The Berwick Lady Panthers snapped their two-game District 9-3A losing streak with a run-rule, 14-0 victory against Abbeville High School.
The Lady Panthers scored in every inning except the fifth. Berwick’s biggest output was a six-run fourth inning.
The Lady Panthers pounded out 17 hits in the victory, while BHS pitcher Megan Fegenbush limited the Abbeville offense to just two hits. Fegenbush surrendered one walk and struck out four to improve to 9-7 overall.
She helped her cause at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance with an RBI and two runs.
Other BHS hitters included Maddie Gray, 3-for-3 with three runs and an RBI; Amber Girard, 3-for-4 with three runs; Abigail Ohlin, 2-for-2, a run and three RBI; Megan Fabre, 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI; Elizabeth Hover, 2-for-4 with two runs; Alexis Kates, 1-for-3 with a run; and Hayley Girard, 1-for-4.
The Lady Panthers (10-9, 3-2 in district) will return to district play Thursday when they travel to face Franklin High School. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.
CCHS scored a run each in the third and sixth innings and left Abbeville with a District 8-1A victory against Vermilion Catholic in the Lady Eagles’ district opener.
Megan Landry led the Lady Eagles to the victory, both on the mound and at the plate.
In seven innings of work on the mound, she tossed a three hitter and struck out 11 to improve to 9-7 overall and 1-0 in district play.
At the plate, she hit a triple and drove in a run.
“Megan Landry had an outstanding performance,” CCHS coach Joe Russo said. “She pitched strong and smart. I’m very proud of her and the defense for playing behind her. It was a great district win for us.”
Other CCHS offensive performers included Brittany Longman, two singles and a run; Celine Flores, a single and a run; and Hailee Thomas, a single.
The Lady Eagles (12-9) will resume district play at 4 p.m. on Thursday when they travel to Gueydan.
Assumption nips MCHS
The Morgan City High School Lady Tigers fell to Assumption, 3-2, in Napoleonville on Tuesday in District 8-4A play.
While the Lady Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning, the Lady Mustangs responded with three runs in the sixth for a 3-1 lead.
MCHS responded with a run in the top of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough, as the Lady Tigers now have dropped two straight district outings.
“We left runners in scoring position three times,” MCHS coach Kelly Jo Aucoin said. “That is where we need to focus on. We need to adjust at our hitting and make it happen.”
Despite the loss, Aucoin said her squad played tough defense all game, singling out Amber Bailey and Nikki Pennison.
On the mound, Tyler Hebert tossed a three-hitter after sitting out a few games.
“She had control of the batters, and she did a great job on the mound,” Aucoin said.
At the plate, Aucoin lauded the efforts of Reina Fernandez, Pennison and Marilynn Bailey.
Pennison led the Lady Tigers at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance with a triple and a run, while Fernandez finished 1-for-3 with a triple and a run and Bailey finished 1-for-4 with an RBI.
Other MCHS hitters included Hebert, 2-for-3; Brandi Ingram, 1-for-3; and Shannon Theriot, 1-for-4 with a sacrifice.
The Lady Tigers (13-10, 2-2 in district) will return to action Thursday when they host West St. Mary at home in a non-district matchup. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.