Lady Eagles’ rally falls short against Maurepas

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 29, 1999

ANDRE BURL / L’Observateur / March 29, 1999

RESERVE – A late rally by Reserve Christian fell short as Maurepas took a 13-8 victory in District 13-B action Tuesday afternoon at Regala Park.

Reserve Christian came in at 6-6 while Maurepas entered with a 3-0 record.

After Angela Tucker held the Lady Wolves to a single in the top of the first, the Lady Eagles took their turn in the bottom of the inning. With oneout, Katie Millet drew a walk against Maurepas pitcher Susan Covington.

Ashley Holmes then drilled a drive deep into right field for a triple, scoring Millet.

Bridget Giroir followed by dropping a single into short center field, scoring Holmes from third. Covington got Rene Delaneuville and ShellyFord to ground out to end the inning with Reserve Christian leading, 2-0.

Meghan Pinion and Meagan Delatte walked to open the second with Pinion stealing second and third and scoring on a passed ball with some heads-up base running. Bonnie Couty stepped in and dribbled a grounder to third,beating the throw as Delatte scored from third.

Tucker struck out the next two batters but Covington reached as the third strike got past Delaneuville. An error and walks by Dashay Poche andHeather Miles brought in two runs. With two outs and the bases full,Tucker got Pinion to fly out but not before the Wolves had taken a 4-2 lead.

After the Lady Eagles were set down in order in the bottom of the inning, Delatte started the third with a walk and Couty followed with a hard liner to center for a single.

With runners on first and second, Vickie Couty drilled a triple to left- center, clearing the bases for two runs. Couty would come in to score,making it 7-2 after three.

The Wolves loaded the bases in the fourth on singles by Bonnie Couty and Vickie Couty but Tucker and the Reserve Christian defense were able to shut them down. Giroir opened the sixth with a single down the third baseline but was stranded at second.

Miles started the sixth by beating out a bunt. One out later, Delatte walkedto put runners at first and third. Bonnie Couty then a sizzler to Millet atshort. Millet scooped it up and threw out Miles at the plate. Vickie Coutyconnected with a single to right, scoring two runs. Covington then singledto left-center and Elissa Balfantz walked to load the bases.

Jenae Vicknair stepped in with two outs and the bases full and a exploded on an inside pitch, sending it to left field for a double and three runs.

Poche grounded out but the Wolves had rallied for five runs and a commanding 12-2 lead.

Going into the bottom of the sixth, it was now or never for the Lady Eagles and they responded. Walks by Summer Vicknair and Brittany Vicknair and asingle to right by Brooke Delaneuville loaded the bases. Tucker thenstepped up and drilled a double to left, scoring two runs. Rene Delaneuvilledrove in another by drilling a bullet past first base for a single. Anotherwalk loaded the bases with two outs but Covington came through with a strike out to end the inning with the score 12-7.

Maurepas added a run in the top of the seventh to make it 13-7. Dufreneopened the bottom of the inning with walk.

Brooke Delaneuville then stepped up and blasted a double but was thrown out trying for third. The run scored to make it 13-8 but Covington got thenext two batters to end the game.

Reserve Christian (6-7, 0-1) travels to McGehee for a doubleheader today.

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