Lumberjills edge MCHS 8-7 in eight innings
Patterson’s Rachel Easley slides safely into home plate past Morgan City catcher Morgan Comeaux during Thursday’s contest. Patterson edged Morgan City 8-7 in eight innings. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
The Patterson Lumberjills edged the Morgan City Lady Tigers 8-7 in eight innings Thursday in Morgan City’s “Pink” Game.
While Morgan City took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, Patterson responded with three runs in the top of the third and one each in the top of the fourth and fifth innings for a 5-1 advantage.
Morgan City cut the deficit to 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth, and after Patterson had scored two more in the top of the sixth, Morgan City scored three more in the bottom of the frame.
The score remained the same until the top of the eighth inning when Patterson plated a run.
Morgan City was plagued by errors in the contest as it committed five. Just one of Patterson’s runs was earned.
Taylor Hall earned the win for the Lumberjills. In a complete game effort, she struck out 16, walked 10 and hit a batter.
Lucy Bennett led the Lumberjills with a 2-for-4 performance with two runs and an RBI, while Gaylen Grogan was 2-for-4 with an RBI; Carli McIntyre, 2-for-4, a run and an RBI; and Rachel Easley and Nia Broussard, two RBIs each.
Brandi Ingram led the Lady Tigers with a 3-for-4 performance with a home run, three RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases, while Tyler Hebert also finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
Hebert suffered the complete-game loss. She fanned 12, walked six and hit three batters.
Patterson (10-4) will return to action Monday when it travels to face St. Martinville in a 4 p.m. contest.
Morgan City (12-8) will return to action Tuesday when it travels to face Ellender in a District 7-4A contest set for a 4 p.m. start.
Berwick sweeps doubleheader from Franklin
The Berwick Lady Panthers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a sweep of a District 9-3A doubleheader from Franklin Thursday by identical 16-1 scores.
No individual statistics were available for the Lady Panthers, who improved to 9-16 overall and 5-1 in district.
Berwick will return to action Saturday when it travels to play Brusly in an 11 a.m. contest.
The Central Catholic Lady Eagles continued their dominant play in District 7-1A with a 15-0 victory on the road against Lafayette Christian in three innings.
Central Catholic scored three runs in the second inning before erupting for 12 in the third.
Central Catholic pounded out 14 hits in the contest led by Gee Garrett and Megan Landry. Garrett finished 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, a stolen base and three runs, while Landry was 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs. Other top contributors included Kaitlyn Gros, 2-for-3, three RBIs, two stolen bases and two runs; Brooke Lipari, 2-for-3, two RBIs and a run; Brittany Longman, 2-for-3, a double and two runs; and Kimberly Russo, 1-for-3, a home run, two RBIs and a run.
Landry earned the victory for the Lady Eagles. In three innings, she surrendered a hit and fanned eight.
Central Catholic (16-3, 5-0 in district) will return to action Saturday when it hosts E.D. White in a 1 p.m. contest.