By DAVE WOODALL
Slidell sports writer
SLIDELL – The Slidell Tiger baseball team (8-6) was busy last week with four games in the Covington Tournament, one non-district game, and three games in the Hammond Tournament.
In the first game against Archbishop Hannan, the Tigers lost 9-6.
Calvin Scully took the loss for the Tigers going three innings and giving up four runs on six hits, two walks and eight strikeouts.
Getting hits for Slidell were Luke Toups (1-3); Brock Bozant (3-5); Tyler McManus (3-3, 2 doubles); Parker Autry (1 RBI); Ethan Gillespie (1 RBI); Dillon Burrell (1-3, 2 RBI’s) and Kyle Rumpza (1-1).
In game two against Pearl River a funny thing happened. Slidell had a no-hitter thrown at them but they still won 4-0 due to Rebel miscues.
McManus got the win going seven innings giving up no runs on two hits, one walk and 13 strikeouts.
Austin Frierson took the loss going six and two-thirds giving up three runs on no hits, five walks and eight strikeouts.
Toups had two RBI’s while Jesse Mollere and Justin Deslatte picked up an RBI apiece for Slidell.
Chandler Moore and Donnie Steilberg each had a hit for Pearl River.
The Tigers fell to the Dutchtown Griffins in their third game 8-3.
Mollere was tagged with the loss going four and two-thirds giving up eight runs on seven hits, five walks and three strikeouts. Ben Mays got the win for Dutchtown going four innings giving up three runs on three hits, three walks and two strikeouts.
Toups, Bozant, McManus and Burrell each had hits while Autry collected two hits.
Autry, McManus and Burrell also had RBI’s.
In their final game of the tournament, Slidell lost to Live Oak 11-5.
Stuart Montgomery took the loss for the Tigers going five innings giving up eight runs on 11 hits, three walks and one strikeout.
Toups, Bozant, Burrell and Rumpza had hits while Autry collected three hits and Gillespie two.
Rumpza also had an RBI while McManus had a huge day at the plate going 2-for-4 with two homeruns and four RBI’s.
The Tigers also had a non-district game against the Archbishop Hannan Hawks winning 8-0.
In that game, McManus led at the plate and on the mound getting three hits and four RBI’s. Two of those hits were doubles.
Autry had two hits (one double) and two RBI’s; Bozant one RBI; Burrell one hit (triple); Rumpza one hit; Grant Canter one RBI and Deslatte one hit.
McManus notched the win going seven innings giving up no runs on three hits, one walk and 13 strikeouts.
Slidell finished the week with three more games at the Hammond Tournament.
In their first game against Lakeshore the Tigers lost 8-5 to the Titans.
Taking the loss was Ethan Gillespie who gave up six runs in five innings, four hits, one walk and two strikeouts.
Clarke Rush got the win for the Titans going four innings giving up two runs on no hits, eight walks and four strikeouts.
The Tigers trailed from the outset as the Titans scored three in the first and one in the second and held the lead throughout the remainder of the game.
Getting hits for the Titans were Brandt Christopher with a hit and two RBI’s; Rush with a hit and two RBI’s; Jacob Singletary one hit (homerun) and two RBI’s; Jared Hymel with a hit and Cameron Bucy with a hit.
Preston Bohn had an RBI as well.
For Slidell, Rumpza had an RBI followed by Bozant with a hit. McManus continues to swing a hot bat collected a hit and an RBI with Gillespie rounding out the offense with one hit (double) and an RBI.
In the second game, Slidell bounced back with a 9-2 win over Albany.
Both teams scored in the first inning with Slidell getting five and Albany two.
Those two runs would be all that Slidell starter Cayde Dorr would give up on his way to a complete game win that saw him give up two runs on two hits, one walk and five strikeouts.
Backing him up on offence were Toups with a double; Bozant with two hits; Autry with two hits (double and homerun) and three RBI’s; Gillespie with two hits and one RBI; Burrell with one RBI; Deslatte with three hits (two doubles) and two RBI’s; Canter with one hit and one RBI and Montgomery two hits and two RBI’s.
The Tigers closed out tournament play with a 6-2 win over the Pearl River Rebels.
In that one, Montgomery notched the win going the distance and giving up two runs on seven hits, one walk and two strikeouts.
Austin Frierson took the loss going six innings giving up six runs on four hits, three walks and eight strikeouts.
There was no score until the sixth inning when Pearl River scored twice to take a 2-0 lead.
But the Tigers came right back in the seventh inning to score six and cement the 6-2 victory.
Justin Dean, Chandler Moore, Preston Matthews, and Chance Lombard each had hits for the Rebels.
Dylan Kavanaugh had two doubles and two RBI’s while Daniel Dugas had a double in the loss.
Toups had two hits for Slidell followed by Bozant and McManus with an RBI each. Autry had a hit and two RBI’s; Burrell had an RBI; Rumpza a hit and an RBI and Canter with a hit.