Donaldsonville bounces back with two more wins
After suffering their first loss of the season, the Donaldsonville Tigers got back on track last week with two victories over Eleanor McMain and Broadmoor. In the two wins, the Tigers scored 33 combined runs.
Donaldsonville began the season with a 5-0 record under first-year head coach Garrett Maum, after finishing with just one victory in all of 2015-16. In the five wins, the Tigers outscored their opponents by a combined margin of 81-30.
However, their winning streak was halted in a loss to East Iberville as they dropped the game, 9-4.
Donaldsonville was looking to bounce back last Wednesday as they faced Eleanor McMain, and they did just that.
The Tigers went back to dominating. It took them just six innings to put McMain away by a score of 13-3.
Donaldsonvillle actually fell behind, 2-0, to start the game, but from there, it was all Tigers.
They scored two in the second to tie the game and scored another two in the third to take a 4-2 lead.
Up 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth, the Tigers put the game away with an eight-run flurry.
Before the season began, Coach Maum said that one of his team’s most important leaders would be senior Kableb Phillips. Phillips has proven to be just that.
In the victory over McMain, he played well on the mound and earned his first victory of the year.
From he plate, Charles Brown went 1-2 and scored a run, while Tim Campbell went 1-3 and scored three runs.
The Tigers rode the momentum of the victory two days later when they faced Broadmoor.
They had actually beaten the Buccaneers in a 21-12 slugfest the week earlier. In that victory, Antonio Mera and Tre’von Mitchell had big games offensively. Mera went 3-4 with a walk and three runs, and Mitchell went 2-4 with two runs.
In last week’s clash with Broadmoor, the Tigers got off to another slow start. They found themselves down 3-0 heading into the bottom of the third.
There, their offense erupted for nine runs to take a commanding 9-3 advantage, but Broadmoor answered right back in the fourth.
The Buccaneers scored six runs in that inning to tie the game.
Heading into the fifth, with the Tigers up 10-9, Donaldsonville had another huge inning. This time, they sent six runners home to take their biggest lead of the game at 16-9.
Broadmoor didn’t go away lightly, but they couldn’t catch up. They fell, 20-15.
From the mound, Campbell earned his fourth victory of the season for the Tigers.
Offensively, Donaldsonville was led by Clenard Mollere as he went 2-4 and scored two runs. Phillips went 1-3 and scored three runs.
This string of victories improved the Tigers’ overall record to 7-1.
They now head into the home stretch of their schedule. This Thursday, they’ll hit the road to face KIPP Renaissance, and on Saturday, they’ll host Tara—a team they’ve beaten twice already.