Tigers on three game win streak

Ben Bienvenu slides to make the play. Photo by Michelle Longlois

Drake Griffin collected four hits in four at bats, as St. Mary’s defeated Northwood 29-6 Tuesday.  Griffin twice doubled in the second and singled in the third and fourth innings to grab an early lead.  The Tigers scored on a sacrifice fly by Ethan Busby, two errors, a stolen base by Ben Bienvenu, and a wild pitch during Payne Williams’s at bat in the first, then plated 13 runs in the second.

Nathan Slaughter, Bienvenu, Noah Heard, Griffin, Mixon Bankston, and Busby powered the big inning with RBIs.

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Williams was on the hill for St. Mary’s. The southpaw lasted two innings, allowing one hit and two runs while striking out four and walking zero. The Tigers hit one home run on the day and Patrick Vienne went yard in the second inning, one of the 18 hits of the game.   Griffin, Graeme Fidelak, Bienvenu, Vienne, Williams and Slaughter all managed multiple hits.

The Tigers ran wild on the base paths with 19 stolen bases, with Griffin chalking up three. St. Mary’s two pitchers didn’t allow a single hit, as they defeated Bossier High Bearkats 12-2 Wednesday, March 31.

Nathan Slaughter induced a groundout from AJ Shelton to get the last out of the game. They secured the victory thanks to eight runs in the sixth inning. The offensive onslaught was led by Mixon Bankston, Ethan Busby, Patrick Vienne and Drake Griffin, all knocking in runs in the inning.

Nathan Slaughter beats the throw to base

The Tigers took the lead for good with three runs in the third when an error scored two runs and Ben Bienvenu singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one. Busby got the start for the Tigers and allowed zero hits and two runs over five innings, striking out 11 and walking one. Payne Williams went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead in hits.

St. Mary’s stole 10 bases during the game as four players stole more than one. Williams led with three.

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Nathan Slaughter kicks up the dirt in a head-on slide into third, barely beating the tag during the St. Mary’s 29-6 blowout against Northwood March 30. The Tigers are 3-0 on their last three. games. Photos by Michelle Longlois.