Eunice pitchers Zach Person and Austin Young combined for a one-hitter and the Oilers bats blasted nine runs to roll past Crowley 9-0 in the opening game of the American Legion district action.
Person walked five and struck out 10 with Brennan Corzine’s single in the top of the fourth the only Millers’ hit.
Young pitched the final three innings with three strikeouts and two walks to seal the win.
“Our pitching was good,” Eunice head coach Freddie Fruge said. “Zach pitched four good innings and then Austin came in a really shut them down.”
The Oilers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and were close to a mercy-rule win after forging ahead 9-0 in the bottom of the fourth.
“When you can score runs early it makes it easier to be aggressive at the plate,” the coach said. “As long as we are winning in a game, we are going to keep the hammer down and be aggressive.”
Tyler Fontenot began the first inning rally with a walk, while Stuart Turner and Trent Vidrine both singled to load the bases with one out.
Matthew Bari hit a two-RBI single to score Fontenot and Turner. Beau Leger (1-for-3) followed with a two-out double to drive in Vidrine and Bari for a 4-0 lead.
Brody Olivier (1-for-3) blasted a triple to centerfield to plate Leger as the Oilers held a comfortable five-run advantage.
Eunice added a run in the bottom of the second when Fontenot (1-for-4, BB) singled and scored on a sacrifice by Vidrine.
The Oilers jumped ahead 7-0 in the bottom of the third as Young walked and scored on a triple to left field by Martin Seemion (1-for-3).
Eunice completed its scoring pushing two more runs across in the bottom of the fourth frame.
Turner (3-for-4, BB) and Vidrine (2-for-4) opened the rally with back-to-back singles.
Courtesy runner John Ross Johnson scored when Bari (1-for-3, BB) reached on an error, while Vidrine scored on a throwing miscue by the Crowley pitcher.
Eunice entertains the St. Landry Bank Indians at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Bobcat Field.