Eunice Elite U14 champs in Baton Rouge tournament

Elite, the U14 girls fast-pitch team, traveled to Baton Rouge this past weekend for their first tournament of the season, where they fought their way out of the loser’s bracket to win the Capital City Classic Championship.

Elite went undefeated in pool play and won their first bracket game against the Acadian Angels of Lafayette. Their second bracket game, against the Louisiana Lady Titans from the Denham Springs, ended in a 1-0 tie loss after eight innings.

Elite began Sunday with an 11-run shutout against the Lady Tigers of Denham Springs, and followed with a 13-2 win over Lafayette’s Acadiana Angels. Sunday afternoon brought a 12-0 win over West Feliciana to battle their way through the loser’s bracket for a rematch with the Lady Titans.

In the first inning, Elite was unable to score, but the Titans’scored one run.

Elite came back to score in the second inning. Elite’s Annie Barousse started them off with a walk, and Brooke Fontenot followed with a line drive to single. Jada Miller hit a line drive to right field to drive in one run.

After Caitlyn Olivier walked to first, Olivia Lafleur hit a line drive to centerfield for two RBI, followed by Lindsey Richard’s grounder to centerfield, driving home the last run of the inning.

The Titans narrowed the gap with one run in the second inning.

The third inning brought Elite through their whole lineup.

Foantenot, Barousse and Lafleur each contributed one RBI; Richard drove in two runs.

The Titans scored once more, but it wasn’t enough, and Elite took the win, 9-3.

Elite and Louisiana Lady Titans battled to the endin the championship tiebreaker.

The Titans, playing the home team, only scored one run the whole game.

Elite remained scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when Kirsten West drew a walk and was driven home by Barousse.

In the fifth inning, Miller hit a solo home run to score the winning run, with the final score 2-1.

Submitted by Amy Myers

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