Hahnville Bows Out of State Playoffs in Vial’s Final Game
Hahnville planned to honor its retiring softball coach, but the Tigers didn’t plan on it being Kenny Vial’s final game.
27th seeded Alexandria scored 6 times in the top of the 7th inning to eliminate Hahnville 8-5 in the first round of the 5A playoffs in Boutte.
Vial first coached Hahnville in the 2003 season. 12 seasons later, he departs with 329 wins and a 2011 state 5A baseball title.
His final team finishes with 22 wins and 5 losses. He said not playing enough close games during the season hurt his club in the first round of the playoffs.
Here are game highlights from WGNO news at ten:
Here’s is the ceremony after the game:
Here are Vial’s comments about the game: