It was a defensive struggle between the Eunice Oilers and the Mississippi Titans Friday in the opening of pool play for the Louisiana Invitational wood bat tournament.
A timely hit and an Oiler error in the sixth inning gave the Titans a 1-0 win.
Eunice threatened in the first inning when Jacob Fontenot walked and Tyler Fontenot singled but both failed to score.
Bradley Bergeron doubled in the second inning for the Oilers but could not advance.
Jacob Fontenot was hit by a pitch in the third inning to give the Oilers another chance to score but three straight outs left him at third base.
Bergeron singled with two outs in the bottom of the fourth but the Oilers again failed drive him in.
Eunice threatened again in the fifth inning when Beau Leger walked and Martin Seemion reached on a fielder’s choice - but again no runs scored.
Stuart Turner singled to start the sixth inning and moved to the corner on back-to-back outs but the Oilers could not drive him in.
The Titans, based in Vicksburg, were limited to just two singles in the first four innings off Eunice starting pitcher Austin Young.
Montana McDaniel doubled in the fifth for the first extra-base hit for the Titans but did not score.
The Titans broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth when Taylor Barcato doubled to the centerfield fence and scored on a errant throw to third base.
Young took the loss as he allowed one run on four hits with four strikeouts.
Bergeron went 2-for-3 for the Oiler, while Tyler Fontenot and Turner went 1-for-3.
Pool Play Finals will begin at 9 a.m. today with the championship game set to begin at 3:45 p.m. at LSUE.