Softball Report: Archbishop Hannan downs Albany, STA drills Haynes

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After a good season that ended with a tough 5-4 loss to St. Charles Catholic in the Division III quarterfinals a year ago, Archbishop Hannan has to rate as one of the favorites in Division III this season with a seasoned team.

The Hawks opened District 7-3A action Thursday, winning 4-2 at Albany.

Hutton got the win, pitching the first four innings, yielding two runs. Alex Clesi was superb in relief, pitching three innings and fanning eight Hornets to pick up the save.  Brittney Turner took the loss for Albany.

Kaitlyn Allen had an RBI single while Allie Hutton and Gentry Spinks each drove in a run for the Hawks (6-1, 1-0).

Kaci Payne and Madison Knight each had an RBI single for Albany (8-3, 1-1).

Both teams are back in action today. Hannan will face Live Oak today at Coquille while Albany battles Assumption at St. John at 3:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas rolled over Haynes 12-1 at Hammond.

The Yellow Jackets took an early 1-0 lead but the Lady Falcons responded with 12 runs in the bottom of the second inning to win by the mercy rule after four and a half innings.

Briley Broussard and Emily Hoover paced a 13-hit Lady Falcon attack with two hits and three RBI each.

The Falcons (9-4) will play Loranger today at 4 p.m. before facing Doyle Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. the District 10-2A opener for both teams. Haynes (4-1) travels to Fisher today for a 4 p.m. contest.

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