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Cats outlast Jays, 20-16

The annual regular season-ending contest between the St. Edmund Blue Jays and the Eunice High Bobcats produced an offensive explosion for both teams and a nightmare for pitchers as the two teams combined to score 36 runs and bang out 35 hits as the Bobcats rallied late to claim a 20-16 victory.
Neither starting pitcher, Jack Brown for the Jays and Ian George for the Cats, survived the second inning.

Lady Jays fall in playoffs

After a first-round bye, St. Edmund fell 10-0 to Ascension Catholic Wednesday in the LHSAA Division IV softball playoffs.
The Lady Bulldogs (14-11) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the second, which proved to be enough to preserve the win.
Isabell Abadie and Bailey Acosta singled before Lauren Landry walked to load the bases.
Carson Dunn singled in Abadie, while Acosta and Landry crossed home plate on a hit by Angelle Theriot.

Bobcats roll in district finale

Eunice High completed play in District 5-3A with an 11-1 victory over the Port Barre Red Devils in baseball action at Bobcat Field on Tuesday.
Coach Scott Phillips’ Bobcats improved their overall record to 19-12 with the victory over the Red Devils.
The win over the Red Devils gave the Bobcats sole possession of second place in the district standings.
Eunice starting pitcher Jaydon Brasseaux earned his seventh mound victory of the season as he held Port Barre to only two hits and one run.

Blue Jays win on senior night

The St. Edmund Blue Jays closed District 5-1A competition with a 4-3 win over district chanpions Catholic High of Pointe Coupee.
The Blue Jays honored seniors Austin Gradney, Jack Brown, Michael Zaunbrecher and head statistican Sarah Fruge.
“They started with me three years ago,” St. Edmund head coach Scott Richard said. “They have been to the finals, the quarterfinals and they mean alot to our program.
“They are three good leaders we are going to lose,” he said. “They are going to be missed.

Softball playoff brackets released

Seven area teams earned playoff berths when the Louisiana High School Athletic Association relased its 2017 softball brackets Thursday.
In Division IV, No. 9 St. Edmund (11-14) will entertain No. 9 Ascension Catholic (13-11) 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Last season, the Lady Jays grabbed a 7-3 win over Lafayette Christian before falling 4-0 to Hanson Memorial.
In Division III, No. 9 Sacred Heart of Ville Platte (17-10) visits No. 8 Opelousas Catholic.

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