Pink ribbons on fences and in hair. Pink baselines and bases. Pink ribbons on the field. Pink jerseys.
With all the pink at the ballpark on Saturday, it’s safe to say the Morgan City High School softball team got the message across that Saturday’s game was a special one as they hosted Zachary High School in a doubleheader that was doubled as a fundraiser to help raise money for St. Mary Parish breast cancer patients’ medical costs.
Morgan City resident and breast cancer survivor Paula Persilver threw out the ceremonial first pitch during the first game, a 12-2 victory by Morgan City.
In the second game, however, the Lady Tigers fell, 7-2.
In the first game, Katelyn Adams led Morgan City at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance with two doubles, five RBI, two runs and a stolen base, while Amber Bailey added a 2-for-3 performance with a double, two stolen bases, a walk and three runs.
Other MCHS players making the stat sheet included Aliya Green, 2-for-3 with a walk, a triple and a run; Nikki Pennison, 1-for-3 with a run, a stolen base and hit by a pitch; Shannon Theriot, 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base; Reina Fernandez, 1-for-4 with an RBI; and Brandi Ingram, an RBI.
On the mound, MCHS ace Tyler Hebert walked one and struck out three.
In the second game, Theriot finished 1-for-2 with a triple, a run and a walk; Pennison finished 1-for-2; and Taylor Prince and Amber Bailey each finished 1-for-3.
North Vermilion defeats Lumberjills
North Vermilion scored a combined 10 runs in the third through fifth innings for a run-rule victory against Patterson.
The ’Jills’ Carissa Fontenot suffered the loss for Patterson. In five innings, she surrendered 10 runs (eight earned) on 13 hits with one walk and two strikeouts.
At the plate, Madi Morris and Rebecca Taylor each were 1-for-2, with Morris contributing a double.