Wolves, Ladies collect district wins
Rayne High catcher Ashley Thibodeaux frames a pitch during the Lady Wolves' district win over Eunice. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)
By Lisa Soileaux
The Rayne High Lady Wolves Softball Team picked up their third district win as many outtings Thursday with a 11-1 shutout of Eunice High.
The win places the Lady Wolves at 3-0 in District 4-4A for the 2014 season.
Rayne hurler Kelcie Bourgeois collected the win as she fanned five Eunice batters.
McKenzie Meche led at the plate with three hits, followed closely by teammates Katie Benoit with two and Kristin Gaspard adding one. Kaitlyn LeDoux and Blair Bergeron added two RBIs each on the day.
The Lady Wolves also hand out shutouts to their two previous district foes, 17-0 win over Washington Marion and a 10-0 shutout over LaGrange.
In the Washington Marion win, Bourgeois only needed three innings to record nine strikeouts.
Leading at the plate was Cecily Schexnyder with two hits and two RBIs. Whitney Fontenot and Bourgeois also added an RBI each.
Bourgeois also had the mound for the 10-0 LaGrange shutout when she recorded eight strikeouts in five innings.
Katie Benoit and Kaitlyn LeDoux led the offense with two hits each, followed by Whitney Fontenot with a single. Benoit led RBIs with two and Bergeron added one.
In their weekend tournament hosted by Tioga High School, the Lady Wolves split two games, collecting a 12-1 win over Bunkie High, but falling 17-8 to the hosting squad in an all-out scoring bonanza.
In the Bunkie win for Rayne, Kristin Gaspard and Cecily Schexnyder turned in quality at bats with both having two hits and Schexnyder slapping in three RBIs.
LeDoux added two hits of her own, in addition to RBIs by Gaspard and Fontenot.
Bourgeois fanned four batters behind a strong defense for the win on the mound.
Leading on offense for Rayne in the Tioga loss were Meche with three hits and Venable with 2 RBIs.
The Lady Wolves have two district contests scheduled this week, at Crowley High on Tuesday and host Beau Chene on Thursday.
MERAUX - The Rayne High Wolves traveled over the weekend for the Archbishop Hannan Baseball Tournament where their win-loss record stayed in check with two wins.
In Friday action, the Wolves defeated Archbishop Hannan, 12-3. Collecting the win on the mound for Rayne was Ty Delahoussaye who three five innings collecting six strikeouts and giving up no walks as he faced 21 batters. Completing the win were Kameron Falcon (2/3 inning, 1 K)) and Tyler LeJeune (1 inning, 2 K’s).
Delahoussaye was also the leader on offense turning in a 5-for-5 at the plate with a double and 2 runs, followed closely by Grant Abshire (3-for-4, 1 run, 5 RBIs).
TJ Bearb was also 3-for-4 on the day with a double and touched the plate for three scores, while Grant Menard turned in a hit and run.
Tyler LeJeune collected 2 hits with a double and 4 RBIs, Brice Meche added a double and 2 runs, Matt Molbert also added a double, with Hunter Keely collecting a triple and three runs.
During Saturday’s contest against Crescent City, the Wolves held off a late-game rally for a 9-4 win. Hunter Keely was tagged with the win on the mound for the Wolves. Tyler LeJeune and Jaylen Reed finished off the win.
Keely and Grant Abshire both were 3-for-4 on the day with one run and one RBI each.
Tyer LeJeune was 2-for-3 with 2 runs and RBI, while Matt Dore, TJ Bearb and Grant Menard each belted 2 hits and 2 RBIs each. Abshire, LeJeune and Quebodeaux also doubled on the day.
In earlier action on Tuesday, the Wolves were handed their first loss of the season against 5-A Acadiana in a 2-0 contest.
Rayne spread out four hits in the ballgame but couldn’t get a run across the plate. LeJeune, Dore, Quebodeaux and Menard each had a single on the day.
Keely was tagged with the loss on the mound for the Wolves with four innings, followed by Falcon and LeJeune.
The Wolves were slated to take on Washington-Marion on Tuesday during their first district contest of the 2014 season, followed by a road trip to Lake Charles on Thursday where they will face LaGrange High.
The weekend has the Rayne Boosters hosting their annual tournament with action slated Friday and Saturday at Gossen Memorial Park. The lone game Friday will see the Wolves meet St. Martinville at 6 p.m.
On Saturday, Sacred Heart will take on Fairview at 10 a.m., Sacred Heart will face West Feliciana at 12:30 p.m., Fairview and St. Martinville will finish their schedule at 3 p.m., with the final game at 5:30 p.m. having the Wolves host West Feliciana.