Softball: Hahnville whips Destrehan, Haynes downs Thomas Jefferson in rivalry games
Area Prep Softball Report for Thursday, April 1
Hahnville has been a red hot team, moving up to eighth in the most recent LHSAA Class 5A power ratings.
The jets were cooled off in a 15-5 loss to powerful West Monroe in the Tioga Tournament last weekend, snapping a 12-game win streak.
The Lady Tigers are content to start a new win streak.
They started that process with a convincing 17-1 road win at rival Destrehan in a District 7-5A contest Wednesday in a showdown of unbeaten district teams for first place.
Junior catcher Kate Bruce was 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI to lead the attack. Bruce had an RBI single in the fourth inning, an RBI single in the sixth inning and a two-run homer in the seventh, when Hahnville broke the game wide open with seven runs.
Bruce, Avery Edgar, Kathryn Smith, Makenna Cortez, Addeline Bertrand and Sydnie Sirmon all drove in runs in the seventh inning.
Junior Laney Waguespack pitched a complete game for the victory, allowing just one run on four hits. Waguespack was dominant, striking out 14 while walking just one batter.
Waguespack, Bruce, Cortez, Edgar, Sara Roussel and Karli Bourg all had multi-hit games for Hahnville.
Tyler Oubre started for the Lady Wildcats and took the loss. Oubre left with an injury after 3 1/3 innings.
“The story of the game was Waguespack being outstanding,” Hahnville coach Jerry Nugent said. “We saw the ball well today, putting up 21 hits. Our defense was excellent, playing errorless baseball.”
Both teams return to action today in non-district action.
Hahnville (17-9, 6-0) hosts Archbishop Chapelle at 4 p.m. Destrehan (18-7, 5-1) hosts Vandebilt Catholic at 3:30 p.m.
In another Magnet Bowl showdown, Haynes Academy downed Thomas Jefferson 8-3 at the JPRD Complex in a District 11-3A battle between the two top teams in the state in the most recent LHSAA Division II power ratings.
The win clinched the district title for Haynes.
Haynes jumped on the Jaguars in the first inning on a two-run single by Alexis Couret and an RBI double by Daela Claverie. Aubrey Claverie had an RBI double in the sixth inning.
The Yellow Jackets built an 8-0 lead and coasted to victory. Thomas Jefferson scored its three runs in its final at-bat in the top of the seventh inning.
Jamie Weindel was one hit short of the cycle, recording three hits on a single, double and a triple.
Delaney Walker went six innings to pick up the victory.
The win was the fifth straight for Haynes (16-4, 5-0), who will host Belle Chasse Saturday at 11 a.m. in a non-district contest.
Thomas Jefferson (14-4, 3-1) will host Academy of Our Lady today at 4 p.m. in a non-district contest.
John Ehret picked up a second District 8-5A victory in as many days, beating East Jefferson 5-4 at John Ehret Wednesday to remain unbeaten in district play.
In a close game throughout, the winning run on a passed ball in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs.
Lucie Llorens picked up the win and was outstanding, striking out 14 Warriors.
“We played fundamental softball today,” John Ehret coach Sheena Smith Dilworth said. “It was a tough game against an improved team. This was an important district win. Lucie struck out 14 and was just outstanding. I love the way our team is competing.”
Both teams return to district play today. Ehret (8-9, 3-0) hosts Riverdale at 4 p.m. while the Warriors (2-8, 1-2) host West Jefferson at 4 p.m.
Area Prep Softball Results from Wednesday, March 31
Academy of Our Lady 7, Riverside Academy 6
Cabrini 14, Ursuline Academy 3
Country Day 11, Ecole Classique 1
Hahnville 17, Destrehan 1
Haynes Academy 8, Thomas Jefferson 3
Karr 18, McDonogh 35 3
John Ehret 5, East Jefferson 4
Landry 16, Belle Chasse 1
Lutcher 18, St. Joseph’s Academy 1
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