Terrebonne defeats East St. John, 15-0
Fri. February 24, 2012 at 9:34 a.m. | By Steve Holley/Sports Correspondent
All Terrebonne had to do in the first inning of Thursday’s non-district softball game against East St. John was show patience and watch the carnage ensue.
By the time it was over, the Lady Tigers had batted around by taking advantage of 10 walks and scored 13 runs en route to a 15-0 shutout victory at the Westside Girls’ Softball Complex.
The game was called after three innings due to the mercy rule, but this one was over long before that.
The Lady Tigers (1-1 overall) opened the bottom of the first by having four of their first five batters draw a walk. A wild pitch from Weber allowed Lauren Verret to score for a 1-0 Terrebonne lead, and Terrebonne would score three of its first four runs courtesy of wild pitches, sandwiched around an RBI-double from Jackie Daigle.
In her second trip to the plate, Verret laced a two-run single into left field to bring the score to 7-0, and the eighth walk of the inning by East St. John (0-1) made it 8-0.
“(Wednesday) we had our pitching machine out and the balls were wet. Sometimes it would throw a perfect strike and sometimes it would be a little haywire, so they had to sit back and pick out the good pitches. It couldn’t have been a better practice to (Thursday’s) game,” Terrebonne coach Joe Clement said.
Sabrina Bergeron connected on an RBI-single for a 9-0 Terrebonne lead, and the Lady Tigers took advantage of two more bases-loaded walks to eventually bring the score to 13-0 after one.
Terrebonne added two runs in the second inning courtesy of a bases-loaded walk and an RBI-single from Daigle to cap the scoring at 15-0.
“We got some runners on (in the top of the inning) and were able to move them around, but pitching, we have to work on it. That’s the bottom line,” East St. John coach Monica Hebert said.
Madison Thompson started for Terrebonne and ran into some trouble early before getting of the inning with a strikeout to strand a runner at third base.
She pitched the full three innings in the shutout performance.
“She was in a groove,” Clement said. “She’s a competitor and last year she put the team on her back and pitched us to a district runner-up (finish). This year, we’ve got somebody to help her and we’re going to try to bide time so she doesn’t have to pitch when she’s (fatigued).”
Verret, Bergeron and Daigle all had two hits apiece for Terrebonne.