Lady Cardinals blast Terrebonne, 25-7, in softball
Fri. February 22, 2013 at 7:16 a.m. | By Wil Touchet/Sports Correspondent
The E.D. White Catholic softball team took a big lead early and never looked back in its nondistrict matchup against Terrebonne on Thursday afternoon at the Girls Westside Softball Complex in Houma.
The visiting Lady Cardinals defeated the Lady Tigers 25-7 with the game being called after six innings due to the mercy rule.
E.D. White jumped out to a 12-1 lead in the top of the third inning by moving runners in scoring position and capitalizing on those opportunities with base hits.
“Our Top 3 hitters are really fast and did a great job stealing bases,” E.D. White coach Linda Sanders said. “We were able to get them in to score. We didn’t leave many runners on base which I was pleased with. The execution of moving those runners and getting the RBIs was key.”
The Lady Cardinals led 1-0 in the top of the first when Sydney Falcon hit a 2-run home run over the left-field fence to make it 3-0.
Madison Rodrigue then doubled to bring home Sydney Bordis for a 4-0 E.D. White lead.
Later, Terrebonne’s Stevie Guin singled in Ashley Theriot to cut the lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the first.
E.D. White (1-1 overall) batted around in the second inning scoring six runs on six hits, including a triple by Kali Clement (5-for-6, triple, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs) for a 10-1 lead.
The Lady Cardinals added two more runs in the top of third inning.
Terrebonne (1-1 overall) then made a rally with two outs in the bottom of the inning.
Four consecutive hits, including doubles by Lillian Rodrigue, Madison Thompson and Hannah Rodrigue knocked in five runs for the Lady Tigers and cut the deficit to 12-6.
“It was 12-1 before you sat down, and we could’ve rolled over and played dead,” Terrebonne assistant coach Joe Clement said. “We tinkered with the lineup and gave some other girls the opportunity to hit. Hitting is contagious, and we were able to get it going. We made a game out of it and had it go six innings. We have some young players and they learned how to compete. We can grow from this game so we can get better every night.”
E.D. White added four runs and Terrebonne added another run in the fifth inning.
Leading 16-7, the Lady Cardinals batted around for the second time in the game in the sixth, scoring nine runs in the inning.
“I was very impressed with our offense,” Sanders said. “The girls did really well adjusting to their pitching and being patient at the plate. Their confidence at the plate definitely came through in this game.”
E.D. White had 24 hits with Bordis, Falcon, and Madison Rodrigue each having four hits.
Madison Rodrigue pitched all six innings for E.D. White, while striking out six and walking two to get the win for the Lady Cardinals.
Thompson took the loss for the Lady Tigers. She struck out five and walked six in six innings.
Terrebonne head coach Bess Guererro missed the game for personal reasons.
At Houma, the Lady Patriots allowed four unearned runs and fell to 1-2 overall with the nondistrict loss.
Alyssa Bush struck out 12 for Ellender, but suffered the loss in the circle. Madison Touchard was 3-for-4 for Ellender, and Bush was 2-for-3 with a sacrifice. Ellender out-hit Patterson, 10-4.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 14,
CENTRAL LAFOURCHE 0
At Morgan City, the Lady Trojans (0-2 overall) fell in the nondistrict contest after it was called in five innings because of the mercy rule.
VANDEBILT CATHOLIC 13,
CENTRAL LAFOURCHE 1
At the Morgan City Tournament, Josh Bergeron (five innings, three hits, six strikeouts, walk) got the win for the Terriers (1-0) and Grant Bergeron got the save.
Chase Hawthorne (4-for-5, two singles, two doubles, two runs), Jacob Walker (2-for-4, two RBIs) and Cade Matherne (2-for-4, three RBIs) led the Terriers at the plate.
Vandebilt plays Thibodaux at 3 today in the tourney, and Central Lafourche (0-1) plays Berwick in the event at 6 tonight.
MORGAN CITY 2,
H.L. BOURGEOIS 1
At the Morgan City Tournament, three errors by the Braves in the bottom of the sixth inning helped lead to two Morgan City runs and the victory.
Marcus Bascle (three strikeouts, walk) suffered the loss for the Braves (0-1 overall), who got their run in the fifth inning when DeAndre Woods scored on passed ball.
The Braves play Assumption in the event at 3 today.
HANSON MEMORIAL 1,
HOUMA CHRISTIAN 0
At the Patterson Tournament, the Warriors dropped to 0-1 overall with the nondistrict loss.
ST. AMANT 25,
SOUTH TERREBONNE 3
At St. Amant in the East Ascension Tournament, the Gators fell to 0-1 with the loss.
E.D. WHITE CATHOLIC 6,
At the Patterson Tournament, Scott Szush worked the complete-game, five-hit shutout, struck out 10 and walked none as the Cardinals improved to 1-0 on the season.
Michael Waguespack led the Cardinals at the plate by going 2-for-3. E.D. White will play Mamou at 7:45 tonight in the tourney.
A number of nondistrict games were postponed on Thursday because of inclement weather.
In softball, St. James will now host West St. John either today or Monday depending on weather conditions, Vandebilt Catholic will now travel to Dominican on March 1 for a 4:30 p.m. game, and Berwick will travel to Assumption for a 3:30 p.m. game on March 11.
In baseball, the West St. John at St. James was postponed, but a makeup date has not yet been set, and Thibodaux and Morgan City will now play at 8:30 tonight in the Morgan City Tournament.
— Compiled by sports writer Kelly McElroy.