Morgan City beats Belle Chasse

Staff Report

Morgan City scored six runs in the first three innings en route to a 6-1 road victory against Belle Chasse Wednesday.

The Lady Tigers plated two runs in the first inning and four more in the third.

Marilynn Bailey finished 1-for-3 with three RBIs, a run and a walk for the Lady Tigers, while Taylor Prince, 2-for-3, two RBIs; Morgan Comeaux, 1-for-3, a double and two RBIs; and Brandi Ingram, 2-for-4, a double, two runs and two stolen bases, also were tops for Morgan City.

Tyler Hebert earned the win as she surrendered four hits, one earned run and struck out seven in the complete game outing. She also hit one batter.

“Tyler Hebert pitched a great game, keeping the Belle Chasse hitters off balance,” Morgan City coach Kelly Jo Aucoin said. “This was a great job by her because Belle Chasse has strong hitters, and she was able to stop them.”

Despite the win, Aucoin said after Belle Chasse switched pitchers in the fourth inning, Morgan City was baffled. It’s something she said her squad must adjust to.

Defensively, though, she said commended her team’s effort.

In junior varsity action, Morgan City fell to Belle Chasse 10-2.

Regan Barbier took the mound for Morgan City as she struck out five and walked one in four innings of work.

Barbier led the Lady Tigers at the plate with a 1-for-3 outing.

Morgan City (3-1) will return to action today when it hosts H.L. Bourgeois. Varsity will play at 4 p.m., while junior varsity action will follow.

Destrehan knocks off CCHS using the long ball

Central Catholic’s Brittany Longman threw 130 pitches in Wednesday’s 6-0 loss to Destrehan.

Unfortunately for her, Destrehan needed just three to pull out the victory.

Destrehan scored all six of its runs via three home runs as the visitors from St. Charles Parish handed the Lady Eagles their first loss, 6-0, Wednesday.

Central Catholic coach Joe Russo said he was proud of his team’s effort against a solid Class 5A school, noting that the Lady Eagles were without three of their starters who are participating in the Class 1A girls’ basketball state semifinals today.

Longman tossed a complete game and surrendered six runs (five earned) on nine hits with three walks, while she struck out five.

Russo said he thought Longman threw a “competitive game.”

At the plate, Longman collected two of Central Catholic’s four hits.

Kimberly Russo and Amanda Barron picked up the Lady Eagles’ other two hits as the squad was limited to four singles.

Central Catholic’s game today against Houma Christian has been rescheduled later in the season due to the girls’ basketball team’s participation in the Class 1A state semifinals.

Central Catholic (5-1) will return to action Friday when it faces Teurlings Catholic at 3:30 p.m. in the Berwick Lady Panther Classic. The game will be played at the Berwick Civic Complex.

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