Quick start lifts Lady Mustangs past South Terrebonne


NAPOLEONVILLE — Assumption jumped all over South Terrebonne early and coasted to a 10-2 win in District 8-4A softball action on Tuesday.

Amanda Gianelloni (2-for-3, two RBIs) led off the Lady Mustangs with one of her two doubles and scored on Kirstyn Torres' single. Torres (1-for-1, RBI) reached base on all four plate appearances, with one hit, one walk and taking two hits from South Terrebonne starter Courtney Clement.

A Lady Gator fielding error scored a run, and Trinity Blanchard's two-run double made it 4-0 at the end of one.

Assumption (8-13 overall, 4-2 in district) built its lead in the second inning.

Two walks and a steal put runners on the corners, and Bre Landry's sacrifice grounder scored a run. Chelsea Daigle doubled home two more for a 7-0 lead at the end of two.

"(Clement) tends to go too quick, which when she does she lets the ball go too late and gets into kind of a thing where her pitches are high," South Terrebonne coach Scott Pellegrin said. "She needs to work on keeping her emotions in check."

In the circle, Torres was as effective keeping South Terrebonne off the bases, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out 11 with no walks in seven complete innings.

"(Torres) has been pitching well all year," Assumption coach Boyd Fussel said. "We finally made some plays behind her (Tuesday). She was really hitting her spots today and kept South Terrebonne off balance, which is what we need her to do."

"(Torres)' change up made us look silly," Pellegrin said.

South Terrebonne (8-12, 1-5 in district) broke through for a run in the top of the third. Tabitha Ledet beat out a dribbling grounder for an infield single, and Logan LeBoeuf singled her home to make it 7-1 at the end of three.

It was 7-2 at the end of four as Clement started to find a groove and Kelsey Pellegrin stung Torres for a triple to right field. Pellegrin scored on a passed ball.

After a scoreless third and fourth, Assumption put two on the board in the fifth with some help from South Terrrebonne.

After recording two outs, Clement hit two consecutive batters, and a double steal on a passed ball put the runners on second and third.

Brooke Daigle hit a weak grounder to second that should have ended the inning, but a throwing error let two runners cross made it 9-2 at the end of five. Assumption scored again in the sixth on Gianelloni's second RBI double.

Torres took the win. Clement gave up 10 runs on nine hits with one strikeout, walking eight and hitting four in six innings.

MORGAN CITY 14, ELLENDER 4

At Morgan City, the Lady Patriots led 4-0, but the Lady Tigers scored 14 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to a 10-run rule victory in the District 8-4A game.

Morgan City improved to 12-11 overall and 3-2 in district, and Ellender fell to 12-14 and 1-5 in district.

VANDEBILT CATHOLIC 9, LUTCHER 1

At Lutcher, the Lady Terriers improved to 15-5 with the nondistrict win, and Lutcher fell to 9-11.

Nora Keehn (four hits, four strikeouts, two walks) got the win in the circle, and MacKenzie Rousseau (three RBIs), Carly Ellender (2-for-3), Hannah Hebert (2-for-4, RBI), Erin Crane (RBI), Keehn (RBI) and Kristen Kurtz (RBI) led the Lady Terriers at the plate.

BRUSLY 15, ST. JAMES 0

At Brusly, the Lady Panthers improved to 23-2 overall and to 6-0 in District 7-3A with the win. St. James fell to 3-12 and 2-5 in district.

HOUMA CHRISTIAN 10, ST. MARTIN'S 5

At Metairie, the Lady Warriors got 10 strikeouts from Lindsay Crowdus in the circle and moved to 14-4 and 7-0 in District 10-1A.

The lead changed five times in the game, and Crowdus got the win after allowing three earned runs on eight hits and walking one. At the plate, she added a double, a homer, two runs and two RBIs.

The Lady Warriors (15 hits, two errors) scored four runs in the fifth inning. Other offensive leaders for the Lady Warriors included Hannah Carlos (3-for-4, two runs), Jordan Hall (2-for-4, two RBIs), Taylor Sons (2-for-4, two runs, two RBIs) and Peyton Eschette (2-for-4, two RBIs). St. Martin's (eight hits, no errors) fell to 10-5 and 5-2 in district.

E.D. WHITE CATHOLIC DOES NOT PLAY

The E.D. White Catholic softball team did not play a District 7-3A home doubleheader against Donaldsonville on Tuesday because Donaldsonville did not have enough players to field a team.

— Compiled by sports writer Kelly McElroy.