Softball: De La Salle claims district crown

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De La Salle captured the District 9-4A title with a 9-2 win Thursday afternoon over The Willow School. It was the third straight win for the Cavaliers.

Senior Gabrielle Peri picked up the win and reached a milestone with the 200th strikeout of her career. Peri pitched four innings, not allowing a run or a hit and posted four strikeouts with no walks. Taylar Allen pitched the final three innings for the Cavs.

Sanchez put De La Salle on top with an RBI single in the first inning before the Cavaliers scored five runs in the second inning to take a commanding 6-0 lead and never looked back.

Olivia Ianetta, Otti DeJean, Scully and Peri each drove in a run in the big inning. Allen, Heidi Scully and Mariah Sanchez each had two hits for De La Salle.

It is the first district championship in softball for the Cavaliers since 2018, when De La Salle shared a district title with two other schools.

De La Salle (11-3, 5-0) returns to action Saturday at John Curtis Christian at noon.

The Willow School (6-3, 2-2) faces 9-4A rival Booker T. Washington today at 4 p.m.

Area Prep Softball Results from Thursday, March 23
Archbishop Hannan 16, Pearl River 1
Belle Chasse 16, Landry 1
Booker T. Washington (NO) 14, Helen Cox 9
Brusly 4, French Settlement 3
Cabrini 15, Douglass 0
Covenant Christian 10, Highland Baptist 2
Covington 10, Northlake Christian 1
De La Salle 9, Willow School 2
Dominican 9, John Curtis Christian 8
Doyle 10, Springfield 0
Fontainebleau 4, Northshore 2
Franklinton 1, Loranger 0
Hanson Memorial 15, Centerville 4
Haynes Academy 18, Riverdale 5
H.L. Bourgeois 11, Thibodaux 1
John Ehret 18, Bonnabel 0
Kenner Discovery 13, Jewel Sumner 3
Lakeshore 14, St. Scholastica 4
Lutcher 10, South Lafourche 1
Patrick Taylor 6, Thomas Jefferson 1
Pine 17, Salmen 0
Slidell 15, Hammond 0
South Plaquemines 12, Karr 8
St. Charles Catholic 15, Fisher 1
St. John 19, St. James 5
South Terrebonne 8, Morgan City 4
Terrebonne 21, East St. John 0
Vandebilt Catholic 17, Ellender 0

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