Softball: Hannan wins on walk-off homer, Ehret takes sixth straight, St. Mary’s handles Kennedy
Area Prep Softball Report for Thursday, March 23
Archbishop Hannan won its third straight game, coming from behind late to defeat Doyle 7-4 at home Wednesday.
The Hawks won it in dramatic fashion.
Tied 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh, Sydnie Ferrant capped a terrific day with a walk-off, 3-run homer. Ferrant had two hits, a walk, score three times and drove in five runs. Tristyn Baugh also belted a 2-run homer for the Hawks. Cheyenne Jenkins had two hits and scored twice.
Baugh picked up the win, going the distance, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits. Baugh walked two and struck out four, using 98 pitches.
Kassidy Rivero had two hits and an RBI to pace Doyle.
The Hawks scored twice in the bottom of the first but the Tigers tied it with single runs in the top of the second and third innings. Doyle took a 3-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning before Hannan rallied with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it 4-4.
Doyle recaptured the lead with a run in the top of the seventh but Archbishop Hannan rallied with three runs in the bottom of the frame to win it.
Both teams return to action Thursday as Hannan (11-9) will host Pearl River at 5 p.m. while Doyle (12-8) will host Springfield at 5:30 p.m.
John Ehret stayed hot, handling Landry 16-5 at Bodenger Playground.
It was the sixth straight win for the Patriots.
The game was tied 2-2 after one inning before Ehret scored two in the third and a run in the fourth inning to make it 5-2. Landry cut the deficit to 5-3 with a run in the bottom of the fourth and each team scored twice in the fifth inning and it was 7-5. Ehret broke it wide open with a huge nine-run seventh inning.
Aiyanna Atchison had two hits, four RBI and three runs scored to lead the Patriots while Gabrielle Johnson had a hit, three RBI and two runs scored. Kaleigh Chaisson was the starter and winning pitcher while Abigail Gisclair picked up the save.
Both teams return to action Thursday. John Ehret (11-2, 1-0) will host Bonnabel at 4:30 p.m. in a District 8-5A contest while Landry (5-9) will host Belle Chasse at 4:30 p.m. in a District 10-4A contest.
In a battle of Courgars, St. Mary’s Academy easily dismissed John F. Kennedy 17-2 in a game shortened to four innings by the mercy rule.
Kennedy scored two runs in the top of the first before St. Mary’s answered with eight runs in the bottom of the inning. St. Mary’s added two runs in the second, one in the third and ended the game with six runs in the fourth inning.
Anaya Glass had three hits, including two doubles and four RBI while Bre Drejean had two hits and two RBI. Janai Lowe and Kaiden Word each had two hits and an RBI.
Lowe went the distance to pick up the win, allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.
St. Mary’s Academy (5-7) will host St. Katharine Drexel Friday at 4 p.m.
Area Prep Softball Results from Wednesday, March 22
Albany 13, West Feliciana 1
Academy of Our Lady 20, Higgins 0
Archbishop Hannan 7, Doyle 4
Chalmette 9, Hahnville 6
Country Day 18, East Jefferson 3
Douglass 27, St. Katharine Drexel 6
Houma Christian 11, Terrebonne 1
Newman 16, Crescent City Christian 1
New Orleans Military & Maritime 10, Helen Cox 0
Ponchatoula 10, Mandeville 2
Pope John Paul II 9, Loranger 5
Riverdale 17, McGehee 1
Riverside Academy 18, Lutcher 8
South Lafourche 15, McMain 0
St. Charles Catholic 17, Plaquemine 3
St. Mary’s Academy 17, John F. Kennedy 2
Thomas Jefferson 20, Ursuline Academy 2
Vandebilt Catholic 14, Fisher 1
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