Prep softball round up: Lady Vikings fall to Sterlington 7-2
MANGHAM, La. — Madigan Stevens hit a solo home run and Emarie Adams had a double among her two base hits to lead the Sterlington High School Lady Panthers to a rain-shortened 7-2 win over the Vidalia High School Lady Vikings Saturday afternoon at the Mangham Tournament.
The game only went five innings as inclement weather rolled into much of northeast Louisiana, including southeastern Ouachita Parish, which is where Mangham is located. Heavy rain and lightning led not only to this game being called off early.
Class 3A Sterlington got on the scoreboard first with four runs in the top of the second inning. The Lady Panthers tacked on another run in the top of the third inning before Class 2A Vidalia tried to rally with two runs in the bottom of the second.
Stevens and Emarie Adams led Sterlington at the plate, with Adams going 2-for-3.
However, that would be the only offense the Lady Vikings could muster against Lady Panthers starting Katie Haynes, who gave up five hits in five innings. Sterlington added two runs in the top of the fourth inning to go ahead 7-2.
Sara Cockerham was charged with the loss despite limiting the Lady Panthers to just four hits. Macie Seyfarth went 2-for-2 with both of her base hits going for extra bases — a double and a triple. Skylar Adams also had a double.
The Lady Vikings’ second game of the day at the Mangham Tournament, which was scheduled for 5:45 p.m. against Family Community Christian School, was cancelled due to the rough weather — as were many other games that were to take place in the afternoon.
Vidalia (14-10) hosts Buckeye High School on Monday, April 8 for Senior Night at 5:30 p.m.
Jena 8, Delta Charter 2
MANGHAM, La. — The Jena High School Lady Giants pulled away late for an 8-2 win over the Delta Charter School Lady Storm Saturday morning at the Mangham Tournament.
Sydney Watts pitched two scoreless innings to start the game before Jena scored three runs off her in the top of the third inning. Delta Charter made it a one-run game with two runs in the bottom of the third.
That 3-2 score would be as close as the Lady Storm would get as the Lady Giants scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning and two more runs in the top of the sixth. Jena finished with 10 hits and was aided by eight Delta Charter errors.
Delta Charter was held to just four hits by winning pitcher Decker (no first name given). Sophie Cooper had a double, Alexis Yates had a single, and Jaden Boydstun was 2-for-3.
The Lady Giants were led at the plate by junior Brooklyn Burlew, who went 3-for-5 with a double.
The Lady Storm’s game that was scheduled for 2:15 p.m. against Beekman Charter School was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Delta Charter (8-13) hosts LHSAA District 2-1A opponent Ouachita Christian School in a make-up game on Monday, April 8 with the varsity game at 4 p.m., followed by the JV game.
Monterey’s games at Glenmora Tournament rained out
GLENMORA, La — Monterey High School’s varsity softball team was scheduled to take on Choudrant High School and Elizabeth High School Saturday afternoon at the Glenmora Tournament.
That was until inclement weather that came through Rapides Parish in the late morning led to the entire tournament being cancelled.
Lady Wolves head coach Cary Shivley said the tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Pineville, La., but was moved to a different location — southwest of Alexandria, La.
“Then it was moved to Pine Prairie/Glenmora, which is two different fields, and it started raining there between 10 and 11 a.m.,” Shivley said. “They called and let us know.”
Monterey (7-10, 3-2) plays at Block High School on Monday, April 8 for a varsity-only match-up at 3:30 p.m.
Neville 12, Vidalia 2
MANGHAM, La. — The Vidalia High School Lady Vikings had just as many base hits as Neville High School, but the LHSAA Class 4A Lady Tigers took advantage of their scoring opportunities and the result was a 12-2 win over the Class 2A Lady Vikings Friday afternoon at the Mangham Tournament.
Vidalia got off to a promising start with two runs in the top of the first inning. Unfortunately, the rest of this game went the way of Neville – starting with a five-run rally in the bottom of the first that gave the Lady Tigers the lead for good.
After that shaky first inning, Sara Cockerham did her best to give the Lady Vikings a chance to get back in the game by keeping Neville off the scoreboard in the bottom of the second and third innings, but they could not come up with the key hits when they needed them.
