Lakeshore falls to top-seeded team
SULPHUR — Lakeshore’s impressive 2017 campaign came to an end last week when it was eliminated by North DeSoto, 7-2, in the quarterfinals round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
The ninth-seeded Lady Titans scored their two runs in the top of the first inning to take the early lead, but the top-ranked, two-time defending state champs quickly erased that advantage.
North DeSoto rallied for three runs in the bottom of the opening frame, and went on to score a run in every one of the next four innings to walk away with the 7-2 victory.
Lakeshore finishes its season with a 19-11 record.
The Lady Titans had a couple of key hits in the first inning as Sam Conley hit and RBI double and Kaitlyn Dalferes hit a single that scored Conley for the second run of the game. The Lady Titans, though, did not register a hit after that opening stanza.
North DeSoto pitcher Emma Delafield worked all seven innings on the hill and struck out 12 batters in earning the victory.
Tracy Mashaw threw a complete game for Lakeshore. She yielded five earned runs and struck out one batter for the Lady Titans.
Lady Hawks lose in extra inning, 5-4
SULPHUR — Brook St. Pierre hit an RBI single with two out in the eighth inning to lead St. Charles Catholic to a 5-4 victory over Archbishop Hannan in a Division III quarterfinals game at Frasch Park in Sulphur.
The Comets of St. Charles held a 1-0 lead after five innings of play, but the Lady Hawks put together a big sixth inning to take their first lead of the game.
Sydney Williams belted a two-run triple in the inning to put Hannan ahead, 2-1, and Allie Hutton followed with an RBI single to give the local squad a two-run cushion.
In the top of the seventh inning, Archbishop Hannan increased its advantage when Gentry Spinks hit and RBI single to make it a 4-1 contest.
St. Charles Catholic, however, was not prepared to see its season come to an end just yet.
The Comets rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, and two of those runs came off a Robin Duhe double with two out in the frame that made it a 4-4 affair.
The Comets finished the game with six hits while Hannan recorded nine hits during the game.
Spinks registered three hits for the Lady Hawks,Williams added two hits and Lindsey Osbon, Lauren Wegener and Allie Hutton all notched one hit.
Kaitlyn Boudreaux recorded three hits and drove in a run for St. Charles Catholic.