The Colts, now 8-3, improved to 6-0 in the district with a 10-0 win over the Deer Creek Warriors in baseball action. Bayou is in sole possession of first place with two district games left on the schedule. Deer Creek fell to 7-5 with a 4-2 mark in the district.
The Colts had their biggest inning of the game in the bottom of the fourth when Bayou took advantage of four Deer Creek errors and stroked six hits for an eight-run inning to make the score 8-0 after three.
Deer Creek got its best chance to score in the top of the fifth. Bayou hurler Michael Portner walked two batters and hit another one to load the bases with one out. Portner settled down by retiring the next two batters to get out of the jam untouched.
Bayou ended up scoring a run in the bottom of the fifth and another one in the sixth to end the game due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Portner ended up going the distance for the Colts as he gave up just two hits with three strikeouts, four walks and a hit batter in the 6-inning complete game shutout.
“He (Portner) kept us in the game, and the defense turned a big double play in the first inning,” Bayou head coach Will Reed said. “The defense made big plays today. We had a lot of ground ball outs, and our bats came around.”
Dillon Vickers led the Colts at the plate with three hits, a RBI and two runs, followed by Caleb Pilgrim with two hits, two RBIs and a run, Chantz Arbuckle with two hits, three RBIs and a run scored, Parker Hudson with a hit and a RBI and Davis Dalton with a hit and two runs scored.
Bayou will return to action on Thursday when the team will travel to Greenville Christian for another district game.