Category: Sports

  • EDW crushed by Lady Comets


    One inning can change the complexion of a softball game.

    E.D. White Catholic High School and St. Charles Catholic found that out in Wednesday’s District 10-3A game.

    The Lady Comets held a 3-0 lead in the fifth inning. St. Charles broke the game open with five runs in the inning, leading to an 8-2 win over EDW.

    The win put St. Charles at 18-7 overall and 5-1 in district. The Lady Cardinals dropped to 12-11, 4-2.

    “Yes. We got our butts whipped, and that is fair to say that,” EDW coach Scott Dupont said. “They did it offensively and defensively, and in every way, they could beat us. I don’t know if we came out emotionally ready to play, like the Lutcher game.

    “I do think we responded well early, but after the big inning that is when we got deflated and we hung our heads. That is what I am most disappointed with.”

    The Lady Comets built a 3-0 lead thanks to a two-run home run by Ashley Reine in the first inning. And made it 3-0 in the fourth when Bridgette Millet (3-for-3, RBI) doubled and later scored on an error.

    Offensively, the Lady Cardinals had eight hits, compared to 10 for St. Charles.

    EDW had a chance to get a run back in the fourth. But with one out, courtesy runner Cherie Orgeron was thrown out at home on a fly ball hit by Ashton Andolsek. The double play kept the Lady Cardinals off the scoreboard and gave St. Charles momentum entering the fifth inning.

    St. Charles’ offense found its mark in the fifth with a double, four singles and two walks to score five runs for an 8-0 lead.

    “We hit the ball in that inning as well as we hit the ball all year,” SCC coach David Lowry said. “We took them one at a time with the bases loaded. And Ashley Reine’s home run set the tone for us.

    “Today, we really played well defensively, and it is tough to play on the road. Now, we are in the driver’s seat, and we are happy to be where we are.”

    Jenna Oncale led off the inning with a double.

    Brittany Vicknair and Reine each drew walks sandwiched around Mary Clement’s sacrifice fly.

    With one out and the bases loaded, the Lady Comets played station to station as Millet, Felicia Taylor, Paige Braud and …

  • Colonels shut out by Wave

    NEW ORLEANS – A quick start proved to be the difference for the 11th-ranked Tulane University baseball team Wednesday night.

    The Green Wave scored two runs in their first two at-bats and never looked back to beat Nicholls State 4-0 in a non-conference game at Turchin Stadium.

    Nicholls State (9-17) has been shut out five times this season. The Colonels have also lost 12 of their last 13 games.

    The shutout was Tulane’s sixth of the season.

    Tulane (20-7) wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, as Nathan Southard led off with a walk in the bottom of the first inning. After stealing second and third, Southard scored on Brian Bormaster’s sacrifice fly to give the Green Wave a 1-0 lead.

    Nicholls State had a chance to score in the second inning after loading the bases with no outs. But Tulane’s starting pitcher Brian Bogusevic retired the next three batters and the Colonels came away empty handed.

    The Green Wave added another run in the bottom of the second inning when Bogusevic led off with a walk and later scored on Tommy Manzella’s two-out RBI single for a 2-0 lead.

    Tulane added another run in the fourth inning on Southard’s RBI double. Southard drove in Tulane’s final run in the sixth inning with an RBI single for a 4-0 lead.

    Bogusevic (4-2) picked up the win after pitching seven innings and allowing five hits and five strikeouts.

    NSU’s Mark Fernandez (2-2) suffered the loss in his first start of the season. He allowed two runs on one hit and walked four in two innings of work.

    Manzella led the Green Wave offense, going 2-for-2 with an RBI.

    Michael Roberts and Thomas Bourne each went 1-for-3 for the Colonels.

    Nicholls State returns to Southland Conference play Friday when they open a three-game series against Sam Houston State at Ray E. Didier Field. Friday’s game starts at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday’s first pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. The series concludes with a 1 p.m. Sunday game. All three games will be broadcast on KBZE 105.9 FM.