Lady Comets easy run past district foe Donaldsonville

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 4, 2004

By GEORGE MAHL – Sports Editor

St. Charles Catholic starting pitcher Mary Clement recently through 14 innings in a doubleheader against Fountainbleau. She did not need to throw near that many against Donaldsonville earlier this week. A 19-2 victory by St. Charles Catholic over Donaldsonville gave the Lady Comets a 4-1 district record.

More importantly, however, the Lady Comets are two games ahead of E.D. White in the district.

“It feels good to start the second round with a victory,” said St. Charles Catholic Head Softball Coach David Lowry. “We are going to have to battle from this point on.”

Mary Clement picked up the victory for the Lady Comets, running her record to 13-1 overall.

The game was called in third inning due to the 15-run mercy rule.

Everyone batted around for the Lady Comets in the bottom of the first.

Lead-off hitter Jenna Oncale started things off with a single and then scored on a double from Clement. A base hit from Bridgette Millet scored both Clement and Ashley Reine.

Another single, this one from Kayla Rebaldo, got the Lady Comets two more runs in the bottom of the first.

Oncale’s second at bat of the inning cleared the bases. Her triple scored Paige Braud, Brittany Marse and Kayla Rebaldo to make the score 12-0.

Clement’s second RBI of the first came with no outs. Her double scored Brittany Vicknair from second base.

Donaldsonville pitcher Samanatha Suel threw the whole game for the Lady Tigers.

After striking out two of three batters in the top of the first, Clement gave up two runs in the top of the second. Second baseman Courtney Johnson led off the second with a single and then scored on a triple off the bat of Janea Honora to make the score 16-1. Honora was then plated home when Elise Schonberg hit into a fielders choice.

The inning ended when Clement struck out Deliza Phillips.

Three more runs were put on the board by the Lady Comets in the bottom of the second.

Missy Paulina singled, stole second and scored on a base hit off the bat of Angelle Cupit. Back-to-back singles allowed Cupit to score the third run of the inning.

In the top of the third inning, Clement did her job by striking out two of the three hitters she faced.

“Mary has good ability to focus. She is a sophomore with poise,” said Lowry.

The Lady Comets will host Lutcher, the only team to defeat them in district this year.