CCHS clinches share of district crown
The Central Catholic Lady Eagles clinched at least a share of the District 7-1A title Wednesday with a 6-4 win against Hanson Memorial in Bayou Vista. The Lady Eagles, who own a two-game lead over second-place Hanson, can clinch the crown outright with a win in one of their last two district contests. Above, Brooke Lipari makes a catch in left field during Wednesday’s contest. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
Central Catholic clinched no worse than a share of the District 7-1A title Wednesday with a 6-4 victory against rival Hanson Memorial.
The Lady Eagles, who now have defeated Hanson twice this season, can win the district title with just one of two wins in the next two days against Ascension Episcopal or Lafayette Christian, respectively.
Central Catholic (22-3 overall, 10-0 in district) plays at Ascension Episcopal today at 4 p.m. and at home against Lafayette Christian Friday at 4 p.m.
In Wednesday’s contest, Central Catholic, No. 2 in the latest unofficial Class 1A power rankings released by the LHSAA, struck first with three runs in the bottom of the second inning before Hanson, ranked No. 11 in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association rankings, tied the score at 3 in the top of the fourth frame.
Central Catholic retook the lead with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, while Hanson plated a run in the top of the fifth.
Hanson’s runs were the first the Lady Eagles had surrendered in district play since the two runs they surrendered to Gueydan on March 11.
Since then, Central Catholic has posted eight consecutive shutouts, including an 8-0 win against Hanson in the squads’ first matchup.
In Wednesday’s matchup, Central Catholic pitcher Megan Landry earned the win. In a complete-game effort, she surrendered four runs — two earned — on four hits with two walks and fanned 12.
Offensively, top contributors for the Lady Eagles were Bridgette Swan with a double and an RBI, while Brittany Longman added a double.
Berwick falls to Teurlings
Berwick dropped a 9-8 decision at Teurlings Catholic Wednesday.
Teurlings Catholic entered the contest ranked second in Class 4A in the latest unofficial power ratings released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, while Berwick is No. 22 in Class 3A.
Berwick (11-19 overall, 6-1 in district) will conclude District 9-3A action today when it travels to face E.D. White for the District 9-3A title. E.D. White, who is undefeated in district at 7-0, can win the district title with a victory. Berwick can tie for the district championship with a win.
Vandebilt Catholic, Class 4A’s fourth-ranked squad, used a three-run sixth inning to pull away from Morgan City for a 5-2 victory in District 7-4A play in Houma Wednesday.
While Vandebilt scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth, Morgan City, ranked No. 11 in 4A, cut its deficit in half in the sixth inning with a run.
However, Vandebilt plated three runs in the bottom of the sixth for a comfortable 5-1 lead.
Morgan City scored a run in its final at bat.
The Lady Tigers were outhit 11-3 in the contest and struck out 17 times.
Aliya Green led the Lady Tigers with a 1-for-2 performance with a home run, an RBI and a run, while Brandi Ingram added an RBI.
Tyler Hebert suffered the loss for the Lady Tigers. In six innings, she surrendered six runs — five earned — on 11 hits with two strikeouts.
Morgan City (14-10 overall, 4-3 in district) will close District 7-4A action today when it hosts Assumption in a 4 p.m. contest.