Top-ranked Vandebilt blanks MCHS, 6-0
Morgan City may have fallen Tuesday to top-ranked Vandebilt Catholic, 6-0, but most of Vandebilt’s runs were plated in the fifth and seventh innings.
While Morgan City held Vandebilt scoreless the first three innings and surrendered just a run in the top of the fourth, the Lady Terriers added two runs in the top of the fifth and three more in the top of the seventh for the final.
Tyler Hebert took the loss for Morgan City as she surrendered all six runs — three earned — on eight hits with a walk and two strikeouts.
At the plate, Hebert and Morgan Comeaux each finished 1-for-3.
The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Lady Tigers. The Lady Terriers entered the contest atop the latest unofficial Class 4A power rankings released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
Tuesday’s game also was Senior Night in which the Lady Tigers’ lone senior, Katelyn Adams, was honored following the contest.
Morgan City (13-12 overall, 3-3 in district) will conclude district play Thursday with a 4 p.m. contest at Assumption.
shut out Gueydan
Megan Landry tossed a one-hitter and struck out 12 as the Central Catholic Lady Eagles blanked Gueydan, 9-0, Tuesday in Gueydan.
In the complete-game victory, Landry also surrendered a walk. At the plate, she finished 2-for-4.
The Lady Eagles broke a 3-0 game open in the top of the sixth inning when they plated six runs.
Bridgette Swan, Kimberly Russo and Brittany Longman led the Lady Eagles at the plate. Swan finished 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run, while Russo was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, three stolen bases and two runs. Longman finished 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs, while Amanda Barron finished 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run.
Central Catholic (21-5 overall, 7-0 in district) will return to action Thursday when it travels to Franklin to play Hanson Memorial for the District 8-1A title in a 4 p.m. contest. While the Lady Eagles enter the contest with a 7-0 mark, Hanson is right behind with a 6-1 mark. Earlier this season, Central Catholic defeated Hanson, 3-2, in eight innings in Bayou Vista.
play to a tie
Patterson and Fisher High schools' non-district game ended in a rare 5-5 tie after seven innings.
Patterson coach Coby Minton said this morning that an umpire called the game after seven innings and said the tie could stand because it wasn’t a district game. Minton said he wanted to continue playing because of the implications on power rankings, but he said the umpire would not permit it.
In the contest, Patterson’s Carissa Fontenot had three hits, while Madi Morris had a solo home run and an RBI in the fifth inning and Grace Beadle had a hit and two RBIs. Other top contributors included Rebecca Taylor, two hits and an RBI; Caitlyn Fontenot and Arianna Ross, two hits apiece; and Brittany Totten, an RBI.
Patterson (15-9-1) will resume District 9-3A play Thursday when it travels to face Franklin in a 4 p.m. contest.
Berwick falls to Kaplan
The Berwick Lady Panthers fell 4-0 to Kaplan in District 9-3A action at home Tuesday.
No individual statistics were available for the Lady Panthers, whose five-game winning streak was snapped with the loss.
While Berwick (14-9 overall, 5-3 in district) was scheduled to return to action today with a 4 p.m. contest at Franklin, the game was rained out. It is tentatively scheduled to be made up Friday.