KKKKKKKKKKamran: Richard hurls 3-hitter to guide Dogs to opening night win
Baseball fans were treated to an old fashioned pitcher’s duel Tuesday night at Bulldog Diamond, as Jennings senior Kamran Richard twirled a 3-hit shutout to lift the Bulldogs to a 1-0 season-opening win over Eunice High School. The southpaw scattered 3 hits to the Bobcats over 7 innings of work, but fanned 10 Eunice hitters in the process and worked himself out of a bases-loaded jam in the second inning.
“Kamran just pitched his tail off for us tonight. He battled all night long and gave us the boost we needed on opening night,” said Jennings Coach Jude Bertrand. “He commanded both the fastball and curveball tonight, and was able to throw either in any count. He really put in the work in the pre-season to get his arm in shape and it showed out there tonight by him being able to go the distance.”
“I felt really good when I got in the bullpen tonight before the game and I just tried to go out there and give my team a lift,” said Richard after the win. “My defense really played great behind me tonight and I was able to come up with some big pitches when I needed to. It feels great to get this win.”
The Dogs plated the only run they needed in the bottom of the third inning when centerfielder David Daniel led off the frame with a triple to the right-center gap. Shortstop Kendrick LeJeune then drew a walk and catcher Kole Myers dropped down a bunt base hit to load the bases with nobody out. Senior Ryan Edmondson was able to lift a sacrifice fly to left to score Daniel toFor the complete story and more local news, please subscribe to Jennings Daily News by clicking subscribe or by calling 337-824-3011.
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