Roussel has Lady Rebels rolling in district 10-2A

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 21, 2005


Sports Editor

RESERVE-Records can be deceiving.

Just look at Riverside softball.

The Lady Rebels have a 10-11 overall record. So they are struggling right?

You couldn’t be more wrong.

Undefeated in district 10-2A with a 3-0 record, Riverside defeated Fisher Thursday afternoon 6-0.

Nicole Poirrer picked up the win in the circle for the Lady Rebels after tossing a complete game one hitter and striking out seven.

While Poirrer was mowing down Fisher batters, Daphne Zimmer was having a career day at the plate. Zimmer was the leading hitter for the Rebels, going 3-3 at the plate with a double and a pair of runs driven in.

Zimmer’s double broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning as the Lady Rebels exploded for four runs to take control of the game.

“Fisher usually has an good team,” Riverside Head Coach Mickey Roussel said. “So this was definitely an important win for us.

“At one time we were 4-9 overall then we went to Sulphur last weekend and won our pool play. We won three games against some really good softball teams. Records are deceiving because we have played up in class in our non-district games this season to get us ready for 10-2A.”

Roussel was pleased with Poirrer’s performance in the circle.

“She struggled early on,” Roussel said. “But we had a double play in the second inning and after that she settled down and started to cruise.

“She’s our horse. We go to her when we need a win and she can do that for us.”