Strong Arms

Pitching helps Rebels take 4 of 5 in tough stretch


Lindsay Hymel Cambre

Pitchers Ayden Bullock, left, and Cruz Cambre, right, had strong pitching performances over the past week.

Noah Trepagnier, Sports Editor

The Riverside Academy baseball team had a very good week. The Rebels won four out of their five games during the week of March 20, allowing only four runs against some tough competition on their schedule.

On Tuesday, March 21, the Rebels took it to the other side of the river at West St. John and won 13-1 due to Dane DeLaneuville’s pitching effort. The senior pitched three innings with no hits and struck out seven. Ryan Poche, Thomas Mazzella, Brock Bourgeois, Cameron Matt, Jordan Cramer and Brody Vicknair had hits.

Wednesday the Rebels took the game to East Ascension, taking a 1-0 loss despite a solid outing by Luke Hymel. He gave up one run and one hit and struck out seven in six innings. Luke Hymel, Poche and Mazzella had the only hits for the Rebels.

On Thursday the Rebels were on the road against St. James. They won 3-0 behind  Vicknair, who gave up one hit and struck out six in four innings. Hymel, Vicknair and Poche all had two hits in the game.

Friday, March 24 brought the Rebels home against Higgins High School. Riverside won 6-1 thanks to the pitching of Jayce Ruiz, who gave up four hits and struck out ten.  Poche and Matt had two hits each in the game. It also was the first game with the new electronic scoreboard, which replaced the one destroyed by Hurricane Ida in August of 2021.

Saturday the Rebels played a morning game against Ellender in Houma. Riverside won 2-1. Pitchers Cruz Cambre and Ayden Bullock combined on a no-hitter with seven strikeouts. The Rebels knocked eight hits in the game;  Ruiz had two.

Riverside was scheduled to play at Ecole Classique for a District 9-1A game on Tuesday, then return home to host Patterson on Thursday.