Riverside wins three at Lutcher tournament

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 23, 2011



LUTCHER – Riverside swept its weekend games at the Lutcher tournament, toppling St. Thomas Aquinas, Catholic-New Iberia and Erath.

“We’re not really blowing teams out, but we’re doing a lot of little things well,” said White.

“We’re playing pretty good baseball. Early on, we’ve had to adjust. I coach a different style than they’re used to. But I think they’re buying in.”

The Rebels (10-5) slipped by Erath (5-10), 8-7, scoring five runs over the last four innings to capture the win.

Dylan Martin went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a steal. Austin Vicknair was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Tate Scioneaux earned the win, going two innings in relief and striking out four. He allowed no hits.

Against Catholic-New Iberia (11-6), Dustin Madere landed the big hit, plating two runs in the sixth inning on his RBI single – that lifted Riverside into a 9-7 lead and the Rebels held on from there for an 9-8 victory. He finished with three RBIs. Martin was 2-for-4.

“Timely hits,” said White. “Early on, we were leaving a lot of guys on base.

“We’re doing a great job moving runners over. (Sunday) we laid down eight or nine good bunts.”

Scioneaux earned his second win of the weekend, going two innings and striking out three.

The Rebels trailed 7-2 at one point.

Riverside scored 10 runs in the first inning to lead its charge over St. Thomas Aquinas (5-7), 16-1, in five innings. The game ended after five via the 10-run rule.

Ben Broussard earned a win in his first varsity start. He went five innings and allowed no earned runs and three hits.

“He went the distance and did a really good job for us,” said White. “It was his first action, and he made it count.”

Vicknair hit a grand slam in the game and finished 2-for-3. Scioneaux hit a two-run home run.

White said that his team has been earning valuable experience in predistrict play, as the Rebels have faced the top starting pitcher of many of its opponents thus far.

“Down the stretch, that really helps,” said White.