Teurlings Catholic shuts down Lady Bulldogs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 7, 2003

By GEORGE MAHL-Sports Editor

SULPHUR – Bad luck continued for the River Parishes schools in the state softball quarterfinals on Friday. Lutcher High School played Teurlings Catholic High School, one of the top 3A schools in Louisiana. With an impressive 27-1 record, Teurlings Catholic defeated the Lady Bulldogs 5-0 and ended their season. The loss meant River Parishes teams dropped to 0-3 on the day. Teurlings starting pitcher Beth Provost pitched all seven innings while striking out 12 and only allowing one hit.

The lone Lutcher hit came off the bat of Lyndi Martin. Her single to left happened in the third inning.

The first Teurlings Catholic run of the game happened in the bottom of the third. With no outs, Mindy Prejean singled to left and advanced to second on a passed ball. After a sacrifice bunt off the bat of Brooke Brodhead, Prejean scored on a sacrifice fly from Aimee Devillier.

LHS starter Carla Humphries continued to pitch well in the third and fourth innings. She got out the minimum number of hitters in the fourth and fifth.

However, trailing by only a run, Lutcher needed a quick sixth inning to be down only a run heading into the seventh. It didn’t happen.

Brodhead got things started with a double to left and advanced to third when Devillier hit into a fielder’s choice. Then, cleanup hitter Ashley Cameron hit a triple that scored Brodhead and Devillier.

A double to left from Shayla Cormier, the next hitter, scored Cameron from third. The fourth run of the inning happened when Lainey Dupuis singled home Cormier with two outs.

In the top of the seventh, Provost struck out two of three batters to end the game.

Following Martin’s single, Porvost retired 15 consecutive Lady Bulldog hitters.

Humphries gave up five runs on seven hits in the defeat.

Top hitters foe Teurlings Catholic were Cameron (2-3, 1 run scored) and Cormier (2-3, 1 RBI).

The loss ended their season at 21-19.