The Dots score a run when the ball gets away from Bees’ pitcher Andre Morein during the Dots’ Friday night 16-3 win over the Bees. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)
Dots take win over Bees in Friday night Dixie Youth action
VILLE PLATTE -- The Dots batted around in two at bats as they rolled to a 16-3 Dixie Youth Baseball 10U league win this past Friday night.
The Bees, short-handed by two players, got on the board first. Lead-off batter Trooper Green drew a walk and moved to second base on a wild pitch.
Andre Morein followed up with a walk of his own. A second wild pitch in the half inning, put the runners at second and third.
Two strikeouts later, Wesley Estillete singled in both Green and Morein. Two errors on the throw in following Estillete’s single allowed him to motor all the way around the bags for the third run of the at bat. The Dots’ pitching ended the run scoring for the Bees.
Undeterred by the Bees’ three run lead, the Dots came to bat in the bottom half of the first inning and swiftly retaliated with nine runs of their own. Brant Lejeune reached third base on a throwing error to lead off the inning.
The second batter of the inning, Luke Vidrine, walked. A wild pitch plated Lejeune and placed Vidrine at second base.
The defensive struggles continued for the Bees. Another throwing error, this time with Lucas Fontenot at the plate, put the ball all the way into right field, allowing Vidrine to score. Throw-ins from the outfield and to third base pushed Fontenot all the way around the diamond for the fourth run of the inning.
A strikeout proceeded a walk issued to Kameron Guillory. After Guillory stole second base, Kaleb Williams crushed a pitch into center field that scored Guillory.
Williams stole second base. Successive walks and wild pitches not only brought Williams home, but also three more runs, giving the Dots a 9-3 lead heading into the second inning.
The Dots’ pitching staff settled down long enough to send the Bees down in order in the top of the second inning, all on strikeouts.
The Dots got back on the scoreboard in the bottom half of the second inning, scoring seven more runs. Guillory led things off with a base on balls.
A ground ball off of the bat of Williams produced a throwing error from the Bees’ third baseman, which in turn scored Guillory and allowed Williams to rest his feet on third base. A.J. Jones walked, giving the Dots runners on the corners.
A wild pitch brought Williams home and put Jones on second base. After a strikeout, Vidrine singled home Jones.
A strikeout sandwiched in between a series of walks produced three more runs for the Dots. Williams scored the last run of the inning by doubling and reaching home on a throwing error by the shortstop.
With that run, the game was called because of the run-rule.