The Lady Tigers put the game away with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning for a 9-2 lead. They added one run in the bottom of the fifth and ended the game with two runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Both teams had 11 hits in the game, but Neville was aided by three-run home runs in the bottom of the first and fourth innings. Vidalia, on the other hand, had no extra-base hits. The Lady Vikings were led by Abby Fielder, who went 3-for-3. Shelbi Cross and Macie Seyfarth each went 2-for-4.
Vidalia (14-9) takes on Sterlington High School today at 12:30 p.m. and Family Community Christian School today at 5:45 p.m. at action at the Mangham Tournament continues.
LaSalle 13, Delta Charter 0
MANGHAM, La. — Taylor Snow pitched a no-hitter and Kinsey Long hit an inside-the-park home run to lead the LaSalle High School Lady Tigers to a 13-0 win over the Delta Charter School Lady Storm Friday afternoon at the Mangham Tournament.
Long ended up going 3-for-5 with a triple to go with her home run while Carli Estis was 2-for-3 with two doubles for a LaSalle team that finished with 13 hits.
The Lady Tigers scored seven runs in the first three innings and scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning.
On the other hand, Snow kept Delta Charter’s batters off balance from start to finish. And she got all the run support she really needed in the top of the first inning, when LaSalle scored two runs. The Lady Tigers gave her more than enough help when they plated four runs in the top of the third inning for a 7-0 advantage.
Delta Charter (8-12) returns to action today at the Mangham Tournament when it takes on Jena High School at 10:45 a.m. and Beekman Charter School at 2:15 p.m.
Glenmora at Monterey (Thursday) postponed
MONTEREY — Monterey High School’s varsity-only home game against LHSAA District 5-B opponent Glenmora High School that was scheduled to take place Thursday afternoon was postponed due to inclement weather.
The Lady Wolves will now play host to the Lady Wildcats on Tuesday, April 9 at 4 p.m. But before that important district finale for Monterey takes place, it has two games Saturday afternoon at the Glenmora Tournament.
First, the Lady Wolves face off with Choudrant High School at 3:15 p.m. Then they go up against Elizabeth High School at 5:15 p.m.
Bunkie 4, Delta Charter 2 (Wednesday)
FERRIDAY — Bunkie High School pitcher Jensen Gremillion struck out 17 batters in a complete-game outing as the Lady Panthers spoiled Senior Night at Delta Charter School with a 4-2 win over the Lady Storm Wednesday afternoon.
Gremillion allowed two runs, neither of them earned, on five hits with one walk and one hit batter. She also helped her own cause with a double.
Delta Charter scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning, but Bunkie answered with a run of its own in the top of the third inning. Neither team scored again until the sixth inning, when both the Lady Panthers and the Lady Storm plated one run to keep it a tie ball game at 2-2.
Then the Lady Panthers struck for two runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead for good and Gremillion did the rest in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the win.
Grace Quirk went 2-for-3 with a double and Madison Juneau had a double for Bunkie.
LaSalle 16, Block 0 (3 innings; Wednesday)
JONESVILLE — With the threat of severe weather expected on Thursday, Block High School’s varsity game against LHSAA District 3-1A foe LaSalle High School was pushed back from that afternoon to Wednesday afternoon.
Apparently, the Lady Tigers were not phased in the least bit as they used a big first inning and the pitching of Taylor Snow to defeat the Lady Bears 16-0 in three innings to finish undefeated in district play.
LaSalle (15-5, 6-0) jumped right out of the gate and scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning and Block was never able to recover. And it did not help that the Lady Tigers had an ace pitcher on the mound as Snow allowed just one hit, struck out eight batters and walked none in three innings.
The Lady Tigers added six runs in the top of the second inning and would run-rule Block once the third inning was over. The visitors from Olla, La. had 13 hits in the game, including two home runs by Sidni Laird, who drove in five runs and scored three runs.
AnnaBeth Pitman was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and three runs scored while Bree Hester was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Block (4-13, 1-5) hosts Monterey High School for Senior Recognition Night on Monday, April 8 starting at 3:30 p.m.