Smith hurls victory; Co-Lin splits twinbill
WESSON — Scotty Smith gave up a first-pitch homer to BrettBurand, settled down and pitched Co-Lin to a 5-2 Saturday victoryon Sullivan Field. Smith (3-1), a crafty freshman from Brookhaven,gave up 3 hits in 6 innings, walked 1 and fanned 4.
LSU-Eunice had won the opener 10-6.
“I’m glad we were able to pull out a split after losing thefirst game,” said Co-Lin coach Keith Case. “I think LSU got sevenunearned runs against us in the first game.
“In the second game, Scotty Smith really came back andbulldogged through a tough game,” Case pointed. “Patrick Williamshad a good day at the plate and we played good defense in thesecond game.
“We beat a very good team in LSU-Eunice.”
Case said first baseman Jody Britt would probably miss a week ofaction due to a knee injury. He has a loose patella tendon and isunder going therapy.
Co-Lin 5, LSU-Eunice 2
In 7th inning relief, Ryan Belanger gave up 2 hits and 1 earnedrun. He fanned 1 batter.
Brett Durand was the losing pitcher. In 5.2 innings, he gave up8 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks and struck out 5.
Catcher Matthew Schexnayder had 2 hits and 3 RBIs in thevictory. He provided run-scoring hits in the third and fifthinnings.
Collecting singles for Co-Lin were Qualls, Sykes and CodyCunningham. Qualls scored 3 runs.
LSU-Eunice fell to 15-5 with the loss.
Co-Lin (8-8) resumes play Monday, hosting Hibbing, Minn., for adoubleheader. Action begins at 1 p.m.
LSU-Eunice 10, Co-Lin 6
Right-fielder Derrick McBride hit a 2-run, 5th-inning homer andthe Bengals defeated Co-Lin in the opener.
Co-Lin shortstop Patrick Williams hit a 2-run homer in theseventh with Xavier Qualls aboard. Williams and Qualls both had 2hits in the loss. Justin Sykes doubled.
Jacob Guzetta struck out 3 batters in 5 innings and got the win.He gave up 5 hits and 4 runs.
Freshman Te Riley was the losing pitcher. He was replaced byWill Buckels in the second inning.
At the plate, McBride went 3-for-3. Designated hitter JoshPomier had 2 hits.