St. Amant closes season with Destrehan setback

Michael Tortorich
St. Amant senior Dylan Delaune releases a pitch against Destrehan Wednesday afternoon. Delaune pitched the complete game for the Gators. His record on the mound for the season was 9-5.

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ST. AMANT – District 6-5A leaders Destrehan handed St. Amant a 5-0 loss Wednesday afternoon in the final game of the regular season.

Destrehan (24-9, 15-0) has been dominant this season in district competition.

St. Amant (19-16, 8-7) still finished the district slate with a winning record.

The Gators relied on senior Dylan Delaune (9-5) on the mound. He pitched the complete game against the Wildcats.

Errors proved costly for the Gators. Destrehan’s first two runs crossed the plate in the first inning as the Wildcats capitalized on St. Amant errors.

In the third inning, Destrehan extended its lead when Sam Carriere hit a solo home run.

St. Amant senior Dillon Morin ripped a line-drive double to third in the fourth inning, and senior Kenny Wilkins was hit by a pitch to put two runners on base, but the Gators were unable to take advantage.

In the fifth inning, a Destrehan double drove in the fourth run.

Senior Kahn Petite bailed the Gators out of trouble when he snagged the third out on a drive to the wall in left.

Destrehan picked up another run in the sixth on an error.

In the bottom of the sixth, senior catcher Lee Elisar hit a single to right with two outs. Destrehan was able to thwart yet another St. Amant threat, as a ground out left one on base.

In the final inning, Delaune notched a strikeout for the third out on a 3-2 pitch, leaving one runner on.

The Gators had a tall task ahead of them down five runs with three outs to mount a comeback. Junior Tanner Sheets hit a double to center, but it proved to be all the Gators had left.

Destrehan pitcher Scott Stonestreet earned the win for the Wildcats.

Destrehan finished with seven hits on the day, while St. Amant collected three.