Softball Playoffs: Hannan-Haynes final set for Saturday, Curtis faces MCA for D1 title

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Prep Softball Playoff Report for Saturday, May 1

A pair of area teams have advanced to the Division II state championship game.

Top seed Archbishop Hannan edged No. 4 Thomas Jefferson in a 9-8 thriller.

No. Haynes Academy is in its first state championship game in school history after a 7-5 win over St. Thomas More.

Hailey Peterson pitched five shutout innings in relief of Delaney Walker, who pitched the first two innings, allowing three runs on four hits as St. Thomas More took a 3-0 lead. Haynes tied it with three runs in the top of the fourth.

In the top of the fifth inning, Daela Claverie belted a solo home run to give the Yellow Jackets a 4-3 lead before freshman Hailey Peterson belted a three-run home run to give the Yellow Jackets a 7-3 lead. The Cougars scored a run in the bottom of the fifth to make it 7-4 before adding a run in the seventh inning.

Hailey Peterson pitched five shutout innings in relief of Delaney Walker, who pitched the first two innings, allowing three runs on four hits as St. Thomas More took a 3-0 lead. Haynes tied it with three runs in the top of the fourth.

Nelly Townsend took the loss, going 4 2/3 innings. Ava Prejean pitched the rest of the way for St. Thomas More.

Top seed Archbishop Hannan edged No. 4 Thomas Jefferson 9-8.

The Hawks scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning on a wild pitch.

The Jaguars, trailing 8-5, scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game.

Thomas Jefferson took the early lead with three runs in the top of the first and made it 4-0 with a run in the second inning before Hannan scored once in the bottom of the second and twice in the third to cut the deficit to 4-3.

Aubrynn Arcement homered for Thomas Jefferson, giving the Jaguars a 5-3 lead in the top of the fifth inning.

Alexis Dale tied the game with a two-run triple in the sixth inning for Hannan before scoring the go-ahead run on an error to make it 6-5. Hannan tacked on two more runs to grab a three-run lead going to the seventh, setting the stage for a thrilling finish.

Tristyn Baugh picked up the win for Hannan while Arcement was the losing pitcher for Thomas Jefferson.

Dale was 2-for-4 with her triple and two RBI while Cheyenne Jenkins had two hits. Jenna Armstrong had two hits and two RBI and Shelby Thompson had two hits and an RBI for the Hawks.

Arcement was 2-for-3 with her home run while Oscha Carter had two hits for Thomas Jefferson.

Hannan (21-8) and Haynes (22-6) will square off at 11 a.m. on Field 13 Saturday morning.

In Division I, District 9-5A rivals in top seed John Curtis Christian and third seed Mount Carmel Academy square off Saturday at 3 p.m. on Field 16.

The Lady Patriots swept the Cubs during the regular season.

Prep Softball Playoff Results from Friday, April 30
5A
(5) Airline 2, (1) West Monroe 1
(3) Barbe 6, (7) Pineville 3

4A (1) North DeSoto 3, (4) Neville 2
(2) Beau Chene 8, (3) Tioga 0

3A
(4) Iowa 11, (1) Grant 5
(3) Jena 6, (7) Sterlington 4

2A (1) Many 16, (12) French Settlement 5 (5 innings)
(2) Doyle 1, (3) Rosepine 0

Division II (1) Archbishop Hannan 9, (4) Thomas Jefferson 8
(3) Haynes Academy 7, (2) St. Thomas More 5

Division IV (1) Calvary Baptist 13, (12) Riverside Academy 3 (5 innings)
(2) Catholic (PC) 13, (3) Ascension Christian 1 (5 innings)

Prep Softball Playoff Schedule for Saturday, May 1
5A
(5) Airline vs. (3) Barbe, 3 p.m. Field #13

4A
(2) Beau Chene vs. (1) North DeSoto, 3 p.m. Field #14

3A
(3) Jena vs. (4) Iowa, 11 a.m. Field #16

2A
(2) Doyle vs. (1) Many, 3 p.m. Field #15

1A
(2) LaSalle vs. (1) Oak Grove, 11 a.m. Field #18

Class B
(2) Holden vs. (9) Anacoco, 3 p.m. Field #17

Class C
(7) Georgetown vs. (1) Calvin, 11 a.m. Field #17

Division I
(3) Mount Carmel Academy vs. (1) John Curtis Christian, 3 p.m. Field #16

Division II
(3) Haynes Academy vs. (1) Archbishop Hannan, 11 a.m. Field #13

Division III
(3) Holy Savior Menard vs. (1) Notre Dame, 3 p.m. Field #18

Division IV
(3) Catholic (PC) vs. (1) Calvary Baptist, 11 a.m. Field #14

Division V
(2) Claiborne Christian vs. (1) Northside Christian, 11 a.m. Field #15

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