Iota’s Breyona Dugai makes a play at first base against Iowa in the opening round of the CLass 3-A playoffs. (Photo submitted by Barry Spears)

Lady Dogs roll in playoff win

IOTA – The No. 10 Iota Lady Bulldogs opened the Class 3-A state softball playoffs with a 14-4 win over No. 23 Iowa.
Iota (23-9) will take on the Kaplan in the regional round.
No. 7 Kaplan (21-7) rolled to a 16-1 win over No. 26 Jennings in the bi-district round.
Iowa (13-19) scored first as Ana Alexander singled and scored on a hit by Ashanti Carter.
The Lady Bulldogs responded with eight runs in the bottom of the first inning Makenzie Droddy reached on an error, while Teri Johnson and Payton DuBose both walked to load the bases.

Mamou’s Madison Fontenot scores the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning behind Port Barre catcher Mackenzie Hebert. (Photo submitted by Rusty Aymond)

Lady Demons slip past Port Barre

MAMOU – It took seven innings before any one scored and then two more to determine a winner.
Mamou’s Madison Fontenot doubled in the bottom of the ninth, advanced on a passed ball and then scored on a bunt by Dacia Richard as the Lady Demons grabbed a 2-1 win over Port Barre.
In the Class 3-A opening round battle between district rivals, No. 18 Port Barre (14-18) outhit No. 15 Mamou 7-4 but couldn’t push a run across until the top of the seventh inning when Mackenzie Hebert doubled and scored on an error.

Softball playoffs to begin Monday

By Tom Dodge
Sports Editor
After fighting through the regular season, seven local teams earned a playoff spot in the LHSAA state softball playoffs.
In Class 3-A, No. 25 Eunice (11-20) will travel to No. 8 South Beauregard (24-1) for a 5 p.m. Monday contest.
No. 10 Iota (22-9) will entertain No. 23 Iowa (13-18) at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
No. 29 Church Point (6-20) will visit No. 4 North Vermilion (25-5) at 4 p.m. Monday.
District 5-3A champion and No. 2 seed Pine Prairie (29-4) will entertain No. 31 Wossman (11-8) at 6 p.m. Monday.

Jays win on senior night

He was the only Blue Jay senior and Phillip Fontenot earned the spotlight as St. Edmund rolled to a 17-0 mercy-rule win over South Cameron.
Fontenot threw a complete game shut out as he allowed two hits over five innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.
The Blue Jays (15-15 overall, 7-1 in District 4-1A) close the regular season this week, beginning with a home game Tuesday against Merryville.
St. Edmund will then travel to Catholic of Pointe Coupee on Wednesday before the district finale at Hamilton Christian.

Iota cruises past Lady Cats, 16-4

Iota clinched third place in District 5-3A with a 16-4 win over the Eunice Lady Bobcats Tuesday.
The Lady Bulldogs (22-8, 11-3) jumped out to a 2-0 lead, begun when Makenzie Droddy singled and scored on a hit by Greta Fontenot.
Teri Johnson bunted and scored on a Lady Cat error.
Iota added two more runs in the second inning sparked when Taylor Dupre tripled and scored on a hit by Droddy.
Droddy later scored on a ground-out as the Lady Bulldogs moved ahead, 4-0.


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