Softball Report: Mount Carmel whips St. Charles Catholic in battle of powers
METAIRIE – A pair of teams that figure to go very deep into the playoffs and are definite threats to win state titles squared off at the JPRD Softball Complex Wednesday afternoon.
In the end, the higher classification team proved to be too much.
Defending Division I state champion Mount Carmel jumped on Division III power St. Charles Catholic early and coasted to an 11-2 victory, handing the Comets their first loss of the season.
Senior Shelby Wickersham was outstanding for the Cubs. She went the distance, allowing two runs on five hits. Wickersham walked no one and struck out 12. At the plate, Wickersham had two hits and scored a pair of runs.
The hitting star for the Cubs was junior Madison Savarese, who had an RBI double and a three-run home run for Mount Carmel (10-1).
St. Charles Catholic (7-1) started well, jumping on top with a run in the top of the first inning. With two outs, Jade Brady singled and Pylar Zeringue followed with an RBI double to make it 1-0 Comets. The lead did not last long.
In the bottom of the frame, Madilyn Giglio led off with a walk before Madison Camp doubled her to third. Jordyn Perkins was walked intentionally to load the bases before Ashley Ortiz drove home Giglio with an groundout to second to tie the game. Abby Alonzo followed with a two-run double to make it 3-1 and Savarese completed the outburst with an RBI double and it was 4-1 after one inning.
The Cubs broke it open in the bottom of the second, putting up five runs on four hits.
Wickersham started the rally with a single before Giglio doubled her to third. Camp then singled home a pair of runs to make it 6-1. Savarese then delivered the big blow with a two-out, three-run home run to center to make it 9-1.
The Comets picked up a run in the top of the third on a one-out double by Caroline Julien and a two-out, RBI single by Brady to make it 9-2.
Mount Carmel completed the scoring with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth as Giglio and Perkins each singled home runs.
Brady started for St. Charles Catholic and took the loss, going two innings, allowing nine runs on seven hits. She walked three and fanned one. Kelsi Williams pitched the final five innings and was effective, yielding two runs on six hits.
The Cubs return to action Friday at 4 p.m., hosting a very good Belle Chasse team at JPRD while St. Charles Catholic will take on Dominican Friday at 6 p.m. at Coquille Field in Madisonville.
SCC 101 000 0 — 2 5 1, 5 LOB
MCA 450 020 x — 11 13 1, 7 LOB
Time of Game: 2:03
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