Softball Report: Mount Carmel, Belle Chasse, St. Charles Catholic take big wins Tuesday
After tasting a bitter, walk-off defeat at River Ridge to John Curtis Christian on Mar. 20, defending Division I state champion Mount Carmel Academy was determined to avenge the loss, prove it was the better team and to claim a share of a district title and likely top-seed in the upcoming Division I state playoffs.
The Cubs accomplished all of the above with a convincing 10-2 win over the Lady Patriots at the JPRD Complex in Metairie Tuesday.
LSU signee Shelby Wickersham pitched a complete game four-hitter, striking out eight, and added three RBI, including a two-run home run to lead the way. Abby Alonzo belted a two-run home run and an RBI single for the Cubs, who had 12 hits.
Mount Carmel (18-7, 5-1) scored twice in the top of the first and two more in the second on Alonzo’s home run to take a 4-0 lead before Curtis cut the deficit to 4-2 in the top of the fourth on an RBI double by Alyssa Dean and an RBI from Brian Neal to make it 4-2.
Wickersham answered in the bottom of the fourth with her home run and Jordyn Perkins added an RBI single to open up a 7-2 lead. Wickersham drove in a run in the fifth to make it 8-2 and the Cubs added two more runs in the sixth to complete the scoring. Remi Hebert took the loss for John Curtis Christian (19-7, 5-1).
The Cubs were scheduled to conclude their regular season today at 4 p.m. at the JPRD Complex against Hahnville but the game has been canceled. There will no makeup date.
Belle Chasse rebounded from a tough loss to John Curtis with a convincing 13-4 win at Cabrini.
The Cardinals broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the top of the fourth inning as Shelby Devine belted a two-run double and Riley Sweeney added an RBI single.
After the Crescents cut the deficit to 3-1 with a run in the bottom of the frame, Belle Chasse answered with three runs in the top of the fifth inning on RBI singles by Grace Hess and Brooke Plaisance to make it 6-1.
The Cardinals put the game away with six runs in the top of the sixth as Plaisance had another RBI double and Devine added another two-run double and it was 12-6. Bela Dekovic finished the scoring with an RBI single in the seventh.
With the win, Belle Chasse (22-8) awaits its power ranking for the Class 4A playoffs. The Cardinals were fifth in the most recent rankings released by the LHSAA. Cabrini (14-12) closes its regular season against Haynes today at 4 p.m. The Crescents were 11th in the most recent LHSAA Division II power rankings.
St. Charles Catholic tuned up for the playoffs with a 6-2 victory at Covington.
The Comets scored a run in the top of the first before the Lions answered with a run in the bottom of the second. St. Charles Catholic took the lead with three runs in the top of the third inning and added two in the top of the fourth to put the game away. Covington scored its final run in the bottom of the sixth to complete the scoring.
Jade Brady pitched a complete game three-hitter and struck out three for the victory. Brady was the hitting star as well, driving in four runs. Blakely Heltz had two hits and an RBI.
The Comets (23-3) will host Plaquemine today at 4 p.m. in their regular season finale. The Lions (7-20) concluded their season.
The Comets are third and likely will be the third-seed in the upcoming Division II state playoffs, behind Parkview Baptist and Archbishop Hannan, both of whom defeated the Comets. The other St. Charles Catholic loss was to Mount Carmel Academy.
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