Lady Pios sweep South Beauregard
LONGVILLE – The Notre Dame Lady Pios clinched the District 4-3A softball title Wednesday with a pair of 6-1 road victories over the South Beauregard Lady K’s.
“You know, I’m just really proud of the girls,” said Notre Dame coach Lauren Delahoussaye, whose squad is now 21-8 overall and 9-1 in league play. “Anytime you play a doubleheader, it’s tough. But the girls kept their focus and were able to come out ready to play.”
The district title is the first in two years for the Lady Pios, who tied for the league championship two years ago with Rayne.
“Our ultimate goal was to make the playoffs and the only way to assure ourselves of that was to win the district,” said Delahoussaye. “We worked hard at fulfilling that goal.”
In the first game, the Lady Pios banged out 12 hits and scored all six of their runs in the first three innings.
The Lady Pios then exploded for 15 hits in the second game.
Alexa Thibodeaux and Allie Daigle led the Lady Pios with five hits each on the day. Thibodeaux had a double and three RBI while Daigle had a double and two RBI.
Katherine Kirsch added three hits, including two home runs and three RBI. Taylor Boulet, Taylor Satchell and Elise LeBouef each had three hits, Charlotte Brown and Mira Lavergne each had two and Hillary Stelly had one.
The Lady Pios round out the regular season Wednesday with a 6 p.m. game at Sam Houston.
South Beauregard struck for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 3-2 victory over Notre Dame Wednesday afternoon in a District 4-3A showdown.
The Pios fell to 12-11 overall and 5-1 in league play with the loss.
Connor Goss drove in a run in the first inning on a sacrifice fly and then plated another run in the sixth on a RBI single to left field to give the Pios a 2-0 advantage.
South Beauregard rallied in the bottom of the sixth with back-to-back singles and a two-run double. The Knights pushed across the final run on a sacrifice bunt.
Gavin Bourgeois suffered the loss. He gave up three runs on five hits while striking out three in six innings.
Offensively, the Pios had just two hits. Goss had a single and two RBI while Hogan Guidry had the only other hit.
The Pios return to action Tuesday when they entertain Jennings at 6 p.m.