St. Amant finished a perfect 4-0 at the Jay Patterson Shootout tournament. They were the only team from the parish that was able to pull that off.
The St. Amant Gators got off to a rocky start to the season, falling into a 3-5 hole, but ever since then, they have hit their stride.
Nothing has made this more evident than the run the Gators went on last week. St. Amant finished a perfect 4-0 at the Jay Patterson Shootout tournament. They were the only team from the parish that was able to pull that off.
In the opening game on Thursday night, St. Amant rolled past Hahnville, 5-1.
The Gators scored two runs in the third and got another in the fourth to take a 3-0 advantage heading into the fifth inning.
With Teddy Webb dominating from the mound, that lead was all that St. Amant needed. They cruised to the 5-1 win.
On Friday night, the Gators hosted Sulphur, the team that eliminated them in last year's state quarterfinals. They went on to finish as state runners-up.
St. Amant got their revenge this time around. However, they did get off to a rough start.
Sulphur was able to score on errors in the first and third innings, and they added a solo home run in the second to jump out to a 3-0 advantage.
The pitching then got wild for Sulphur.
In the bottom of the third inning, the Gators were able to load the bases with a single and two walks.
The Tors then walked two batters in, and another run scored on a wild pitch. This tied the game at 3-3.
A Gator run scored on a Sulphur error, and Rhett Melancon drove in another with a double.
The nightmare inning continued for the Tors as Evan Bourgeois scored on another wild pitch, and Webb came up with an RBI single that gave the Gators a 7-3 lead.
Finally, St. Amant added a sac fly by Lathan Bourgeois to go up 8-3 heading to the fourth inning.
There, they added two more runs that put them up 10-3--which ended up being the final score.
On Saturday, they played a double-header.
The first game was against Northshore. The Gators were able to win a thriller.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, with the score tied at 5-5, Trey Webb produced a walkoff RBI single that won them the game, 6-5.
The late-game heroics were not needed for the Gators in the final contest of the day.
In the second game of the double-header, St. Amant played Archbishop Shaw. They made it look easy, cruising to a 10-4 victory.
The win completed a perfect 4-0 performance at the Jay Patterson Shootout. It also gave the Gators a winning record at 7-5.
St. Amant has won five of their last seven games.
This week, the Gators will host a tough matchup against Zachary. They will then host four games for the Toot Granier Tournament.
On Thursday evening, they'll play Ponchatoula. On Friday night, they'll meet H.L. Bourgeois, the team they beat in the second round of last year's playoffs.
Finally, on Saturday, they'll play two games. That morning, they'll face Morgan City. And in the evening, they'll end the tournament with a matchup against Lakeshore.