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Eunice High baseball seniors, from lett, are John Lejeune, Seth Venable, Josh Youngblood, statistician Abby Fontenot, Jayden Brasseaux and Ian George. (Photo by Tom Dodge)

Bobcats honor seniors

In the battle for the District 5-3A championship, Iota High earned a two-game sweep over the Eunice Bobcats.
The Bulldogs rallied back from an early seven run deficit to claim a 9-7 victory over the Bobcats in the first game of a two game series.
Eunice grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning with Austin Phillips hitting a triple with one out against Bulldog starting pitcher Tristen Miller.
Josh Youngblood drew a walk and Tyler Darbonne doubled to score Phillips.
Youngblood and Darbonne would later score to put the Bobcats up 3-0.

Joshua Youngblood, sitting, signed a national letter of intent with Nicholls State University. Watching the ceremony are sisters Meghan Youngblood and Madison Youngblood, father Josh Youngblood, mother Marcell Youngblood and Eunice head baseball coach Scott Phillips.

Eunice High senior Jayden Brasseaux, sitting, signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Baton Rouge Community College. Joining the ceremony, from left, are father Ramsey Brasseaux, mother Kristi Brasseaux and EHS baseball coach Scott Phillips.

Bobcat duo heads to next level

Their dreams to play college ball will come true for Eunice High senior baseball players Joshua Youngblood and Jayden Brasseaux.
Youngblood signed a national letter of intent to play for Nicholls State University, while Brasseaux heads to Baton Rouge Community College.
“Both are good athletes and they worked real hard to get where they are now,” Eunice High baseball coach Scott Phillips said. “It is great to see them get the opportunity to play college baseball.”

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.

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