Softball: Many local teams capture opening round state playoff wins Monday

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While many area teams were eliminated in their first LHSAA softball playoff games Monday, several others advanced.

In Class 5A, No. 10 Hahnville took care of No. 23 Chalmette 10-0 in six innings.

The Lady Tigers scored a run in the first inning and broke it open with five runs in the second to take a 6-0 lead, eventually ending it with a run in the bottom of the sixth.

Makenna Cortez had two hits, in including a two-run homer and four RBI, Kate Bruce and Lauren Crochet each had two hits and three RBI and Sara Roussel added a pair of hits for Hahnville.

Laney Waguespack picked up the win, going four shutout innings, allowing just one hit while striking out six. Mackenzie Kliebert finished up on the mound in the fifth inning.

The Tigers (21-11) will play at No. 7 Pineville Wednesday at 5 p.m. Pineville whipped No. 26 Mandeville 11-3.

Also in 5A, No. 12 Northshore handled No. 21 Destrehan 11-0 in a game shortened to 4 ½ innings.

Jenna Samuel stole the show, pitching a three-hitter, striking out 10 in an impressive performance. At the plate, Samuel had two hits, including a home run and three RBI. Kobi Paige and Emma McCormick each drove in a pair of runs and Ashlyn Shirah had three hits as the Lady Panthers banged out 11 hits.

Kandyn Mustacchia took the loss for the Lady Wildcats (19-12).

Northshore (21-4) advances to play at No. 5 Airline Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Lady Vikings blanked No. 28 Parkway 10-0 in a game shortened to 4 ½ innings.

In Class 4A, a pair of District 9-4A rivals posted solid wins and are set for a regional round showdown.

No. 6 Franklinton crushed No. 27 Westgate 18-0 in a game shortened to 2 ½ innings by the mercy rule.

The Demons got a ton of offense while Aleigha Fussell and Skylar Branch combined on the shutout.

Franklinton (21-8) advances to the regional round to face a familiar opponent in district rival Lakeshore. The 11th-seeded Lady Titans ripped No. 22 Livonia 14-0 in a game shortened to 4 ½ inning by the mercy rule.

Lakeshore (9-10) scored three runs in the bottom of the first, nine in the second and two in the third inning.

Alana Dumas had two hits and three RBI, Alara Taylor drove in three runs and Trinity Heinsz had two RBI. Abby Colwart and Jade Parker each contributed a pair of hits for Lakeshore.

Cara Rankin pitched all five shutout innings to get the win, allowing just one hit and striking out three.

Franklinton won both regular season matchups against Lakeshore by scores of 3-0 and 5-3. The game is set for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Franklinton.

Also in 4A, No. 10 Belle Chasse hammered No. 23 Morgan City 16-1 in a game shortened to 3 ½ innings by the mercy rule.

The Cardinals (11-12) will play at No. 7 Eunice in the regional round on Wednesday at 5 p.m. The Bobcats drilled No. 26 McMain 18-0 in a game shortened to 2 ½ innings.

No. 15 Pearl River dismantled No. 18 Huntington 15-0 in a game shortened to 2 ½ innings.

The Lady Rebels (13-10) will hit the road to No. 2 Beau Chene in the regional round this evening at 6 p.m. Beau Chene eliminated No. 31 Landry 22-0 in 2 ½ innings.

In Division I, No. 3 Mount Carmel Academy eliminated No. 6 Byrd 12-3 at Muss Bertolino Playground in Kenner.

Taylor Rumney led the Cubs attack with three hits and three RBI, Linda Hollander had three hits, Rylee Landreaux had two hits and Bella Mailhos drove in a pair of runs as Mount Carmel banged out 13 hits.

Morgan Cantrell drove in all three runs for the Yellow Jackets.

Jenna Smith took the loss for Byrd.

The Cubs (13-14) move on to the semifinals to take on District 9-5A rival and No. 2 seed Dominican (18-7) in the semifinals. The two teams split a pair of district matchups with Mount Carmel winning 6-4 and Dominican winning 6-3.

In Division II, No. 3 Haynes Academy took care of No. 14 Cabrini 15-1 in a game shortened to 4 ½ innings.

The Yellow Jackets scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning on RBI singles by

Aubrie Claverie, Delaney Walker and Jiah Keller and broke the game open with nine runs in the third. Claverie added another RBI single in the frame while Abby St. Cyr., Hailey Peterson, Alexis Couret and Daela Claverie all added RBI in the inning.

