Ladies wrap up district play, Wolves in home stretch
SAFE INTO SECOND - Rayne’s Whitney Fontenot slides safely into second base during Lady Wolves softball action. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)
By Lisa Soileaux
The No. 22-ranked Rayne High Lady Wolves will have a tough week as they face other state-ranked teams with post-season stakes riding high.
The Lady Wolves (8-2) are in the thick of district softball action and were slated to meet Beau Chene Wednesday and try to avenge a close first-round district loss. With a win and with a Crowley win on their end, the Lady Wolves will finish second in District 4-4A as they head into the playoffs slated to begin April 19th.
In action Thursday, the Lady Wolves avenged a first-round loss to intra-parish rival Crowley High, handing the district leaders their only district loss of the season thus far.
In the Crowley contest, Rayne hurler Kelcie Bourgeois pitched a perfect game for the Rayne High 4-0 win.
Leading at the plate for the Lady Wolves were Kristin Gaspard, Katie Benoit and Katelyn LeDoux, each going 2-for-4 with Gaspard tagging a double and triple. Also collecting a hit were Cecily Schexnyder, Blair Bergeron and Brittany Broussard.
In as many outings, the Rayne High Wolves collected two district wins last week, improving to 7-1 in 4-4A.
The Wolves collected a run in the final inning to slip by Washington Marion 5-4 in a Tuesday afternoon district win.
Hunter Keely tossed the win for the Wolves fanning 11 batters while allowing six hits.
Keely was also 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs and a triple, followed by Matt Doré at 2-for-2 and a double. Grant Abshire, Tyler LeJeune and Ivy Thibodeaux completed the Rayne hitting stats on the day.
In Rayne’s 5-2 district win over LaGrange Thursday afternoon, freshman Jaylen Reed went seven innings on the mound for the Wolves.
TJ Bearb, Ty Delahoussye, Abshire, Thibodeaux and Doré led the offense.
The Wolves were set to meet Eunice Tuesday and host Crowley Thursday when they try to avenge their only district loss.