Notre Dame sweeps Westlake; CHS Ladies top Jennings
WESTLAKE – The Notre Dame Pioneers padded their cushion in the District 4-3A standings Thursday with an 8-2 road victory over the Westlake Rams.
The Pios improved to 10-10 overall and 4-0 in league play heading into Monday’s showdown with cross-town rival Crowley.
On Thursday, the Pios jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first two innings and then put the game away in the fifth frame by scoring five more runs.
Nick Gossen held the Rams to just one run (unearned) in four innings to earn the victory on the mound. He limited Westlake to three hits while striking out six.
Connor Goss was credited with the save after giving up one run on four hits and one walk. He struck out one in the final three innings.
Gavin Bourgeois paced the Pios at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance that included two triples and three RBI. Goss followed with two hits, including a triple and one RBI.
Matt Venable drove in a run on a single and Gossen also had an RBI.
Kevin Frank added a double while Brennan Corzine and Jacob Mooney each had one hit.
The Pios took on Livonia yesterday at UL-Lafayette’s Tigue Moore Field but results from that contest were not available at press time.
In softball action, the Notre Dame Ladies Pios were also victorious.
The Lady Pios banged out six hits and took advantage of six Westlake errors in an 8-3 victory over the Lady Rams.
Molly Stelly was credited with the victory after giving up three runs on eight hits and three walks. She struck out four in seven innings.
Katherine Kirsch had two hits and two RBI for the Lady Pios. Elise Lebeouf tripled in a run while Taylor Boulet, Taylor Satchell and Allie Daigle each had one hit.
In other action, the Crowley Ladies improved to 9-8 overall and 3-4 in District 4-3A play with an impressive 11-1 home victory over Jennings.
The Ladies took a 5-1 lead in the fifth inning before scoring six more runs in the next frame to end the game by virtue of the mercy rule.
Olivia Boullion was credited with the victory after giving up one run on five hits and two walks. She struck out six in six innings of work.
Boullion was also a force at the plate. She went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs on the day.
Boullion’s sister, Emily, also provided some sparks. The senior first baseman was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and one RBI.
Megan Guidry added two hits and four RBI while Skylor Huval and Madelynn LeBouef each had two hits.