Prep Baseball/ Softball Report


GAMES OF THE WEEK

The Easter holidays are over for most local schools, and several area baseball and softball teams are stepping into some big games with huge district and playoff implications this week.

Central Lafourche will host New Iberia in a showdown of 5-0 teams in District 7-5A play on Tuesday. The game will be played at 5 p.m. in Mathews.

Also on Tuesday, South Terrebonne visits Vandebilt Catholic in a key District 8-4A contest. The game will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Vandebilt.

In softball action, Vandebilt will try to clinch the outright District 8-4A title with a win at Morgan City on Tuesday.

On Thursday, Assumption’s softball team will host Morgan City in an important game that could decide the second-seeded team in District 8-4A.

 

BASEBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK

Central Lafourche, which once had a 0-10 record after forfeiting several games earlier this season due to the use of ineligible players, has turned things around with a 5-0 mark in District 7-5A play.

The Trojans (7-16 overall) picked up district wins over Westgate, South Lafourche and Thibodaux last week.

 

SOFTBALL TEAMS OF THE WEEK

Vandebilt Catholic and Houma Christian continue to dominate their opponents in district play. The Lady Terriers moved to 16-5 overall and 6-0 in District 8-4A, while the Lady Warriors are 16-4 and 8-0 in District 10-1A. Both can wrap up district titles this week.

 

STARS OF THE WEEK

BASEBALL

 E.D. White Catholic got no-hitters from pitchers Brennan Legendre and Justin Theriot, respectively, in wins of 22-0 and 15-0 over Donaldsonville on March 25.

 Houma Christian’s Drake Battaglia hit a two-RBI double in the sixth inning against St. Martin’s on Thursday, and he made the game-ending diving catch with the bases loaded in the seventh inning to lift the Warriors to a 16-12 win.

 Central Lafourche’s Mason Sontoyo went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in a 9-4 win over South Lafourche on Thursday. He also hit the game winning two-run double in the eighth inning in a 7-5 win over Thibodaux on Saturday.

 South Lafourche’s Colby Callais went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs in a 8-6 win over H.L. Bourgeois.

 

SOFTBALL

 Central Lafourche’s Jordan Robichaux tossed 10 strikeouts and allowed two hits in a 8-5 win over South Lafourche on Saturday.

 E.D. White’s Kali Clement went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and a home run in a 17-0 win over St. James on Wednesday.

 Houma Christian’s Peyton Eschette hit 3-for-3 with three RBIs in a 11-1 win over Country Day on Wednesday.

 H.L. Bourgeois’s Madison Percle was 2-for-3 with a RBI, double, run scored and stolen base during a 4-1 win over New Iberia last Tuesday.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Our young team throughout the season is starting to be a seasoned club. The freshmen we have been playing with for almost 20 games now have that mentality that 4-0 doesn’t matter after one inning. Seven innings is a long time. We have a lot of time to make that comeback. And that is exactly what we did,” — Central Lafourche coach Scott Duplantis after his team rallied to beat district rival South Lafourche 9-4 on Thursday.