Retif Oil clinches top seed in CCSL playoffs with shortened game win over Hahnville

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It is a development league but part of development is winning.

Jesuit-based Retif Oil has taken to the development league concept well and handled the winning aspect of it better than anyone.

Jackson Stopa homered to support the solid pitching of Everett Denny as Retif Oil defeated Hahnville 6-1 at Hahnville Wednesday afternoon in Crescent City Sports Prep Summer League action.

The game had an unfortunate and unusual ending as the home plate umpire was struck by a foul ball and after a lengthy delay, he could not continue and was provided with medical attention as a precaution.

At that point, coaches Jared Vial of Hahnville and Kenny Goodlett of Retif Oil agreed to end the game, giving Retif Oil the victory.

With its eighth straight league victory and ninth straight win overall, Retif Oil clinched the top seed in the four-team playoffs which begin next Wednesday.

Retif Oil jumped on Hahnville immediately, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. Will Soter reached on an error, advanced to third on a double by Hunter Oufnac and both scored on a two-run double to left by Alex Jeansonne to make it 2-0.

The Oilers added to the lead in the second inning. With two outs, Scout Hughes was hit by a pitch and stole second. Denny reached on an infield single and Hughes scored on a throwing error to make it 3-0.

The lead grew in the third inning on a single by Oufnac and a two-run homer to left by Stopa to make it 5-0. Gates Barre’ followed with a double and scored on a single by Patrick Berrigan to make it 6-0.

The Tigers got on the board in the bottom of the third on a triple by Talan Theriot, who scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-1.

Denny got the win, allowing a run on four hits in the three innings pitched. He walked two and struck out four.

Hayden Plaisance took the loss, allowing six runs (three earned) on eight hits with one strikeout.

“We got some two-out hits, came up with a big double in the first and the big home run by Jackson Stopa and I was pleased with the effort today,” Retif Oil coach Kenny Goodlett said. “Everett has not had a lot of innings this year He finally got back on the mound and did a good job. It was an unfortunate ending.”

Retif Oil (12-1) will have the top seed in the playoffs and face the fourth-seed in the semifinals at Lutcher next Wednesday evening.

Hahnville (8-4-1) will conclude its regular season Wednesday evening at Holy Cross against Ponstein’s Food Store.

“It’s all about development and evaluating and right now, we’re finding ways to win,” Goodlett said. “That’s what the summer is for. We’re excited about being in the playoffs next week.”

FINAL
Retif Oil 213 — 6 8 0, 3 LOB
Hahnville 001 00 1 1 1, 4 LOB
WP—Everett Denny (1-0)
LP—Hayden Plaisance (0-1)
Time of Game: 1:35
SB—Talan Theriot, Scout Hughes
2B—Hunter Oufnac, Alex Jeansonne, Gates Barre’
HR—Jackson Stopa (1)

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