Softball: John Curtis routs Mount Carmel for seventh straight win

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Area Prep Softball Report for Friday, March 26

In a game moved to the John Curtis Christian lower school campus, the Lady Patriots handled Mount Carmel Academy 13-2 in a District 9-5A contest shortened to five innings by the mercy rule.

As the visiting team while playing at home, John Curtis exploded for four runs in the top of the first and four more in the top of the second inning to take a commanding 8-0 lead.

The Cubs scored a run in the bottom of the second to make it 8-1 before Curtis scored four runs in the top of the fourth to make it 12-1. The Lady Patriots added a run in the top of the fifth before Mount Carmel scored a run in the bottom of the fifth but it was not enough to extend the game.

John Curtis pounded out 14 hits, led by Katie Kempton and Jacke Melancon, each of whom who had three hits and four RBI while Eva Walls also drove in four runs. Kai Goodman had three hits for the Lady Patriots.

Goodman picked up the win, allowing two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts.

John Curtis (15-2, 2-0) completed a sweep of the Cubs, whom the Lady Patriots defeated 3-0 on March 16. Curtis has now won seven straight games. The Lady Patriots will play Archbishop Chapelle next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the JPRD Complex.

Mount Carmel (9-10, 1-2) will play Dominican next Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Harahan Playground.

Area Prep Softball Results from Thursday, March 25
Booker T. Washington 21, McDonogh 35 6
Central Catholic 15, De La Salle 0
Destrehan 10, H.L. Bourgeois 0
E.D. White Catholic 19, St. James 1
John Curtis Christian 13, Mount Carmel Academy 2
South Plaquemines 19, McGehee 4
St. Thomas Aquinas 13, French Settlement 3

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