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The Wombats roll to six more victories

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Gauthier & Amedee Wombats were dominant last week as they kept their impressive winning streak alive. They won six games, four of those victories coming by a combined score of 47-4.

Ever since starting the season off at 1-1-1, Gauthier & Amedee has been on a major roll.

Last Sunday, the Wombats made it look easy against United 16, as they cruised to a 9-0 win. Gauthier & Amedee was up 3-0 heading into the third inning. There, they exploded for four runs to take a commanding 7-0 lead.

In the victory, Will Delaune was 2-3 with two RBIs, while Grant Griffin went 1-2. He also drove in two runs.

But the story of the game was Dutchtown's Brock Barthelemy on the mound. He went five complete innings in which he surrendered just two hits and struck out 11 batters.

Next, the Wombats absolutely embarrassed the Shop Rite Millers, 21-0.

They put the game away early as they erupted for eight first-inning runs. They put up seven more in the second, and they scored another five in the third for a dominating 20-0 lead.

Griffin went 2-4 with a walk and four RBIs, while Dutchtown alum Brayden Caskey also went 2-4. He walked and drove in three runs.

From the mound, St. Amant's Slade Zeppuhar and Blake Rambin combined to pitch five scoreless innings. They collectively surrendered just two hits, and they struck out eight batters.

On Friday, the Shop Rite Millers provided a much greater challenge. The game turned out to be a very low-scoring pitcher's duel. The two teams combined for just seven hits.

In the bottom of the second, Zeppuhar drew a leadoff walk. He eventually scored on a passed ball to give the Wombats a 1-0 advantage.

In the bottom of the second, Griffin walked to lead off the inning, and Zeppuhar doubled.

Next, Dutchtown's Landon Manson reached base due to a fielding error. This error allowed Griffin to score to give the Wombats a 2-0 lead.

With East Ascension alum Blaise Foote dominating from the mound, that's all the Wombats needed. They eventually won by the 2-0 score.

Foote pitched six complete innings in which he surrendered just two hits. He struck out six. Barthelemy came in and closed out the game.

Gauthier & Amedee had just five hits for the contest. Two of them came from Zeppuhar, who finished 2-2 with a walk.

On Sunday, the wombats made it look easy against Tupelo.

In the top of the second, Foote singled and Zeppuhar walked. St. Amant's Trey Webb then drove in a run, and another scored on an error to put the Wombats up 2-0.

Tupelo cut it to 2-1 in the bottom of the second.

In the top of the third, the bases were loaded after both Delaune and St. Amant's Reese Lipoma were hit by pitches and Foote walked. Manson then provided a sac fly to make it 3-1.

In the next inning, the Wombats took complete control after scoring four runs.

Caskey was hit by a pitch and Griffin singled. Caskey then scored on a Lipoma single.

Delaune then cranked out a base hit, and Foote drove in Lipoma with a single.

Delaune eventually scored on a passed ball, and Zeppuhar walked. Finally, Manson unleashed a single that scored Foote.

That offensive explosion gave the Wombats a 7-1 advantage. They ended up winning by a final score of 7-2.

Manson was 2-3 with two RBIs, and Foote was also 2-3 with an RBI and a walk.

From the mound, Tyler Theriot threw a complete game in which he gave up just five hits and one earned run. He struck out four batters.

On Sunday, they won two more games.

The first game against the Gibbs Cardinals went to 10 innings. The Wombats won on a walk-off single by Foote. It was a 7-6 victory.

In the second game, Gauthier & Amedee rolled over Tupelo, 10-2.

The win was the 16th straight for the Wombats as it improved their overall record to 17-1-1.