29er’s prevail in battle of Abbeville
After a late rally by the Abbeville Eagles in the 7th inning, the Gulf Coast Bank Abbeville 29er’s were able to hold on for a 4-3 win over the cross town rivals.
29er’s pitcher Chance Carriere threw 5 innings, allowing just one run. During an exciting third inning, Carriere found himself in a quandry with the bases loaded and two outs. The Eagles were only able to come away with one run however, preserving the then 3-1 lead.
Carriere says the confidence of his coach got him out of the inning. “I lost a little bit there then (coach) Darin just told me to focus and after that things went pretty smoothly.”
29er’s head coach Darin Desormeaux explained his decision to stay with Carriere.
“One of my jobs as a summer league coach is to give the boys a chance to get better. That opportunity presented itself for Chance (Carriere) last night. He worked through a tough inning or two but this will pay dividends for him down the road. I believe in Chance and all my players.”
When asked about the significance of beating the cross town rival Eagles he brushed it off.
“It was more important to us to get our first win, not so much beat the Eagles. I like the fact that we went from nine errors on Tuesday to one error tonight. If we play one error baseball we will be okay.”
The 29er’s were led in scoring by Seth Patin, giving them three of their four runs.
Ty Desormeaux also stood out for the 29er’s by going 2 for 3 including a double and RBI in the third inning.
As for the Eagles, head coach Ryan Domingue remained upbeat with his teams effort.
“It was a hard fought game between both teams. I feel we played very well fundamentally. Tyler Derouen gave us a shot from the opening pitch. He threw a good, solid five innings,” Domingue said.
“Jacob Sagrera was shaky out of the pen but he kept us in the game. Harrison Vicknair pitched a good 7th inning which gave us momentum and I feel the guys noticed the change. I think that helped us put up the two runs and get the winning run to the plate,” added Domingue.
“But overall a great game from both teams and all we can do is build off of it and keep playing hard, aggressive baseball,” said Domingue.
The 29er’s will be in action tonight playing a makeup game against the Delhomme Drillers at 6 p.m. at Fabachar Field in Lafayette.
Meanwhile the Eagles won’t play again until Monday June 8 at 6p.m. also against the Drillers.