Travel Baseball Roundup

Published 12:05 pm Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hammond Yankees go 2-1 this weekend

The Hammond Yankees posted a 2-1 record this weekend.

The club suffered a 9-2 loss to LA United Thursday.

After beginning 0-2, the team rebounded with a pair of victories Saturday.

They were victorious 8-2 over the Marucci Black Sox and then they got past the Baton Rouge Warriors in a 2-1 contest.

Franklinton’s C.J. Estave, who plays for the team, was in one game and logged a hit and two runs batted in over his three at bats.

Washington Parish players do well for NOLA

Garrett Pounds, Connor Dominguez, Colin Dominguez and Arden Bird were solid over the weekend for the NOLA Rockies.

Pounds, who plays for Ben’s Ford Christian School, threw five innings, allowing one run with four strikeouts against the Hammond Yankees.

He left with the game tied 1-1 and picked up the no decision as the Rockies lost 3-1.

Pounds was also strong offensively. Pounds went 3-for-6 for the weekend and swiped five bases.

Connor Dominguez, who plays for Franklinton High School, tossed four innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on three hits with two strikeouts and two walks against Marucci Carroll.

NOLA trailed that game 1-0 after three innings.

Marucci scored three times and went on to win the contest in an 8-0 shutout.

Colin Dominguez, who also plays for Franklinton High School, saw time at second base and outfield. He got into into a pair of the games and finished 2-for-5 for the weekend.

Bird, who is from Franklinton and used to attend Bowling Green and played baseball there, but is now at Oak Forest Academy, caught three games for the Rockies and then moved up to the club’s top team, the Monsters.

Coach Todd Buster said Bird played well in the three games with the Rockies and got called up to the signature club, the Monsters,.

Buster said Bird also did a good job for the Monsters.