Softball: Hahnville edges rival Destrehan in thriller
Area Prep Softball Report for Friday, Mar. 8
With only three starters returning from last year’s team which reached the Class 5A state championship game, the challenge to repeat that success and the consistent success of the Hahnville program is more challenging for Jerry Nugent and his squad.
The young Tigers are a work in progress, growing game by game and showing great progress.
That was evident Thursday at Destrehan as the visiting Tigers edged the rival Wildcats 2-1 in a non-district contest.
Hahnville scored on a two out single Kate Bruce in the top of the second inning before sophomore Katherine Smith had an RBI double in the fourth inning to make it 2-0. Destrehan (2-7) cut the deficit in half on a home run by Emma Rome in the bottom of the seventh but it was not enough.
Freshman Hailey Beard was the winning pitcher, allowing three hits to pick up the win. Taylor Oubre pitched well in defeat for Destrehan.
“I was very proud of the way we played,” Nugent said. “It was the kind of game we needed. We are playing better now. We have won four straight now. It was one of those battles in a game we kind of expected. We played with a lot of poise. That’s the kind of game you have to play and win if you want to go far in the 5A playoffs. That was a big win for us in this rivalry, in the atmosphere on the road. You could feel it from the jump that it would be that kind of game.
The district game between the two rivals will be played on April 2 at Hahnville.
Hahnville plays Zachary tonight at Gonzales at 6 p.m. in the St. Amant Tournament while Destrehan is back in action today, hosting Chalmette at 3:30 p.m.
Area Prep Softball Results from Thursday, Mar. 7
New Orleans Area
Academy of Our Lady 9, Cabrini 6
Ascension Christian 8, St. James 4
Belle Chase 19, Archbishop Chapelle 1
Covington 7, Fontainebleau 4
Dominican 16, Haynes 4
Franklinton 9, St. Scholastica 2
Hahnville 2, Destrehan 1
Independence 22, Bogalusa 10
Lakeshore 15, Pearl River 3
Landry-Walker 18, Varnado 17
Loranger 10, Pine 8
Mandeville 3, Slidell 0
Mount Carmel Academy 7, Riverside Academy 2
Northshore 18, Academy of Our Lady 6
Northshore 14, Hammond 4
Parkview Baptist 8, St. Charles Catholic 5
Pearl River 8, Riverdale 2
Ponchatoula 14, Jewel Sumner 4
Baton Rouge Area
Assumption 7, French Settlement 6
Baker 17, Tara 2
Brusly 15, False River 0
Central 5, Denham Springs 4
Doyle 14, Ascension Catholic 3
East Ascension 12, Dutchtown 7
Holden 11, Maurepas 0
Livonia 14, Port Allen 1
Northeast 13, Woodlawn (BR) 10
Plaquemine 13, Cecilia 12
Runnels 8, Kenner Discovery 2
St. Michael 5, University High 4
Walker 5, Albany 0
West Feliciana 10, Dunham 0
Zachary 9, Live Oak 4
Archbishop Hannan 14, Central Catholic 1
Ascension Episcopal 18, Franklin 3
Central Lafourche 12, Houma Christian 4
Lafayette Christian 17, Centerville 0
Patterson 19, David Thibodaux 4
South Lafourche 13, Covenant Christian 3
Vandebilt Catholic 10, Thibodaux 1
Area Prep Softball Schedule for Friday, Mar. 8
New Orleans Area
Dominican vs. Slidell, 4 p.m. at Archbhishop Hannan Tournament
East Jefferson vs. Fisher, 7:30 p.m. at Avondale Playground
Karr at John Ehret, 3:30 p.m.
Lusher Charter vs. Riverdale, 4 p.m. at Jefferson Playground
St. Scholastica at Northlake Christian, 4 p.m.
Baton Rouge Area
Destrehan vs. Walker, 6:30 p.m. at Butch Gore
East Iberville at Madison Prep, 3 p.m.
Hahnville at Zachary, 6 p.m.
Holden vs. Sam Houston, 4 p.m.
Live Oak at Catholic (PC), 4 p.m.
Lutcher vs. North Vermilion, 9 a.m. at Teurlings Catholic
Lutcher at St. Thomas More, 4 p.m.
Slaughter Community Charter at West Feliciana, 4 p.m.
Ascension Christian at Central Lafourche, 4 p.m.
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