Iota Lady Dogs, Northside Christian Warriors record victories
IOTA – The Iota Lady Bulldogs remained perfect in District 5-2A play with a 2-1 victory over visiting Pine Prairie Monday afternoon.
The victory sent the Lady Dogs to 13-3 overall and 4-0 in league play. Pine Prairie fell to 6-7 and 2-2.
Pine Prairie actually took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning courtesy of back-to-back hits off Iota hurler Abigail Leonards.
Iota responded in the bottom of the frame when Caroline Hebert singled to left field and scored on a two-out single, also to left, by McKenzie Armand to tie the game at 1-1.
The Lady Dogs took the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth inning when Holly Guillory walked and moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Rae-Leigh Johnson. Then with the bases loaded, Hebert logged an infield single to plate Guillory for the eventual game-winner.
Leonards gave up a one-out double in the top of the seventh inning, but she worked out of the potential jam by striking out the next two batters she faced.
In all, Leonards scattered six hits and struck out 13.
Offensively, Hebert led the way with three singles and one RBI. Armand drove in one and had one hit while Courtney Duncan and Gabbi Heinen each had a single.
Iota took on Mamou yesterday but results from that game were not available at press time.
The Lady Dogs are scheduled to host Ville Platte Thursday at 4 p.m., weather permitting.
LAKE ARTHUR – The Northside Christian Warriors picked up a pair of victories this past weekend, sweeping Class 2A Lake Arthur in a doubleheader.
In the first game, Northside’s Joseph Trahan tossed a two-hit shutout at the Tigers in an 8-0 victory. He struck out 11 and walked one in seven innings.
Lake Arthur’s Grant Beniot collected both hits off Trahan.
Trent Hargrave suffered the loss for the Tigers after giving up eight runs on 11 hits and four walks. He struck out three in seven innings of work.
Trahan tagged Hargrave for three hits, including two doubles and two RBI. Shea Bertrand also had three hits, including a double.
Josh Wheeler added to the hit barrage with a triple, a single and he drove in three runs. Nick Martin drove in two runs on a pair of singles, Nick Zaunbrecher had a RBI single and Nick Gotte rounded out the offense with one hit.
Jordan Monte logged the victory for the Warriors in the second game. He limited Lake Arthur to four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight through five innings Wheeler pitched the final two innings and struck out five.
Lake Arthur’s Darren Yates suffered the loss after giving up six runs in three innings.
Wheeler and Trahan once again led the Warriors at the plate as the duo combined for five hits and six RBI. Wheeler had three singles and drove in one run while Trahan picked up five RBI on two hits, including a grand slam.
Monte added two hits; Christian Morgan singled and drove in one run; Zaunbrecher and Christian Nugent each had one hit and Bertrand and Jon-Riley Mouton each drove in one run.
The Warriors will return to action Thursday when they play host to Elizabeth at 4 p.m.