Kinder topples Vinton

By By Rhett Manuel / American Press

VINTON — The Kinder Yellow Jackets, according to head coach Kenney Courville, couldn’t buy a hit last week.

They had a clearance sale on them Monday, pounding out 13 hits on the way to a 17-0 district 4-2A win over host Vinton.

Kinder (14-6, 2-1) batted around in three of five innings and pulled away in a nine-run third.

“It’s a good team win for us,” Courville said. “We went back to work doing the basic fundamentals; hitting up the middle and

the other way. We’ve gotten better each game and we built upon that tonight.”

Kinder led the game off with a five-run first inning, punctuated with a RBI-single by Don Charles Arceneaux and two Vinton errors.

Arceneaux bounced back from a tough stretch, hitting a three-run homer in the fourth inning and finishing the game 3-for-4

with 5 RBIs. He was one of five Yellow Jackets to drive in runs.

“Don Charles will be the first one to tell you he’s been struggling with the bat lately,” Courville said. “He came out to

the field yesterday and got some extra hacks in. We talked about an approach and staying still at the plate.

“On the pitch he got, it was a ball that was up and he stayed right on it. It happened to go out of the ball park.”

Austin Pickle picked up the win in a short day of work, going two innings before giving way to Arceneaux.