averaging 11 hits a game. I’m very pleased. We’re almost right where we want to be.”

The first win of the weekend came over Westgate by a score of 13-2, finished in five innings by the 10-run rule.

Tate Scioneaux earned the win, allowing two hits over four innings and striking out five.

Fatty’s (7-2) scored seven runs in the second inning to establish control.

Scioneaux also performed at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a double. Bryant Tassin went 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs. Grady Geiger was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Fatty’s then defeated Tioga 12-6 after extending a 6-5 lead to a 10-5 margin with four runs in the fifth inning.

Trevor Kenney earned the win, pitching six innings, allowing six hits and walking two. He allowed five runs, but only two earned, and struck out six.

Tassin went 3-for-3 again with two doubles and three RBIs. Dylan Martin also went 3-for-3, and Austin Vicknair was 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBIs.

The final game had a different feel — a pitcher’s duel, as Ashton Perret and Fatty’s downed Acadiana, 2-1.

Perret allowed just three hits and walked one in a complete game effort. He struck out four.

“Last time out, he throws a no hitter. Then comes this performance,” said Waguespack. “Ashton looks like he’ll fit into this rotation.”

Tassin and Martin knocked in both Fatty runs.

Fatty’s scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth, when Lawrence Pastearu stole third and scored when Acadiana’s throw to third sailed into left field.