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Lady Jays run past Port Barre

PORT BARRE – St. Edmund exploded for four runs in the top of the sixth inning as the Lady Jays grabbed a 6-3 road win Thursday over the Port Barre Lady Devils.
Lady Jay lead-off batter Jaedyn Soileau walked to begin the game, stole second and scored on a throwing error to give St. Edmund a 1-0 lead.
But no other runs were scored until the Lady Devils tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning.
St. Ed’s Mary Beth Lafleur advanced on a dropped third strike in the second inning but could not advance.

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Bobcats down Jennings in opener

After the Cajun Prairie Mardi Gras celebration quieted down Tuesday, baseball action took center stage as the Eunice Bobcats began the season with a 9-5 win over the Jennings Bulldogs.
The Bobcats jumped out to an early two-run first inning advantage, begun when Grant Fontenot walked and then stole both second and third base.
Fontenot scored on a tripled by Zach Suire.
Suire scored on a fly out to centerfield by Dylan Darbonne to push the Bobcats ahead, 2-0.

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Lady Jays cruise past Oakdale, 21-6

The Lady Jays opened the 2020 softball season in fine fashion Monday as St. Edmund cruised to a 21-6 mercy-rule win over the Oakdale Lady Warriors.
After Lady Jay starting pitcher Karleigh Soileau struck out the side to begin the game, the St. Edmund offense exploded for 11 runs in the bottom of the first frame.
Soileau singled with one out and Anna Chapman followed with a RBI triple and then courtesy runner Ellie Manuel scored on an Oakdale throwing error.

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A time to shine for Lady Jays

The Lady Jays have earned a playoff spot for the fifth straight year and the St. Edmund head coach Erica Zaunbrecher along with her sole senior Kinsley Marcantel hope their season can continue with several more wins.
“When the team makes the playoffs they can see all their hard work paid off,” Zaunbrecher said. “They can enjoy going into the post season knowing they earned it – it wasn’t handed to them.”
No. 11 St. Edmund (13-12) travels to No. 6 St. Martin’s (18-10) for a LHSAA Division IV regional round contest.

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Jamborees kick off baseball, softball seasons

The baseball and softball seasons are approaching as area teams participate in jamborees this week.
The 2020 Perry Pitre Ford baseball jamboree will be held at both Bobcat Field and Blue Jay Field.
The junior varsity jamboree will be held Friday at both fields.
At 3 p.m., Mamou will take on Opelousas Catholic at EHS.
Iota will take on Sacred Heart of Ville Platte at 4:30 p.m., while the Bobcats will face Ascension Episcopal at 6 p.m.

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