Softball Report: Belle Chasse rallies past Dominican

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A year ago, Belle Chasse reached the Class 4A quarterfinals. This year, the Cardinals are determined to take it deeper into the postseason and thus far in 2018, they look like they have the potential to do just that.

Belle Chasse rallied with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to overcome Dominican 5-3 at Belle Chasse Thursday. Dominican played for the Division I state championship a year ago.

Kelsey Johnson doubled home a run in the bottom of the first to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. Dominican (2-3) took the lead with two runs in the top of the second inning to make it 2-1 and scored another run in the top of the fourth to make it 3-1.

Northwest Florida State commit Brookelyn Sweeney blasted a two-run home run. Shelby Devine and Brooke Plaisance each added an RBI single. Sweeney picked up the win in relief for the Cardinals (7-1). The only loss for the Cardinals was to Denham Springs. Dominican has dropped three straight games after opening the season 2-0.

Both teams play in the Hahnville Tournament today and tomorrow at West Bank Bridge Park.

Area Prep Softball Results from Thurs., Mar. 1

New Orleans Area

Assumption 18, East St. John 1

Belle Chasse 5, Dominican 3

Bonnabel 19, Helen Cox 9

Destrehan 6, Terrebonne 1

Ecole Classique 5, Covenant Christian 2

Family Christian 13, Grand Isle 0

Hammond 2, Archbishop Hannan 1

Higgins 16, Karr 1

Mandeville 9, Ponchatoula 6

McMain 24, McDonogh 35 14

Pine 16, Bogalusa 0

Slidell 8, Covington 3

St. Scholastica 4, Loranger 2

St. Thomas Aquinas 10, St. Michael 0

Jewel Sumner 8, Springfield 3

West St. John 11, St. Martin’s Episcopal 1

Baton Rouge Area

Albany 13, Ascension Christian 3

Ascension Catholic 11, St. Joseph’s Academy 1

Brusly 12, Walker 2

Denham Springs 6, Maurepas 2

Dutchtown 11, Live Oak 0

East Ascension 10, Zachary 0

St. John 6, French Settlement 5

Bayou Area

Central Catholic 9, Lafayette Christian 5

Houma Christian 15, Varnado 0 (game one)

Houma Christian 22, Varnado 2 (game two)

Thibodaux 12, Central Lafourche 11

Vermilion Catholic 12, Centerville 8

Area Prep Softball Schedule for Fri., Mar. 2

New Orleans Area

Dominican vs. Destrehan, 6 p.m. at West Bank Bridge Park

East Jefferson at Fisher, 5:30 p.m.

Fisher at John Ehret, 4 p.m.

Grand Isle at Varnado, 4:30 p.m.

Haynes at Northlake Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson vs. Patrick Taylor, 7 p.m. at John Ehret/Thomas Jefferson Tournamement

Loranger at Slidell, 3:30 p.m.

Morgan City at Academy of Our Lady, 3:30 p.m.

Mount Carmel vs. Hahnville, 6 p.m. at West Bank Bridge Park

Ponchatoula at St. Thomas Aquinas, 5 p.m.

South Plaquemines at Albany, 5:30 p.m.

Zachary at Covington, 6:30 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Broadmoor at Tara, 4 p.m.

Holden at Loreauville, 4 p.m.

Live Oak at East Ascension, 6:30 p.m.

Mandeville vs. Brusly, 6:30 p.m. at Youngsville Sports Complex

Runnels at Woodlawn (BR), 4 p.m.

South Terrebonne at Doyle, 4 p.m.

St. James at Port Allen, 5 p.m.

Bayou Area

Franklin at Gueydan, 7:30 p.m.

Vandebilt Catholic at Hanson Memorial, 4:30 p.m.

West St. Mary at Abbeville, 5:30 p.m.

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