Franklinton’s Tageant records 450th career win

Published 7:00 am Saturday, March 5, 2016

Franklinton coach Jeff Tageant won his 450th career game Thursday, as the Demons were victorious over Holden, 15-0, in five innings to begin the Ponchatoula Tournament.

Tageant credited his wife, his family, his assistant coaches, the players who have come through and the Franklinton administrators on the accomplishment.

“I’m proud of it. A lot of people have been involved in the 450 wins dating back to 1989. A lot of great kids have come through,” Tageant said. “I haven’t done anything. I haven’t hit one pitch or thrown one. I think it’s a great thing for our program that we’ve averaged 17 wins a season. It just shows consistency.”

In Thursday’s game, Jamarian Crain, Mack McElveen, C.J. Estave and Collin Dominguez all went 2-for-3.

Estave and Dominguez drove in three runs each.

Wyatt Verret, Caleb McKenzie and J.J. Jackson posted a hit apiece.

McKenzie and Ty McGhee combined on the shutout.

McKenzie allowed one hit over three innings with five strikeouts while McGhee threw two innings allowing one hit and striking out three.

On Wednesday, the Demons lost to Live Oak, 3-1.

That game was not part of the tournament.

Tanner Sandburn had two hits for Franklinton.

He also threw a complete game, allowing seven hits and a walk.

Tageant said it was a well-played game. He said Live Oak got the hits when they needed them, but FHS was unable to do the same.