VC baseball team has new head coach
Ben Harrington is the new VC baseball coach.
Vermilion Catholic’s new baseball coach Ben Harrington has a lot of head coaching experience despite only being 30 years old.
Harrington, a McNeese University graduate, has been the head baseball coach at Oberlin High and then Merryville High School for the last two years.
He was content at Merryville until his future wife got a job in Lafayette.
Harrington is friends with Stephen Adams, who had been the VC head baseball coach the last couple of years. When Harrington learned his girl friend was moving to Lafayette, he called Adams in search of a teaching/coaching job in the area.
That phone call occurred last year at the end of the high school baseball season. Harrington applied and was hired as the assistant baseball coaching job at Vermilion Catholic at the end of last season.
Adams elected to step down as the head baseball coach and Harrington was then offered the job. He had only been the assistant coach for a week.
“I was happy either way,” said Harrington. “I was confident because I had been a head coach before.”
When the season got underway, Harrington was blessed with 26 players on his roster.
Harrington got a chance to see his squad for the first time Thursday against Delcambre High.
The Eagles won 10-1.
VC jumped out to 4-0 lead after three innings.
VC finished with 12 hits.
Emile Trahan went 3-for-5 with three singles for VC.
Harrison Vicknair and Gage Trahan each had two hits.
Vicknair got the win after throwing five innings. He struck out nine and allowed one hit.
Carson Plaissance fired the final two innings for VC.
Zack Frederick pitched for DHS and got the loss.
Trevor Peltier, Payton Deranger, Zack Frederick and Monty Rogers got hits for DHS.
Notre Dame scored four runs in the final inning to walk away with a 12-8 victory over Vermilion Catholic (1-1) on Friday. ..
Three Vermilion Catholic pitchers gave up nine earned runs and walked a total of 14 batters.
In the final inning, tied 8-8, VC’s pitchers walked four, hit two batters and gave up a single.
Jacob Sagrera started on the hill for VC and lasted 2 2/3 innings. In that time, he allowed three earned runs and walked six batters.
Cade Boudreaux relieved him and pitched 2 1/3 innings. He allowed three earned runs and walked four.
Sagrera and Boudreaux each gave up a home run.
Emile Trahan tried to stop the bleeding for VC but it did not work.
In one inning of work, he gave up one hit but allowed four earned runs. He walked four batters..
VC outhit Notre Dame 10 hits to 6 hits.
Emile Trahan was 3-for-5 at the plate and scored three times.
Hunter Frith was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Others with hits for VC were Griffin Vicknair, Gage Trahan, Carson Plaisance, Sagrera and Cade Boudreaux.