Prep Roundup: Rayne's Bourgeois tosses perfect game
Crowley's Kristen Bonin fields a ground ball during a recent game.
RAYNE – Kelcie Bourgeois proved to be too much for league-leading Crowley Thursday afternoon.
Bourgeois fired a perfect game at the Ladies (15-13, 10-1), retiring 21 straight batters on 10 strikeouts, three ground outs and eight fly outs to help lead the Lady Wolves to a 4-0 victory.
The Lady Wolves provided Bourgeois with the only run she really needed in the first inning when Kaitlyn Ledoux singled and scored on a single by Katie Benoit.
Kristen Gaspard added an RBI triple in the third inning while Blair Bergeron and drove in two runs with a single.
The Lady Wolves banged out nine hits on the day with Gaspard, Benoit and Ledoux accounting for two each.
Bergeron, Cecily Schexnyder and Britany Broussard each had one hit.
Pios slip past Rayne
in non-district tilt
RAYNE – The Notre Dame Pioneers picked up a much-needed victory Friday when they plated the eventual winning run on a balk in the sixth inning to slip past the Rayne Wolves, 5-4, in a non-district contest at Legion Field.
The Pios (12-14, 2-2) got on the board early courtesy of a pair of Rayne miscues in the first inning. Jacques Thibodeaux and Gavin Bourgeois both reached base on errors to start the frame before Jacob Mooney drove home the first run of the game on a single to right field. Alex Rozas added a sacrifice fly to plate Bourgeois for a 2-0 lead.
Rayne answered back in the second inning with a pair of runs before taking its only lead of the game, 3-2, in the third inning.
That lead was short-lived.
Jeff Daigle led off the top of the fourth with a single and he scored on a double by Joe Faulk. Sam Veillon then doubled in Faulk to put the Pios back on top, 4-3.
After Rayne tied the game in the bottom of the fifth, the Pios retook the lead for good.
With two outs, Kyle Habetz and Brad Stoma both reached base thanks to a pair of errors. Habetz eventually scored from third on a balk call.
Rayne’s last chance to tie the game was foiled by the Pios when Taylor Faulk tracked down a two-out double in the left center field gap and fired to relay man Peter Brown, who in turn gunned the runner down at third base to end the game.
Joe Faulk earned the victory on the mound after limiting Rayne to four runs on three hits and one walk. He struck out six in seven innings of work.
Mooney led the charge offensively for the Pios with a 3-for-3 performance that included a double and an RBI. Joe Faulk had a single, a double and one RBI; Daigle added two singles; Veillon singled and drove in one; Habetz had a single and Rozas recorded an RBI.
Gents top Indians
LAKE CHARLES – The Crowley Gents improved to 15-8 on the season and 8-1 in District 4-4A play Friday with an 11-1 victory over Washington Marion.
The Gents sent 14 batters to the plate in the opening frame and scored nine runs on five hits, including two from Luke Ancelet, an RBI single and a two-run double.
The Gents added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to end the game by virtue of the mercy rule.
Mackay Mouton paced the Gents with four hits and two RBI while Ancelet had two hits, including a double, and four RBI. Brett Hebert added a pair of singles and one RBI; Jon Riley Mouton singled in a run; Alex Ashby had one hit and Kaleb Istre logged an RBI.
On Thursday, the Gents made short work of Opelousas in a 17-6 victory at Miller Stadium.
In that game, Bubba Daigle and Ashby each had three hits. Daigle drove in four runs while Ashby had two RBI and a triple.
Mackay Mouton logged two hits while Ancelet, Andre Larry, Jon Riley Mouton, Pate Broussard, Istre and Hebert each had one hit and one RBI.
SINGER – The Northside Christian Lady Warriors scored 11 runs in the fourth inning and cruised to an 18-0 victory over Singer Thusday afternoon in a District 6-C contest.
The Lady Warriors (10-9, 2-3) scored two runs in the first inning and five in the third before their fourth inning outburst.
Katelyn Jones was one of five NCS players to have multiple hits on the day. She logged three hits, including a double and two home runs, and drove in five.
Zoie Hanagriff doubled, tripled and drove in three runs while Madisyn Clement had a single and a double. She also drove in two runs.
Sydni Gudiry followed with two hits, including a double and one RBI; Meghan Jones had two singles; Brooke Stanford doubled and drove in two; Mallary Vincent singled and drove in one and Leah Monte rounded out the offense with a single.
Clement earned the victory after tossing three scoreless innings while allowing just two hits. She walked one and struck out four.
Angel Allen pitched the final frame and didn’t give up a hit.
In other action, the Iota Lady Bulldogs (22-3, 8-1) knocked off South Beauregard, 4-1, Thursday while the Bulldogs’ baseball team dropped a 12-2 decision to the Knights.
Unfortunately, no additional information on those games was provided as of press time.
The Lady Dogs will play host to St. Louis on Monday at 5 p.m. in a game that will determine the district championship.
The Bulldogs will also entertain the Saints with their game slated for 6 p.m.