Gauthier &?Amedee wins second straight American Legion state title

Staff reports
Ascension Parish-based Gauthier &?Amedee won its second straight American Legion State Tournament championship last week in Chalmette. Shown back standing from left are:?Coach Adam Trahan, Chris Boutwell, Cadin Lawless, Tylor Gonzales, Stephen Cardinale, Jacob Williams, Tanner Sheets, Lee Elisar, Jesse Buratt and Coach Justin Morgan; kneeling:?Madison Nickens, Devin Speligene, Tyler Robertson, Tyler Guillory, Matt Willis, Chris Sanchez, Jack Cockrum and Daniel St. Pierre.

Rain delays and changes of venue did not stop Gauthier & Amedee from claiming its second straight American Legion State Tournament championship last week.

The Ascension Parish-based team defeated Jesuit-based Retif Oil, 5-3, to take the title Thursday at Chalmette High School.

Gauthier &?Amedee blasted Retif Oil 7-1 just a day earlier.

Gauthier &?Amedee moves on to the Mid South Regional, set for Aug. 4-8 at Griffith Stadium in Minden.

For more, see the Aug. 4 issue of the Gonzales Weekly Citizen.