Brett Darbonne (6-1) earned the mound win by working three perfect innings against the Raiders. The junior right-hander struck out seven. Taylor Aguillard worked the final two innings, allowing one hit – a triple by Geremy Leday in fifth inning – while striking out five.
The Eunice High offense provided plenty of support for their two pitchers. The Cats opened the game by scoring 12 runs against losing hurler Kyle Courville in the first inning. The Cats used six hits and seven walks to push across their runs. Josh Patin had a run-scoring double, Trent Vidrine and Brody Olivier each had run-scoring singles, and John Johnson added a two-run double to lead the Cats in that inning.
Matthew Bari and Zac Person had the other hits – singles – for the Cats in that frame.
The Cats pushed across four more runs in the second. Olivier singled, Vidrine walked and both scored on a double by Person. Two Raider errors would allow two more runs.
The Bobcats (22-6 overall) increased their lead to 19-0 with a three-run third. Singles by Drake Fruge and Terry Alexander opened the inning against reliever Donovan Boast. A single by Horris Dupre loaded the bases before an errant pickoff at third allowed a run to score. Matthew Ward singled home a run and Clay Francois was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded for the inning’s final run.
Eunice ended the scoring with a three-run fifth inning. Sage Prudhomme was hit by a pitch and scored on a double by Derrick Frey. Fruge then drilled a home run to increase the Bobcat lead to 22-0.
The Bobcats will travel to LaPlace on Saturday to face St. Charles in a 3 p.m. contest.