Tigers baseball splits double-header with East Iberville

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

The DHS baseball team split its weekend double header at East Iberville 1-1, losing the first match 11-10 and the second in a shutout 7-0 victory.

In the first game, Steven Nicholas racked up four RBIs on three hits for the Donaldsonville Tigers Varsity. He singled in the first and third innings and hit a home run in the seventh inning.

“We had a productive weekend,” head coach Jay Dykes said. “The first game we came out rather well, scored a lot of runs, but ran into some pitching troubles late in the game and ended up giving up three runs in the bottom of the seventh that we couldn’t overcome. The good thing about it was that it wasn’t on errors, they earned every run that they got and I was very pleased with that.”

In the second game it was all about Eddie Crochet for the Tigers who pitched a shutout and hit the ball well for DHS. At the plate, Crochet went 2-3, drove in one and scored three runs. He doubled in the second inning and singled in the fourth inning.

Crochet kept East Iberville off the scoreboard for all five innings he was on the hill, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out five.

“In the second game we kind of put it all together,” Dykes said. “Pitching was there, hitting was there, defense was there and we were able to get out of that game with a victory. Crochet got the first win of the season for us on the mound. He came out and did well.”

The Tigers as a team had seven hits, including five extra base hits. DHS scored three runs in the fourth on a steal of home by Jeremy Jones and a two-run single by Steven Nicholas.

The Tigers built upon their lead with two runs in the second. Crochet doubled, bringing home Jiren Mitchell to start the inning. That was followed up by Marquize Zeno's double, plating Crochet.

Dykes added, “I was very pleased with the production and attitude of the kids this weekend. I think we are heading in the right direction.”

The team plays again Thursday, March 7 at Point Coupee High School and the will return home for a double-header against East Iberville on March 9.