Central Catholic High School came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Patterson High School in both teams’ softball season opener on Monday.
After the Patterson Lumberjills (0-1) scored two runs in the top of the first inning, the Lady Eagles responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame as well as another in the second.
The scored remained 4-2 in favor of CCHS (1-0) until the fifth inning when the Lady Eagles added three more runs for the final.
Kimberly Russo led CCHS with one hit, two runs and two stolen bases, while Brittany Longman added a double.
Other CCHS contributors included Grace Pecoraro, a hit; Bridgette Swan, a run and a stolen base; Hailee Thomas, a stolen base; Jena Teachman, two runs; and Celine Flores and Olivia Crawford with a run each.
On the mound, Longman tossed a complete game, surrendering two earned runs on five hits. The freshman walked one and struck out 11.
No individual statistics for Patterson were available as of press time.
CCHS will return to action on Thursday when they travel to face Central Lafourche at 5 p.m.
Patterson also resumes its regular season on Thursday when they host H.L. Bourgeois at 4 p.m.
In Thibodaux, the Morgan City Lady Tigers picked up a 1-0 victory against Thibodaux.
Tyler Hebert earned the win for Morgan City, surrendering four hits and recording six strikeouts.
Leading Morgan City at the plate were Marilynn Bailey, 1-for-3 with a run, a sacrifice and a triple; Shannon Theriot and Nikki Pennison, each 1-for-3; and Katelyn Adams, an RBI.
Morgan City scored its lone run in the top of the fourth inning.
Morgan City will return to action on Thursday when they host Hanson Memorial in its home opener at Magee Park. Game time is set for 4 p.m.
Patterson records mixed results in jamboree
The PHS Lumberjacks lost to Morgan City, 2-0, and tied Berwick, 2-2.
Against Morgan City, coach Ryan Jensen said a few defensive miscues in the first inning as well as leaving five ’Jacks on base hurt his squad.
Cameron Fontenot, Cameron Clements and Chase Martin all had hits for Patterson in the defeat.
Against Berwick, the ’Jacks again left five men on base and gave up too many walks, Jensen said.
“But I was happy with the way we were able to scratch two runs in the last inning and come away with the tie,” he said.
Fontenot led the ’Jacks again with two hits.
Patterson will return to action on Thursday when they meet Houma Christian at 7:45 p.m. in the first round of the PHS Tournament.
Central Catholic falls
in jamboree action
Central Lafourche defeated Central Catholic, 5-3, in the Central Lafourche Jamboree on Monday.
“We played much better than we have been,” Jensen said this morning. “We’re getting better, and that’s really good to see. We had some guys step up yesterday in some key spots, but we still left too many men on base and made too many silly errors. We’ll get that cleaned up at practice. If we continue to give efforts like we did in this game, we’re going to be just fine.”
Dominick Guarisco led the Eagles at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance and an RBI. Samuel Guarisco went 1-for-2 and drove in two RBI for the Eagles.
On the mound, Bryson Barbier pitched two innings.
CCHS will return to action on Thursday when they begin play at 3:15 p.m. against Westgate in the Patterson Tournament.
Morgan City goes 2-0
Morgan City High School went 2-0 in its varsity baseball jamboree on Monday.
Morgan City defeated Patterson, 2-0 and Franklin, 2-1.
Coach Marc Gonzales thanked all the players and coaching staff for their help keeping the field in playing shape throughout the rainy weekend, which forced the tournament to be pushed back twice, as well as the parents for their help in the concession stand. He said all of this contributed to a successful jamboree.
The Tigers will return to action on Thursday at 7 p.m. against H.L. Bourgeois in the first round of the A&E Basin Bengal Classic at Tiger Diamond in Morgan City.