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Bobcats cruise past Mustangs

In the opening game of the Class 3A bi-district state baseball playoffs, the Eunice High Bobcats used a five-run first inning to take an early 5-0 lead against visiting Avoyelles High.
But No. 8 Mustangs (12-14) managed a five run third inning to make the game interesting before the No. 5 Bobcats finished with a 15-5 mercy-rule win.
Eunice (26-8) will entertain No. 12 North Vermilion in the best-of-three regional round at 6 p.m. Friday.
North Vermilion (19-12) earned a 6-1 win over No. 21 Madison Prep (9-15).

Bulldogs run past Abbeville, 10-0

IOTA – Bulldog pitcher Tristan Miller threw a complete game no-hitter as Iota defeated Abbeville 10-0 Monday in the opening round of the Class 3-A baseball playoffs.
No. 3 Iota jumped out to a 4-0 first inning lead, begun when Will Doughty doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Tristan Miller.
Hunter Wriborg reached on an error and scored on a hit by Deven Mouton as the Dogs moved ahead, 2-0.
Mouton scored on a wild pitch, while Andrew Ashby walked and scored on a hit by Mitchell Lege.

Eunice teams finish second in district

IOTA – The Eunice track teams battled at the District 5-3A meet, but both the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats finished second in the tough competition.
The Lady Cats had won six straight district championships from 2012 to 2017.
The Iota Lady Bulldogs won the girls title with 148 points, followed by Eunice (118), Crowley (112), Northwest (62), Church Point (44), Pine Prairie (24), Port Barre (19) and Mamou (19).

Eunice High baseball seniors, from lett, are John Lejeune, Seth Venable, Josh Youngblood, statistician Abby Fontenot, Jayden Brasseaux and Ian George. (Photo by Tom Dodge)

Bobcats honor seniors

In the battle for the District 5-3A championship, Iota High earned a two-game sweep over the Eunice Bobcats.
The Bulldogs rallied back from an early seven run deficit to claim a 9-7 victory over the Bobcats in the first game of a two game series.
Eunice grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning with Austin Phillips hitting a triple with one out against Bulldog starting pitcher Tristen Miller.
Josh Youngblood drew a walk and Tyler Darbonne doubled to score Phillips.
Youngblood and Darbonne would later score to put the Bobcats up 3-0.

Joshua Youngblood, sitting, signed a national letter of intent with Nicholls State University. Watching the ceremony are sisters Meghan Youngblood and Madison Youngblood, father Josh Youngblood, mother Marcell Youngblood and Eunice head baseball coach Scott Phillips.

Eunice High senior Jayden Brasseaux, sitting, signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Baton Rouge Community College. Joining the ceremony, from left, are father Ramsey Brasseaux, mother Kristi Brasseaux and EHS baseball coach Scott Phillips.

Bobcat duo heads to next level

Their dreams to play college ball will come true for Eunice High senior baseball players Joshua Youngblood and Jayden Brasseaux.
Youngblood signed a national letter of intent to play for Nicholls State University, while Brasseaux heads to Baton Rouge Community College.
“Both are good athletes and they worked real hard to get where they are now,” Eunice High baseball coach Scott Phillips said. “It is great to see them get the opportunity to play college baseball.”

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