By Tom Dodge
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.
By Tom Dodge
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.
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.
The Bobcats and Lady Cats both won to sweep the 2020 Eunice Invitational season opening track meet.
The Lady Cats won the meet scoring 189 points, followed by Iota (106), Crowley (97), Jennings (40), Opelousas Catholic (20) and Mamou (2).
Lachelle Edwards won the triple jump with a leap of 29-6 1/2. while teammate Brilye Reed was a close second (28-6).
Edwards finished second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 19.47, while Alivia Ceaser finished third (20.50).
ST. MARTINVILLE – The Lady Jays stayed perfect on the season as St. Edmund rolled to a 13-0 mercy-rule win over St. Martinville.
The Lady Jays (6-0) scored a run in the top of the second when Kennedy Ardoin drew a two-out walk and crossed home plate on a hit by Harlie Guillory.
St. Edmund added three more runs in the top of the third inning, begun when Jaedyn Soileau and Kinsley Marcantel walked.
Anna Chapman singled in Jaedyn Soileau, while a double by Ardoin drove courtesy runner Ellie Manuel and Chapman.