Prep Baseball/Softball Report
Mon. March 25, 2013 at 11:23 a.m. | By Kelly McElroy/Staff Writer
GAMES OF THE WEEK
With just about a month to go in high school softball and baseball seasons, tournament play is over and the main focus on area teams starting now will be on district play and moving toward the postseason.
But today, the South Terrebonne baseball team will step away from district for one more day and will experience something unique — playing on a college diamond when the Gators travel to Louisiana Lafayette for a game against Erath at 6 p.m.
In another nondistrict matchup today Central Catholic, a top softball program in Class 1A, will be at H.L. Bourgeois at 4 p.m. And speaking of H.L. Bourgeois, the Lady Braves (7-1 in District 7-5A) host New Iberia (7-0 in district) at 4 p.m. Tuesday in a game that could decide the district title. New Iberia won the first matchup 8-7 on Feb. 26.
Also on Tuesday in softball, Vandebilt Catholic travels to Lutcher for a 4 p.m. nondistrict game, and in baseball South Lafourche (2-0 in district) is at New Iberia (3-0 in district) in a big District 7-5A contest.
BASEBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Covenant Christian Academy Lions exploded for 65 runs this week. In moving to 11-6 overall, the Lions had a pair of 22-1 wins over Madison Prep and a 21-5 win over Assembly Christian last week to close the week at 3-0.
SOFTBALL TEAMS OF THE WEEK
The softball teams at H.L. Bourgeois and Vandebilt Catholic both went undefeated last week. The Lady Braves (12-9, 7-1 in District 7-5) had four district wins after topping Westgate, South Lafourche, Central Lafourche and Thibodaux. The Lady Terriers (14-5, 5-0 in District 8-4A) beat Ellender and South Terrebonne in district play then won three games (over Alexandria, Franklinton and Natchitoches Central) at the Live Oak Tournament over the weekend.
BASEBALL STARS OF THE WEEK
--E.D. White pitchers Scott Szush and Payton Coddou led the Cardinals to key District 7-3A wins over Brusly last week. Szush posted a 3-2 win over the Panthers on Tuesday, and Coddou had an 8-4 win at Brusly on Thursday.
--South Terrebonne's Alex Salassi was 4-for-4 with four RBIs in a win over Assumption on Tuesday.
-- Ellender's Matt Ledet (eight strikeouts, four earned runs and six hits) got a complete-game win on the mound for the Patriots on Tuesday over Morgan City and added a triple and scored a run in the game before hitting a 3-run homer against Runnels on Saturday.
--South Lafourche Stephen Robert (seven innings, no runs, five hits, eight strikeouts, walk) helped the Tarpons top Westgate 7-0 in Saturday.
SOFTBALL STARS OF THE WEEK
-- Lindsay Crowdus and Jordan Hall combined to throw a no-hitter for Houma Christian in a 17-0 win over Ridgewood Prep.
-- H.L. Bourgeois catcher Ciara Williams has a two-run homer and five RBIs in an 11-1 win over Thibodaux on Saturday.
-- Vandebilt pitcher Nora Keehn led the Lady Terriers to a perfect 5-0 record last week with five wins in the circle.
--E.D. White's Kali Clement hit a grand slam and scored two runs in a 15-3 win over Central Lafourche on Saturday.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"You can call it a ball or strike, sure. The thing that got me angry was he actually called my batter back into the box. That made me understand he called it a ball. He did not call it a strike until their coach came out and argued. He changed his call. When he told him to get back into the box, I am assuming it's a full count, and I can take that, but he called it strike three. If he was going to call him out, he should have called him out right away." — Brusly baseball coach Tate Dupont after a controversial strike three call on his batter in the top of the sixth inning in a 3-2 loss to District 7-3A rival E.D. White on Tuesday in Thibodaux.