Griffins hammer Neville in Stephen Richardson tourney

Peter Silas Pasqua
Dutchtown's Britt Gautreaux slides into third safe in the third inning of the Griffins' 12-2 victory over Neville Saturday afternoon in the Stephen Richardson Tournament. Gautreaux picked up the win on the mound going five innings.

GEISMAR?- Dutchtown took advantage of three first inning errors and plated runs in each inning on way to a 12-2 victory over Neville in the Stephen Richardson Tournament Saturday afternoon.

Britt Gautreaux picked up the win on the mound giving up two runs on four hits and one walk, while striking out four.

“We are pretty fortunate,” Dutchtown head coach Chris Schexnaydre said. “We do have three left-handers that we can go to any given night, but they are human, too. Those three guys will hopefully be our leaders on the mound for us all year long. We are going to go to them a lot and hopefully they can have good years.”

Gautreaux surrendered a double to Drew Narmour in the left gap in the bottom of the first but struckout Will Truman to get out of the inning.

Dillon Day lined a leadoff triple through the right infield to open the bottom half off starter Mack Gayle and scored on Jacob Williams’ grounder to second. Alex Millet reached on a grounder to the mound before Wesley Perkins’ liner to right plated another run after Gautreaux’s sacrifice bunt. Austin?Finch’s throwing error from third on Jesse Buratt’s grounder plated two more runs to give Dutchtown a 4-0 lead. Gayle then hit Damon Scanlan in the head and walked Matt Willis to load the bases but Day lined out to end the inning.

Gayle hit Williams and Millet before Gautreaux reached on a grounder to load the bases in the second inning. Perkins drew a walk to plate a run before Scanlan was hit in the head again to cross another. Eric Babin’s grounder put the Griffins ahead 7-0.

Taylor Reeves lined to right to open the third and Ben Sartor reached before Narmour’s line drive to center plated two runs to put the Tigers on the board.

Dutchtown answered in the bottom half when Millet beat out a throw after striking out and Hagan?Lawrence dropped Gautreaux’s deep fly allowing a run.

Babin led off the bottom of the fourth with a standup double to the right gap before Perkins lined pass short to plate a run. Williams’ sacrifice put Dutchtown ahead 11-2.

Justin Musselman lined pass third in the fifth inning before reliever Reagan Wise hit Colin Poche` and David Lentz to load the bases. Pinch runner Camren Breeden scored the deciding run on Willis’ liner to center.