Lady Jays fall in two extra-inning district battles
By Jamie Anfenson-Comeau
The St. Edmund Lady Jays dropped a 5-4 decision to St. Joseph Wednesday night in their first District 6-1A outing after going into six extra innings.
“That was an outstanding game,” Lady Jay Coach Louise Johnson said afterwards.
“These were two outstanding teams playing, and in the end, somebody got it done, and somebody didn’t. But really and truly I think that both teams played an outstanding game.”
The Lady Jays (12-7; 0-1) drew first blood when Ashley LaFleur scored on an error in the bottom of the third.
But the Lady Eagles tied the score in the top of the fourth when Krisma James reached on an error and scored on Katie Mayeux’s sacrifice.
St. Joe’s scored two more runs in the top of the ninth when Lauren Plauche singled and was driven home on James’ double. James then scored on a sacrifice fly by Katie Gauthier out to center.
But in the second half, Leah Andrus’ 2-RBI base hit kept the Lady Jays alive.
In the top of the thirteenth, James drew a walk and Gauthier singled; both were able to score on a Lady Jay error.
St. Eds scored one run in the second half on a sacrifice before the Lady Eagles closed the door on the inning.
Johnson commended Andrus, who pitched all 13 innings for the Lady Jays, giving up five runs and eight hits. Andrus walked two batters and struck out nine.
St. Edmund 4
On Thursday, the Lady Jays fell in another district battle after extra innings, dropping a 5-4 decision to Catholic of Pointe Coupee after the Lady Hornets scored a home run in the eighth inning.
St. Eds (12-8; 0-2) scored took the lead in the top of the first inning when leadoff batter Ashlyn Deaville singled, advanced on Brittany Fontenot’s sacrifice, and scored when Anne-Marie Himel reached on an error.
The Lady Hornets took the lead in the second half, scoring two runs.
They added two more runs in the bottom of the second inning, extending their lead to 4-1.
But St. Eds rallied in the top of the seventh, loading the bases with no outs before Deaville tripled to score three runs, tying the score and forcing the extra inning.
The Lady Hornets held St. Eds scoreless throughout the first half of the eighth inning.
Then Kathleen Bosey opened up the second half with a home run on a 3-2 count, quickly ending the game.
The Lady Jays continue district play at home this week, hosting the Lady Gators of False River Academy at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.