Offense comes through for SCC against Cards

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 25, 2000

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / March 25, 2000

LAPLACE – St. Charles Catholic took advantage of five E.D. White errors foran 8-6 victory in District 9-3A play Tuesday afternoon at the Lady Comet Diamond.

St. Charles Catholic (13-2, 2-1) stayed within a game of district-leadingLutcher. E.D. White fell to 8-10 overall and 1-2 in district play.The Lady Comets trailed 5-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth. KristenClement led off by reaching on a bobble by Lady Cardinal third baseman Heidi Becnel. Lacey Trepagnier followed with a grounder to short withboth runners reaching as Sonnie Prejean’s throw to second sailed high.

Heather Heltz then hit a sharp grounder that skipped past Prejean into the left-center field gap. Clement and Trepagnier scored to cut the deficit to5-4 with Heltz going to second. E.D. White starter Fran Ledet got JoanieKepler to pop up and Marci Martin to fly out but Cristin Clement kept the inning alive by beating out a grounder to third.

Jessie Zeringue followed with a double to center, scoring Heltz and Clement to give the Lady Comets a 6-5 lead. Courtesy runner Ashley Loupecame in to score as Courtney Vicknair lined a double to left-center, making it 7-5.

E.D. White pulled to within one in the top of the fifth as Amy Pitre singledto right and Becnel reached on an error by second baseman Stephanie Trosclair to lead off the inning. After Jamie Cox singled to load the bases,Jenny Eckert lined a shot toward left-center. Trepagnier made a runningcatch and threw back to the infield. Martin cut the ball off and tossed tothird to double up Pitre.

Becnel scored as April Arceneaux reached on an error by shortstop Jenni Traina to make it 7-6. But Martin came back to get Prejean to line out toTraina to end the inning. Martin (7-1) retired the side in order in the lasttwo innings to pick up the victory.

“I felt like Martin held her composure,” St. Charles Catholic coach TeriHruska said. “We did a good job offensively but defensively, I wasunimpressed. It was a win and I’ll take that but I’m not happy about it.”St. Charles Catholic got the run back in the bottom of the sixth. With twoouts, Zeringue was hit by a pitch by Ledet. Loupe, courtesy running, stolesecond and third on consecutive pitches and scored as Vicknair grounded a single past third.

E. White went ahead 1-0 in the top of the first. Lindsay LeJeune lined thefirst pitch of the game to left for a stand-up double. After going to thirdon a grounder back to the mound by Pitre, LeJeune came in to score on Becnel’s single to center.

St. Charles Catholic came back tie the game in the bottom half of theinning as Martin lined a lead-off single to left. Courtesy runner KatieArcuri stole second, went to third on a bunt by Cristin Clement and scored as Zeringue lined a single to left.

E.D. White regained the lead in the top of third. The Lady Cardinals loadedthe bases with one out on singles by Aimee Bourgeois, LeJeune and Pitre.

Becnel followed with another single to center, scoring Bourgeois to make it 2-1.

One out later, Eckert hit a shallow fly to center that glanced off Clement’s glove. LeJeune and Pitre came in to score with Becnel crossing the plateas Martin’s throw to second to get Eckert glanced off Trosclair’s glove into right field, giving the Lady Cardinals a 5-1 advantage.

The Lady Comets pulled to within 5-2 in the bottom of the inning. With oneout, Clement singled to center and stole second. After going to third on aground out to first by Zeringue, Clement scored as Vicknair reached on an error by Eckert at second.

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