Prep Baseball and Softball Report



GAMES OF THE WEEK

With two weeks remaining in the softball regular season, there are several key games for teams vying to make the playoffs.

With only district champions or co-champs guaranteed to make the playoffs, there are a number of softball teams looking to improve their power ratings in hopes of earning a wild-card berth.

In District 7-5A,  Central Lafourche travels to play Thibodaux on Tuesday. Both teams are outside of Class 5A’s Top 32, so the loser of this game will have more of mountain to climb.

H.L. Bourgeois is in Class 5A’s Top 32, so a win over struggling South Lafourche on Tuesday is imperative for the Lady Braves playoff hopes.

In District 8-4A softball, Vandebilt Catholic can wrap up the district title and a playoff berth in its home game against Morgan City on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, E.D. White Catholic looks to climb up the Class 3A softball power ratings with a District 7-3A home game against St. Charles Catholic.

In District 7-5A baseball, first place will be on the line when Central Lafourche travels to play New Iberia on Tuesday.

Both the Trojans and Yellow Jackets have 5-0 district records.

The race in District 8-4A is wide open and there is a critical two-game series between South Terrebonne and Assumption this week.

The Gators will host the Mustangs on Tuesday and the two teams will play again in Napoleonville on Thursday.

Houma Christian can get in the District 10-1A baseball race with two home games this week.

The Warriors host Crescent City today, the host St. Martin’s on Tuesday.

BASEBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK

Central Lafourche won four District 7-5A games last week. The Trojans defeated Westgate, Terrebonne, South Lafourche and Thibodaux to improve to 5-0 in district.

SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK

H.L. Bourgeois went 4-1 last week to climb into the Top 32 of Class 5A's power ratings. The Lady Braves defeated Thibodaux, Central Lafourche, Loreauville and Terrebonne with its loss coming to New Iberia.

BASEBALL STARS OF THE WEEK

--Central Lafourche's Jordan Caillouet went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs in a 12-3 win over Westgate.

--South Lafourche's Norry Galjour went 2-for-4, including the game-winning hit, and three RBIs in a 5-4 win over Terrebonne.

--Houma Christian's Devin Battaglia knocked in the game-winning RBI in a 3-2 win over Ecole Classique.

--Thibodaux's Wesley Lassere went 2-for-3 with a grand slam in a 12-1 win over Westgate.

SOFTBALL STARS OF THE WEEK

--Assumption's Kirstyn Torres pitched two shutouts — 3-0 over Ascension Catholic and 3-0 over South Terrebonne. She gave up six hits and struck out three against Ascension and had 10 strikeouts against the Gators.

--H.L. Bourgeois' Maddie Monnier collected three hits in a 11-1 win over Thibodaux.

--Houma Christian's Lindsay Crowdus had two hits and six steals in a 10-0 win over St. Martin's.

--Central Lafourche's Ashlyn Grabert had three hits in a 11-4 win over Terrebonne.

--Vandebilt Catholic's Leah Bergeron gave up four hits and no walks with 10 strikeouts in a 7-1 win over Assumption.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"We fell apart again. That's two games in a row we fall apart. My honest opinion is, (South Lafourche) got a big head. They think they're better than they really are, and you can put that in the paper. If we want to go to the playoffs, we've got to be able to hit pitchers like (Stephen) Potter. If you want to go further than one and done, you have to hit those pitchers," —South Lafourche coach Jared Landrum after a loss to Central Lafourche on Thursday.