Lutcher uses three-run sixth to edge SCC

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 19, 2000

L’Observateur / March 19, 2000

LUTCHER – The Lutcher Lady Bulldogs opened District 9-3A play with a big victory over St. Charles Catholic, 4-2, Tuesday afternoon.The win snapped a four-game losing streak for Lutcher and improved the Lady Bulldogs’ record to 7-9 overall and 1-0 in district. St. Charles catholicfell to 11-2 overall and 0-1 in district.

Marci Martin doubled in the top of the first but was left stranded. CarlieHumphries singled in the bottom half of the inning but was also left stranded.

Jenni Traina led off the second by safely reaching as a throw from shortstop Michelle Roussel was bobbled by first baseman Amber Boe. Traina advancedto second on a bunt by Kristen Clement but was left stranded as Humphries retired Sarah Weber and Joanie Kepler.

Lacey Trepagnier singled to left in the third but was tagged out at second on a bunt attempt by Courtney Vicknair. Vicknair went to second on a wild pitchbut was left stranded. In the fourth, Humphries walked but was doubled offfirst as catcher Jessie Zeringue caught Roussel’s bunt attempt.

Lutcher broke through in the bottom of the fifth as Tiffany Arceneaux reached second on an errant throw from short. After a wild pitch sentArceneaux to third, Kassie Waguespack dropped a single into shallow center field. Arceneaux came in to score, giving the Lady Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.St. Charles Catholic came right back with two runs in the top of the sixth.Vicknair started the rally with a single to right and went to second as a pick- off throw from Arceneaux sailed high. Martin followed with a single to center,sending Vicknair home. Martin advanced to third on the throw in and scoredas the throw to third went past the bag into left field, giving the Lady Comets a 2-1 lead.

Lutcher rallied in the bottom half of the inning. With one out, Humphriessingled to right. Roussel and Heather Morgan followed with singles to right,scoring Humphries with the tying run. Breeze Vicknair then hit a grounderback to Martin. Martin checked Roussel back to third but Vicknair reachedsafely at first to load the bases.

Arceneaux continued the rally with a single. Roussel scored but Morgan wasthrown out at the plate for the second out. Lindsay Louque kept the rallygoing with a single to load the bases. Waguespack followed with a single, theLady Bulldogs’ fifth hit of the inning, to score Vicknair. Toni Riley popped upto end the inning but the Lady Bulldogs took a 4-2 lead into the seventh.

Humphries retired the Lady Comets in the seventh to preserve the victory.

Lutcher is playing in the Brusly Tournament this weekend before returning to district play Tuesday at Donaldsonville. St. Charles Catholic hosts E.D. WhiteTuesday.

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