Walker picked up the win, going four innings, allowing just one run on three hits, striking out five. Peterson pitched the final inning.

Abby Harrison had a pair of hits to pace the Crescents (10-9).

Haynes (20-6) advances to the quarterfinals to take on the winner of today’s game between No. 11 De La Salle and No. 6 Vandebilt Catholic, who square off at 4:30 p.m. at Margaret Johnson Field.

No. 7 Academy of Our Lady advanced with a 7-1 victory over No. 10 Patrick Taylor.

Gracie Toledano pitched a two-hitter, both in the seventh inning. Toledano walked no one and struck out four.

Cayden Libert put the Penguins on top with an RBI double in the bottom of the third inning while Kathryn McCormick had an RBI single and Alexis Savis produced a sacrifice fly and it was 3-0.

Libert added to the lead with an RBI double in the fourth and it was 4-0.

The Penguins added three runs in the fifth, with one run scoring on an error and on Alyssa Hartman’s two-run single and it was 7-0.

Ashtyn Rogers broke up the shutout with an RBI single in the seventh inning for the Tigers. Rogers took the loss for the Tigers (12-6).

AOL (17-6-1) moves on to face the winner of this evening’s matchup of No. 15 E.D. White Catholic at No. 2 St. Thomas More in the quarterfinals.

Area Prep Softball Playoff Results from Monday, April 19

Class 5A (1) West Monroe 5, (32) Slidell 0

(8) Central 4, (25) Fontainebleau 3

(12) Northshore 11, (21) Destrehan 0 (5 innings)

(7) Pineville 11, (26) Mandeville 3

(10) Hahnville 10, (23) Chalmette 0 (6 innings)

(15) Alexandria 9, (18) Ponchatoula 1

Class 4A (1) North DeSoto 7, (32) Warren Easton 0

(3) Tioga 17, (30) Karr 0 (3 innings)

(11) Lakeshore 14, (22) Livonia 0 (5 innings)

(6) Franklinton 18, (27) Westgate 0 (3 innings)

(7) Eunice 18, (26) McMain 0 (3 innings)

(10) Belle Chasse 16, (23) Morgan City 1 (4 innings)

(15) Pearl River 15, (18) Huntington 0 (3 innings)

(2) Beau Chene 22 (31) Landry 0 (3 innings)

Class 3A (1) Grant 17, (32) Booker T. Washington (NO) 3 (3 innings)

(9) Brusly 9, (24) St. James 4

(5) Buckeye 15, (28) Loranger 3 (5 innings)

(20) Albany 5 (13) Union Parish 0

(14) Berwick 13, (19) Kenner Discovery 3 (6 innings)

(6) Lutcher 16, (27) Mansfield 0 (4 innings)

(10) North Webster 14, (23) Jewel Sumner 4 (6 innings)

Class 2A

(16) Avoyelles Public Charter 8, (17) Springfield 7

(12) French Settlement 5, (21) Delcambre 3

(14) Pine 4, (19) Fisher 3

(18) South Plaquemines 15, (15) Red River 2 (5 innings)

(2) Doyle 20, (31) Oakdale 2 (3 innings)

Class B

(10) Choudrant 12, (23) Mount Hermon 2 (6 innings)

Division I

(3) Mount Carmel Academy 12, (6) Byrd 3

Division II

(3) Haynes Academy 15, (14) Cabrini 1 (5 innings)

(7) Academy of Our Lady 7, (10) Patrick Taylor 1

Area Prep Softball Playoff Schedule for Tuesday, April 20

Class 4A

(15) Pearl River at (2) Beau Chene, 6 p.m.

Class 2A

(14) Pine at (3) Rosepine, 5 p.m.

Division II

(12) Lusher Charter at (5) Parkview Baptist, 5 p.m.

(13) University High at (4) Thomas Jefferson, 4 p.m. at Terrytown Playground

(11) De La Salle at (6) Vandebilt Catholic, 4:30 p.m. at Margaret Johnson Field

Division III

(12) Pope John Paul II at (5) St. Charles Catholic, 4:30 p.m.

(14) St. Mary’s Academy at (3) Holy Savior Menard, 4:30 p.m.

(11) McGehee at (6) Northlake Christian, 5:30 p.m.

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