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COVID-19 threat halts prep sports

Friday, March 13th, 2020 is a date the high school athletes will always remember when Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a 30 day suspension of schools, school activities and facilities.
The governor ordered public schools shuttered until April 13 and barred all large public gatherings until the same date.
“The time for serious action is now,” Edwards said at a news conference “There is some period of time where we’re going to have a new normal.”

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Lady Jays cruise to 13-0 win over Welsh

If it was the final softball game of the 2020 season, the St. Edmund Lady Jays went out with an impressive 13-0 mercy-rule win over Welsh.
With Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and the LHSAA halting spring sports until at least April 14, St. Edmund honored seniors Jaedyn Soileau, Kinsley Marcantel and Katelyn LaCour in a post game ceremony.
The Lady Jays scored a run in the bottom of the second, begun when Kennedy Ardoin and Anna Belle Fontenot were hit by pitches and Harlie Guillory walked to load the bases.

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Lady Cats grab win

By Tom Dodge
Sports Editor
LAKE CHARLES – After falling 14-0 to North Vermilion to begin District 4-4A play, the Lady Bobcats responded with a 15-0 mercy-rule victory over LaGrange.
Eunice (4-5, 1-1) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning as the first four batters walked.
Olivia Thibodeaux, McKenzie Guillory, Gabby Mitchell grabbed free passes to load the bases.
Thibodeaux and Guillory scored on a passed ball to give the Lady Cats a 2-0 lead.
Alissa Pate and Jailyn Pavich walked to keep the rally going.

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Eunice News Player of the Week - Kinsley Marcantel

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Lady Jays roll past LaGrange

LAKE CHARLES – The Lady Jays improved to 11-1 on the season as St. Edmund cruised to a 16-0 mercy-rule victory over LaGrange.
Lady Jay pitcher Karleigh Soileau struck out 13 batters and scattered two hits over the five-inning contest.
St. Edmund scored five runs in the top of the first as the Lady Jays went through the batting order.
Jaedyn Soileau walked and scored on a ground-out by Kinsley Marcantel.
Mary Beth Lafleur walked and later scored on a passed ball.
Anna Chapman singled and scored on a hit by Kennedy Ardoin.

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Blue Jays edge Mamou, 8-6

It was a close battle until the end as St. Edmund grabbed an 8-6 win over Mamou.
The Green Demons threatened early when Kayden Serie singled but could not advance.
St. Edmund then scored two runs in the bottom of the first, begun when Peyton Marcantel singled and Daven Benoit was hit by a pitch.
Will Turk singled in Marcantel, while courtesy runner Kaleb George crossed home plate when Bryce Vidrine reached on an error.

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