Mistakes hurt Assumption in loss to E.D. White Catholic
Fri. February 24, 2012 at 9:39 a.m. | By Perry Pitre/Sports Correspondent
E.D. White Catholic took advantage of a number of Assumption errors en route to a 7-2 win Friday at Lady Cardinal Field in a game called in the sixth inning due to darkness.
Kali Clement opened the bottom of the first with a double to right field. Maddie Toups followed that with what looked to be a sacrifice bunt, but a throwing error allowed Clement to score and left Toups on second. Two walks loaded the bases before another throwing error scored Toups.
“I think (E.D. White) might have had one earned run,” Assumption coach Boyd Fussel said. “It kind of snowballed after we made a couple of errors. We’ve got to make plays. If we don’t make plays, it’s going to be a long year.”
Both pitchers held their ground through the second and third innings, but Assumption struck in the top of the fourth on Harley Gauthreau’s two-run homer over the centerfield wall to tie the game.
The tie did not last, though, as more Lady Mustang errors brought more Lady Cardinal runs.
Assumption pitcher Ali Beth Blanchard couldn’t handle a grounder from Courtney Sanchez that put Sanchez on first. Claire Chiasson drew a base on balls, and Clement singled to left to load the bases.
That brought on Toups, who hit a weak grounder to Blanchard. But again, Blanchard couldn’t handle it, overthrowing the catcher at the plate to allow Sanchez to score. Another overthrow to third brought home Chiasson and Clement, and E.D. White led 5-2 after four.
“I don’t know what was going on with that,” E.D. White coach Linda Sanders said about the numerous errors in the game. “I don’t know if their nerves were getting to them, on both teams, or because it’s a rivalry game, but it really snowballed.”
E.D. White got two insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth. Starting pitcher Madison Rodrigue drew a walk to open the inning, and she scored on Sydney Falcon’s double. A sacrifice fly put Falcon on third, and a wild pitch brought her home to make it 7-2 at the bottom of the fifth.
“We started making plays,” Sanders said. “Madison had control all afternoon and looked really good. Once we starting making plays, we played real well.”
Rodrigue got the win. Blanchard took the loss.
H.L. BOURGEOIS 7, PATTERSON 2
At Patterson, the Lady Braves improved to 1-1 overall with the nondistrict win after Brenna Copes and Kasie Hebert each worked in the circle.
Ciara Williams (solo homer), Lindsey McCullough (2-for-3, triple, double) and Hebert (2-for-3) led the Lady Braves at the plate.
JOHN EHRET 15, SOUTH LAFOURCHE 0
At Galliano, the Lady Tarpons (0-2) fell in nondistrict action in five innings. Marissa Melancon suffered the loss in the circle.
CENTRAL LAFOURCHE 8, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 0
At Mathews, Emily Rodrigue worked four innings, struck out six and walked none in improving to 1-0 with the nondistrict victory.
Cheyenne Chiasson (3-for-3), Macy Robichaux (2-for-3), Ashlyn Grabert (3-for-4) and Heather Adams (3-for-4) led the Lady Trojans on offense.
DESTREHAN 13, SOUTH TERREBONNE 2
At Destrehan on Wednesday, the Lady Gators fell to 0-1 with the nondistrict loss, and Brooke Falgout suffered the loss in the circle.
DUTCHTOWN 6, VANDEBILT CATHOLIC 3
At Geismar, the Lady Terriers fell to 1-1 with the nondistrict loss. Leah Bergeron suffered the loss in the circle after allowing fie hits, striking out seven and walking three. The Lady Terriers had four hits.
ST. JAMES 7, WEST ST. JOHN 6
At St. James, the Lady Wildcats (1-0) got a bases-loaded triple in the bottom of the seventh inning from Brittany Ferchaud for the nondistrict win. Ferchaud was also the winning pitcher and went 2-for-3 with four RBIs at the plate.
THIBODAUX 10, ASSUMPTION 8
At the Morgan City Tournament, the Tigers improved to 1-0 with the victory after Trey Fields picked up the win on the mound.
Justin Zeringue (homer, three RBIs), Koby Madere (2-for-4), Trey Naquin (2-for-3) and Bo Ockman (2-for-4) led the Tigers, who play South Terrebonne at 5 today in the event, at the plate.
Tate Foley, Drake Vedros, Dylan Sierra and Hunter Gauthreaux all pitched for the Mustangs (0-1). Dane Blanchard (2-run homer) and Gauthreaux led the Mustangs at the plate. Assumption had the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning.
CENTRAL LAFOURCHE 16, SOUTH TERREBONNE 2
At the Morgan City Tournament, the Trojans improved to 1-0 on the season, while the Gators fell to 0-1.
Jace Cheramie (three innings, five strikeouts, two hits) got the win for the Trojans, who had a six-run second and a nine-run third. The game was stopped after the top of the fifth.
Colin Richard (3-for-3, two doubles), Brett Babin (2-for-2, double, triple), Jordan Caillouet (2-for-3, double), Logan Guidry (2-for-2, double, triple) and Ben Stewart (2-for-2, double) led the Trojans, who play Morgan City at 7 tonight, at the plate.
Sam White suffered the loss on the mound for the Gators, who play Thibodaux at 5 today in the event.
VANDEBILT CATHOLIC 5, HANSON MEMORIAL 0
At the Morgan City Tournament, Matt Bergeron threw a no-hitter, struck out nine and walked one in the victory for the Terriers (1-0).
At the plate, Jordan Bergeron (1-for-3, three RBIs), Devin Knight (2-for-2), Christian St. Martin (2-for-2) and Josh Bergeron (2-for-3) led the Terriers, who play Berwick at Berwick at 3 today in the tourney.
BERWICK 10, ELLENDER 0
At the Morgan City Tournament, the Patriots fell to 0-1 on the season with the five-inning loss. J.T. LeBeouf suffered the loss on the mound for Ellender, which plays H.L. Bourgeois in the tourney at 3 today.
E.D. WHITE CATHOLIC 2, SOUTH LAFOURCHE 0
At the Patterson Tournament, Jon Mayeaux got the complete-game shutout on the mound for the Cardinals (1-0) as the Tarpons fell to 0-1.
Logan Barbara (2-run homer, double) and Alex Becnel (1-for-3) led the Cardinals, who play two games in the tournament on Saturday, at the plate.
PATTERSON 11, HOUMA CHRISTIAN 1
At the Patterson Tournament, the Lumberjacks used a four-run first inning to jump out early on the Warriors (0-1).
Connor Bates (three innings, five hits, two walks and a strikeout) took the loss on the mound for Houma Christian.
Leaders at the plate for the Warriors were Bates, Jacob Mathieu and Tyler Crochet with a hit each.
— Compiled by sports writer Kelly McElroy