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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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Blue Jays roll past UA Lions, 64-50

The Blue Jays jumped out to a 19-4 first quarter lead as St. Edmund earned a 64-50 win Tuesday over University Academy of Central Louisiana.
The Lions scored first, but the Blue Jays answered with a 13-0 surge including seven points from Easten Coleman.
University Academy then scored on a put-back bucket to close the gap to 13-4 with 2:10 left in the period.
St. Ed’s finished the quarter with a 6-0 run, aided by buckets from Coleman and Alex Fontenot to go with free throws by Alex Dupre and Henry Brown.
Coleman led the Jays in the period with nine points.

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Bobcats fall to Red Devils

In their final home game of the season Tuesday, the Eunice Bobcats fell 53-50 to the Port Barre Red Devils.
Port Barre got it started early in the first quarter with three three-pointers from Glen Pickney, Mehkai Franklin and J.T. Pickney. Frank Lazare also knocked down two free-throws also.
Eunice’s Terance Shilow responded with a 3-pointer of his own along with two shots made by Dedrick Vigers.
After a made layup by Fred Guillory the score was set at 13-9 with Port Barre in the lead.

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