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Guillory one-hits St. Louis

Last Modified: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 2:48 PM

By Rhett Manuel / American Press

Jennings’ Evan Guillory wouldn’t be touched Tuesday night.

After a five-run first inning, the Bulldogs cruised to a 10-0 District 4-3A win against St. Louis behind Guillory’s pitching performance. The game was called via the 10-run mercy rule in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Guillory was unhittable, giving up only an infield single in the third inning on his way to an 80-pitch complete game. He had six strikeouts and forced eight ground ball outs while adding three RBIs.

“Guillory’s been phenomenal for us all year long,” Jennings head coach Jordan Smith said. “We just play such stiff competition when he’s been on the mound. Game in (and) game out he’s done the same thing for us. It’s just an unbelievable game for him tonight.”

Guillory’s zeroes weren’t without help. Jennings (10-11, 2-1) jumped on St. Louis’ pitching early in counts, never getting above a two-ball count all night. Four Bulldogs drove in runs in the first inning, led by first baseman Tyler Theunissen’s two-RBI double to cap the inning.

“We knew they were going to be an aggressive team at the plate and they showed it,” St. Louis head coach Stephen Wren said. “They didn’t go very deep into the count.”

The Saints (9-11, 2-1) put together one threat in the third inning before stranding their lone runner in scoring position at second base.

“They just outplayed us tonight,” Wren said.

Jennings designated hitter Brett Fontenot went 3-for-3 with three RBIs to lead the Bulldogs attack.

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