'Jills shock Berwick in district play

From Staff Reports

The Patterson Lumberjills arguably picked up their biggest win of the season at home Tuesday when they broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 3-2 upset victory against the Berwick Lady Panthers in District 9-3A play.

With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh, Lumberjill Arianna Ross knocked a base hit up the middle to score teammate Carli McIntyre with the winning run.

Ross led the ’Jills at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance with a walk and two RBIs.

Other Lumberjills collecting hits included Carissa Fontenot and Jordon Aucoin, each 2-for-4; Caitlyn Fontenot, 1-for-2 with a run; Rebecca Taylor and Grace Beadle, each 1-for-3; and McIntyre, 1-for-4 with two runs.

On the mound, Patterson’s Car. Fontenot earned the complete game victory for the ’Jills. In seven innings, she surrendered two earned runs on eight hits and walked one.

Berwick’s Megan Fegenbush took the loss to fall to 11-8. In seven innings, she surrendered three runs on four hits. She walked four and struck out four.

Celeste Bowers led the Lady Panthers at the plate with a 2-for-2 performance with a home run, two RBIs and a run, while Fegenbush was 2-for-3.

Other Lady Panthers contributing offensively were: Hayley Girard, 2-for-4 with a run; Maddie Gray, 1-for-3 with a run; Amber Girard and Alexis Kates, each 1-for-3; and Abigail Ohlin, 1-for-4.

With the win, the ’Jills improved to 7-12 overall and 3-4 in district play, while the ’Jills fell to 12-10 overall and 5-3 in league play.

The ’Jills will return to action Thursday at 4 p.m., when they travel to face district leader Kaplan, while the Lady Panthers will host North Vermilion Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s district game was the second in as many days for the Lady Panthers as they beat Franklin High School in Franklin Monday, 16-1. The game originally was scheduled for this past Thursday but had to be rescheduled because of inclement weather.

MCHS defeats Ellender

The Morgan City Lady Tigers picked up a 7-5 District 8-4A victory on the road against Ellender Tuesday.

While the Lady Tigers held a commanding 7-1 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Lady Patriots rallied with four runs to cut the lead to 7-5.

The Lady Patriots could get no closer, though.

“We played good defense but need to eliminate that game-changing inning,” MCHS coach Kelly Jo Aucoin said. “That makes a big difference in the ball game.”

Amber Bailey led the Lady Tigers at the plate with a 2-for-5 performance with a run and two RBIs, while Nikki Pennison and Aliya Green each finished 2-for-4 with a double. Pennison added an RBI.

Other Lady Tigers collecting hits were Shannon Theriot, 1-for-4 with two runs, a walk and a stolen base; Marilynn Bailey, 1-for-4 with two runs and was hit by a pitch; Reina Fernandez, 1-for-4 with a double; and Katelyn Adams, 1-for-4. Brandi Ingram also recorded a RBI and a run.

On the mound, MCHS’ Tyler Hebert walked one and struck out three.

“Overall we … did what we needed to do to win the ball game,” Aucoin said. “The team is working very hard.”

The Lady Tigers (15-11 overall, 3-2 in district) will return to action Thursday when they host district foe South Terrebonne at 4 p.m.

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