VooDoo Athlete of the Week: Pitcher Kade Granier

DESTREHAN, La. (WGNO) - He’s one of the best pitchers in the state — and he proved it in a rivalry game.  Destrehan pitcher Kade Granier is our New Orleans VooDoo athlete of the week!

Granier fired a complete game 4 hitter against arch rival Hahnville High School last month.

Granier struck out 9, and Destrehan won 1-0.

“To come out there in a big game with a lot of pressure in a hostile environment, and to come out with that kind of performance, is really, really outstanding,” head coach Marty Luquet said.

Adding Granier is the definition of the term staff ace. “That is what we have come to expect from him. He’s 4-0 this year. His ERA is 1.20. He’s just been putting great performance after great performance.”

Granier got out of jams in the 5th and 6th inning, the Tigers had two men on in both.

In the 6th, a ground out and a strikeout ended the Hahnville threat.