Gauthier & Amedee put up another strong showing, going a perfect 3-0 and reaching the championship game. The Wombats pitched three shutouts, winning the three contests by a combined margin of 24-0.

The Gauthier & Amedee Wombats are on a mission to capture their first state championship since 2013, and so far, they’re off to a great start.

After winning four of their first five games in the American Legion baseball season, the Wombats made the trip to Nicholls State to compete in the Southeast Showcase Tournament last weekend.

Gauthier & Amedee put up another strong showing, going a perfect 3-0 and reaching the championship game. The Wombats pitched three shutouts, winning the three contests by a combined margin of 24-0.

Two of the victories saw Gauthier & Amedee pitchers throw no-hitters.

The first no-hitter came on Friday afternoon in what was the most competitive game of the tournament for the Wombats.

Against XLR8, the contest remained scoreless for the first four and a half innings. Finally, in the bottom of the fifth, Gauthier & Amedee was able to score the only runs of the game.

East Ascension’s Preston Thrash led things off with a double, and Ascension Catholic’s William Dunn joined him on base with a single.

Eventually, Thrash scored on a sac grounder by Dutchtown’s Brayden Caskey. Dunn scored on a single by his Bulldog teammate Mason Zeringue.

To complete the three-run flurry, recent St. Amant graduate and Southeastern signee Zane Zeppuhar produced an RBI single.

With the 3-0 lead, East Ascension’s Blaise Foote took over. Foote tossed a six-inning no-hitter that was accompanied by three strikeouts.

The Wombats kept the momentum going that evening as they faced Madisonville. This time, they won with ease.

Gauthier & Amedee exploded for 10 runs in the first inning. This allowed them to close out the game after just three frames, winning by a dominating 13-0 margin.

Many Wombats had big days from the plate.

East Ascension’s Carson Dabadie went 2-3 with a game-high four RBIs.

Both Zeppuhar and Dutchtown’s Jack Merrifield went 2-2 with three RBIs. Zeppuhar scored two runs.

Zeringue went 2-2. He drove in two runs, and he also scored two runs of his own.

From the mound, Dutchtown’s Layton Lee threw three shutout innings in which he surrendered just two hits and struck out three batters.

Gauthier & Amedee roared into Sunday’s championship game with another impressive shutout victory on Saturday. This time, they blanked the Louisiana Nationals, 8-0.

Up 3-0 in the fifth, the Wombats exploded for five runs to put the game away.

They scored their first runs in the first inning as Zeppuhar came up with an RBI single, and Dunn came home on a passed ball.

In the top of the third, Dunn led off with a triple, and he scored when Lee reached base following a fielding error.

In the fifth, Caskey led off with a bunt single, and Zeppuhar joined him on base with a walk.

Merrifield reach base on a fielder’s choice, allowing Caskey to score. St. Amant’s Reed Babin joined Merrifield on base with a walk.

It set the table for RBI singles by both Dabadie and Thrash and a two-RBI double by Dutchtown’s Jordan Badame.

The flurry gave Gauthier & Amedee an 8-0 lead that wasn’t going anywhere, thanks to the performance of recent St. Amant graduate and Southeastern signee Dwain Guice.

Like Foote, Guice threw a no-hitter. In fact, it was a Wombat error away from being a perfect game.

Guice pitched five complete innings and struck out six batters.

From the plate, Thrash and Dunn each went 2-3. Thrash had an RBI, and Dunn scored two runs.

Badame was 1-3 with two RBIs.

Unfortunately for the Wombats, they didn’t have a chance to win the tournament. Sunday’s championship game against district rival Southland was cancelled due to bad weather.

Gauthier & Amedee’s record now stands at 7-1 overall.

On Thursday, the Wombats will host Team-PVS (East St. John) at East Ascension, and this weekend, they’ll travel to Tulane and UNO to compete in the Perfect Game Tournament.