Tuesday Trifecta of athletic action at Saint Mary’s

Ben Bienvenu sends one foul inaction vs. Quitman

Tennis, softball and baseball were all in action on Tuesday afternoon at Saint Mary’s. The tennis team competed against the Menard Eagles at home. That action started at 3 p.m. followed by baseball against Quitman then softball versus Caddo Magnet. While the Lady Tiger basketball team was closing out their season in Opelousas, the baseball team opened theirs at home against Anacoco. The Tigers got the win on the run rule with an impressive 15-4 victory. Remember that score!

Patrick Vienne started off his senior season in grand style with a grand slam on the first pitch presented to him in the batter’s box. Ethan Busby dinged a triple in the run-away win.

In Tuesday’s action, Vienne started on the mound and faced a very stringent strike zone. The offense eased his worry by keeping the bats hot. Tigers plated three runs in the first and eight in the second. Saint Mary’s gave up three runs in the top of the third. Vienne started the bottom of the third with a lead off single that he stretched to a double on an errant throw to first. Vienne scored moments later when Payne Williams singled up the middle. A short time later a hit batter loads the bases for Saint Mary’s. The rout was on at that point and the Tigers slide into a victory on the run rule again with a score of 15-4, familiar isn’t it? The 2-0 Tigers will face Darbonne Woods next.

On the consecutive victories, coach Brooks McMinn stated, “The past two games there have been a lot of new faces on the field for us. We are still learning and still have a lot of work to do, but I’m proud of the guys coming out and playing hard right out of the gate.” Softball was ready to make their own season opening statement. #21 Tyonnah Burton was lights out on the mound for the Lady Tigers.

Pitcher Tyonnah Burton slings a strike

Her fastball had velocity that Caddo Magnet could not catch up to. The Lady Tigers had three runners cross the plate in the first inning. They exploded in the second inning with multiple stolen bases and stolen runs on errant pitching. A lot of that damage was done with two outs showing on the scoreboard.

Saint Mary’s scored 15 runs in the second and maintained the shut out with a final score of 18-0. The young Lady Tiger softball team will return to action Thursday against none other than Opelousas Catholic.

Will they avenge the Lady Tiger basketball loss on Monday night?