Prep Baseball and Softball Report
Mon. March 24, 2014 at 10:12 a.m. | By Kelly McElroy/Staff Writer
GAMES OF THE WEEK
District play for all area teams will hit full swing this week. Here is a look at some key games involving area teams.
In baseball Tuesday, Country Day is at Houma Christian in District 9-1A, South Terrebonne is at Assumption and Ellender is at Morgan City in 7-4A, and in District 7-5A, league play gets going with H.L. Bourgeois at Central Lafourche, East St. John at South Lafourche, Destrehan at Terrebonne and Hahnville at Thibodaux.
In softball Tuesday, E.D. White Catholic plays at Berwick in a key District 7-3A game, Morgan City is at Assumption and Ellender is at Vandebilt in District 7-4A, Terrebonne is at H.L. Bourgeois in District 7-5A and Covenant Christian is at Country Day in Distinct 9-1A.
On Wednesday in softball, Destrehan is at H.L. Bourgeois and Central Lafourche is at Hahnville in big District 7-5A games.
On Thursday in baseball, Terrebonne is at South Lafourche in 7-5A and Assumption is at Vandebilt in 7-4A and in softball, Hahnville is at Thibodaux, Destrehan is at Terrebonne, and H.L. Bourgeois is at Central Lafourche in 7-5A and Ellender is at Assumption in 7-4A softball.
On Saturday, St. Charles Catholic (10-1) is at E.D. White Catholic (13-2) in a matchup of two of the top baseball teams in the state in nondistirct play. Also in baseball on Saturday, South Lafourche is at Central Lafourche and Hahnville is at Terrebonne in 7-5A, and in 7-4A, Vandebilt is at Morgan City and South Terrebonne is at Ellender.
In key district softball games on Saturday, Thibodaux travels to H.L. Bourgeois (7-5A) and Houma Christian is at Country Day (9-1).
BASEBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
The South Lafourche baseball team won 3-of-4 games this week and have won five of its last six to improve to 6-6 overall.
SOFTBALL TEAMS OF THE WEEK
After a slow start to the season, the Thibodaux Lady Tigers posted three straight District 7-5A wins after topping Terrebonne, East St. John and South Lafourche to push their winning streak to four games. The Vandebilt Lady Terriers also had a big week, winning five straight games, including three one-run wins over Brusly (1-0), Parkview Baptist (2-1) and Jewel Sumner (2-1) at the Brusly Tournament over the weekend.
BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
--Covenant Christian Academy pitcher Cullen Ledet got a win over Houma Christian and added two doubles and five RBIs at the plate.
--E.D. White pitcher Thomas Legendre got a complete-game win over Central Catholic after allowing three hits, striking out one and walking one.
--Assumption's Anthony Alleman allowed no hits and no walks in a 6-2 win over Ellender.
SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
--Vandebilt pitcher Nora Keehn struck out 20 batters and walked one as the Lady Terriers topped Morgan City.
--Ellender's Alyssa Bush threw a one-hitter and struck out 13 in a victory over John Ehret.
--E.D. White's Sydney Falcon homered and had four RBIs in a win over Lakeshore.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Our guys are scrappy. We are like gnats that won't go away. We never give up. We give teams all they can handle and the culture is changing at Assumption. We are no longer going to accept losing. We are becoming a team that people know is going to battle. I liked my guys attitudes and that will lead to wins down the road. I am very proud of them." — Assumption first-year head baseball coach Richard Abarr after a pair of close losses on Saturday.