State champion Wombats win two more games

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Dutchtown alum Brayden Caskey and the Wombats improved to 26-2-1 last week. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

The Gauthier & Amedee Wombats may have won the American Legion state championship, but they weren't done just yet.

Fresh off of winning the title, the Wombats traveled to Houma last week to play archrival Southland in a double-header. They had played the Hogs in their first three games of the season. They went 1-1-1 in those three games.

But that tie was finally broken last week. Gauthier & Amedee took both games.

In game one, the Wombats dominated, running away with a 10-3 victory.

In the top of the first, East Ascension alum Grant Griffin and St. Amant's Reese Lipoma both singled. Dutchtown's Will Delaune then sent Griffin home with a base hit of his own.

East Ascension alum Blaise Foote then cleared the bases with a two-run homer that made it 3-0.

Heading into the top of the fourth, Southland had cut it to 3-2, but the Wombats responded.

Foote walked, and St. Amant's Slade Zeppuhar was hit by a pitch. Dutchtown's Landon Manson then drove Foote home with a single, and Zeppuhar scored on a throwing error to make it 5-2.

In the top of the fifth, Dutchtown alum Brayden Caskey reached base on a fielder's choice, and he eventually scored on a passed ball to extend the lead to 6-2.

With the score 6-3 in the top of the seventh, St. Amant's Teddy Webb walked. His twin brother Trey then singled, and Teddy was able to score on an error.

St. Amant's Blake Rambin then produced an RBI double, Griffin came up with an RBI single and Lipoma collected a sac grounder to make it 10-3.

In the victory, Foote went 2-2 with a walk, a home run and two RBIs. Griffin was 2-4 with an RBI.

From the mound, Zeppuhar and Dutchtown's Will Dotter combined to give up just five hits and two earned runs.

The second game was much more of a challenge for the Wombats.

In the bottom of the first, Caskey and Griffin both walked and Lipoma singled to load the bases. Delaune then reached base on a fielder's choice and a run scored to make it 1-0.

In the bottom of the second, Zeppuhar had a leadoff double, Manson was hit by a pitch and Teddy Webb walked to load the bases once again.

Rambin then produced a sac grounder. Caskey reached base on a fielder's choice and another run scored to extend the lead to 3-0.

Southland cut it to 3-2 in the top of the third.

In the bottom of the frame, Lipoma led off with a double and Foote walked. Lipoma eventually scored as the catcher gunned out Foote, who was attempting to steal second.

The score was 4-3 heading into the bottom of the fifth. There, Delaune led off with a walk and Zeppuhar singled. Delaune then scored on a Manson base hit to make it 5-3.

The Wombats were able to hold on to collect a hard-fought 5-4 victory.

Gauthier & Amedee was held to just five hits for the game. Lipoma and Zeppuhar combined for four of those hits. Lipoma was 2-3, and Zeppuhar was 2-2 and scored two runs.

From the mound, East Ascension's Tyler Theriot and Dutchtown's Brock Barthelemy combined to give up just four hits and one earned run.

The Wombats were supposed to play in a weekend tournament in Eunice, but it was rained out.