Softball Report: Mount Carmel blanks Dominican, 6-0

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Defending Division I state champion Mount Carmel Academy remains red hot.

The Cubs shutout rival Dominican 6-0 Thursday afternoon at the JPRD Complex in Metairie in District 9-5A action for their seventh consecutive victory.

Catcher Ashley Ortiz was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI and Jordyn Perkins homered to lead the Cubs attack. Mady Giglio was 2-for-3, including a triple and an RBI, Nina Fenasci was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Ortiz put the Cubs on top with a two-run single in the bottom of the first inning. Fenasci made it 3-0 in the third inning with an RBI single and Perkins belted her home run to make it 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning. Mount Carmel (13-1, 2-0) finished off the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the sixth.

LSU signee Shelby Wickersham continued her outstanding season, pitching a one-hitter, fanning 14. She walked no one. Cole Pittman had the only hit for Dominican. Elise Simon took the loss for Dominican, allowing six runs on seven hits. Simon walked three and struck out six.

Wickersham has also been named to the 2018 LHSAA All-Academic Team. She now has five shutouts on the season. The Cubs continue their dominance over Dominican on the diamond. A year ago, Mount Carmel drubbed Dominican 15-0 in the Division I state championship game

Both teams return to district play Tuesday as Mount Carmel travels to River Ridge to take on John Curtis Christian at 5 p.m. while Dominican (5-10, 0-2) travels to Kenner to face Archbishop Chapelle at 5 p.m. at Muss Bertolino Playground.

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