Roundup: Lady Pios cruise past Iowa, CHS Ladies fall short at South Beauregard
CROWLEY –Just over a week ago, a lack-luster performance by the Notre Dame Lady Pios resulted in a 3-0 road loss to league-favorite Iowa.
On Tuesday, the Lady Pios (17-7, 5-1) had a chance to atone for that loss and they did so in dramatic fashion.
After a slow start, Taylor Satchell’s two-out double in the fourth inning sparked an eight-run outburst as the Lady Pios went on to avenge their loss with a 10-0 victory over the Lady Yellow Jackets.
“We came into this game knowing that we could have performed better the last time we played them (Iowa),” said ND coach Lauren Delahoussaye. “We didn’t play our best game the last time and the girls just wanted to play our best and prove that our best was enough to beat them.”
Indeed, the Lady Pios were at their best - both on the mound and at the plate.
Notre Dame hurler Molly Stelly baffled Iowa hitters the entire contest. She logged 13 strikeouts in five innings en route to her first-ever perfect game.
“When Molly is focused and our team is focused, we can be hard to beat,” said Delahoussaye. “ Iowa is an aggressive hitting team and she just came at them. She has some good pitches in her arsenal. She did a good job of hitting her spots and fooling them when she could.”
Notre Dame’s offense gave Stelly more than enough run support in the fourth inning. Satchell’s double was the first of seven straight hits for the Lady Pios. Taylor Boulet and Mira Lavergne each doubled and drove in two runs while Charlotte Brown, Elise LeBeouf, Allie Daigle and Alexa Thibodeaux each singled in one run.
“We came in with a game plan against this pitcher and it took a few innings for us to adjust,” said Delahoussaye. “Once we saw her once, we were able to adjust and that’s all it took.”
The Lady Pios ended the game one inning later when Brown and LeBeouf both singled and scored on a Taylor Boulet double.
Boulet led the Lady Pios with two hits, both doubles, and four RBI. LeBeouf had three hits and one RBI. Lavergne, Daigle, Brown, Satchell, Thibodeaux and Katherine Kirsch each had one hit.
S. Beauregard 3, CHS 2
LONGVILLE – The Crowley Ladies committed three errors and gave up two unearned runs in an extra-inning loss to South Beauregard Tuesday evening.
Olivia Boullion suffered the loss after giving up three runs on six hits and one walk. She struck out eight in eight innings.
Boullion also led the Ladies at the plate with two hits and one RBI. Skylor Huval also had two hits while Heather Trahan, Megan Guidry and Madelynn each had one hit.
S. Beauregard 5, CHS 3
LONGVILLE – South Beauregard took advantage of two walks and three Crowley errors in the fourth inning to rally past the Gents in a District 4-3A contest Tuesday evening.
Mackay Mouton suffered the loss after giving up four runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out one in 4 1/3 innings.
The Gents also had just three hits on the night.
Luke Ancelet drove in a pair of runs on a single, Taylor Doughty doubled in a run and Mouton had a single.