Lady Cards pull out close win over Assumption
Mon. March 04, 2013 at 11:23 a.m. | By Perry Pitre/Sports Correspondent
NAPOLEONVILLE — It was a game of lead changes, ties and comebacks, but in the end, E.D. White Catholic managed one more run in a tightly fought 7-6 win over Assumption on Saturday at the Lady Mustang Classic.
"It was a great game," E.D. White coach Linda Sanders said. "Both pitchers pitched well. Both defenses were pretty solid. Everybody hit the ball wall well. It was an awesome game."
Assumption, playing as the away team in the tournament game, wasted no time in putting two runs up in the top of the first. Alyssa Dehart singled off of E.D. White starter Madison Rodrigue, and Rodrigue followed that up with two walks, loading the bases for Brooke Daigle, whose two-run double gave the Lady Mustangs a quick lead.
That lead would not last the inning. E.D. White put a runner on third off a walk and two steals, but Assumption pitcher Kirstyn Torres struck out the next two and looked to get getting out of the jam.
But a passed ball allowed a run to score, and another walk and a steal put a runner on second, setting up Sydney Bordis, whose single to right scored pinch runner Emily Savoie to tie the game after one.
Bre Landry's solo shot to left put Assumption back up in the third, but E.D. White answered again in the bottom of the frame when Sydney Falcon's sacrifice fly scored a run and tied the game again at 3.
Tori Kern put Assumption up by one in the top of the fifth with an RBI double, but E.D. White again answered, this time taking a 6-4 lead with a three-run fifth inning.
Triston Gros reached third with a base hit and a throwing error, and Abby Richard soon found second with a fielder's choice and a steal. Falcon singled in Gros, and Richard stole home when Assumption tried to throw out Falcon stealing second. A passed ball scored Savoie on her second pinch run, and E.D. White led 6-4 after five.
This time, it was Assumption's turn to come back. Brooke Daigle singled in the top of the seventh, and Rodrigue issued two more walks to load the bases for Tori Kern, who doubled to score two and tie the game going into the bottom of the seventh.
But Torres repaid the favor. Gros tripled to lead off the inning, and two walks loaded the bases. A third walk brought Gros home to give the Lady Cardinals the win.
"It was a good game," Assumption coach Boyd Fussell said. "They put the ball in play, made some plays. We came back and fought back, and I'm proud of them for that. We still have some things to fix, but it's getting better. I'm pretty happy with the way we played."
Assumption started the day with a 12-2 win over Thibodaux. Stats were not available.
E.D. WHITE 9, H.L. BOURGEOIS 8 (8 INNINGS)
At the Lady Mustang Classic, the Lady Cardinals overcame a 8-6 deficit by scoring three runs in the final three innings on Saturday.
The Lady Cardinals scored the game-winning run on Kali Clement's RBI double, driving in Bobbi Lynn Grabert. Clement, Abby Richard and Lindsie Sanders each had three hits, and Sydney Gros had two.
E.D. White's Madison Rodrigue picked up the complete-game win, giving up eight runs on six hits with eight strikeouts.
H.L. BOURGEOIS 10, THIBODAUX 1
At Napoleonville, the Lady Braves had seven hitters with at least one RBI, taking an easy win over Thibodaux.
Bourgeois starter Brooke Overley got the win, striking out five in five innings of work. Neither Overley nor reliever Lauren Mills issued a walk.
"I am very pleased with my two sophomore pitchers' efforts," H.L. Bourgeois coach Jeri Overley said. "I'd like that to be in the paper."
Kayla Bland took the loss for Thibodaux.
ELLENDER ROLLS TO BIG WINS
At the St. Amant Tournament, the Lady Patriots improved to 7-4 with wins over Maurepas (13-5) and French Settlement (16-0).
Ellender had 15 hits against Maurepas and 16 vs. French Settlement.
CENTRAL LAFOURCHE GOES 1-1
At the St. Amant Tournament, the Lady Trojans (3-5) wrapped up play on Saturday with a win over French Settlement (15-4) and a loss to Lafayette Christian (7-4).
The Lady Trojans erupted for six runs in the second inning to erase a 3-2 deficit against French Settlement. Taylor Kimball led Central Lafouche by going 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBIs. Also with multiple hits were Jordan Robichaux (two), Michelle Uzee (two) and Karen Levron (two). Robichaux was also the winning pitcher with six strikeouts.