'Jills excel in weekend play

From Staff Reports

The Patterson Lumberjills went 3-1 this weekend in the Catholic High of New Iberia Tournament.

After dropping their first game to Church Point, 10-4, the ’Jills responded with three consecutive wins — 13-8 against Minden, 7-3 against Vermilion Catholic and 3-2 against Westgate.

In its loss, Church Point put the game away with five runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Carrissa Fontenot earned the win for Patterson. In seven innings, she surrendered 10 runs (six earned) on 14 hits with a walk and three strikeouts.

At the plate, Jordon Aucoin led the ’Jills with a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI; Rebecca Taylor finished 2-for-3 with a walk; Madi Morris, 1-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a walk; and Caitlyn Fontenot, 1-for-4 with a run.

Against Minden, the ’Jills rallied from a 6-0 deficit to beat Minden, 13-8.

The ’Jills scored in every inning except the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, the ’Jills erupted for six runs.

Taylor Hall pitched 11/3 innings and surrendered six runs (two earned) on four hits with five walks. In relief, Fontenot pitched 52/3 innings and surrendered six hits, one run, three walks and struck out one.

At the plate for the ’Jills, Grace Beadle finished 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run and a walk; Car. Fontenot finished 2-for-3 with two runs and two walks; Carli McIntyre and Morris each finished 2-for-5 with a run; Arianna Ross finished 1-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a walk; and Cai. Fontenot and Rachel Easley each finished 1-for-4 with a run. Fontenot added a sacrifice and a walk.

In its victory against Vermilion Catholic, the ’Jills scored seven unanswered runs in six innings after spotting VC three runs in the top of the first.

On the mound, Car. Fontenot earned the win for Patterson. In seven innings, she surrendered three earned runs on seven hits with a walk and three strikeouts.

At the plate, Car. Fontenot led the ’Jills with a 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run, while Morris added a 1-for-3 performance with two RBIs and a sacrifice. Beadle finished 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

Also collecting hits for PHS were Ross, 1-for-2 and McIntyre, 1-for-3. Each scored a run and walked once.

In its final game against Westgate, Patterson jumped out to 3-0 and surrendered Westgate’s two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Car. Fontenot earned the win for Patterson. In seven innings, she surrendered two runs on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts.

At the plate, Taylor, 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Ross, 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run, led the ’Jills’ offensive attack. Car. Fontenot, Morris and Aucoin all finished 1-for-3 with Morris scoring a run. McIntyre and Cai. Fontenot each finished 1-for-4, with Fontenot scoring a run.

The ’Jills will return action Tuesday when they travel for a District 9-3A matchup with Franklin High. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.

CCHS finishes 2-1 in Lutcher Tournament

The Central Catholic Lady Eagles finished 2-1 in the Lutcher Tournament this weekend with an 11-1 win against Beau Chene and a 4-1 win against Ellender, while the squad fell to Ursuline, 6-1.

Against Beau Chene, the Lady Eagles put the game away with a four-run third inning.

Megan Landry earned the win for the Lady Eagles. In the win, she tossed a two hitter and struck out two.

At the plate, Abbie Bergeron led the Lady Eagles with three hits, a stolen base and two runs, while Landry added two hits, including a double, one RBI and a run. Hailee Thomas had two hits, an RBI and two runs.

Other Lady Eagles collecting hits included Celine Flores, a hit, two RBIs and two runs; Amanda Barron, a double, an RBI and a run; Olivia Crawford, two hits and a run; and Kimberly Russo, a hit and a run.

Against Ellender, the Lady Eagles scored a run each in the second and fifth and two more in the six. Ellender scored its one run in the bottom of the fifth.

Landry earned the win for CCHS. In seven innings, she surrendered one unearned run on three hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.

At the plate, Barron had a triple and a run scored, while Russo and Landry had two hits apiece. Crawford had a hit and scored two runs, while Flores and Bergeron each had a hit.

Against Ursuline, the New Orleans-based school put the game away with three runs in the top of the seventh.

CCHS scored its lone run in the bottom of the sixth.

Landry (8-7) again earned the win on the mound. In seven innings, she surrendered six earned runs on 12 hits with a walk and three strikeouts.

At the plate, Bergeron had the Lady Eagles’ lone hit.

The Lady Eagles (11-9) will return to action on Tuesday when it opens District 8-1A play against Vermilion Catholic in Abbeville at 4 p.m.

Lady Tigers struggle in Brusly Tournament

The Morgan City Lady Tigers struggled in the Brusly Tournament this weekend as they finished 1-3.

The Lady Tigers lost to Archbishop Hannan, 14-4, St. John of Plaquemine, 12-2 and Parkview Baptist, 9-3. The squad’s lone win came against Livonia, 12-5.

Against Hannah, Taylor Prince recorded two strikeouts and walked one for MCHS.

At the plate, Nikki Pennison led the Lady Tigers with a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI and a run, while Brandi Ingram finished 2-for-4 with a double.

Other Lady Tigers collecting hits included Katelyn Adams, 1-for-4 with an RBI, a run and a sacrifice; Marilynn Bailey, 1-for-3, three runs, one walk and a stolen base; Aliya Green, 1-for-3 with a stolen base; and Tyler Hebert, 1-for-4.

Against St. John, Ingram led the Lady Tigers with a 1-for-2 performance with a double, two RBIs and a sacrifice, while Bailey finished 1-for-2 with a double and a run. Pennison, 1-for-3 with two stolen bases and a run.

In its loss to Parkview, Ingram finished 2-for-2 with a walk; Katelyn Alvarez finished 2-for-3; Bailey finished 2-for-4 with a run; Adams homered, drove in one and scored a run; and Skyla Crochet finished 1-for-3 with a run.

In the lone win of the weekend, Prince struck out three and walked two.

At the plate, Adams finished 4-for-5 with a double, and two runs, while Bailey finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a triple, two RBI, two runs, and was hit by a pitch.

Other MCHS players collecting hits included Ingram, 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs; Reina Fernandez, 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs, a run and a walk; Green, 2-for-4 with a double and a run; Prince, 2- for-4 with a run; and Pennison, 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run.

The Lady Tigers, 12-9 overall, will return to play today when it hosts Terrebonne High School in a nondistrict tilt. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.

Berwick falls to Kaplan

The Berwick Panthers fell to the Kaplan Lady Pirates, 9-8 in District 9-3A action in Berwick on Saturday.

Kaplan broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the fifth as the Lady Pirates scored six runs with two outs for a commanding 8-2 lead.

However, the Lady Panthers responded with six runs combined in the fifth and six innings to tie the game.

Kaplan pushed across the winning run in the top of the seventh.

In the loss, Elizabeth Hover led the Lady Panthers at the plate with a 4-for-4 performance with a double, a triple, an RBI and a run, while Amber Girard finished 2-for-4 with three RBI.

Other Berwick offensive contributors included Megan Fegenbush, 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run; Alexis Kates, 1-for-3 with a triple and a run; Abigail Ohlin, 1-for-3 with three runs; Hayley Girard, 1-for-4 with a run; and Olivia Gilbert, 1-for-1 with a run.

With the loss, the Lady Panthers slip to 9-9 overall and 2-2 in district play. The Lady Panthers will return to action Tuesday when they travel to Abbeville to face the Lady Wildcats. First pitch is set at 4 p.m.

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