Trojans use winning formula against Thibodaux


MATHEWS — Central Lafourche used strong pitching and timely hitting to stay unbeaten in District 7-5A, taking a 3-0 win over Thibodaux Saturday at Broussard Field.

The game was a pitcher's duel for four and a half innings. Thibodaux's Bo Ockman gave up a hit in the first, but clamped down after that, holding the Trojans to two base runners in four innings.

Trojan starter Jace Cheramie, in his first start since missing a month due to tendonitis, struck out four of the seven batters he faced in three innings of work.

Two Trojan fielding errors and a walk loaded the bases for Thibodaux (10-12 overall, 2-3 in district) with one out in the third, but Cheramie pitched out of the jam, leaving the game scoreless after three.

Cheramie was playing under a limited pitch count, so Central Lafourche (14-8, 5-0 in district) brought on Bryce Guidry in the fourth inning, and not much changed. Guidry went three up three down in the fourth, and struck out the side in the fifth.

"Bryce does not feel pressure," Central Lafourche coach Scott Duplantis said. "He's a sophomore, and he could care less. He's a pitcher. He gets up there and he pitches. Nothing bothers him. I wish the rest of the team would be like that. I wish I could be like that."

The Trojans got through to Ockman in the fifth inning. Mason Santoyo drew a walk and reached second on Austin O'Dell's sacrifice bunt. Bryce Stoddard drew a walk putting runners on first and second.

"We finally got something going after we saw (Ockman) the third time," Duplantis said. "I think that was the difference."

Brett Babin hit a hard grounder to first baseman Tyler Collins, who booted the ball, but was backstopped by second baseman Wesley Lassere. But Lassere overthrew Collins, letting a run score with runners on second a third.

Logan Guidry's two-RBI single to left made it 3-0 after five.

"Both pitchers pitched really well," Thibodaux coach Scott Abadie said. "We just made the big mistake, and they didn't, and that's what hurt us in the end. It was two outs, and then we made the error, and we just never recovered."

Guidry took the win, giving up one hit in four innings. Ockman took the loss, giving up three runs on three hits and striking out seven in six innings of work.

TEURLINGS CATHOLIC 7, E.D. WHITE CATHOLIC 2

At Thibodaux, E.D. White Catholic fell to 16-7 overall with Saturday's loss to Teurlings Catholic in a nondistrict game.

Micheal Waguespack went 2-for-3 at the plate for E.D. White.

SOFTBALL

CENTRAL LAFOURCHE 4, SOUTH LAFOURCHE 3

At Mathews, Emily Rodrigue produced the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh as Central Lafourche rallied to beat South Lafourche in Saturday's District 7-5A game.

Rodrigue's single scored Macy Robichaux from second base as Central Lafourche improved to 8-13 overall and 6-4 in district. Jordan Robichaux was the winning pitcher.

South Lafourche falls to 2-18 and 0-10.

ELLENDER 15, EAST ST. JOHN 0

At Laplace, Alyssa Bush gave four hits and struck out six in Saturday's nondistrict game.

Offensive leaders for the Lady Patriots (10-12) were Kyler Trosclair (3-for-4), Shelbi Moore (3-for-5, RBI) and Madison Touchard (2-for-4).

ST. JAMES GOES 2-1 AT TOURNEY

At Ascension Christian's Lady Lions Tournament, St. James won both its game on Saturday to finish with a 2-1 tournament record.

The Lady Wildcats defeated Hosanna Christian 16-1 as Amanda Rouge was the winning pitcher and she also went 3-for-3 with a two-run triple.

St. James followed that game with a 19-6 win over West St. John. Brittany Ferchaud got the win and she when 4-for-4 with a grand slam and two doubles.

St. James lost to Family Christian, 7-3, on Friday to start the tournament.