Prep Roundup: Lady Pios cruise past West St. Mary
Notre Dame’s Elise LeBeouf rounds third during a recent game. The Lady Pios swept West St. Mary in a double header Monday to improve to 14-3 on the season. (Photo by Christell Faul)
CROWLEY – The Notre Dame Lady Pios made short work of West St. Mary Monday in a District 6-3A doubleheader.
The Lady Pios scored 18 runs in the first inning en route to a 24-0 victory over the visiting Lady Wolf Pack.
The game was halted in the third inning due to the mercy rule.
Things didn’t get much better for the Wolf Pack in the second game.
The Lady Pios (14-3, 5-1) emptied their bench and played the bulk of the game with the reserves and still managed to cruise to a 15-0 victory.
In the first game, the Lady Pios banged out 14 hits and took advantage of eight Wolf Pack errors.
Grace Doucet and Mollie Stelly paced the Lady Pios with three hits each. Alli Daigle and Mima Doucet each logged two hits while Madison Jaques, Elise LeBeouf, Brittney Nolan and Taylor Satchell each had one.
Daigle had two doubles in the contest and Stelly had one. Satchell and LeBeouf each added a triple.
In the second game, the Lady Pios clubbed out eight hits.
Zoie Lavergne, Abbie Simon, Annie Matthews and Harley Bellard each recorded doubles while Jacques, Paityn Desselle, Kodie Credeur and Mary Hundley each had singles.
NCS edges FCS
CROWLEY – The Northside Christian Warriors got a two-run single from Christian Morgan in the bottom of the fourth inning Saturday that proved to be the difference in a 5-4 victory over defending Class C state champion Family Christian at Miller Stadium.
With the game knotted at 3-3, Morgan stepped to the plate with two outs and two runners on and delivered a single to right field to plate both Joseph Trahan, who had singled, and Bradley Ancelet, who had walked.
Family Christian inched closer with a single run in the top of the sixth inning on a two-out double and a single off reliever Jordan Monte.
Monte recorded two outs in the top of the seventh before giving way to Joseph Trahan with a runner on. Trahan got the next batter to ground into a fielder’s choice to end the game.
The Warriors staked a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run single to right field by Kenneth Earles.
Family Christian answered with a three-run home run in the top of the third inning following a two-out error by the Warriors.
Nick Zaunbrecher brought home the tying run in the bottom of the inning when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Ancelet picked up the victory on the mound after surrendering four runs, one earned, on eight hits and three walks. He struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings. Monte pitched one scoreless inning and struck out two.
Morgan, Ancelet and Trahan each had two hits on the day. Morgan also drove in two runs while Ancelet had a double.
Earles , Martin and Hayes each finished with one hit.
Pios upend Iowa
IOWA – The Notre Dame Pioneers banged out 11 hits and cruised to a 7-5 victory over Class 3A’s No. 8 ranked Iowa Yellow Jackets Saturday afternoon.
The Pios (9-10, 1-0) scored six runs in the first three innings and added an insurance run in the sixth while Iowa scored single runs in the third and fourth.
Jeff Daigle gave the Pios an early lead in the first inning with an RBI single before Jacques Thibodeaux drove in a run in the second and another run crossed the plate on an error.
Thibodeaux, Kyle Habetz and Brad Stoma each logged RBI singles in the third inning and Sam Veillon, who singled to start the sixth, scored on an error.
Joe Faulk picked up the victory on the mound after scattering five hits and walking four. He struck out two in 5 2/3 innings.
Royce Zaunbrecher entered in relief and pitched 1 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball.
Thibodeaux paced the Pios at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance that included a double and two RBI. Habetz had two hits, including a double and an RBI while Veillon had two singles. Daigle and Stoma each had one hit and one RBI while Gavin Bourgeois and Jacob Mooney had one hit each.
CHS Ladies slip
CROWLEY – Maddie LeBouef delivered the decisive blow in the sixth inning Saturday with a two-run blast that cleared the left field wall and lifited the Crowley Ladies to a 6-5 victory over Northside Christian.
The Ladies (11-12) trailed Northside, 5-4 entering the frame before Skylor Huval reached base on an error to set the stage for LeBouef’s heroics.
The Lady Warriors (7-5) threatened in the top of the seventh when Madisyn Clement hit one-out double and Katelyn Jones drew a walk.
Both runners were left stranded though when Katelyn Killmer struck out the next batter before getting a groundout to third base to end the contest.
Meghan Jones tripled to start the game and scored on a single from Sydni Guidry to give the Lady Warriors an early 1-0 advantage.
The Ladies got on the board in the third inning courtesy of a bases-loaded ground out by Melaina Doughty and a sacrifice fly by Taylor Grabowski to give Crowley a 2-1 advantage.
That lead was short lived, however.
The Lady Warriors got an RBI double from Jones and scored two more runs on an error in the bottom of the frame to regain the lead at 4-2.
The Ladies scored a pair of runs on two errors in the fourth while the Lady Warriors plated one run in the bottom of the inning on three CHS errors.
Killer picked up the victory in the circle after allowing five runs on six hits and two walks. She struck out five in seven innings of work.
Clement was tagged with the loss. She surrendered six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out one.
Huval logged a pair of hits for the Ladies while LeBouef, Grabowski, Bailee Villejoin and La’Shonda Delco each had one.
Meghan Jones and Clement each had two hits for the Lady Warriors while Guidry and Katelyn Jones each had one hit.