Gauthier & Amedee's season ends with back to back losses

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com

The baseball season has officially ended for Ascension's best high school players as the Gauthier & Amedee American Legion team was dealt elimination in the Southeast Regional Tournament this past weekend.

The Wombats came into the New Orleans tournament with high hopes after an amazing run last year that saw them win the state and Mid-South Regional titles. As a result, they earned themselves a trip to the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C.

Gauthier & Amedee was looking to duplicate that this summer but with two straight losses this weekend, their season has come to an abrupt and premature end.

The Wombats were quickly put in a tough position Saturday morning when they lost a heart-breaking 10-inning decision to Rummel-based Deanie's 3-1.

Gauthier & Amedee trailed 1-0 all the way until the bottom of the ninth when Dylan King collected an RBI single to score Justin Martin and tie the game at 1-1.

Unfortunately for the Wombats, fielding errors did them in, in the 10th inning. They gave way to two Deanie's runs. Gauthier & Amedee couldn't answer back as they took the tough 3-1 loss on the chin.

The Wombats only had six hits, and King had half of them. He finished 3-4 in the effort with the team's only RBI.

Brennan Grant was tremendous from the mound--giving up only one run before Martin came in, in relief at the start of the eighth inning.

It was do or die on Sunday morning, but the Wombats looked like they hadn't recovered from the tough loss the day before.

Things started off well against Jesuit-based Retif Oil, but they quickly went awry for Gauthier & Amedee as Retif scored nine runs in the span of two innings.

They scored three in the sixth inning and then exploded for six in the seventh. That was the knockout blow.

The nine-run flurry sunk the Wombats as Retif pulled away for the easy 11-3 victory.

Austin Millet led the way for Gauthier & Amedee as he went 2-4 with an RBI with Grant chipping in with a 1-4, one-RBI effort.

As a result of the lopsided defeat, the Wombats' season came to a quick end. They finished the year with an overall record of 16-7.