Destrehan beats Terrebonne, loses to Hahnville

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 23, 2005


Sports Editor

RESERVE-It was just one of those weekends if you are a fan of the Destrehan softball team.

The offense was just not there and when the offense disappears, that usually means so does the win.

The Lady Wildcats split a pair of games over the weekend, defeating Terrebonne, 6-4 and losing to Hahnville, 7-1.

With the weekend split, Destrehan stands at 14-6-3 on the season.

Sloan Stumper picked up the win in the first game in relief and Julianne Beaugh picked up the save in relief of Stumper.

In the second game against Hahnville, Beaugh picked up the complete game loss.

The lone bright spot at the plate for Destrehan was Casey Brady, who had a hit in each game.

“It was definitely not a good weekend for us offensively,” Lady Wildcats Head Coach Russell Shaw said. “We went to Terrebonne and Julianne was coming off of an injury, I didn’t plan on pitching her but I did.

“Then we had some fielding troubles that made us have to make a lot of changes. We didn’t play well, but we still came out on top 6-4 in the first game against Terrebonne.

Battling for first place in district 6-5A, Shaw said any loss could be a critical blow to your title chances.

“You can’t afford to have any losses, especially in district,” Shaw said. “We didn’t show up to play on Friday against Terrebonne but we still won so we were lucky.

“We have to pretty much stay focused in every game we play in if we want to have a chance to come away with a victory. We have to be able to take advantage of opportunities if we want to have a successful season.”